Summer Studentships

If you’re an undergraduate student looking for an 8-week Genetics summer project The Genetics Society provide:

  • £750 to cover justifiable expenses incurred by the host laboratory

  • £200 per week for up to 8 weeks to cover student subsistence during the studentship

There are no restrictions concerning the nationality of the student, and the student does not have to attend a UK university.  However, students MUST attend the Summer School as follows:

  • Students must be available to participate in the summer school held in Edinburgh, 26-29th August 2019.

  • Travel within the UK to Edinburgh will be reimbursed.

    • Travel to the UK cannot be funded.

  • Accommodation, transport to the venue and meals will be included for the duration of the summer school.

  • Students will be asked to write a short report (around 800 words) within two months of completion of the project that may be included in the newsletter.

  • Applications will be submitted by us, but both the PI and the named student must be members of the Genetics Society.

There is one closing date of  5pm on 31st March each year.

If you’re interested please email before the 15th February.

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Apply for an MRC DTP fully-funded PhD jointly supervised by Dr Jamshidi and Dr Hilary Martin who is based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Martin group).

The project “Characterising the genetic architecture of inherited cardiac conditions” will make use of high-throughput sequencing data from the 100,000 Genomes Project, UK Biobank, and other in-house disease cohorts to measure the contribution of single genes and multi-gene variation on disease risk and severity, investigate how rare and common variants interact to influence risk, and perform gene and variant discovery in affected families. This project will provide training and experience in key areas of genomics combined with statistics and computation. In particular, experience will be gained in state-of-the-art analytical methods and software being used in the analysis of human data.

The project is relevant to students with a background in statistics or computational sciences as well as those with a training in quantitative or population genetics and related subjects and would suit a student with strong mathematical or computational abilities and a keen interest in genetics. 

Find out more about the project and the skills required here:

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13th January 2019, and you can find details on how to apply here:

If you’re thinking of applying we recommend you contact either Dr Jamshidi on or Dr Hilary Martin