Opportunities for PhD students and postdoc researchers
We're committed to supporting the next generation of cancer researchers, and our community includes around 550 PhD students and 750 postdoctoral researchers. Our researchers benefit from support including networking groups and events, training, travel grants, and opportunities to begin developing their independent research careers.
Find a PhD or postdoc
Recruitment for PhD studentships and postdoc positions is usually managed independently by the Institutes, Centres and investigators that we fund around the UK. If you are interested in studying or working with us, we advise you to:
If you are interested in population research – including behavioural research, epidemiology and cancer prevention – you may be eligible to apply for our Population Research Postdoctoral Fellowship:
If you have at least 3 years of postdoc experience, you may also be eligible to begin developing your independent research group with our other career development fellowships and awards:
Our Research Bursary provides short-term funding to allow clinicians and other health professionals to get involved in research projects early in their career.
We fund Clinical Research Training Fellowships at each of our translational research Centres. Clinical trainees seeking PhD opportunities should contact Centres directly.
This award offers funding for clinical trainees to remain active in research after completion of a PhD.