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ICR and Imperial Convergence Science PhD programme

October 2019

Applications for our cross-institutional PhD studentships are now closed.
The deadline was 11.55pm (UK time) Friday 22 November.

The Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College London are pleased to announce that funding is available for our non-clinical Convergence Science PhD Programme. Studentships will be for four years commencing in October 2020.

Applications for PhDs were invited from talented graduates or final year undergraduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to gain, either;

  • A first, or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • A masters degree in a relevant subject.

Successful candidates will undertake a four-year research training programme under the guidance of a supervisory team of world-class researchers, starting in October 2020. Projects and their supervisors are listed below.

Students receive an annual stipend, currently £21,000 per annum, and project costs paid for the four-year duration. Convergence Science PhDs cover tuition fees for UK/EU students only.  Funding for overseas fees is not provided.

Six cross-institutional PhD projects are listed below. All are jointly supervised by the ICR and Imperial College London supervisors. You can find details of how to apply at the end of the project list.

Important dates:

  • Applications for our ICR/Imperial Convergence Science PhD studentships are now open
  • Applications will close Friday 22 November 2019
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29 January 2020

Studentships available


1) Novel Bio-Chips for real-time detection of acidification in the tumour microenvironment 

  • Application menu title: Biochips for detecting acidification of the tumour microenvironment

The student will be registered at Imperial College, leading to the award of a PhD from Imperial College, London

View project proposal


2) A multidisciplinary approach to target MYC-driven childhood cancers

  • Application menu title: A multidisciplinary approach to target MYC-driven childhood cancers

The student will be registered at Imperial College, leading to the award of a PhD from Imperial College, London

View project proposal

 


3) Combined functional MRI and super-resolution ultrasound for non-invasive monitoring of tumour blood delivery during breast cancer radiotherapy

  • Application menu title: fMRI and ultrasound for monitoring breast cancer during radiotherapy

The student will be registered at Imperial College, leading to the award of a PhD from Imperial College, London

View project proposal

 


4) New Formulations of Anticancer Drugs for Targeted Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancers

The student will be registered at the ICR, leading to the award of a PhD from the University of London

View project proposal


5) Magnetic Resonance detection of functionalized extracellular vesicles to understand their role in breast cancer development and metastasis formation

  • Application menu title: Magnetic resonance to understand vesicles in breast cancer

The student will be registered at the ICR, leading to the award of a PhD from the University of London

View project proposal

 


6) Development of a deep learning-based approach to characterise the immune landscape in liver cancer

  • Application menu title: Deep learning to characterise the immune landscape in liver cancer
  • ICR supervisor:  Dr Yinyin Yuan 
  • ICR division: Molecular Pathology
  • Project discipline(s): Biological sciences, Maths/Statistics/Epidemiology, Computer Science

The student will be registered at the ICR, leading to the award of a PhD from the University of London

View project proposal


 How to apply


Register your interest for future PhD studentships

Other studentships outside of the ICR's main PhD recruitment round may be advertised throughout the year. These studentships have a separate application process. 

To register your interest for future PhD studentship opportunities, please email [email protected].

PhD studentships

Applications for our main PhD recruitment round have opened. We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. The deadline for applications is 17 November.

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