Opportunities for PhD Training
The first Professor of Biochemistry was Hans Krebs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in Sheffield leading to the formulation of the citric acid cycle. This tradition of research excellence has continued to the present day. In the Research Assessment Exercise for 2008 we were ranked in 3rd place in the UK (Source: Times Higher Education). We have a large research school, with over 80 research students and 57 postdoctoral researchers, and we publish about 200 research papers per annum. Our strategy for continued success is to provide a stimulating environment in which individual scientists can thrive in a fully equipped and modern research community. A vital part of this is to recruit outstanding research students with the aim to guide them in development of their intellectual and practical skills, to a standard expected by internationally competitive laboratories. The department offers both 3 year and 4 year PhD programmes funded by a range of agencies.
The department has strategically identified some of the most important questions in biology as the focus of its research activities and supports multidisciplinary approaches to addressing these questions by providing state-of-the-art facilities in recently refurbished research laboratories. Students considering postgraduate training in this department are encouraged to identify their area of interest and then make direct contact with the laboratory heads to discuss project availability
We have also been informed that there are vacancies for non-clinical studentships in the Cancer Research Centre at Sheffield for entry in October 2013. The closing date for applicants is 28 November, and details can be found at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sheffield-cancer-research-centre/studentships-jobs/non-clin-oct2013entry