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PhD studentships - July 2019 recruitment round

Applications for our July 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, starting in October 2019. 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 July 2019 PhD recruitment round – 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 July 2019 PhD recruitment round are now open
  • The deadline for applications is 5pm UK time on Friday 2nd August 2019.
  • Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12th August 2019 – dates to be confirmed.

Rudy Menon Foundation funded studentship

 PROJECT: Single Cell approaches to Understanding Gliomatosis Cerebri

  • Application menu title: Single Cell approaches to Understanding Gliomatosis Cerebri

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 June 2019 PhD recruitment round are made online via the ICR's Student Application Portal.

Out of the two projects above, there is only one funded studentship. You will be asked to indicate one project preference.

  • Applications for our June 2019 PhD recruitment round are now open
  • The deadline for applications is 5pm UK time on Friday 28th June 2019.
  • Interviews will be held during the week commencing 8 July 2019 - dates to be confirmed.

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.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the ICR Registry via email with further information. Unfortunately because of the volume of applications we receive it will not be possible to contact all applicants to advise them if they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will be in May/June 2019 - date TBC. What to expect at interview.

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
  • "Deep learning the chemopreventive action of NSAIDs in Barrett’s oesophagus" - NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funded studentship. View project proposal

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

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the ICR Registry via email with further information. Unfortunately because of the volume of applications we receive it will not be possible to contact all applicants to advise them if they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will be in April 2019 - date TBC. What to expect at interview.


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].