MRC: Integrative toxicology training partnership PhD studentship scheme

6238The Medical Research Council invites applications for its integrative toxicology training partnership (ITTP) PhD studentship scheme.

This seeks to build expertise in toxicology and related disciplines that is required to ensure the safe and effective development of drugs, chemicals and consumer products, and to provide better assessment of risk deriving from environmental exposure.

Research projects should meet the main aim of ITTP in achieving cross-fertilisation between toxicology and advances in other disciplines. The emphasis is on aligning modern cell and molecular biology with other fundamental and health-related disciplines to provide an integrative holistic approach in research and training relevant to predicting the toxicity of chemicals and drugs as well as to develop an understanding of the chemical, pharmacological and biological processes involved.

Applications should be submitted from potential academic supervisors with mandatory collaborative partners in industry, government agencies or other universities. The proposed work should be feasible to be conducted by a PhD student and successfully submitted as a thesis within four years. Applicants are required to attend an interactive day meeting at the MRC unit on 22 September 2014.

Five four-year studentships are available, to start in October 2015.

Deadline: 30 November 2014

Further details and to apply visit the funder’s website

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