MPhil/PhD Studentship in HPV in Oropharyngeal Cancer

MPhil/PhD Studentship in Biomedical Sciences


Qualification type:



Derby, UK

Funding amount:

£15,285 stipend pa + UK home/EU tuition fees


Full Time


27 September 2020


22 October 2020

Start date:

January 2021


The School of Human Sciences has an opportunity for a Full-Time Post Graduate Research Studentship in Biomedical Sciences to understand the pathogenesis of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in oropharyngeal cancer. The studentship is funded by the Oracle Cancer Trust

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of £15,285 per annum for three years. The post also covers Home PhD tuition fees for three years. Please note, if your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home/EU fees and the Overseas fees.

The intended intake period is January 2021. Due to project funding requirements, later intakes will not be considered and interviews/appointment will be limited to applicants with availability for a prompt start in January 2021.

The successful applicant will be expected to complete their PhD within 3 years on the MPhil/PhD route, and get involved in the wider research activities of the College.

Applicants will become part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be supported and managed by their supervisors.

The vacancy details are as follows:

Person Specification - LNS_HPV_PGRS_0820

Role Description - LNS_HPV_PGRS_0820

To Apply

For general information on how to apply and required documentation go to

Completed applications should be submitting via our Online Application system at quoting funding reference LNS_HPV_PGRS_0820. Please note that you are not required to write a research proposal as part of your application.

For other enquires which are subject–specific please contact: Dr Elizabeth Marsh,

Closing dates for applications:   27 September 2020

Interviews: 22 October 2020

If you have not been invited for interview by the interview date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.