Cancer Research UK 4 Year PhD Studentships - September 2019

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute [CRUK MI]

Manchester, United Kingdom

Cancer Research UK 4 Year PhD Studentships – September 2019

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute [CRUK MI] is a world-leading cancer centre of excellence within The University of Manchester, core funded by Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. The Institute offers exceptional laboratory facilities underpinned by outstanding core facilities including next generation sequencing, real-time PCR, mass spectrometry, histology, advanced imaging and biological resources unit. Our research programmes span the whole spectrum of cancer research from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to those focused on translation research, drug discovery and clinical trials. We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe which provides a critical link to our mission of improving patient care through translational research. These factors combined provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue a PhD.

These studentships are fully sponsored by Cancer Research UK for 4 years commencing September 2019. Successful applicants will be awarded a non-taxable annual stipend of £19,000 per annum plus payment of tuition & bench fees. We currently have 6 projects available in the following CRUK Manchester Institute groups based at one of our two sites; Alderley Park, Cheshire & The Manchester Cancer Research Centre [MCRC], South Manchester;

“Role of ubiquitin ligases in non small cell lung cancer”
Cell Signalling Research Group
Principal Investigator: Angeliki Malliri

“Proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs): new approaches and applications to cancer”
Drug Discovery Research Group
Principal Investigator: Caroline Springer

“Targeting the tumour stroma in pancreatic cancer”
Systems Oncology Research Group
Principal Investigator: Claus Jorgensen

“Role of prostate stem cells and their niche in therapy resistance”
Prostate Oncobiology Research Group
Principal Investigator: Esther Baena

“Elucidating networks in lung cancer”
Transcriptional Networks in Lung Cancer Group
Principal Investigator: Michela Garofalo

“Misexpression of transcription factors in myeloid leukaemia”
Leukaemia Biology Research Group
Principal Investigator: Tim Somervaille

Applications are invited from exceptionally high calibre students, graduates or final year undergraduates who should hold or are expected to gain a first/upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject as part of a University degree course.

Applicants can find full group project details, entry criteria and details on how to apply online at

Closing date: Monday 3 December 2018 – 17:00 hrs GMT.

Interview date: Monday 14 January 2019, Alderley Park, Cheshire.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.