IntroductionA number of 1+3 and 3 year PhD studentships are available at Egenis (University of Exeter) for the 2008 academic year.
Egenis has a wide range of research interests with a particular focus on social and philosophical aspects of emerging areas of genomics, stem cell research, and postgenomic biosciences. Students will be part of a lively research community of interdisciplinary scholars and will have many opportunities for discussion and interaction with a group of researchers and postgraduates who are interested in similar issues. We are seeking to recruit students with a good undergraduate or Masters degree who have interests in any of our and would particularly welcome proposals on the following topics:
- The interface between genomics and health and its social meaning and implications
- Governance and genomics, in areas ranging from identity and social control to agricultural applications of genomic technologies
- History and philosophy of genomics and related scientific and technological fields
To be eligible for consideration for a studentship, applicants must first receive an offer of a place for full-time study for MPhil/PhD at the University of Exeter (application information). For informal enquiries about the studentships please contact Cheryl Sutton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1392 269141.
To apply for an Egenis studentship, please email or post as hardcopy:
1. A covering letter stating why you are interested in a studentship with Egenis (maximum 2 pages)
2. A full CV
Send to Cheryl Sutton by email to email@example.com or hardcopy to Egenis, University of Exeter, Byrne House, St Germans Road, Exeter, EX4 4PJ.
Closing date for studentship applications is 13 June 2008.
For ESRC studentships, candidates must have a relevant connection with the United Kingdom as outlined in the ESRC Research Studentships Guidance Notes for Applicants