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:
- 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.
- 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, funding to support applications from widening participation, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers as well as prompting a work-life balance.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow online application system although you may study at the academic partner of your choosing. You will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, two references and your transcript/degree certificate. Application deadline is 8th March 2019.
Applications submitted after 8 March may still be considered, subject to the availability of places.