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North West Cancer Research (NWCR) Centre – University of Liverpool

PhD Studentships of the ‘North West Cancer Research (NWCR) Centre

The NWCR Centre comprises a network research groups from across the NW of England who work on basic and translational aspects of cancer biology.

Two places are available on the NWCR Centre Ph.D. programme each with a generous 3-year NWCR-funded stipend starting at £19,000 per annum. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th December 2017. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in late January 2018. The successful candidates will start their Ph.D. training at the beginning of October 2018.

The following two projects are available for Ph.D. study:

  1. Function of cancer-associated fibrosis in regulating tumour immunity and response to immunotherapy.
    Supervisors: Dr Michael Schmid (University of Liverpool). For further information contact: [email protected]
  2. Assessment of the efficacy and safety of a novel pharmacological strategy designed to enhance liver regeneration following tumour resection
    Supervisor: Dr Ian Copple (University of Liverpool). For further information contact: [email protected]

Research environment

This is a combined program supported by NWCR and the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Bangor. We have considerable experience in providing high quality Ph.D. training based on the exceptionally strong research expertise within the Centre. Work at the NWCR Centre is supported by international centres of excellence, including the: NWCR Institute - University of Bangor, Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University, MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science, Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, Centre for Genomic Research, Centre for Preclinical Imaging, LBIH Biobank, Instrumentation available through the Technology Directorate, UoL.

Eligibility and funding

The NWCR Centre will support two students with three year studentships (currently starting at £19,000 per annum, tax free), course fees (home/EU rate), travel and research funds. Applicants should be recent graduates or final year undergraduates who have to get a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent, and have laboratory or research experience. All applicants must satisfy the appropriate University English language requirements. You will be expected to be able to work both in a team and independently and develop expertise in new areas as required. Travel expenses for interview will be covered for UK and EU students but candidates from non-EU countries are likely to be required to pay their own travel expenses.

How to Apply

To apply please send a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying, a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least two referees to NWCR-UoL Centre Administrator, Mrs Dawn Kohler: [email protected]. Please note that due to the large volume of applications received, it is not possible for acknowledgements to be provided for each application.


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