PhD studentships starting October 2014 Chemistry

Our next big discovery could be you

We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research       

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. We are committed to attracting and developing the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates or final year undergraduates who hold or expect to gain a first/upper second class honours degree or equivalent. Successful candidates will undertake a four year research training programme under the guidance of named supervisors and will receive an annual stipend – the stipend is currently £21,000.

Two of these research projects will be recipients of ICR Chairman’s Studentship Awards. Five will be funded by the Cancer Research UK Centre – a strategic partnership between Cancer Research UK, the ICR and The Royal Marsden – which aims to enhance translational research.

PhD studentships starting October 2014:  Chemistry

Dr Graham Smith
Development of novel PET probes for quantitative imaging of DNA damage response following chemotherapy or radiotherapy

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Professor Clare Isacke
Overcoming therapeutic resistance in breast cancer metastasis

Dr Edward Morris
Structural studies of the hybrid proteasome

Professor Julian Blagg / Dr Janet Shipley
Chemical Probes for histone demethylases

Professor Keith Jones / Dr Rob van Montfort
Design and structural studies of irreversible inhibitors for HSP70

Dr Anguraj Sadanandam
Integrating molecular and metabolic profiles to identify subtype-specific therapies in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Professor Nandita deSouza
Interrogating biophysical properties in molecular self-assembly systems

Applications for all projects should be made online, please click the APPLY button below.

Please ensure that you read and follow the application instructions very carefully. More information and details about our 2014 studentship projects, can be found on our website

Applicants should be available for interview 27-28 January 2014.

Closing date: Friday 29November 2013.

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