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A multi-million pound Research Institute with the vision to become an international leader in the field of cancer stem cell research, our people are ambitious, working to help shape the future of cancer research.

They provide a mix of established stellar cancer researchers plus those with demonstrable potential to become the next generation of internationally renowned cancer stem cell researchers.  They work with existing world-leading teams in basic biomedical science, genetic, drug development and clinical trials, creating a UK hub which is the European centre for cancer stem cell research. 

Together we will improve the understanding of cancer stem cells and the role they play in a range of cancers; develop new therapies which can be shown to make a real difference in the clinic; and ultimately, transform the survival rates for patients suffering from all types of cancer.

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PhD programmes

Following recruitment of key academic staff, we envisage that a series of PhD programmes will be implemented. Further details will be published on this site in the near future.

Current vacancies:- PhD in Cancer Stem Cells (PhD Studentship)

Project title: Characterization and small molecule targeting of cancer stem cells in myelodysplastic syndrome

Reference Number: R2309

Further information on this PhD opportunity working in Dr Neil Rodrigues's lab can be found here:-

Please note:- the closing date is now 31 July 2014

For information relating to all PhD courses at Cardiff University, please see the main University pages on postgraduate study.

Clinical scientist training/work placements

A part of our vision will be to build a strong bridge between fundamental scientific investigation of cancer stem cells and the application of this knowledge for the treatment of disease. In the laboratories and clinics linked to the Research Institute, there may be the opportunity for work placements. At the current time no placements are available, but as more details become available they will be updated on this page.