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Joint Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research PhD studentships

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

The ICR and Imperial College London are pleased to announce that funding will be available for non-clinical Convergence Science PhD studentships. This PhD programme aims to provide training for the next generation of non-clinical multidisciplinary convergence scientists. Studentships will be for four years commencing in October 2019.

To apply for these PhDs you should be a graduate or final year undergraduate and hold or expect to gain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent,

Successful candidates will undertake a four-year research training programme under the guidance of a supervisory team of world-class researchers, starting in October 2019. 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. The funding covers course fees at the Home/EU rates (funding for overseas fees is not provided).

Four 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 Joint Imperial College London and ICR studentships are now closed.
  • Applicants should be available for interview on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

1) Development of MRI brain tumour fingerprinting for clinical assessment of brain tumour biology

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

View project proposal


2) Understanding systems and molecular mechanisms underlying cancer immunotherapy for the development of precision immunotherapy with informed strategies

View project proposal


3) Microfluidic Based Reactions with [18F]Fluoroform: A Toolbox for Next Generation 18F-Radiolabelled Medicinal Chemistry Compounds

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

View project proposal


4) Biomechanical activation of pro-metastatic programs in circulating tumour cells by vasculature constriction forces

Application menu title: Vascular constriction and circulating tumour cells

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

View project proposal


Eligibility and application information

In addition to our general entry requirements, please note that funding for this programme covers course fees at the Home/EU rates (funding for overseas fees is not provided).

Please ensure that you read the following application instructions carefully:

How to apply

Applications for PhD studentships are made online via the ICR's Student Application Portal.

Out of the four projects above, you will be asked to indicate up to four project preferences.

Important dates:

  • Applications for our Joint Imperial College London and ICR studentships are now closed.
  • Applicants should be available for interview on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
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