Molecular and Experimental Medicine (PhD/MPhil/MD)
The Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine is one Centre within the School of Medicine where students can conduct their research. Full details of all the research areas available can be found through the Medicine (PhD/MPhil/MD) programme.
The Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, which is led by Prof Colin Dayan, consists of 6 multidisciplinary research groups and 7 clinical academic departments. IMEM hosts more than 30 Principal Investigators, including 14 Professors and has more than 70 research students undertaking higher degrees.
To offer knowledge and expertise in subject-specific and general skills for the development of both academic (non-clinical and clinical) and non academic careers.
- The School of Medicine has a total of 285 post graduate students enrolled across 7 research institutions, and boasts a completion rate of >86% of all PGR students. IMEM currently houses 80 post graduate students, comprising 60 PhD and 20 MD researchers.
- Supervision by two experienced supervisors. Each student will be appraised according to theSchool of Medicine appraisal system. Annual monitoring will be carried out by a panel of the same three senior academics within IMEM for the duration of study providing consistency and a target driven research plan.
- Each student is also allocated a mentor who provides pastoral advice and ensures student well-being.
- Access to state of the art laboratory and clinical research facilities including the Wales Heart Research Institute, Institute of Nephrology, Child Health and Endocrinology and Diabetes.
- Close interaction between scientists and clinicians and mentorship by experienced leaders in their field provides an ideal environment for conducting world leading research and maximise outputs.
- A Diploma in Biomedical Research Methods is undertaken which is intercalated into the 1st year of study.
- Opportunity to attend and participate in weekly seminar series within each research theme.
About the Institute
The Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine aims to facilitate basic and clinical research in overlapping specialties in cardio respiratory, metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Hypothesis driven research is conducted by means of state of the art translational medicine studies underpinned by excellent basic science within the School of Medicine.
The following research areas are of particular strength:
- Diabetes Research Group
- Ionic Cell Signalling
- Thyroid in Health and Disease
- Matrix Biology
- Cardiovascular Biology & Metabolism
Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject. In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications are required.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS) in their English proficiency. Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.
How to Apply
Please complete the online application form of Cardiff University. You can find the link at the bottom of this page.
Additionally, please submit a research proposal:
- word limit/suggested length: 500
- word summary of research goals/interests
The School of Medicine Research Degrees Office can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)29 2074 6716