A PhD is a 3-4 year research-based training experience. As well as preparing you for a potential career in academic research, and allowing you to make a personal scientific contribution, a PhD will teach you crucial skills that are just as relevant in a developing industry such as that based on synthetic biology. For example, you will learn not only key experimental/modelling/programming skills as appropriate, but also how to collaborate in an inherently interdisciplinary environment, and how to interface with scientific literature that is of direct relevance to companies developing cutting-edge products.
To enquire about PhDs at the centre, it is best to contact the research group leaders directly (the earlier in the academic year, the better). Be sure to also look out for opportunities on our twitter feed @IC_CSynBio.