PhD Opportunities

PhD Opportunities

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

MRC Cancer Unit – PhD Opportunities, 2019

The Medical Research Council Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge is a leading centre for cancer research in the UK. Our aim is to undertake research that advances our understanding of the earliest steps in the emergence of cancer, and to use this knowledge for early diagnosis, risk stratification and clinical intervention, through the development of innovative enabling technologies. The Unit is based within the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and possesses excellent research facilities, strong collaborations with clinicians and colleagues in other disciplines, and a vibrant and supportive working environment.

We have the following PhD projects on offer for entry in October 2019, with funding available through studentships from the Medical Research Council. Eligibility and Funding criteria apply.
Please visit our website for further details about these and for more information about the projects on offer and how to apply.

Characterization of the mutational progression in gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas – Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

Defining mechanisms of immune dysfunction in the tumour microenvironment – Dr Jacqueline Shields

Transcriptional control of metastatic cancer progression – Dr Sakari Vanharanta

How to apply
All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal and will entail an application fee of £60. Please visit: for further information and to access the Applicant Portal.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2018, with interviews expected to take place in December.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.