PhD Studentship - Systems biology of the motif-mediated cell cycle interactome

15/09/2019, 23:55

Cancer Biology
Dynamical Cell Systems
Full time
Fixed Term
4 years
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. 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.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

PhD studentship: 

Systems biology of the motif-mediated cell cycle interactome

This project will be based in the Division of Cancer Biology and supervised by Dr Norman Davey as part of the Short linear Motifs team.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be starting in November 2019. 

We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research 

Applications are invited from talented graduates or final year undergraduates who hold or expect to gain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent, or a Masters degree, in computer science or similar This studentship will be suitable for a student with a background in statistics, programming or bioinformatics

The successful candidate will undertake a four-year research training programme under the guidance of a supervisory team of our world-class researchers. Students receive an annual stipend, currently £21,000 per annum, as well as having fees and project costs paid for the four-year duration. The ICR is a college of the University of London and awards degrees of the University. 

Further details about studying at the ICR are available on our website at: 

Please note:

  • You must provide details of two referees, one of whom must be able to comment on your research experience. 
  • If you have completed any research projects as part of your studies, please upload summaries in addition to your CV.
  • Please use the supporting statement section of the application to explain why you want to do a PhD, why at the ICR and how this fits in with your career goals.


Complete details of the PhD project are supplied in the attached document.

To apply please complete the online application form and attach the following:

  • A 1-page letter explaining your research background, research interests, key skills in relation to the position and motivation for applying.
We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
Cancer Research UK
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.