Franklin funded PhD studentships

Vacancy Reference Number
Rosalind Franklin Institute
Closing Date
26 Jun 2022
£18,000 tax-free
Rosalind Franklin Institute, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire
4 years

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new physical sciences institute, funded by the UK government. We drive bold and innovative technology development through interdisciplinary collaborations across our scientific Themes. This includes building a unique multimodal imaging mass spectrometer and using electron microscopes to allow the imaging of biological molecules in motion.

We are recruiting ten open-minded students from any scientific, mathematical, engineering or computing discipline to work on the development of instruments across our Themes.

Our one-of-a-kind fully funded PhD programme will provide high-level interdisciplinary skills training, individual mentoring, access to industrial collaborations through a team of world-leading supervisors and new laboratory facilities.

Franklin PhD students will have a wide-ranging choice of projects, which will have real-world impact and collaborate with universities and partners across the UK. They will receive an enhanced annual £18,000 stipend and other benefits described on our website.

Our Themes include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Informatics
  • Biological Mass Spectrometry
  • Correlated Imaging
  • Next Generation Chemistry
  •  Structural Biology

Please apply on our website: for our 4-year programme (starting October 2022).

Further Information

We will be recruiting on a rolling basis to fill our cohort, so please submit your application early. We look forward to reading about your skills, experiences and motivation in wanting to study with us.

Good luck!

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