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Cancer Research UK 4 Year PhD Studentships

Cancer Research UK 4 Year PhD Studentships – September 2020

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute [CRUK MI] is a world-leading cancer centre of excellence within The University of Manchester, core funded by Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. The Institute offers exceptional laboratory facilities underpinned by outstanding core facilities including next generation sequencing, real-time PCR, mass spectrometry, histology, advanced imaging and biological resources unit. Our research programmes span the whole spectrum of cancer research from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to those focused on translation research, drug discovery and clinical trials. We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe which provides a critical link to our mission of improving patient care through translational research. These factors combined provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue a PhD.

These studentships are fully sponsored by Cancer Research UK for 4 years commencing September 2020. Successful applicants will be awarded a non-taxable annual stipend of £19,000 per annum plus payment of tuition & bench fees. We currently have 7 projects available in the following CRUK Manchester Institute groups based at one of our two sites; Alderley Park, Cheshire & The Manchester Cancer Research Centre [MCRC], South Manchester;

Applications are invited from exceptionally high calibre students, graduates or final year undergraduates who should hold or are expected to gain a first/upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject as part of a University degree course.

Applicants can find full group project details, entry criteria and details on how to apply online at

Closing date: Friday 3 January 2020 – 2100 hours GMT
Interview date: Tuesday 18 February 2020, Alderley Park, Cheshire

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is a Research Institute within The University of Manchester and is core funded by Cancer Research UK

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