This exciting new DTP will expand interdisciplinary cancer research in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee, focusing on translational research in precision cancer medicine.
Precision medicine is a central research theme in the School including in cancer with activity across a number of tumour types, particularly oesophageal, gastric, skin, colon, brain and breast.
Current research involves a broad range of clinical and scientific academic disciplines including, medical oncology, pharmacology, gastroenterology, surgery, pathology, molecular and cell biology, radiology, computer science, proteomics, genomics and informatics. Our interdisciplinary cancer research expertise comprises clinical trials, experimental medicine, and laboratory based research.
This DTP offers opportunities for up to 7 students to join our cancer research community as part of a flagship programme in the School of Medicine. Based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Campus, students will be embedded in vibrant multidisciplinary research teams with a mix of cancer clinicians and scientists. Excellent research training opportunities are in addition to general training and educational activities in the school and university which are available as part of our Doctoral Academy, DTP specific training, events and support will be a key feature.
Projects are interdisciplinary translational cancer research focussed on the clinical application of precision medicine and all involve joint supervision between clinical and non-clinical co supervisors.
The DTP provides research funding, stipend or salary, university fees and a travel allowance for 3-4 years, and is open to scientifically qualified applicants and also clinicians who wish to undertake research training.
Application is to the DTP and applicants are asked to complete the Application form listing up to 3 projects in order of preference and email to NinewellsCC@dundee.ac.uk along with a CV and 2 academic references by Monday 22nd March 2021.
Candidates will be selected for interviews expected to take place remotely at the end of March 2021.
Allocation to projects will be on the basis of application and interview ranking with a matching process in which the highest ranked students are offered their first choice project.
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