The Institute if Cancer Research, ICR London offers a jointly (European Commission/ICR) sponsored PhD position on studying the role of selective autophagy in cancer. This position is part of the EU-wide DRIVE (Driving Next Generation Autophagy Researchers Towards Translation) consortium, which encompasses 15 PhD positions in translational research on autophagy.

 The career stage of eligible applicants and the mobility rule is determined in terms of full-time research equivalent years. This means that research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark in a PhD degree, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, irrespective of whether or not a PhD degree is or was ever envisaged.
Worth of Award
Each year at the ICR they offer around 20 fully funded PhD studentships.

  • To be eligible to apply for a PhD at the ICR, you must possess or expect to obtain a degree in a relevant subject – either an undergraduate degree (at UK First or Upper Second class honours level, or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard) or a Master’s degree (either a UK Master’s or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard).
  • If you have not yet completed the relevant qualification then you are expected to be in your final year of study, and to nominate an academic referee from your institution who can confirm the classification you are on track to achieve. Note that our standard expectation from undergraduate study is a First, but we will consider candidates with a good Upper Second.
  • Candidates are also expected to have experience of relevant laboratory or research work. One of your referees must be able to comment on your research experience.
  • Candidates whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in English to the equivalent of an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6 in any one component. Students without a valid IETLS score should have either education experience in English (minimum 1 year) or work experience (minimum 18 months), and be able to satisfy Home Office visa criteria where necessary.
How to Apply

  • Eligible candidates should fill in the application form and upload a cover letter stating their motivation and research interests, an updated CV with the dates of relevant diplomas (day, month and year), and the contact information of 2 referee persons.
  • Applicants should apply to their preferred research team within DRIVE’s network (see details below), but they can indicate a secondary and tertiary preference in their application.

Deadline: Applications close on 9 January 2018.
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