2015 PhD Studentship in Cancer and Genetics at Cardiff University, UK

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Cardiff University is offering a three year PhD studentship in Cancer and Genetics (familial polyposis syndromes). This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher in a relevant subject, such as biomedical sciences. In addition, candidates should have theoretical and practical knowledge of molecular genetics techniques. The application deadline is 20 February 2015.. The proposed PhD studentship will be undertaken in the Institute of Cancer and Genetics (approx. 160 staff and students) at Cardiff University School of Medicine. The work will be located in the Cancer Genetics Building at the University Hospital of Wales Campus. The research group has an excellent and sustained track record in publishing on the genetics of polyposis with papers in Nature Genetics, the Lancet, JNCI, Gastroenterology and Gut submitted in the last RAE and REF. The student will benefit from close-working with the scientists in the group and from interactions with other researchers and students in the field of cancer and genetics using the excellent shared accommodation and facilities of the Cancer Genetics Building. Our group also benefits from seamless working with the NHS Genetics Laboratory and NHS All Wales Genetics Service, facilitating recruitment to the underpinning NIHR and NISCHR Clinical Research Portfolio Studies (UKCRN refs 13304 and 14774) and with Wales Gene Park for laboratory and bioinformatics analyses.. Studentship is available for PhD programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Studentship is awarded in Cancer and Genetics (familial polyposis syndromes) in the Institute of Cancer and Genetics at Cardiff University School of Medicine.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students without further restrictions.
· Academic criteria: Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher in a relevant subject, such as biomedical sciences. In addition, candidates should have theoretical and practical knowledge of molecular genetics techniques.
Benefits of the scholarship: This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,863 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year). There is additional funding of up to £500 p.a. for conference attendance and associated travel costs.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The duration of award is 3 years.
Number of scholarships: One PhD studentship is available.

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