Medical Research Council (MRC) Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

Utilising the combined expertise of four world-leading institutions, (Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield) the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) is training the next generation of researchers to tackle the major health problems facing the population.

The partnership is offering up to 32 studentships starting in October 2018. As an student you have the choice of 67 projects from across our network, 13 of which include an industrial partner.

The partnership provides studentships focusing on the complementary themes of:

  • Genetic Influences on Health
  • Ageing and Disease
  • Bioinformatics and Personalised Medicine

The DiMeN DTP delivers a unique, flexible, student-centred programme of training. As a DiMeN PhD student, you will benefit from:

  • A choice of excellent research projects, including projects involving non-academic/industry partners
  • The support of at least two supervisors, ensuring excellent supervision and a cross-disciplinary approach to your research.
  • Cohort gateway skills training sessions in bioinformatics and computational biology, imaging and in vivo experimental techniques.
  • In depth specialist training in a range of areas relevant to your project.
  • Access to training and development opportunities across the world class research facilities of the DiMeN partnership.
  • Core training events throughout the programme, bringing you together with fellow students to develop skills in every aspect of being a successful researcher and to prepare you for your future career. This includes media training, opportunities to present your research and a residential "Grad School" focussed on careers and preparing you for jobs beyond your PhD.
  • Inclusion within an active community of students and researchers from across the DiMeN network through shared training and research opportunities.

For full funding details, available projects and details of how to apply for these awards please click here. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 January 2018