APPLY NOW: LMS 3.5yr Studentships

Each year we have multiple fully funded studentships available for our 3.5 year PhD programme commencing each October. These studentships provide a generous stipend, tuition fees and bench fees for 3.5 years. This programme is designed for students who have a clear idea of the field in which they wish to work and who have solid laboratory or research experience. It provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that will make a novel contribution to scientific knowledge and understanding. Each studentship focuses on its own unique research project within one of our multiple research groups.

We currently have one Interdisciplinary Cross-Campus Studentship (ICCS) available!

This 3.5 year fully-funded studentship is jointly supervised by Dr Peter Sarkies (Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance & Evolution group, LMS) and Professor Murray Selkirk (Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London) and is titled ‘The role of extracellular small RNAs in parasitic nematode infection’.

A full project description is available on

The expected start date of this studentship is January 2020, but there is flexibility for an alternative start date if required.

How to Apply

To apply for this studentship please download an application form HERE, complete and submit by emailing to by the deadline date of Thursday 05 September 11:00 BST. Applications must be supported by two academic references to be considered. Please read reference information below.

If your application is successful, interviews will take place in London at the MRC London Insitute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday 18 September.

Important Reference Information

Please note that we can only consider applications supported by two academic references received by the deadline date of Thursday 05 September 11:00 BST in the form of a letter of support.

References are to be sent directly to

References must be sent directly from the referees and cannot be accepted if sent via the student.

References should either be on official institute headed paper or via a formal institute email account (gmail, yahoo etc not accepted).

It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact their referee and ask them to send their letter of support. We will not contact them.