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Fully-funded MPhil studentships

Fully-funded MPhil studentships

All applications should be made online via the University’s Applicant Portal for an MPhil in Pathology. A completed application must be submitted by the closing date below. An application is only complete when all supporting documents, including the 2 academic references, are submitted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees submit their references before the closing date.

The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the Language Requirements for admission.  

Application information

Funding* will cover the student’s stipend at £14,500-£22,500 per annum (subject to experience) and University Fees. 

*The studentships are available to students who qualify for Home/EU fees

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered. 

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The deadline for the following courses is 31st March 2020. Interviews will be held between 7th April and 21st April 2020. 

Illustrating Emerging Concepts in the Biology of Infectious Disease using Scientific Animation

The candidate will work closely with molecular virologists, epidemiologists and graphic artist(s), in order to apply the latest advances in illustration and animation to explain cutting-edge concepts in virus infection, disease formation and disease management.  The project will focus on the transmission of human papillomaviruses, which are responsible for approximately 5% of all human carcinomas, including nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and a significant proportion of head and neck cancers. Although primarily based in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, the project will involve regular travel between Cambridge and London to liaise with collaborators. 

The candidate would be expected to have an interest in illustration and a first or upper-second (2.i) class degree in biology or other relevant subject. Additional training will be provided during the course of the project, and will build on existing skills in animation and disease biology in the Doorbar lab  The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission

The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: .

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is March 31st 2020. Interviews will be held between April 7th – 21st 2020.

General queries regarding the position should be directed to Professor John Doorbar at