Innogen · News · May 15, 2008

ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship 2008

Innovation and Regulation Interactions in the Development of Clinical Stem Cell Therapies


Applications are invited for a 1+3-year PhD studentship, funded by ESRC, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and the Scottish Stem Cell Network Ltd, and commencing on 1 October 2008.  This project will investigate the range of viable public and private sector innovation trajectories, business models, and hybrid approaches to the development of embryonic stem cell therapies, taking into account related social, commercial and political drivers and barriers.  The normal ESRC grant will apply (full fees and maintenance grant), with an additional minimum supplement of £2000 p.a.


Applicants should have an upper second or first class honours degree and must satisfy the ESRC residential eligibility requirements.  An interdisciplinary background and additional research experience would be useful and candidates must be able to collaborate with both academic and non-academic partners.


The University of Edinburgh websiteApplications should arrive by 7 June 2008.


Further details and application forms can be obtained from the ESRC Innogen Centre, University of Edinburgh www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/innogen.  Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr James Mittra. For details of how to apply, please contact Angela McEwan


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