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ICR and Imperial Convergence Science PhD programme

March 2020

Applications for our cross-institutional PhD studentships are now closed.

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 are 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.

One cross-institutional PhD project is 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 (March round) are now closed
  • Applications closed Friday 17 April 2020 

 


 

Studentships previously available (1)


 

PROJECT: 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
  • Application dashboard recruitment round: CC20

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

 

View project proposal


 

Eligibility and application information

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff and students.

Applications for our ICR and Imperial Convergence Science PhD programme are made online via the ICR's Student Application Portal.

 

Important dates:

  • Applications for our March 2020 ICR and Imperial Convergence Science PhD recruitment round are now closed.

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].

 


 

Previously advertised studentships

The deadline for applications for these projects was 22 November 2020. 

New Formulations of Anticancer Drugs for Targeted Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancers. Professor Alexandra PorterDepartment of MaterialsProfessor Spiros LinardopoulosCancer Therapeutics. Registered at the ICR. View project proposal

Magnetic Resonance detection of functionalized extracellular vesicles to understand their role in breast cancer development and metastasis formationProfessor Molly StevensDepartment of MaterialsDr Simon RobinsonRadiotherapy and Imaging. Registered at the ICR. View project proposal

Novel Bio-Chips for real-time detection of acidification in the tumour microenvironment. Dr Pantelis GeorgiouDepartment of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringProfessor Chris BakalCancer Biology Registered at Imperial College. College. View project proposal

Combined functional MRI and super-resolution ultrasound for non-invasive monitoring of tumour blood delivery during breast cancer radiotherapy. Professor Mengxing TangDepartment of BioengineeringDr Navita SomaiahRadiotherapy and Imaging. Registered at Imperial College. View project proposal

New Formulations of Anticancer Drugs for Targeted Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancers. Professor Alexandra PorterDepartment of MaterialsProfessor Spiros LinardopoulosCancer Therapeutics. Registered at the ICR. View project proposal

Magnetic Resonance detection of functionalized extracellular vesicles to understand their role in breast cancer development and metastasis formation. Professor Molly StevensDepartment of MaterialsDr Simon Robinson,Radiotherapy and Imaging. Registered at the ICR. View project proposal

 

PhD studentships

Applications for PhD studentships are now open. We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. The next deadline for applications is 27 September.

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