Our 4-year studentships are designed to give graduates who show a strong aptitude for research the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art laboratories to complete substantial research projects resulting in publications. PhD students will develop a range of technical skills and learn to become independent scientists. They will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute by attending and giving seminars and actively participating in scientific discussions. While based at the Beatson Institute, students are registered at the University of Glasgow and benefit from its research and transferable skills training programme, and other student support. Applications will be considered for talented graduates in possession of a relevant life sciences bachelors or masters degree who can demonstrate a strong aptitude for experimental work and an enthusiasm for scientific research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer. The Beatson has an excellent reputation and success record in training its graduate students who go on to research positions throughout the world.
Our studentships, which are funded by Cancer Research UK for 4 years, usually start in October and provide students with a non-taxable stipend (for their living expenses) as well as their university matriculation fees.
Studentships are open to UK, EU and international graduates. Places are usually advertised in November with a deadline for applications in December/January and interviews in February. See the Studentships page for more details.
We will consider applications from self-funded or scholarship students at anytime, although they will still be subject to our normal evaluation and interview procedures. Again, see the Studentships page for more details. To apply as a self-funded applicant, students should contact individual group leaders in the first instance with a copy of their CV and details of their funding.