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PhD studentships - August 2019 recruitment round

Applications for our August 2019 PhD recruitment round are now open.

Applications for PhDs are invited from talented graduates or final year undergraduates who hold or expect to gain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent, or 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 our world-class researchers. Some funded projects will offer a studentships with a specific focus or training experience. Students receive an annual stipend, currently £21,000 per annum, as well as having fees and project costs paid for the four-year duration.

We are currently advertising one project in our August 2019 PhD recruitment round – ideally, the successful candidate will start in November 2019. See below for the project details, the relevant funding body, the supervisory team and project site(s). Details of how to apply are linked at the end of the project list.

Important dates:

  • Applications for our August 2019 PhD recruitment round are now open
  • The deadline for applications is 11:55pm UK time on Sunday 15th September 2019.
  • We aim to hold interviews during the week commencing 30th September 2019 –  exact dates to be confirmed.

Cancer Research UK funded studentship

 PROJECT: Systems biology of the motif-mediated cell cycle interactome

View Project Proposal 


Eligibility and application information

In addition to our general entry requirements, further eligibility criteria may apply to specific programmes and projects. Carefully read any information provided by the funding body and also the project proposals.

Please ensure that you read the following application instructions carefully:

How to apply

Applications for our August 2019 PhD recruitment round are made online via the ICR's eRecruitment Application Portal.  Apply for the current PhD studentship on this page

There is only one funded studentship.

  • Applications for our August 2019 PhD recruitment round are now open
  • The deadline for applications is 11:55pm UK time on Sunday 15th September 2019.
  • Interviews will be held during the week commencing 30th July 2019 - dates to be confirmed.

Previously advertised studentships - July 2019

Applications for the July 2019 PhD recruitment round are now closed. There was 1 project advertised in the June 2019 round:

Single Cell approaches to Understanding Gliomatosis Cerebri View project proposal 

The deadline for applications was 5pm UK time on 3 August 2019.

Previously advertised studentships - June 2019

Applications for the June 2019 PhD recruitment round are now closed.

There were 2 projects advertised in the June 2019 round:

  • Statistical Issues in Design and Analysis of Platform Trials in Cancer - View project proposal
  • Development of Innovative Adaptive Designs to Improve Efficiency in Early Phase Clinical Trials -  View project proposal

Previously advertised studentships - April 2019

Applications for the April 2019 PhD recruitment round are now closed.

There were 6 projects advertised in the March 2019 round:

  • Identifying and functionally characterising non-coding drivers for colorectal cancer – View project proposal
  • Deep learning to guide immunology for the discovery of immune-oncology targets – View project proposal
  • Generation of MYB-NF1B translocation in salivary gland cells using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing as a model for adenoid cystic carcinoma – View project proposal
  • Developing artificial intelligence and machine learning to define pelvic anatomy and pelvic tumours on MRI for disease monitoring and treatment planning – View project proposal
  • Statistical Issues in Design and Analysis of Platform Trials in Cancer – View project proposal
  • Development of Innovative Adaptive Designs to Improve Efficiency in Early Phase Clinical Trials – View Project proposal

The deadline for applications was 5pm UK time on Monday 6 May 2019.

Previously advertised studentships - March 2019

Applications for the March 2019 PhD recruitment round are now closed.

There were 2 projects advertised in the March 2019 round:

  • "Elucidating the antigenic drivers that underpin immune response in head and neck cancer" - The ICR and Cancer Research UK Centre funded studentship. View project proposal

The deadline for applications was 5pm UK time on Friday 29 March 2019.


Register your interest for future PhD studentships

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

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