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MRC Cancer Unit PhD Studentship for UK and EU Students at University of Cambridge in UK, 2019

The Medical Research Council Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge is inviting applications for PhD Studentship in Transcriptional Control of Metastatic Cancer Progression. These studentships are funded by the Medical Research Council and are open to UK and EU applicants only.

The studentship aim is to undertake research that advances our understanding of the earliest steps in the emergence of cancer, and to use this knowledge for early diagnosis, risk stratification and clinical intervention, through the development of innovative enabling technologies.

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Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentship is awarded in Transcriptional Control of Metastatic Cancer Progression. The following project is available in the laboratory of Dr Sakari Vanharanta: Transcriptional control of metastatic cancer progression – Dr Sakari Vanharanta
  • Scholarship Award: These studentships are funded by the Medical Research Council and are open to UK and EU applicants only. Other international students are not eligible to apply. UK applicants will be eligible to receive full funding of University and College fees and a stipend of £18,000 p.a. EU applicants will be funded on a fees-only basis, unless they meet the MRC’s eligibility criteria.
  • Nationality: These studentships are funded by the Medical Research Council and are open to UK and EU applicants only.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: These studentships are funded by the Medical Research Council and are open to UK and EU applicants only.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The University welcome applications from those holding or expecting to obtain at least an upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific subject. These studentships are funded by the Medical Research Council and are open to UK and EU applicants only. Other international students are not eligible to apply. UK applicants will be eligible to receive full funding of University and College fees and a stipend of £18,000 p.a. EU applicants will be funded on a fees-only basis, unless they meet the MRC’s eligibility criteria (visit the MRC website for further details: www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements/). Successful applicants will be registered with the University of Cambridge.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal. Please note that the course code for PhD applications to the MRC Cancer Unit is MDCU22. Whilst making your online application please make it clear which project area(s) and principal investigator(s) you are interested in working with. Your online application will need to include:

-A CV, including full details of all University course grades to date.
-Contact details for two academic or professional referees.
-A personal statement outlining your interest in a specific project area, what you hope to achieve from a PhD, and your research experience to date.

The above information must be provided under relevant sections on the application portal.

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