By mapping on to the research themes of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, you'll benefit from a regional doctoral training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to enable you to develop a range of research skills in biological and biochemical areas as well as equip you with core mathematical, data analysis and generic professional skills that are necessary for bioscience research in the coming decades.
At York, the White Rose DTP brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry spanning different research centres:
- Biological Physical Sciences Institute
- Centre for Novel Agricultural Products
- Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis
- York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis
- York Structural Biology Laboratory
- York Environmental Sustainability Institute
- York Biomedical Research Institute
Open to EU, International (non-EU) and UK (home) students.
We aim to support the most outstanding applicants from outside the UK and are able to offer a limited number of bursaries that will enable full studentships to be awarded to international (EU and non-EU) applicants. These full studentships will only be awarded to exceptional quality candidates, due to the competitive nature of this scheme.
You can apply if you have, or are expecting to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this programme we welcome applications if your background is in any biological, chemical or physical science or mathematics and are interested in using your skills in addressing biological questions.
The York White Rose DTP in Mechanistic Biology is committed to recruiting extraordinary future scientists regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or career pathway to date. We understand that commitment and excellence can be shown in many ways and have built our recruitment process to reflect this. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in science, who have curiosity, creativity and a drive to learn new skills.
Not all projects will be funded; a limited number of candidates will be appointed via a competitive process.
If English isn't your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. For more information see our Postgraduate English language requirements.
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A tax-free annual stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£15,609 for 2021/22 entry), research costs and tuition fees at UK rate.
To submit your application, click on the 'apply online' button inside the project description. This will take you to the University's online application system.
It's very important that you write the title of the project you're applying to and the names of the project supervisors. If you decide to apply for more than one project (maximum three), please number them in order of preference.