Faculty of Biological Sciences

Whitehouse Lab: PhD Opportunities

There are several ways to apply for a PhD in the Whitehouse laboratory

Funded PhD places:

Home-rated students : BBSRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership in Mechanistic Biology and MRC Discovery Medicine North Doctoral Training Partnership. More information can be found at FBS Grad school.

These are four year fully funded PhD studentships which  provide both stipend and fees. This scheme is highly competitive so please only apply if you are in possession of, or are predicted to get, either an upper second or first class honours degree.  Under this scheme you would spend four years in the Whitehouse laboratory.

Current project advertised to start in October 2018 on the BBSRC DTP scheme in the Whitehouse laboratory:

Virus manipulation of circular RNAs (circRNAs) to regulate gene expression

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=6854

Current project advertised to start in October 2018 on the MRC DiMeN scheme in the Whitehouse laboratory:

Identification of cellular mRNAs targeted by dysregulated miRNAs during KSHV infection

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=93057

Home and International Students : Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD Training Scheme. More information can be found at http://www.astbury.leeds.ac.uk/join/WT/intro.php

These are four year PhD studentships which  provide both stipend and fees. The first year of the scheme is spent rotating around different laboratories, with three years then spent in the Whitehouse laboratory.  Entry onto this scheme is extremely competitive so as above only apply if you are in possession of, or are predicted to get, either an upper second or first class honours degree.

Self-funded students:

International or domestic self-funded or scholarship/fellowship PhD students are always welcome to apply for a place in the Whitehouse laboratory.  Again, you must be in possession of, or are predicted to get, either an upper second or first class honours degree from a internationally renowned university. In addition, international students must have a good command of both written and spoken English. Most importantly, bench fees will be required if you are self-funded. Under this scheme you would spend either three or four years in the Whitehouse laboratory.

Please email me at a.whitehouse@leeds.ac.uk for informal enquiries. More information can also be found at PhDdegrees