|Deadline: May 20, 2020||Institution(s): Newcastle University|
|Level of Study: Doctoral (PhD)||Study in: UK|
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PhD Scholarship in Liver Cancer invite applications from international students who want to pursue PhD degree at Newcastle University, UK for academic year 2020-2021. PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer will cover 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,285 (full award).
This is a unique opportunity to undertake a collaborative interdisciplinary Ph.D. research project in biomedical science and tissue engineering in internationally leading research laboratories at Newcastle University. You will join a highly motivated and dynamic research team delivering high-quality translational research in liver cancer biology, drug discovery and tissue engineering.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. It often develops on the background of chronic liver disease, with multiple cellular interactions between the tumor, immune system and hepatic microenvironment all influencing cancer growth. HCC biology and immunotherapies are rapidly evolving, but a barrier to advance basic discoveries is a lack of clinically relevant pre-clinical models to test emerging therapies.
The student will utilize novel 3D bioprinting and tissue slice technology to bioengineer physiologically relevant rodent and human in vitro models of liver cancer to study tumor-liver-immune cell interactions and test immunotherapies. This crosscutting project will facilitate creative thinking and technical innovation.
Newcastle University was established in 1834. have a world-class reputation for research excellence and our pioneering academics strive for excellence with impact. The high-quality academic work is responsive to large-scale societal needs and demands. Newcastle University has four campuses: in Newcastle, London, Singapore, and Malaysia. Newcastle University was ranked in the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) and in the top 10 in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings).
- Biomedical science (liver cancer)
- 3 years
PhD Scholarship in Liver Cancer will cover:
- 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid.
- Annual living expenses of £15,285 (full award).
Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.
To qualify for PhD Scholarship in Liver Cancer, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Required Language: English. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).
- Eligible Countries: All world countries
- You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biosciences or a related area. A further qualification such as an MSc or MRes is advantageous.
How to Apply for PhD Scholarship in Liver Cancer?
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for PhD Scholarship in Liver Cancer:
- You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system.
- To do this please ‘Create a new account
- Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
- Insert the programme code 8300F* in the programme of study section
- Select ‘PhD in the Faculty of Medical Sciences – Biosciences’ as the programme of study
- Insert the studentship code bi019 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- Attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the studentship reference code bi019 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
- Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications
- The online application system will only allow one application using the programme code 8300F. If you are applying for TWO or more projects using that code you will need to email our Postgraduate Admissions Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
- your application number (from the first project application that you submitted online)
- the second studentship code and its corresponding title
- a two page covering letter for the second project
Postgraduate Admissions Service will then forward this information to the relevant selector in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
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