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4-year MRes + PhD studentships in Cancer Biology within the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

4-year MRes + PhD studentships in Cancer Biology within the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre has a fully-funded innovative MRes + PhD programme, designed to give students a broad understanding of both the basic biology and the clinical management of the whole spectrum of malignant disease. This course also allows students to develop their own skills in experimental science as well as in project design and management. The CRUK Cambridge Centre is a dynamic collaboration of academic researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries based in the Cambridge area.

More than 700 laboratory researchers and physicians are united through a 12 programme structure with the extensive research effort being supported by a state-of-the-art research environment that includes:

  • World-class research facilities for basic and clinical research.
  • Nationally and internationally recognised centres of excellence – Cambridge is a hub for Early Cancer Detection and Precision Cancer Medicine.
  • Outstanding opportunities for translational research – the wealth of basic research across the Centre fuels major efforts to translate fundamental scientific discoveries to benefit patients with cancer.

The MRes degree comprises two research rotations, a weekly lecture series, a week of intensive teaching in genomic medicine, and a one- to two-week placement in a patient-facing setting (COVID restrictions permitting). Project write-ups, oral presentations and development of a PhD proposal are also integral to the programme. Successful completion of the one-year MRes programme will lead directly on to a fully-funded three-year PhD, usually in one of the rotation project host laboratories, which will allow in-depth study of a particular area of cancer biology.

Five CRUK Cambridge Centre MRes + PhD studentships are available for non-clinical applicants, to commence in October 2021. Support includes a generous stipend at £19,000 per annum, research costs and fees at the Home rate. There is funding available from the Cambridge Trust to uplift the tuition fees for one successful EU or overseas applicant.

4-year MRes + PhD studentships in Cancer Biology within the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

4-year PhD studentship in Oncology relating to the Early Detection of Cancer at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme based at the University of Cambridge, is a partner in the CRUK International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED); a unique, science-led £40M investment that will create new trans-Atlantic collaborations and ideas that will transform the field.

ACED funding is available for a non-clinical PhD student to be hosted at the University of Cambridge. The student will join the cohort of postgraduate students being trained by the CRUK Cambridge Centre and will carry out cancer-related research in the early detection of cancer. They will also become members of the active CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme, which offers regular training opportunities and networking events, and they will have the opportunity to attend an Early Detection Summer School.

Applicants should apply for a PhD in Oncology and can state their preferred project of interest from the three found here, as part of the Personal Statement.

One fully-funded PhD studentship is available for a non-clinical applicant, to commence in October 2021. Support includes a stipend of £19,000 per annum, consumables and fees at home (UK) rates.

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4-year MRes + PhD studentships in Cancer Biology within the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre
4-year MRes + PhD studentships in Cancer Biology within the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

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