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Application Process

Please formally apply via the University of Manchester online system, and select PhD Cancer Sciences.  Include your CV, two reference letters (or names of referees) with a covering letter (500 - 750 words max) indicating your first choice project and explaining why you want to apply. Please also comment on your suitability for the post, giving an overview of your relevant experience and training.  

When applications have closed, the Supervisor for each project will review all submissions. Supervisor contact details are included in the project summary details and you are strongly encouraged to contact the Supervisor for an informal discussion at this stage. Alternatively you will be sent an email to inform you of the result of the application and next steps.

Please note that references will only be taken up for those candidates invited for face to face interview.

Important Dates

The closing date for applications for readvertised projects is 12 April 2017.

Interview Process and What to Expect on the Day

Formal interviews will be conducted by our Education Committee interview panel (exact times will be confirmed by email if you are selected) and will consist of:

  • A presentation by the applicant
  • A discussion with panel
  • A question and answer session with panel

Prior to the interview day, a full itinerary will be sent to you confirming further details about the interview process including information about additional activities that may take place on the day, as well as practical information on getting to the interview location. Please ensure that you provide full contact details in your CV including an up to date email address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) for correspondence.