SULSA is an alliance of six universities aimed at embedding the Life Sciences in Scotland as a world leading force by bringing together resources and coherent planning of research strategy. The formation of SULSA has been boosted by a £76m investment programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the constituent universities. SULSA is offering PhD studentships in its three research themes: Cell Biology, Systems Biology and Translational Biology. Every project will be based in the laboratory of the primary supervisor and will benefit from collaboration and cooperation with a second supervisor in another SULSA institution. All students will be integrated into SULSA’s research network across Scotland.