Studentships

PhD Studentships in the Cell Biology of Cancer

As a world-leading cancer research centre, the Beatson Institute supports cutting edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. We provide an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics and in vivo models.

We are looking for students with a very good degree in a Life Sciences subject and an aptitude for experimental work, who are also highly committed to pursuing a PhD and a career in cancer research. The Beatson has an excellent reputation and success record in training its graduate students. Students, whilst being trained at the Institute working within our research groups, will matriculate with the University of Glasgow.

We  are currently looking students to join a number of groups at the Institute. Most projects will start in October 2018, although Dr Tardito's could start as early as Janaury depending on the candidate. More details of each project can be found below.

To apply, candidates should select the project they are most interested in working on and complete a PhD Studentship Application Form. You should only make ONE application, for the project you are most interested in. However, you may express an interest in other projects using the 'Academic Interests' section of the form. We do not accept email or paper applications, CVs, university transcripts or letters of reference. If we require your letters of reference, we will contact your referees separately via email so please don't forget to include their email addresses on your application form.

Application deadline: 30th November 2017

 

MVLS DTP Studentship: An advanced imaging and computational approach to understand how tumours spread: Seeing is believing

There is also an additional potential MVLS DTP studentship available in Dr David Bryant's group. Details of the project can be found here and details of the scheme here. The deadline for applications is 20th November 2017. All applications for this project must be made through the University of Glasgow.

 

Background to PhD studentships at the Beatson

What are we looking for?
Students should have a very good degree in a Life Sciences subject (a high 2.1/1st or equivalent) and an aptitude for lab/experimental work and should be able to demonstrate some relevant research experience. If you haven't finished your degree yet, please remember to tell us what you expect your final result to be. Students should also be highly committed to pursuing a PhD and a career in cancer research. The Beatson has an excellent reputation and success record in training its graduate students who go on to excellent postdoctoral positions throughout the world. Students, whilst being trained at the Institute working within our research groups, will matriculate with the University of Glasgow.

What are we offering?
Our PhD studentships are for a maximum of 4 years, and currently provide students with an annual stipend (for their living expenses) of £19,000 plus the University of Glasgow matriculation fees for home, EU or overseas students. In most cases, suitably qualified international students are therefore eligible to apply. We also offer state-of-art facilities, excellent training opportunities and a range of exciting and innovative research projects.

How to apply
To apply, candidates should select the project they are most interested in working on and complete a PhD Studentship Application Form. You should only make ONE application for one project. However, you may express an interest in other projects using the 'Academic Interests' section of the form. We do not accept email or paper applications, CVs, university transcripts or letters of reference. If we require your letters of reference, we will contact your referees separately via email so please don't forget to include their email addresses on your application form.

The selection/interview process
Candidates will be selected for interview based on their academic qualifications, research/lab experience and letters of reference, if these have been requested. We will acknowledge receipt of your application but will only contact you again if you are shortlisted for interview - this is due to the very large number of applications we receive.

Candidates invited for interview will be asked to give a brief 10-minute talk about a research project they have been involved with. This will be followed by meetings with selected group leaders (including the supervisor whose project you have applied for) as well as lunch with some of our current students, and a tour of our building and its facilities. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed by the Institute and if necessary overnight accommodation will be provided.

If you have any questions about the application process or our studentships in general, please contact us by email at phdstudentships@beatson.gla.ac.uk or see the FAQs below.

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