Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

Cancer Research UK PhD programme

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Applications are invited from outstanding candidates to join a Cancer Research UK funded PhD programme at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, part of the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC; formerly the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine - IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh. 

The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre brings together cancer scientists and clinicians from across the University of Edinburgh, delivering outstanding cancer research and improved patient care. The Cancer Research UK PhD programme is integrated into the research activities of the Centre with over 30 principal investigators contributing to this cross-disciplinary programme spanning from fundamental science to translational research. Research projects benefit from state of the art facilities for genomics, mass spectrometry, advanced microscopy, single cell technologies, and from advanced computational and informatics capabilities. 

The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre is committed to high quality training, mentorship and research excellence to prepare the next generation of scientists to tackle the most challenging questions underpinning oncology. This training will enable you to think critically, undertake mechanistic research and to make new discoveries 

In addition to our own PhD programme, additional postgraduate opportunities are available within the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC), embedded within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The Institute provides an outstanding training environment, overseen by a well-established IGC Graduate School, with state of the art facilities and a variety of opportunities for postgraduate research study. There is a great sense of community within the IGC, with over a hundred postgraduate students and a thriving postgraduate society (POGs) which runs career talks, social events and an annual scientific retreat. 

Application procedure

Up to 3 studentships are available to start in September 2021 for outstanding applicants with a stipend of £19,000 p/a.  You should hold at least an upper second-class degree in a relevant subject and comply with English language requirements - see application page

Closing date: 12 February 2021.

Interviews will be held week beginning 15 March 2021.

Applications are open to all individuals irrespective of nationality or country of residence.

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