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.

PhD opportunities at the CRUK Scotland Institute will be advertised on this page and on our social media. 

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.

Visit our TRACC page to find out about current PhD opportunities for medical/dental students and clinicians. 

Other PhD studentship opportunities

James McCune Smith PhD Scholarships 

The James McCune Smith Scholarships fund Black UK students to undertake PhD research at the University of Glasgow. They provide an enhanced experience through external mentors, placements, leadership training, community-building activities and networking opportunities. The Scholarships are named after James McCune Smith, who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1837 as the first African American to receive a medical degree.

Find out more about this scholarship and how to apply here


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