Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre Clinical and Non-Clinical PhD Fellowships

Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre logoA prestigious Cancer Research UK-funded doctoral training programme offering fully funded non-clinical and clinical PhD fellowships based at the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre.

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Kick-start your career at the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre as a PhD fellow and help to make it one of the UK’s most successful sites for translationally oriented cancer research. Applications are invited for non-clinical and clinical PhD studentships at the funded Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre

For further details on the application process, please contact the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre.
Number of Studentships available: 
  • 2 non-clinical PhDs
  • 2 clinical academic training fellowships
  • 2 intercalating MBPhDs

Funding: Please note that fees are only funded up to UK Home rate, and any difference will need to be self-funded.

  • Non-clinical PhD: Around £141,000 over four years, including fees, laboratory running expenses (~£13,500 per year) and stipend (£19,000 per year).
  • Clinical Research Training Fellowship: Up to £256,000 over 3 years, including fees, laboratory running expenses (~£13,500 per year) and salary.
  • Intercalating MBPhD: Three-year studentships provide full funding for PhD tuition fees, laboratory running expenses (~£13,500 per year) and stipend (£19,000 per year). The studentship will also cover undergraduate tuition fee costs, up to a maximum of £45,000

 

Scientific focus 

Projects cover the three core themes of Immunology, Genomics and the Tumour Microenvironment.

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Eligibility

In order to apply you must ensure that you are eligible. 

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How to apply

The 2021 application process is now closed.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre

Capitalising on a single biomedical campus comprising the University of Birmingham and key clinical partners including University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre builds on Birmingham’s integrated scientific and clinical research programmes and aligned clinical trials, which contribute to a cancer research portfolio of ~£25 million per year.

The Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre establishes Birmingham as one of the UK’s premier sites for cancer research, and provides an opportunity to deliver internationally significant translational cancer science. Our mission is to catalyse translationally aligned fundamental discovery science in oncology, and novel therapeutic developments originating from this research, contributing to Cancer Research UK’s strategic target of increasing cancer survival rates from 50% to 75% within the next 10 years. Linked strategically with Birmingham’s Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and UoB’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), the Centre forms part of a vibrant pathway for genuine bench-to-business-bedside cancer research.

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