PhDs at the Babraham Institute
PhD opportunities at the Institute are typically open for applications between September and early December of the year prior to the start of your studies. For details of currently available projects, go to the PhD opportunities page.
The Babraham Institute is a world-leader in fundamental biological research investigating the systems that underpin development and healthy ageing. We support full time PhD students on three to four year studentships. Our graduate training provision has consistently received excellent evaluations in external assessments and we are committed to ensuring that every student receives high quality training and support during their time here. Part time PhD positions, or positions for Masters students, to study at the Institute will be considered on a case by case basis (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
The Institute supports talented individuals, from diverse backgrounds, to develop the skills and knowledge they need to get the best start in a scientific career. As well as supporting you to become a world-class experimental scientist, we provide many opportunities to gain transferrable skills that can help you towards success on a range of career paths.
As a student, you will join one of our research groups, working within and between our strategic research programmes. Under the guidance of your supervisor, you will take the lead on a project that contributes to our overall research goals. By working alongside experienced scientists with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise you will learn experimental techniques and acquire new abilities in critical thinking, experimental design and hypothesis-driven investigation.
All students at the Institute become part of a supportive and inclusive community of around 50 graduate students. You will receive quality mentoring from established researchers at the Institute and you will have access to the expertise of all of the Institute’s researchers and specialist science facilities.
All PhD students at the Institute are registered with, and obtain their final qualification from, the University of Cambridge. Find out more on our affiliation page.