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Clinical PhD Fellowships

Applications for fellowships at the ICR and Imperial are now open

About the fellowships

Our clinical PhD fellowships are provided to develop and support future leaders in clinical cancer research. The 'CRUK Clinical Academic Training Programme – ICR-Imperial' is a programme which will provide clinical academics with the expertise to discover, develop and deliver the next generation of treatments, technologies and methodologies into clinical care.

The fellowship awards include tuition fees, research expenses, and a clinical salary.

Applicants from a range of clinical specialities are invited to apply, including oncology, paediatrics, radiology, surgery, anaesthesia and haematology.


Fellowships available

There are 15 advertised projects for four fellowships starting in Autumn 2022. Project proposals are detailed below. See how to apply for full application guidance and deadlines.


Project Proposals

 

Project 1 – Predictors of Lung Cancer response to immunotherapy

  • Primary Supervisor: Prof. William Cookson (Imperial)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Prof. Alan Melcher (ICR), Prof. Miriam Moffatt (Imperial), Prof. Andrew Nicholson (Imperial)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: National Heart and Lung Institute
  • Primary Team or Department: Genomic Medicine
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Project 2 – Targeting inflammatory cell mediated fuelling of prostate cancer

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Project 3 – T-cell phenotypes and dynamics in gastro-oesophageal cancer immunotherapy

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Project 4 – Developing integrative biomarkers for improving neoadjuvant therapy in high-risk soft tissue sarcoma

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Project 5 – Immunoengineering strategies for biomimetic silicone implant design to mitigate the risk of radiotherapy-induced capsular contracture in implant-based breast reconstruction

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Project 6 – Understanding Role of Tumour Heterogeneity and Evolution in treatment resistance in Aggressive Thyroid Cancers: utility of circulating free tumour DNA (ctDNA)

  • Primary Supervisor: Prof Dae Kim (ICR, RMH, Chelsea)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Dr Kate Newbold (ICR, RMH), Dr Rob Hynds (CRICK), Prof Kevin Harrington (ICR)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: Radiotherapy & Imaging
  • Primary Team or Department: Head & Neck

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Project 7 – Neuroendocrine markers in colorectal adenocarcinomas

  • Primary Supervisor: Mr Christos Kontovounisios (Imperial)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Professor ParisTekkis (Imperial), Dr Irene Chong (ICR, RMH)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: Surgery and Cancer
  • Primary Team or Department: Surgery

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Project 8 – Investigation of Immune and Microbiome Disruption as drivers of mutagenic pathways in Oesophago-Gastric Cancer

  • Primary Supervisor: Mr Sacheen Kumar (ICR, Chelsea)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Dr. Aran Singanayagam (Imperial)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: Radiotherapy & Imaging
  • Primary Team or Department: Upper GI Surgical Oncology

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Project 9 – Management of cancer risk in people with Lynch Syndrome and a Family History of Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

  • Primary Supervisor: Dr Kevin Monahan (SMH, Harrow)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Prof Huw Thomas (Imperial), Dr Andrew Latchford (SMH)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: Medicine
  • Primary Team or Department: Lynch Syndrome Clinic

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Project 10 – Radiogenomics and hepatocellular cancer

  • Primary Supervisor: Dr Rohini Sharma (Imperial)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Prof Eric Aboagye (Imperial)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: Medicine
  • Primary Team or Department: Surgery and Cancer

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Project 11 – Determinants of toxicity in prostate radiotherapy

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Project 12 – Deciphering cancer evolution through post-mortem profiling

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Project 13 – Massive germline exome sequencing to identify novel breast cancer susceptibility genes

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Project 14 – Predicting and targeting neoantigens associated with BRCA1/2 reversion mutations in PARP inhibitor and platinum-resistant breast cancer

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Project 15 – Mechanistic exploration of cell-free tumour DNA (ctDNA) shedding into circulation using microfluidic vascularised organoid-on-chip models

  • Primary Supervisor: Prof Nicola Valeri (Imperial)
  • Other members of the supervisory team: Dr Sam Au (Imperial), Prof Valeri (Imperial), Dr Au (Imperial)
  • Primary Division or Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Division of Surgery and Cancer
  • Primary Team or Department: Cancer

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PhD studentships

Applications for our main PhD studentships recruitment round are now closed.

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