UCL Cancer Institute


Postgraduate Research

The Cancer Institute, draws together research teams at UCL which focus on Cancer Biology and Translational Research, Experimental Cancer Therapeutics, and Clinical Cancer Studies. The Institute is a cross-disciplinary entity which promotes interdepartmental and cross-faculty learning and research. 

Funded PhD opportunities open to application

PhD studentship: Single-Cell CRISPR Analysis of Stromal Support in CRC Patient Derived Organoids 

This is a 3-year PhD studentship funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust, which covers tuition fees at the UK rate and a stipend of £21,000 per year. The anticipated start date for this studentship is September 2022. 

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Chris Tape
  • Secondary supervisor: Professor Daniel Hochhauser

Application deadline: Tuesday 09 November 2021  

Details and Application

CRUK City of London Centre Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Interested in doing a PhD in cancer biotherapeutics research? The CRUK City of London Centre is now recruiting for Clinical Research Training Fellows starting in September 2022. The deadline for applications is Monday 15 November 2021

  • 3 years funding, salary based on current experience
  • Based at one of the Centre’s partners: UCL, KCL, QMUL or the Francis Crick Institute
  • Multi-disciplinary training, cross-institutional research placements
  • Customised training plan 

Details and application

ACED PhD Studentship: Cancer Early Detection

The International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) are recruiting for a 4-year ACED PhD programme in cancer early detection at UCL. The deadline for application is Friday 19 November 2021.

Details and application

Research at UCL

UCL Cancer Institute PhD Research Poster Competition 
PhD students present their work at the annual Institute research poster competition:

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Life in Medical Sciences
PhD student, Aśka (Prof Charles Swanton's lab), talks about her research on the evolution and adaptation of cancer:

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Funded PhD studentship and fellowship opportunities

We will advertise funded research projects on here and on FindaPhD. If you would like to hear about studentships and fellowships as soon they become available, please submit your details using the form below. (This information will only be used by the UCL Cancer Institute to send you information on funded PhD projects).

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