4 Year PhD Studentships - Commencing January 2018

  • Application Deadline: Monday 25 September 2017 – 1700 hrs GMT

  • Interview Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

We have 4 projects on offer spanning the whole spectrum of cancer research at the CRUK Manchester Institute.  Applications are invited from exceptionally high calibre students, graduates or final year undergraduates who have, or are expected to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree and who are highly committed to pursuing a PhD in cancer research.

Studentships are fully funded for 4 years commencing January 2018.  Sponsorship includes generous stipend, tuition and bench fees and are open to UK/EU/International applicants.

Make your online application here.  You will have the option on your application form to list a maximum of 3 projects from those available below.  Please list in preferential order, 1 being your first project of choice.  It is not compulsory to list 3 projects, therefore list only 1 or 2 that are of potential interest.

Leukaemia Biology

"Investigating the role of epigenetic dysregulation in Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia" - click for abstract

  • Funding: The Pickering Leukaemia Research Studentship
  • Principal Investigators: Kiran Batta, Dan Wiseman & Tim Somervaille

Prostate Oncobiology

"Prostate tumours progression and therapeutic resistance" - click for abstract

  • Funding: Cancer Research UK Studentship
  • Principal Investigator: Esther Baena

Skin Cancer & Ageing

"Understanding melanoma biology and microenvironment cues that drive poor outcome in the aged population" - click for abstract

  • Funding: Cancer Research UK Studentship
  • Principal Investigator: Amaya Viros

Cell Signalling

"The role of the Tiam-Rac signalling pathway in invasion and metastasis of small cell lung cancer cells" - click for abstract

  • Funding: Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) PhD Studentship
  • Principal Investigator: Angeliki Malliri