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Postgraduate research

We offer an outstanding research environment for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to ensure all of our early career researchers acquire the scientific knowledge and research skills they need to become successful, independent researchers in genetics and genomics.

We are internationally-recognised as one of the world’s leading research groups when it comes to research into genetics and genomics of musculoskeletal disorders.

We foster a strong programme of student and staff development and support.

Research  opportunities

We have a range of PhD, research assistant and postdoctoral opportunities focusing on musculoskeletal genetics research projects.

We ensure our PhD students and research assistants acquire the necessary scientific and methodological knowledge and research skills to become independent researchers, including:

  • data analysis;
  • writing skills;
  • presentation skills;
  • patient and public involvement and engagement.

For postdoctoral researchers these skills also include:

  • development of research;
  • seeking funding;
  • supervision;
  • service and career developmental skills.

Find out more about PhD programmes and projects available in our Faculty. All fellowships and research assistant positions are advertised on the University website.