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PhD projects 2021/22

Apply for our fully funded PhD projects in subjects including chemistry, biology, computer science, and physics.

Deadline

We must receive your application by 14 November 2021 for you to be eligible for our current round of recruitment. Submit your application via our Student Recruitment System. Find out more about the application process.

PhD projects we are currently recruiting for

You can browse all of the projects we are currently recruiting for below.

Use the dropdown to select the subject you're interested in, and then select 'filter' to see relevant projects. You can also filter by deadline, if we have more than one round running at any one time.

If you use a filter and cannot see any results, then there are no projects matching all of your requirements, and you should try another combination of filters.

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Can artificial intelligence predict outcome in patients receiving stereotactic radiosurgery of brain metastasis?

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Matthew Blackledge
  • Supervisory team:  Dr Emma HarrisProf. Uwe Oelfke, Dr Nicola Rosenfelder, Dr Liam Welsh
  • Primary Division and team: Radiotherapy and Imaging, Computational Imaging
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Project area: Physics or Engineering, Computer Science
  • Studentship funded by: Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
  • Studentship start date: October 2022

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Single-cell transcriptomics linked to lineage tracing to interrogate the role of “plasticity first” as a positive force driving paediatric cancer evolution

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Charting cancer interactomes at protein interface resolution

  • Primary supervisor: Prof. Jyoti Choudhary
  • Supervisory team: Dr. Norman Davey, Dr. Theodoros Roumeliotis
  • Primary Division and team: Cancer Biology, Functional Proteomics (Chelsea)
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Project area: Biological Sciences, Chemistry
  • Studentship funded by: The Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP)
  • Studentship start date: October 2022 

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Exploring strategies for targeting oncogenic beta-catenin

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Examining the mechanism of chromatin replication and assembly at telomeres

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Max Douglas
  • Supervisory team: Prof. Jessica Downs 
  • Primary Division and team: Cancer Biology, Telomere Biology (Chelsea)
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Project area: Biological Sciences
  • Studentship funded by: The Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP)
  • Studentship start date: October 2022 

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Composition and function of telomeric multi-protein complexes and their regulation by ADP-ribosylation

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Developing innovative chemical tools to drive lytic cancer cell death

  • Primary supervisor: Prof. Swen Hoelder 
  • Supervisory team: Prof. Pascal Meier, Dr Ben Bellenie 
  • Primary Division and team: Cancer TherapeuticsMedicinal Chemistry 4 (Sutton)
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Project area: Chemistry, Biological Sciences
  • Studentship funded by: The Medical Research Council industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (MRC iCASE)
  • Studentship start date: October 2022 

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PET imaging to monitor immune cell fitness post-targeted treatment in GBM

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Understanding PolØ and ATR inhibitor sensitivity in cancer

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Harnessing immunogenic cell death mechanisms to trigger anti tumour immunity

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Identifying small molecules that bind to the E3-ligase Cbl-b

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Understanding myeloma cell – microenvironment interactions and their role in immunomodulatory drug resistance

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Using lattice light sheet microscopy to determine how the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint turns off

  • Primary supervisor: Prof. Jon Pines
  • Supervisory team: Dr Norman Davey, Benjamin Atkinson (Intelligent Imaging)
  • Primary Division and team: Cancer Biology, Cell Division (Chelsea)
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Project area: Biological Sciences, Physics or Engineering
  • Studentship funded by: The Medical Research Council industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (MRC iCASE)
  • Studentship start date: October 2022 

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Deciphering the metabolic determinants of bone metastasis in breast cancer

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Advanced multiparametric MRI for the characterisation of soft tissue sarcoma and response to neoadjuvant therapy

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Simon Robinson
  • Supervisory team: Dr Christina Messiou
  • Primary Division and team: Radiotherapy & ImagingPre-Clinical MRI (Sutton)
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Project area: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering
  • Studentship funded by: The Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP)
  • Studentship start date: October 2022 

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