PHD STUDENT RECRUITMENT
Talented and motivated graduates are encouraged to submit applications for the following PhD Programmes starting in September 2019.
Graduates with backgrounds in:
- biological or biomedical sciences
- or computer science
Are invited to apply to join the Crick PhD Programme. Please see the information contained on this webpage for full details about the application and interview process for the Crick PhD Programme.
Science graduates with an interest in cancer biotherapeutics are invited to apply to join the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) City of London (CoL) Centre PhD Programme. For full information about the application and interview process for the CRUK CoL programme, please go to the CRUK CoL Centre webpages.
Candidates may apply to only one of these programmes, or to both.
The Crick PhD studentship includes
- A place on the 4-year Crick PhD Programme
- £22,000 tax-free student stipend (living allowance) per year for 4 years
- 4-years’ tuition fees
Eligibility & academic entry criteria
Candidates of all nationalities can apply for the Crick PhD programme and studentship.
The standard Crick PhD programme and studentship academic eligibility criteria are:
- A first/upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK university) in a relevant subject.
- Appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, an undergraduate or masters degree course in a relevant subject.
- Appropriate English language skills.
You do not need to submit information relating to English language skills during the application process. If you are offered a studentship Crick Institute will provide you with information on their English language requirements. You will need to prove you meet the requirements as early as possible and by no later than the end of May 2019.
A small number of individual PhD positions have restricted eligibility because of specific criteria associated with the funding for that position. If any additional eligibility criteria apply to a particular position, this is noted at the top of the individual PhD position page.
Before beginning an application, you should:
- Read the information on this page and the how to apply instructions in full
- Find out about the group leaders recruiting PhD students to start in September 2019 and view their recorded talks
- Find out about the group leaders’ labs (find a link to each lab on the position page)
When applying, you must:
- Complete all required sections of the application form in full
- Submit your application through our academic recruitment system.
Interviews will take place at the Crick on Thursday 09 May.
Candidates will need to be available all day. We will pay for hotel accommodation (if needed) and reasonable travel expenses from your term-time address, including for international candidates. If you will be travelling from outside the European Economic Area, the institute will book air travel to keep costs down.
During the morning, candidates will be interviewed by a panel of group leaders, will find out more about the Crick and our PhD programme, and have the opportunity to talk to current students. In the afternoon candidates will visit individual labs to discuss the possibility of doing a PhD there.
After the interviews, group leaders will decide who they would like to make an offer to. All interviewees will be notified of the final outcome of their application by the end of May 2019.
After the interviews
If you are successful in your interview and are offered a position on the Crick PhD programme, you and your supervisor will decide on the most appropriate partner university for you to register at (Imperial College London, King’s College London or UCL). The decision will be based on ‘scientific fit’ as you and your supervisor will also have to nominate a member of staff from that university to act as a secondary supervisor on your thesis committee (find out more). Once this decision has been made you will be provided with information and guidance on how to apply for admission as a PhD student on the Crick programme to the relevant university.
The Crick PhD programme will begin on 23 September 2019.
|Application deadline: 12 noon (GMT)
|19 March 2019
|Deadline for referees to submit references
|26 March 2019
|Applicants notified of the outcome of their application.
Either: invited to interview, or unsuccessful
|By 25 April 2019
|Interviews at the Crick
|09 May 2019
|Interviewees informed of final outcome
|By 30 May 2019
|University admission process undertaken
|PhD start date
|23 September 2019