MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory

Training & Careers



EWL provides a vibrant academic environment for research training at all has levels spanning undergraduate placement students, Masters projects and PhD studentships, to ongoing training for all EWL staff, including post-doctoral scientists and specific support for visiting scholars, often involving technical skill training.

We are an approved non-University institution for the training of PhD students under the auspices of the University of Cambridge through which most, but not all, of our students are registered.

We have developed a Graduate Training Programme to foster and maintain a high quality training environment for postgraduate students. In October 2003, the MRC launched a new scientific career structure, including the introduction of a new training position, the Career Development Award.