We are the White Rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Mechanistic Biology, which brings together the research of the world-class molecular and cellular bioscience centres at the White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  The collaboration has attracted three major investments from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which, together with additional investment from the partner universities, is currently supporting 145 PhD studentships.

Our mission

Our mission is to train excellent bio-scientists who understand how living systems work
and can innovate to address global challenges, such as, the impact of climate change, a healthier old age, and sustainable food production, land use and energy production.

We are funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), which is one of the Research Councils supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Join us and you will receive so much more than just a PhD. Our students are part of a larger cohort and we offer a structured programme of cohort-wide training modules developed specifically for the DTP in core skills such as bioscience technologies, advanced imaging, data analysis and business development/commercialisation. Your training includes the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS), where you will spend three months at a host organisation of your choosing. You will gain experience of work in a professional environment, as well as acquiring transferable skills that will be beneficial in your future career.

How to Apply

We offer a 4-year fully-funded programme of integrated research and skills training

PIPS – 3 month professional placements

Gain new experiences and learn transferable skills