PhD Programme in Molecular Cell Biology

PhD Programme in Molecular Cell Biology

Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology

London, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for places on the PhD Programme in Molecular Cell Biology at the LMCB. The LMCB is an MRC-funded institute dedicated to research aimed at understanding the fundamental basis of cell behaviour relevant to human disease.

We provide a course specifically designed to offer a broad training in cellular and molecular aspects of biomedical science, as well as an opportunity to carry out cutting-edge research in an internationally competitive environment.

In the first year, students rotate through three laboratories of their choice, selected from projects offered by the LMCB laboratories participating in the Programme. Students then choose any one of these many laboratories for their three-year thesis project. The first year of the Programme also includes weekly tutorials run by experts in various fields of cell and molecular biology, as well as discussion sessions and debates on wider issues in science.

This crucial first year allows students to broaden their understanding of biomedical science and, most important, to sample different laboratories in order to make an informed choice of thesis area and mentor.

For further details about the course, to determine whether you are eligible for a studentship and for details on how to apply see the LMCB webpage:

Any queries please Lucy Newman (

The closing date is Friday 4 January 2019 and candidates will be invited for interview on Friday 1 February 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.