PhD Studentships Cancer Biology
PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology
Applications are invited from high calibre students for a four year integrated PhD Scholars programme in Cancer Biology that aims to train Scholars to the highest international PhD standard. This prestigious programme funded by the Health Research Board of Ireland will have an intake of six students per year. The first year of the programme includes laboratory rotation projects and selected courses. In the subsequent three years, the Scholar focuses on a chosen research project leading to award of the PhD. The underlying research theme of the programme is Signalling Systems and Gene Regulation in Cancer, with emphasis on fundamental processes driving the genesis and progression of virtually all cancers. The faculty includes 22 investigators focused in three major areas: 1) Apoptosis, cell survival, and proliferation; 2) Cell migration, invasion, angiogenesis, and tissue remodeling; and 3) Immune modulation of tumor growth. For more information please see http://cancerbiology.ucc.ie
The studentship will include a stipend of €18,000 per annum for four years plus tuition fees (EU level).
Applicants may come from the EU or outside and must possess a primary degree in the biological or pharmaceutical sciences (minimum, second class hons grade I or equivalent) or medicine. Applications should include a full CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for two referees. These should be emailed to PhDcancerbiol@ucc.ie., and will be accepted until 29th February, 2008. Interviews will take place in April 2008 and the programme will commence on October 1st, 2008.