UCL Cancer Institute


Vacancies and opportunities

Current opportunities within the Cancer Institute, including staff positions, funded PhD research projects, work experience and internships.

Vacancies at UCL

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Funded Clinical Fellowships and PhD Studentships

Please see our Postgraduate Research section for further information 

Six-month internship

A six-month part-time (3 days a week) paid internship is available in the Tumour Immunodynamics Group at the Cancer Institute led by Dr James Reading.

The Candidate should have a BSc in a relevant topic and bioinformatics and statistical experience in analysis of large, primary flow cytometry and genome/exome sequencing data sets from human viral infection and cancer immunology cohorts. A Master's degree, or evidence of an award at this level pending, is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will work within a highly collaborative team in a vibrant research environment at the UCL Cancer Institute, performing dry and limited wet lab analysis to examine mechanisms of immune failure in solid tumours and chronic viral infections.

The rate of pay will be £10.85 per hour.

Apply for the internship by sending a CV and supporting statement to Dr James Reading.

Closing date: 23 September 2021.

Work experience 

Work experience (16-18 year students)
If you are interested in a work experience placement here at the Cancer Institute, the first step is to have a look at the Research Groups, listed within the five Institute Research Departments. Then, if there are any specialisms that you are interested in, the best thing to do initially is contact the Principal Investigator (or Research Group contact listed) for that group and explain why you would like to have a placement within their lab. If a placement position is possible, then a Research Group member will contact our Workplace Coordinator (Sonia Buckingham) to get the process underway. 

Please note that Research Groups always try and help with requests if they can but sometimes placements may not always be possible due to lab space and available supervision, especially at busy times of the year, for example, over the summer, when the Institute’s undergraduate and MSc Cancer students are completing their dissertation projects.