NCI Cancer Research Four Year Doctoral Training Programme
Funded PhD Opportunity
NCI CANCER RESEARCH FOUR-YEAR DOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
KEY PROGRAMME INFORMATION
ENTRY YEAR: 2020
PROGRAMME LENGTH*: 4 year(s)
* In year 1, you will complete a Masters Programme at Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a three-year PhD programme based at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Washington DC, USA.
PLACES AVAILABLE: 3
FACULTY: Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
SCHOOL: Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
In year 1 the student will complete a Masters degree at Queen’s University Belfast in one of the following Masters Programmes:
- MSc (Res) in Cancer Medicine
- MSc (Res) in Oncology Drug Discovery
- Masters in Public Health (MPH)
- MPH in Global Health
- MSc in Molecular Pathology of Cancer
- MSc in Bioinformatics & Computational Genomics
Progress to the PhD programme will be dependent on passing the Masters.
Upon successful completion of the Masters programme, the student will complete a three-year PhD, based primarily at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Washington DC that will be jointly supervised by Queen’s University Belfast and NCI principal investigators.
The PhD project will be tailored to the interests of the student while reflecting the missions of Queen’s University Belfast and the NCI.
This process will involve:
- Monthly meetings (tele or video-conferencing) including Queen’s University Belfast and NCI supervisors who are assigned to the student for the duration of their PhD and will ensure pastoral care for the student, in addition to providing advice on progress and research-specific studies
- Annual Programme Review Committee who will evaluate satisfactory progress each year
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative: Dr Nick Orr (email@example.com)
A minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) in a relevant biological or other science with a substantive quantitative component, life science or related subject including sciences with a substantive quantitative component is required. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications as appropriate or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
This programme is not currently open to International Students unless there is a particular agreement with an International Institution.
Tuition Fees & Funding for 2020/21
Year 1: Masters Programme, Fees only Scholarship will be provided
Years 2-4: Fees and monthly Stipend will be provided
Interviews will be held early January 2020
NOTE: The Committee reserves the right to only appoint candidates of particular quality to this exciting new prestigious programme at Queen's. The decision of the Committee will be final.
How to Apply
The application process is the submission of a CV and one page Declaration of Interest that must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and NOT to apply through the application portal.
Applicants should submit the following documentation. Late applications will not be considered.
- Curriculum Vitae, with a particular focus on your research experience
- A one-page Declaration of Interest as to your motivation for being a student on the QUB-NCI Cancer Research Doctoral Training Programme
- Short-listed applicants will be called for interview