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PhDs for science graduates

At The Institute of Cancer Research we offer a selection of fully funded, challenging and exciting PhD projects each year.

Our next big discovery could be you 

Successful candidates will undertake a four-year research training programme under the guidance of a supervisory team of our world-class researchers. Students receive an annual stipend, currently £21,000 per annum, as well as having fees and laboratory/project costs paid for the four-year duration.

The ICR is a college of the University of London and awards degrees of the University. Our studentship are from a range of sources including the ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust,  Cancer Research UK, and other cancer charities.

Our PhD students are an integral part of the research team. We don't just train students to carry out cutting-edge cancer research; we enable and guide them as they make their own discoveries and help to defeat cancer.

Like all of our scientists, PhD students at the ICR benefit from all that our dedicated research sites at Chelsea and Sutton in London have to offer — working in a unique multidisciplinary environment alongside world leaders in cancer research and clinicians from The Royal Marsden, and with access to state-of-the-art facilities and the support of expert technical staff.

Our PhD studentships train students to carry out cutting-edge cancer research in one of the eight research divisions at the ICR.

Initially, students are registered for an MPhil and after the first year has been completed, an upgrade report and oral examination takes place. Successful students will then be transferred onto PhD registration.

Please see the resources and support page for more information on how your progress will be assessed.

Availability and application

Applications for two studentships, one commencing in October 2017 and one in January/February 2018 are now open. To apply, please follow the link below to the eligibility and application information page and apply via the ICR HR e-recruitment system.

How to apply

View the full list of available PhD projects

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