Marie Curie Early-stage Researcher Fellowship

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in computer science at University of Cambridge. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. This position is closed on October 21, 2018.

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint an early stage researcher to pursue postgraduate studies in Dr Florian Markowetz’s Integrated Cancer Biology research group in the CRUK Cambridge Institute, a department of the University of Cambridge.

You will be working on a project to better understand how cancers evolve and evade treatment.

The Markowetz lab uses a combination of genomics and imaging technologies to comprehensively characterise tumor heterogeneity and evolution from the tissue to the single cell level. You will be working with methods to infer tumour phylogenies and how to embed them in a tissue context.

You will be required to register for PhD study with the University of Cambridge. You must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics or engineering from any recognised university worldwide.

You must have between 1 – 4 years of research experience at your date of recruitment, measured from your date of graduation (Master’s degree or equivalent)

You should not hold a PhD. You should not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before your appointment.

You must be able to communicate fluently in English, in oral and written form. The minimum standard of English language expected by the University of Cambridge is given at:

Please do not apply for graduate study until after you have received an offer of employment.

This is a fixed term appointment funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The salary is based on Euro amount will comprise a living allowance of 44,895.96 and a mobility allowance of 7,200.00. An additional allowance of 6,000.00 may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

The CRUK Cambridge Institute is a world-renowned centre for cancer research. Additional information can be found at

Informal enquiries may be made to

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

The closing date is 21st October 2018. The interview date is TBC.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


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