Cardiff School of Medicine and Cancer Research UK Master's Studentship in Bioinformatics (Master's Studentship)
Reference Number: P175
Key Award Information
Project Title: MSc in Bioinformatics or Genetic Epidemiology & Bioinformatics
Project Description: Bioinformatics applies principles of information sciences and technologies to make the vast, diverse, and complex life sciences data more understandable and useful. It involves, research, development or application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioural or health data, including those to acquire, store, organise, archive, analyse, or visualise such data.
This course intends to develop the appropriate complementary skills to provide students with the multidisciplinary genetic epidemiological and bioinformatic skill-set required to work effectively in the post genomic era. It offers knowledge and expertise in computational and statistical biosciences for careers in academic research, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical and health care industries.
Bursaries include full payment of Home/EU student fees and a contribution towards living expenses, books and travel of £5200.
Number of Awards Available: Three Cancer Research
Residency: Non-EU individuals are welcome to apply but only if they have previously worked in a cancer research laboratory in the
Academic Criteria: It is envisaged that individuals already conducting cancer research for at least two years will apply in order to develop skills in bioinformatics research and subsequently return to cancer research. Applicants may be less than two years from the date of their undergraduate degree or have not previously worked in cancer research but in these circumstances should demonstrate a clear commitment to use their transdisciplinary training in a cancer relevant field in the future. In relation to the above we are particularly conscious NOT to exclude individuals who already have advanced informatics skills (for example, computer scientists or mathematicians) from these bursaries.
Applications from clinicians and from non-clinical researchers will be given equal consideration, although we anticipate that the majority of applications will be from those interested in basic research. However, there will be opportunities to undertake projects with clinical cancer researchers, if appropriate.
Cardiff require that students should possess a good initial degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioscience or medicine; entry may be considered by course administration officer if no formal qualification exists but sufficient experience can be presented (application, viva and employer reference).
Students with a psychology/neuroscience, bioscience or medical background need to have a basic knowledge of computing.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply first to the university providing the course they wish to pursue.
Application Deadline: There are no formal deadlines, but as a general rule, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.
For further information please contact:
Dr Cheok-man Chow, Research Manager
Tel: 020 7242 0200
Fax: 020 7269 3100
Or alternatively you can contact Michelle McDonald at Cardiff University via email: firstname.lastname@example.org