The International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, University College London, the Canary Center at Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU, and the University of Manchester are seeking a candidate with an outstanding academic record researcher for the 4-year PhD programme in cancer at University College London.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Cancer Research UK, University College London, the Canary Center at Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU, and the University of Manchester|
|Scholarships level||PhD Scholarship|
|Fellowship Period||Three Years|
|Study area||Health Medicine and Life Sciences|
|Closing date||March 05, 2021|
Earlier detection of cancer offers the most excellent opportunity to deliver improvements in successful outcomes for patients. By diagnosing cancer earlier, it is easier to treat, causing less suffering to patients, and could save lives.
ACED has the bold ambition to accelerate and revolutionise research in the early detection of cancers by uniting world-leading researchers to bring together the best early detection science across the UK and US.
We are seeking candidates with an outstanding academic record with a first-class or Master’s degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to early detection research, including but not limited to: biochemistry/molecular biology, biophysics, computer science, engineering, epidemiology, public health, physics, mathematics, medicine.
Details of the Studentship
ACED is committed to training the next generation of early detection scientists and provides a world-class, supportive, and flexible training environment. The ACED PhD programme provides outstanding support by offering a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional approach to training.
The programme comprises of the first year spent on rotational projects (with the potential to undertake rotations in different ACED Centres) as well as training in other disciplines relevant to cancer early detection. This will be followed by a 3-year research project.
ACED PhD students will also benefit from:
- ACED online researcher community – a private virtual hub of information, resources, and opportunities available to ACED researchers.
- A regular programme of virtual events – including research seminars and Masterclasses from researchers across the ACED Centres
- Early Detection Summer School.
- Annual Early Detection of Cancer Conference
- UCL Doctoral Skills Development Programme providing the opportunity to expand your research and transferable skills to support your research, professional development, and employability.
The successful student will be expected to select the Principal Supervisor in a subject area of their choice from a list of approved UCL ACED PhD Supervisors. The Principal Supervisor and student will co-develop the PhD research project during the first year of the Programme, including selecting a suitable co-supervisor with complementary expertise to enhance the project from another ACED Member Centre.
UCL ACED PhD Supervisors September 2021
The deadline for application is March 05, 2021
- For eligible students, the studentship will provide running expenses and an annual maintenance stipend of £21,000 funded by Cancer Research UK for up to 4 years, subject to satisfactory progress.
- Due to funding restrictions, students must have UK “Home” status for fee purposes to apply for this award.
- The funding for this studentship includes tuition fees at the UK home rate only (funding will not cover international fees).
Due to funding restrictions, we will only be able to offer studentships to candidates that have UK “home” tuition fee status (i.e., UK National or have EU “pre-settled” or “settled” status), self-funding of the international portion of the tuition fee will not be eligible
For more information on home tuition fee status, please visit the UKCISA website. Candidates must meet the UCL entry requirements.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in the early detection of cancer research.
To apply, please complete the online application form. You will need to include the names and contact details of two academic referees.
If you have any queries about this studentship or the application process, please contact Prof Nora Pashayan, UCL ACED Training group lead ([email protected]), or Dr. Dan Kelberman, UCL ACED Programme Manager ([email protected]).