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  • Programme & Benefits

    The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening. There are major problems with current drug discovery:

    1. Genomic and high-throughput technologies are driving the volume of new drug leads, but despite this volume, the number of successes has remained static; there is a productivity crisis.
    2. Overly simple in vitro screens and non-human animal models are not predicting fails and so 40% of new drug fails are discovered during human trials.

    The lifETIME CDT thus focuses on development of non-animal technologies to improve predictive power of pre-clinical drug screens and thus drive medicines discovery.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    LifETIME have placed EDI at the heart of its activities offering part-time studentships, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for careers as well as prompting work-life balance.

    EDI Funds

    We offer EDI funding to support applications from widening participation backgrounds and for those who require additional EDI support. We can provide additional funding of £2k p.a.

    How to Apply

    LifETIME CDT UK Universities (Glasgow, Birmingham and Aston)

    We are currently only accepting applications for the following project at Aston University:

    Developing eye models to improve eye treatments and contact/intraocular lens technologies 

    Application deadline is 18th July 2021

    We are also accepting applications for the following project at University of Glasgow:

    Magnetic Hydrogels for Bone Tissue Engineering

    Application deadline is 26th July 2021

    Funding and eligibility: Fully funded studentships are available at the UK home rate only:

    • UK Home studentship – “UK nationals will have their PhD fees fully covered. Other candidates will be considered if they can cover the difference in fees between the international and UK rate, proof of this must be included at application stage.

    All applications regardless of the UK University that you wish you study at should be submitted via the University of Glasgow online system.

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    LifETIME CDT CÚRAM (Ireland)

    CÚRAM recruitment for session 2021/22 has now closed.