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Available PhD studentships

Postgraduate research opportunities will appear here, when funding becomes available.

Funding normally covers an annual stipend, as well as postgraduate tuition fees at the home/EU rate.

Available opportunities

2 Positions: MyoTreat, Myopia - from genes and environment to cellular responses and treatment

PhD position 1 (Ref: MyoTreat DC13): ‘Gene-environment interactions in myopia development.’

This project will investigate the role of specific gene variants and their interaction with key lifestyle exposures, with special attention to candidate therapeutic target genes for treating myopia.

PhD position 2 (Ref: MyoTreat DC14): ‘Identifying drug targets for myopia using Mendelian randomization.’

This project will evaluate specific genes to investigate their potential as therapeutic targets for treating myopia.

Supervisor(s): Professor Jeremy A. Guggenheim

Closing date for applications: 10 October 2023

Applicants should have a Masters or BSc degree in either Genetics, Ophthalmology, Optometry, or Medicine, and have excellent oral and written English skills.

For further details and information on how to apply, visit the Euraxess website and search for ‘MyoTreat’.

Obtaining sponsorship/funding your own studies

If you secure external funding yourself, wish to fund your own postgraduate studies, or wish to apply for external funding yourself, please let us know.

Bench fees will apply for non-home/non-EU students, in addition to tuition fees. These are dependent on the type of project undertaken.

We encourage prospective students to pursue a 4 year full-time PhD degree, to ensure successful completion.

When will other studentships become available?

Please check back here periodically, as more opportunities arise throughout the year.

You are also encouraged to view our academic staff profiles, and enquire with individual staff members about future opportunities for funding and postgraduate research in their field.