Biggin Group - Computational Biochemistry

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Using AI to Drive Drug Discovery for Membrane Protein Targets (Lead supervisor Prof Phil Biggin, commercial partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals)

Deadline: 12 noon (UK time) Friday 11 January 2019.

This iCASE studentship is fully-funded for four years with a stipend of £20,000 p.a., all tuition fees paid, plus a research training support grant. The student will spend at least 3 months at Vertex. To be eligible for a full award, applicants must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. Further details about residence requirements may be obtained here:

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Other Positions/applications

If you are interested in joining the group, then please contact us as soon as you can for an informal chat. The earlier the contact is made the better the chances of being funded! Funded post-doc positions are advertised as and when they arise. However, we really encourage you to apply for independent funding as well, where we can advise and assist on the research proposal. Be advised that the timeline for many of these is somewhere between 9 and 15 months so early preparation is vital.

Specific PhD studentships for the lab are advertised, but most students come in via one of the main DTC programs:

Systems Biology DTC
Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences
Oxford Interdisciplinary Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership.
Wellcome Trust Structural Biology Programme
OXION - Ion Channels and Membrane Transport in Health and Disease

If you are already in Oxford, then feel free to come and chat informally at any time. International students intending to apply for independent scholarhips should do so as soon as possible.

Marie Curie: If you are a post-doc thinking of applying for the Marie Curie Fellowship, please be aware that the EU has one deadline, but that the University imposes a deadline on us that is 2-3 weeks before that. It is critical you consult the central university website to establish the Oxford deadline and make sure that we have the best chance to submit a decent proposal in good time. You should also be prepared to visit the lab to discuss your proposal long before the deadlines.