MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology: International PhD Programme 3397 views

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is one of the foremost research lab of modern molecular biology and it continues to be a prolific source of new ideas, discoveries and inventions.

Number of places: LMB International PhD Programme gives 20-30 new graduate students from the UK and all over the world the opportunity to do cutting-edge research.


  • Applications are invited from highly qualified students of all nationalities.
  • Applicant must hold at least a 2i honours degree or an equivalent standard from an overseas university (CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject.
  • Applicant must arrange 2 outstanding academic references. One reference preferably from senior university staff and one from a senior scientist who has guided the applicant’s practical research.
  • Applicant must be fluent in the English language.
  • Recent IELTS test score of at least 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading.
  • All non-UK citizens will be asked to upload a language certificate as a supporting document as part of the application process.

How to Apply:

  • Apply to the LMB PhD programme via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal.

Important dates for applicants:

  • 2nd September 2019: Applications open
  • 9th October 2019: US Gates Scholarship applications close
  • 3rd December 2019: General applications (UK, EU and overseas applicants) close
  • 3rd December 2019: Deadline for receipt of supporting documents and references (for general applications)
  • Week commencing 9th December 2019: Interview shortlisting
  • Week commencing 16th December 2019: Shortlisted candidates invited to interview
  • 23rd December 2019 – 3rd January 2020: LMB Postgraduate Office Christmas closure
  • 13th – 17th January 2020: LMB Recruitment Days
  • 10th February 2020: Successful applicants notified
—————Quick Overview————-
OrganizationMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areasLife Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular biology
Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen for all nationalities
Deadline3 December 2019


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