President’s PhD Scholarships


The Department of Infectious Disease is looking for talented students for the President’s PhD Scholarship. For further information, please see the College website.

Find out more information about fees and funding for 2019-20

Funding is often secured through Wellcome Trust or MRC DTP Fellowships. Further information about this and specific projects studying under the supervision of Departmental supervisors who have obtained funding are advertised below.

For up-to-date information on tuition fees, please refer to the College's Fees and Funding pages. It should be noted that supervisors may charge an additional ‘bench fee’ from sponsors to cover the costs of laboratory expenses (consumables and equipment) for postgraduate research projects.   


Three- or four-year MRC-funded PhD Studentships

MRC Research Studentships enable graduates with excellent honours degrees to undertake a three- to a four-year training programme, that includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis and the award of a PhD.


Department of Infectious Disease -March of Dimes funded 3-year PhD studentship

We invite applications for a March of Dimes funded 3-year PhD studentship in the research group of Prof. Graham P Taylor, Section of Virology, Department of Infectious Disease.  We seek a dynamic individual interested in infection and immunology to join a multidisciplinary team exploring the pathogenesis of pre-term birth in the context of HIV infection.  For further information please see PhD Studentship HIV infection and pre-term birth.


Department of Infectious Disease - Three Year funded PhD position “Membrane remodelling machines in humans and bacteria”. 

We invite applications for a 3 year Funded Studentship  - “Membrane remodelling machines in humans and bacteria”.  This is an exciting interdisciplinary project with structural biology methods combined with biochemistry and cell biology Hosted by Dr. Harry Low www.thelowlab.org.  For further information please see Membrane remodelling machines in humans and bacteria.


Department of Infectious Disease, Section for Structural and Synthetic Biology- Three Year funded PhD position  "Engineering synthetic circuits within bacteria to sense and control the gut microbiome".

We invite applications for a 3 year Funded Studentship  Hosted by Dr. David Riglar www.riglarlab.com.  For further information please see Engineering synthetic circuits within bacteria to sense and control the gut micr‌.


Department of Infectious Disease – Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Bactivax within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission – funded 3-year PhD studentship                             

We invite applications for a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Bactivax within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission funded 3-year PhD studentship in the research group of Prof. Rosemary Boyton, Adult Infectious Disease, Department of Infectious Disease.  We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in infection and immunology to join our team. For informal enquiries, please contact  Professor Rosemary Boyton (r.boyton@imperial.ac.uk).  For Further information please see: Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions PhD studentshipBactiVax Job Description and Consent Form ESR Applicants.