PhD Studentships in the Cell Biology of Cancer

As a world-leading cancer research centre, the CRUK Scotland 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 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 Institute 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.

Our PhD studentships are for a maximum of 4 years, and currently provide students with an annual stipend of £21,000 and matriculation fees for home or overseas students.

Applications for projects starting in October 2024 are now open!

Deadline to apply: Friday 15 December 2023

Interviews will take place during week commencing 5 February 2024

Please note, once you have submitted your application and received an acknowledgement email, your references will be requested and we ask that these are sent to us within 2 weeks.

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

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MRC DTP in Precision Medicine - Investigating the prognostic and predictive values of spatial cellular interactions in colorectal cancer through spatial data analysis and machine learning
Supervisors: Xiao Fu, Joanne Edwards, Nigel Jamieson, Peter Bankhead
Find out more on the University of Glasgow website and for informal enquiries about the project, please contact Xiao Fu (

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