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Cancer Research UK - PhD Studentships- Stem Cell Biology

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Paterson Institute for Cancer Research
12 September 2012
Biology, Chemistry
Course fee

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Cancer Research UK
4 Year PhD
Studentships 2013 –
Manchester, UK

Applications are now open for Cancer Research UK funded PhD studentships at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, starting in Autumn 2013. Four projects are on offer, spanning the whole spectrum of cancer research from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer to translational research and the development of therapeutics.

Cell Division – Iain Hagan: “The role played by the Cdc14 type phosphatase  Flp1 in controlling mitotic commitment in fi ssion yeast.”

Drug Discovery – Donald Ogilvie: “Medicinal chemistry of novel, drug-like small molecules as potential agents for the treatment of cancer.”

Leukaemia Biology – Tim Somervaille: “Epigenetic therapy of myeloid leukaemia.”

Stem Cell Biology – Valerie Kouskoff: “Modeling haematopoiesis in health and disease using induced pluripotent and embryonic stem cells.”

At the Paterson Institute, all our students benefit from:
•World-class facilities, including deep sequencing, microarrays, mass-spectrometry, advanced imaging, histology, GCLP labs and flow cytometry.
• Core funding by Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research charity in the world.
• A generous stipend of £19,000 per year (tax free).
• Group leaders focused only on research and postgraduate training.
• Working alongside over 400 postdoctoral scientists, clinical fellows, scientific officers, administrative and  technical staff, postgraduate research students and visiting fellows.
• Being at the heart of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, a partnership that brings together the expertise, vision and resources of its founding partners: The University of Manchester, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK – all of which have formidable individual reputations in the fields of cancer treatment and basic and clinical research.

Cancer research in Manchester was ranked by the recent government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) as the best in the UK. We are committed to training the next generation of cancer research scientists, helping launch careers in basic, translational and clinical cancer research. Postgraduate students enjoy a supportive environment, a challenging project and together with tailored training in transferable and generic skills, the opportunity to develop as independent scientists with excellent career prospects.

CRUK PhDs within the Paterson are 4 years, and students from within the UK, the EU and internationally are welcome to apply. They come with a Cancer Research UK stipend and full University tuition fees for the 4 years.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ian Waddell, Postgraduate Tutor at

The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 November 2012 – applications received after this date will not be considered.

If you are successfully shortlisted, interviews will be scheduled on 14 & 15 January 2013 at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester M20 4BX.

To find out more about our research, full details of the projects, plus application forms and entry criteria, please click on the 'Apply now Button'

Paterson Institute for Cancer Research

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