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 already have postdoc experience, you may also be eligible to begin developing your independent research group with our career development fellowships and awards:
Benefits of studying and working with us
As a CRUK-funded student or researcher you will have access to our networking, training and other career development opportunities and benefits, including:
Networking meeting for new PhD students
"Communicating your research" training workshops
Careers day for students nearing the end of their PhD
Annual postdoctoral researchers networking meeting
Annual clinical researchers meeting
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.