Training

One of the key goals of the Centre is to train the next generation of leaders in cancer research and cancer care. To do this, we fund a number of Clinical Research Fellowships and PhD Studentships, more details of which can be found below.

Supervisors with a project proposal for the next round of CRF recruitment should complete the student proforma and send it to Jackie Beesley (j.beesley@beatson.gla.ac.uk).

Clinical Research Fellowships

Cell & Molecular Biology of Cancer: Towards Novel Therapies

It is anticipated that at least two Clinical Research Fellow (CRF) posts will be available at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and Institute for Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow in 2017. These are two to three year posts to facilitate basic, translational or clinical research experience and training in solid tumours or haematological malignancies, specifically in one of the following areas: cell cycle control; control of invasion and metastasis; cell senescence; stem cell biology, including leukaemias; targeting strategies in radiation treatment.

The training fellowships are designed to provide state-of-the-art research experience, within a structured training environment, for future academic clinicians and appointees will be expected to develop a programme of research in an area of cancer research that has potential translational implications.

These CRF posts allow the development of a research project leading to the submission of an MD or PhD degree. Although research will form the major component of this post, participation in associated clinical duties and teaching may be incorporated into the Job Plan.

Details of the type of research project available can be found here. Applicants are strongly advised to contact potential supervisors to discuss projects prior to making a formal application.

Informal enquiries should be sent to Dr Jackie Beesley, Centre Manager (email: j.beesley@beatson.gla.ac.uk) or to specific supervisors.

The call for applications is now closed but will re-open again in early 2018.

PhD Studentships

The Centre offers a number of four-year PhD studentships, funded by Cancer Research UK, that are designed to give students an opportunity to complete a PhD in one of its wide range of excellent research labs. These provide students with a generous stipend of £19,000 per year (to cover their living expenses) plus their university matriculation fees and some lab running expenses.

Studentships are open to graduates with a very good degree in a life sciences subject, who have an aptitude for experimental work. Students must be from the UK or EU.

It is anticipated that the Centre will have at least one studentship available to start in October 2018 and more details of the projects will be published in October of this year when the call for applications will open.

Other cancer-related opportunities for study in Glasgow

Masters in Cancer Sciences, Institute of Cancer, University of Glasgow

This course will prepare students for a career in cancer science, whether they aim to pursue a PhD or further medical studies, or seek a career in the health services sector, in the life sciences, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.

Link to further information