Swansea University And HMRI PHD Scholarship 2023

  • Organisation: Swansea University
  • Duty Station: United Kingdom
  • Opportunity Type: Scholarships
  • Qualification: PhD
  • Reward: £17,668
  • Deadline: 20 February 2023

Swansea University Faculty of Science and Engineering is pleased to advertise a fully funded joint PhD position in collaboration with the Houston Methodist Research Institute. The project aims to understand the microenvironment of cells in solid tumours and to assess the effect of therapeutic interventions on these cancers. The programme follows the existing, highly successful framework of collaborative PhDs developed under the strategic alliance between Swansea University and the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI).


The first year of the PhD will be spent at Swansea University where the student will develop the skills required to analyse single cells in tumours using different measurement modalities including fluorescence microscopy, single cell transcriptomics etc. This will require the use of cutting edge machine learning algorithms to identify the cell types and investigate cell-cell signalling pathways. The student will also be exposed to cell culture techniques including 3D spheroid models and become familiar with drug development and therapeutic mechanism of action analysis pipelines.


Candidates must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline. We also welcome applications from graduates in computational science or mathematics.

English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent.


This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.



Please note that the programme requires some applicants to hold ATAS clearance, further details on ATAS scheme eligibility are available on the UK Government website.

ATAS clearance IS NOT required to be held as part of the scholarship application process, successful award winners (as appropriate) are provided with details as to how to apply for ATAS clearance in tandem with scholarship course offer.


This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI rate (currently £17,668 for 2022/23).

Additional research expenses will also be available.

How to Apply

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