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  Small molecule cancer drug discovery targeting resistant disease.

   Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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  Prof A Westwell  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Despite continuous advances in targeted cancer therapy in recent years, there remains a major challenge to combat drug resistance and poor levels of efficacy in areas of unmet medical need, such as advanced colorectal and breast cancer. This preclinical project will build on our previous work exploiting novel targets in cancer drug design to identify drug candidates for further development within an interdisciplinary and collaborative setting. The project will be carried out between the Cardiff University School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Prof. Andrew Westwell) and the Cardiff University European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (Prof. Richard Clarkson).

Experience in medicinal chemistry and/or in vitro drug candidate testing through previous project work is essential, ideally within the cancer research field.

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Funding Notes

The PhD opportunity is a full time 3-year programme working with academic researchers in the Cardiff University School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.
The opening is only available to UK national candidates and funding will cover UK PhD tuition fees, bench fees and subsistence costs (3 years of study, the current stipend rate is £18,622 and will increase annually).
Applicants must have obtained a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, in an appropriate area of chemical or biochemical science.
For further details please contact: Professor Andrew Westwell: [Email Address Removed]

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