PhD Studentships

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit located at the University of Leicester invites applications for the following MRC funded studentships.


Project title:  Using patient-derived iPS cells to understand molecular mechanisms underpinning variation in patient susceptibility to mitochondrial insult and drug-induced toxicity

Supervisors:  Professor Marion MacFarlane (MRC) & Dr Stefan Kavanagh (AZ)

Closing date:  16th June 2017 (or until filled)

Details about this studentship can be found in the following link:


Candidates should possess, or expect to obtain, a good degree (1st or 2:1) in a relevant discipline.
Applications must be made on an MRC Application Form stating the project title you are interested in and sent for the attention of Amanda Harris (

Information with regard to residence and general eligbility is available here.
Further information with regard to MRC stipends can be found here.



Self funded PhD Studentships

Applications are welcomed all year round from self-funded individuals (including overseas students) interested in pursuing a PhD at the Toxicology Unit. In the first instance please forward your full CV for the attention of Amanda Harris ( which must include a covering letter stating how your area of interest fits with the Toxicology Unit research programmes.


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