|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||See advert text|
|Placed On:||13th January 2021|
|Closes:||12th March 2021|
The Cancer Research UK Clinical Academic Training Programme in Birmingham provides an outstanding opportunity for early career training in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. Applications are invited for two Clinical PhD studentships (Clinical Research Training Fellowships, CRTFs) aligned with the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre. These three-year fellowships provide full funding for PhD tuition fees, laboratory consumables (~£13k per year) and salary. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact researchers within the Centre to develop their application and a project proposal ASAP.
The Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre builds on Birmingham’s integrated scientific and clinical research programmes and aligned clinical trials, which contribute to a cancer research portfolio of ~£25 million per year and capitalises on a single biomedical campus comprising the University of Birmingham and key clinical partners including University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. The Centre establishes Birmingham as one of the UK’s premier sites for cancer research, and provides an opportunity to deliver internationally significant translational cancer science. Our mission is to catalyse translationally aligned fundamental discovery science in oncology, and novel therapeutic developments originating from this research, contributing to Cancer Research UK’s strategic target of increasing cancer survival rates from 50% to 75% within the next 10 years.
Linked strategically with Birmingham’s Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and UoB’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), the Centre forms part of a vibrant pathway for genuine bench-to-business-bedside cancer research. In addition, delivery of high quality research outputs from these studentships including high impact publications, novel therapeutic strategies and clinical trial concepts is strategically critical for the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre.
Through the programme, four prestigious PhD training fellowships are awarded each year, two of which are 3-year CRTFs. The programme will be led by Professor Gary Middleton. The Centre’s scientific focus is on understanding oncogenesis and tumour immunobiology, providing the scientific basis for novel targeted therapies, immunotherapies, and stratification approaches.
The three core themes of the Centre are Cancer Immunology, Cancer Genomics and the Tumour Microenvironment:
Successful applicants will be have a strong academic track record and project proposal, experience in laboratory research, and will be highly motivated and ambitious. They will have a collegiate mind set, and as well as benefitting from the diverse expertise, resources and opportunities the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre and the Cancer Research UK Clinical Academic Training programme has to offer, they will be willing to work in partnership with colleagues to promote and publicise the research of the Centre. As part of this, the studentship will provide opportunities for science engagement activities in the area of cancer.
Join the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre as a clinical PhD fellow and help to make it one of the UK’s most successful sites for translationally oriented cancer research.
Person Specification: This clinical PhD opportunity is only appropriate to applicants with a medical degree that are currently undertaking clinical training and are expected to return to clinical training in the UK following completion of the PhD. Additionally, applicants should have some experience of working in a laboratory. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to research, excellent interpersonal skills, and a willingness to take part in public engagement activities.
How to apply: The deadline for applications is 12th March 2021. Applications should be directed to Claire Fenlon, firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, the fellowship applicant should send:
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