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PhDs for science graduates

We currently have the following PhD project available:

An integrative systems-level approach to describe the signalling networks regulating metastatic melanoma cell shape determination

  • Closing date: 8 November 2018

View the complete project proposal

Read our application information 


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Each year at the ICR we offer around 20 fully funded PhD studentships.

Studentship funding is typically for a period of up to four years, and comes from the ICR and funding bodies such as Cancer Research UK, industrial partners and other charities.

Our PhD students are an integral part of the research team. We don't just train students to carry out cutting-edge cancer research, we enable and guide them as they make their own discoveries and help to defeat cancer.

Like all of our scientists, PhD students at the ICR benefit from all that our dedicated research sites at Chelsea and Sutton in London have to offer – working in a unique multidisciplinary environment alongside world leaders in cancer research and clinicians from The Royal Marsden, and with access to state-of-the-art facilities and the support of expert technical staff.

Our PhD studentships train students to carry out cutting-edge cancer research in one of the eight research divisions at the ICR.

Initially, students are registered for an MPhil and after the first year has been completed, an upgrade report and oral examination takes place. Successful students will then be transferred onto PhD registration.

Please see the resources and support page for more information on how your progress will be assessed.

Availability and application

Our main round of recruitment for studentships commencing in October 2018 is now closed.

The next main round of recruitment will commence in November 2018 but, in addition to the project mentioned above, there may be further individual studentships advertised during the year. To register your interest for any future PhD studentship opportunities please email [email protected].

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