PhD Studentships for Cancer Research, London Research Institute, UK

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The Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (LRI) conducts innovative basic biological research to improve our understanding of cancer. The LRI has made significant breakthroughs since its inception, and continues to be at the forefront of its field.

With more than 550 staff and students, the LRI also has a strong academic programme and is committed to training the next generation of world-leading scientists.

The Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (LRI) invites talented and motivated final year undergraduates or recent graduates to apply for four year PhD studentships.

The LRI is part of the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world and is committed to training the next generation of cancer research scientists. Our research groups, based in laboratories at Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Central London) and Clare Hall (just north of London), are well-resourced and benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and on-site scientific services.

Postgraduate students are at the core of our scientific community. To enable our students to develop into independent research scientists with excellent career prospects, we provide exciting and challenging research projects, a supportive environment, and tailored transferable skills training. A partnership with University College London provides additional academic and social facilities.

PhD studentships are available in the following areas:

Lincoln’s Inn Fields Laboratories:

  • Paul Bates Biomolecular Modelling
  • Dominique Bonnet Haematopoietic Stem Cell
  • Julie Cooper Telomere Biology
  • Adrian Hayday Immuno Surveillance
  • Caroline Hill Developmental Signalling
  • Banafshe Larijani Cell Biophysics
  • Neil McDonald Structural Biology
  • Peter Parker Protein Phosphorylation
  • Caetano Reis e Sousa Immunobiology
  • Erik Sahai Tumour Cell Biology
  • Gipi Schiavo Molecular Neuropathobiology
  • Almut Schulze Gene Expression Analysis
  • Martin Singleton Macromolecular Structure & Function
  • Nic Tapon Apoptosis & Proliferation Control
  • Barry Thompson Epithelial Biology
  • Takashi Toda Cell Regulation
  • Sharon Tooze Secretory Pathways
  • Richard Treisman Transcription
  • Frank Uhlmann Chromosome Segregation

Clare Hall Laboratories:

  • Simon Boulton DNA Damage Response
  • Vincenzo Costanzo Genome Stability
  • Peter Karran Mammalian Cell DNA Repair
  • Jesper Svejstrup Mechanisms of GeneTranscription
  • Helle Ulrich DNA Damage Tolerance

Applicants should be recent graduates or final year undergraduates who hold or expect to gain a first/upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and who have laboratory or research experience (either as part of or outside of a university degree course).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a three day interview programme, which will be held at Clare Hall from 24th to 26th January 2010 and at Lincoln’s Inn Fields from 27th to 38th January 2010.

Successful applicants will be awarded stipends of £17,830 (outer London) and £19,160 (inner London) for the first year, with annual increases thereafter. University tuition fees will also be paid by the LRI.

Applications must be made online via our website:

This site also contains more detailed information about the LRI, its PhD programme and the PhD projects available. Closing date for applications: 23rd November 2009

How To apply:

Applications must be made online via our website:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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