ORGANISATION NAMEThe Francis Crick Institute
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
Applications for CRUK City of London Centre RadNet four-year PhD studentships, starting September 2020 are invited from outstanding applicants with a scientific background and an interest in radiation biology, cancer and radiotherapy. CoL RadNet students will follow the CRUK CoL Centre PhD training programme. In addition to carrying out their PhD research and participating in core mandatory activities, each trainee will have a ‘customised’ training programme, which will be developed with their supervisors taking into account the trainee’s background and PhD project needs.
Mandatory training activities will include an induction programme to introduce trainees to doing a PhD, the Centre and its science, its infrastructure cores, experiment design, research integrity, and science project management. In addition, RadNet students will take part in multi-disciplinary radiation research workshops and seminars and participate in CoL cohort-building activities, including giving talks (as part of an annual Centre trainee meetings and Centre symposia), attending meetings, networking events, and seminars.
The ‘customised’ elements of the programme will include short research placements, and training in a vast range of scientific and transferable skills, accessible via the Centre partners and beyond. There will also be a strong emphasis on career mentoring and support.
Supervisors, PhD registration and studentships
PhD students will follow the four-year CRUK CoL PhD training programme and will be based in their primary supervisor’s research group. Students will register for their PhD at the primary supervisor’s university, or the secondary supervisor’s university if the primary supervisor is based at the Crick. All students will have a three-person thesis committee made up of Centre faculty, that they will meet with regularly to discuss progress and receive guidance and advice. Successful candidates will receive a £21,000 tax-free student stipend (living allowance) per year for 4 years plus payment of university tuition fees.
Due to funding body restrictions only UK / EU nationals are eligible to apply for this programme.The standard CoL RadNet PhD programme and studentship academic eligibility criteria are:
- A first/upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK university) in a relevant subject
- Appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, an undergraduate or masters degree course in a relevant subject
- Appropriate English language skills
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