PhD Recruitment Process2020-02-17T12:09:56+00:00

Applications – RadNet PhD studentships

Applications must be submitted through the Crick’s online academic recruitment system.
Before beginning an application, you should read the information on this page and the “completing the application form” page. You should also find out about the projects being offered to start in September 2020 and their supervisors via the specific Project Pages (see below).
You must complete all required sections of the application form in full.

Key dates

Your application must be submitted by the deadline: 12 noon 16 March 2020
We will not accept late applications.
We should receive your references by 23 March 2020. Your application may still be considered if references are not received by this deadline. However, no applicant will be invited to interview unless references have been received.
You will find out if you have been invited to interview for the programme by:  1 May  2020.
Interviews will take place: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Programme start date: 21 September 2020


Interviews will take place at the Crick on Wednesday 20 May 2020, when candidates should be available all day. Some candidates may also be asked to attend on Wednesday 12 February 2020. We will pay for hotel accommodation (if needed) and reasonable travel expenses, including for international candidates.

During the interview day, candidates will find out more about the PhD programme, will be interviewed by a panel of CRUK CoL faculty, and have the opportunity to meet the relevant supervision teams. Fellowships will be awarded to the best applicants based on information submitted on the application form, references and performance during the interviews.


PhD Projects available

Project 1. Mechanistic Insights into Astrocytes Dedifferentiation during Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis using Executable Modelling. Supervisors: Prof Jasmin Fisher, UCL Cancer Institute and Prof Simona Parrinello, UCL Cancer Institute

Project 2. Enhancing radiotherapy sensitisation and improving cancer control by modulating tumour microenvironment derived angiocrine signalling. Supervisors: Prof Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke, Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL and Dr Simon Boulton, The Francis Crick Institute

Project 3. Resolving the impact of genomic instability and error prone DNA repair on radiation resistance through phylogenetic analysis in NSCLC. Supervisors: Dr Nicholas McGranahan, UCL Cancer Institute and  Dr Crispin Hiley, UCL Cancer Institute

Project 4. Effects of Radiotherapy on CAR T-cell function over time.  Supervisor: Dr Martin Pule, UCL Cancer Institute and Dr Claire Roddie, UCL Cancer Institute

Project 5. The outcomes of innovative radiotherapy regimes for the treatment of cancer.  Supervisors: Prof Gary Royle, Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UC, Dr Claudia Allemani and Prof Michel Coleman, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Project 6. Combining precision radiotherapy with immunotherapy in head and neck cancer.  Supervisors: Dr Sam Terry, Dept of Imaging Chemistry and Biology, King’s College London and Dr Tammy Kalber, Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, UCL

How to apply