The CRUK KHP Centre is strongly committed to developing the next generation of biomedical scientists and research leaders, within an excellent research environment with broad strengths across the biomedical sciences. This is complemented by strong links with our Academic Health Science Centre NHS partners, maintaining a clear line of sight into the clinic, creating opportunities for translation and providing context for basic research.

We adopt an integrative approach between the bench and the clinic. This effectively bridges the gap between fundamental cancer research and clinical trials; the ultimate aim being improved survival rates and quality of life for patients with cancer. We train graduate scientists to work with clinicians to bring their talent into cancer research, and clinicians, to work with scientists to apply innovative science in patient care. This builds interdisciplinary teams capable of translating advances in physical and biological sciences to the clinic.

We offer world-class infrastructure, major research centres, and established industrial partnerships in fields including optical (Nikon) and clinical imaging (Philips, Siemens and GE), therapeutic development (Pfizer) and understanding the development process (AstraZeneca). Between King’s and our Biomedical Research Centres (BRC), we provide state- of-the-art core research facilities in imaging, genomics and bioinformatics, mass spectrometry, molecular spectroscopy, flow cytometry and single cell genomics, as well as four clinical research facilities (CRFs) and access to patient consented biological samples. Our Stem Cells Hotel provides laboratory space for collaborative studies such as the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative (www.hipsci.org). Innovative approaches are provided for science communication through Science Gallery London, and for entrepreneurship through the King’s Commercialisation Institute.  

Annually we support two non-clinical studentships. Clinical Training is supported through the City of London Centre. Please click here for more information.


Key dates 2019/20

Deadline for applications: 02 December 2019

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by early January 2020

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview: 10 January 2020

Interview will take place: w/c 27 January 2020

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by: 03 February 2020

2019/20 Non-Clinical Studentships

Project proposals/applications to recruit are sought from investigators across the CRUK KHP Centre and are advertised as a catalogue. Applicants are asked to apply via the King’s admissions portal and submit three projects in order of preference.

Student applications will be shortlisted based on their suitability to the programme and their track record of research experience at BSc and post-graduate level.

Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview to assess the their academic and research ability, their ability to think independently and engage in ideas beyond the scope of their research interest, and their understanding of the research in the potential host laboratories. The highest scoring candidates will be offered positions on the programme.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to meet with the supervisors of their selected projects before they finalise their project preferences.

Click here for the project catalogue.

The 2020/21 catalogue will be advertised in October 2020.