PhD Studentship in The p53 and p53 Family Involvement in Cancer for EU Students At The University of Cambridge

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, which is a part of University of Cambridge is inviting applications for PhD Studentship in the p53 and p53 Family Involvement in Cancer for EU Students at the University of Cambridge. This means if you are a student from one of the EU countries then you are automatically eligible to apply provided you also meet the other entrance requirements which you can find below!




This PhD Studentship in the p53 and p53 Family Involvement in Cancer for EU Students at the University of Cambridge is a great chance for students to learn a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques which includes molecular biology, basic cell biology and bioinformatics tools to dissect the in vitro as well as in vivo mechanisms of cancer development. This unit is an internationally renowned institution that has its focus on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into disease toxicology. The University of Cambridge itself is one of the oldest universities in the world that is located in the UK and the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is currently located in Leicester and will be relocated to Cambridge in 2020. Successful candidates will be registered with the University of Cambridge for the duration of the studentship which is 4 years and will undertake the first part of their PhD in Leicester. Students will commence their study in October 2018. The total funding is an annual stipend of £15,000 which is already tax free.

Below are the eligible EU countries for the studentship:

Belgium, Slovenia, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, Malta, Luxemburg, Poland, Ireland, Latvia, Germany, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Croatia, Romania, Spain, Estonia, Bulgaria, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Lithuania, Slovakia and the UK.

Entrance Requirements:

In order to be Eligible, students must also fulfill the following requirements.

  • Must expect to obtain qualifications at the level of 2.1 or a first-class Honours Degree in a biological science or its equivalent of discipline as well as to satisfy fully the residence requirements of the UK Research Councils
  • A fees-only award will be given to EU students who are not resident in the UK originally. Students are not eligible for this funding if they are reliable for fees at the overseas rate

For students who wish to be eligible for a full award which include university fees and stipend, students must have:

  • Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for at least 3 years before applying for the funding. In other words, students must have been normally residing in the UK (this excludes occasional absences and temporary) – not been residing in the UK mainly or wholly for the purpose of full-time education only and this doesn’t apply to EU or UK nationals
  • Settled status in the UK. In other words, students don’t have restrictions on how long they can stay

As for the English language requirements, if English is not you first language then students must show that their English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.

Application Procedure

Interested students are encouraged to apply for this PhD Studentship in the p53 and p53 Family Involvement in Cancer for EU Students at the University of Cambridge as soon as they can. Applications submitted after June 15, 2018 will not be accepted.

The mode of the application is online and it must be made through the University’s Online Applicant Portal. Please don’t forget to indicate the reference number which is PU15031 later in your application as well as in any correspondence about this studentship.

Here are a few things you need to get ready before commencing your application:

  • Two academic references
  • Research proposal
  • Transcript
  • CV
  • Evidence of competence in English


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