Join our community of committee and panel members

Science Committee Meeting

We welcome expressions of interest from leading scientists, clinicians and health policy specialists who are interested in joining our funding committees and review panels. 

About the opportunity

At CRUK, we fund visionary cancer research of the highest standard to achieve our ambitious mission of seeing at least 3 in 4 cancer patients surviving the disease by 2034.

Our research strategy is supported by an outstanding community of expert peer reviewers who provide written reviews and sit on interviewing panels and funding committees. We currently have over 250 experts who sit on our committees and panels every year.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • join a community of experts across our portfolio who we may invite when refreshing Committee and Panel memberships or when co-opting experts to specific meetings if vacancies suit your particular skillset.

  • be involved in approving cutting edge research and in helping us deliver our ambitious research strategy.

  • work with other highly experienced world-leading experts in cancer research.

  • support the work of the largest fundraising cancer research charity in the world and the largest funder of cancer research in Europe.

As membership of our Committees and Panels is refreshed frequently, opportunities arise throughout the year.

About you

We welcome expressions of interest from a broad range of new committee and panel members across the spectrum of our committees. You should be:

  • a talented senior scientist, clinician or health policy specialist

  • a leader in your field

  • a strategic thinker

  • working in fields relevant to our funding committees

  • experienced in reviewing and assessing applications, and understand how funding decisions are reached

  • affiliated with a university, research institute, industry or other independent organisation

We welcome and actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, both from across the UK and internationally.

How to apply

If you would like to join us, please email with:

Please include in your cover letter:

  • key areas of scientific, clinical or health policy expertise

  • the funding committees or review panels you are interested in

  • reasons for applying

  • any current and previous membership of scientific, clinical or health policy advisory or funding panels or committees (particularly of major research funders)

  • experience of peer reviewing or assessing applications

Please include in your CV:

  • relevant experience and qualifications

  • most relevant, recent publications

  • track record in obtaining major grant funding

We would like you to download, complete and email us the equal opportunities form with your application. This information is for monitoring purposes only; it will be kept confidential and will not be connected to your application.

We will assess applications on an ongoing basis as opportunities on our panels and committees arise.

Our funding committees

Our funding committees cover topics across the breadth of cancer research fields, from behavioural research and epidemiology to drug discovery and clinical trials.

Find out more about the committees