Studentships 2017

The Centre offers a number of 4-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 or chemistry, who have an aptitude for experimental work. Students must be from the UK or EU.

The call for applications for students to start in October 2017 is now open. This year, we have 8 projects (3 chemistry and 5 biology) and aim to appoint one student to one of the chemistry projects and two students to two of the biology projects. To apply, please select one of the projects below and complete the application form. You may only apply for one project. Application deadline: Friday 24th February 2017.

Chemistry projects

Dr Matthew Baker, University of Strathclyde
Developing functional objective serum spectroscopic diagnostics for brain tumours

Dr Glenn Burley, University of Strathclyde
Establishing a chemical biological platform to profile E2F1 function in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) stem cells

Dr David France, University of Glasgow
Small molecule-induced protein degradation for the prevention of metastasis

Biology projects

Dr David Bryant, University of Glasgow/CRUK Beatson Institute
A molecular mix and match: development and characterisation of 3-Dimensional mini-tissues ex vivo

Dr Seth Coffelt, University of Glasgow/CRUK Beatson Institute
Gamma delta T cell trafficking

Dr Vignir Helgason, University of Glasgow
Impact of mitochondrial folate metabolism activity on the sensitivity to methotrexate in leukaemia

Dr Xu Huang, University of Glasgow
Transcriptional and epigenetic profiling of leukaemia stem cells for precision medicine

Dr Jennifer Morton, CRUK Beatson Institute
Investigating the impact of TGFβ signalling in the pancreatic cancer microenvironment