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The London Research Institute conducts comprehensive PhD and Postdoc training programmes, and are supported by highly trained scientific and administrative staff. 

Graduate Students


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The annual recruitment round for the 2014 Crick-LRI PhD Programme is now closed.

Doing a PhD is an exciting, challenging and stimulating experience that forms the foundation for your subsequent scientific career.  At the LRI we place great emphasis on our international PhD student programme - students are at the core of our scientific community and we are committed to training the next generation of research scientists. This commitment is reflected in the way we recruit and train our students, then advise them to as they prepare for the next stage of their career. Many of our former PhD students now head their own successful research laboratories at research institutes and universities throughout the world.

Our researchers take multi-disciplinary approaches to address fundamental questions in the areas of genome integrity and cell cycle, cellular regulatory mechanisms and the biology of tumours and tissues.

LRI students are funded by four-year non-taxable annual stipends of £21,000 plus payment of university tuition fees.

To find out more about our PhD programme, use the left hand links and download our Crick-LRI PhD Programme Brochure. To find out more about our students' research download the LRI students 2008-2012 publication list.

The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations — the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome Trust, University College London (UCL), Imperial College London and King's College London. In 2015, researchers from the LRI and MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) will move into the Francis Crick Institute’s new interdisciplinary facilities, opposite the St Pancras Eurostar terminal in central London. In September 2014 we will launch the new Crick-LRI PhD Programme, alongside the new Crick-NIMR PhD Programme. Students starting these programmes in 2014 will register at one of the Crick partner universities: King’s College London, Imperial College London or University College London; and transfer into the Crick with their research group in 2015 or 2016.

You can find out more here and in our Crick-LRI PhD Programme brochure.