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

Closing Date
17 Nov 2019
£19,000 per annum
University of Cambridge
3 or 4 years

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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 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 two-week placement in a patient-facing setting. 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 2020. Support includes a generous stipend at £19,000 per annum, research costs and fees at either home/EU or overseas rates

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4-year MPhil + PhD studentships in Public Health or Social Sciences 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 non-clinical PhD students to carry out cancer-related research in the Departments of Public Health and Primary Care (DPHPC), Social Anthropology or History and Philosophy of Science.

The 4-year funding can be applied to a 1-year MPhil + 3 years PhD, with the MPhil being one of the existing programmes in the DPHPC (EpidemiologyPublic Health or Primary Care Research) in Social Anthropology or History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. Students applying who already have an equivalent degree or training could start the PhD directly without doing an MPhil.

Three fully-funded PhD studentships are available for applicants, to commence in October 2020. Support includes a stipend at £19,000 per annum, research costs and fees at home/EU rates.

For more information and to apply, please click here.