Manchester Cancer Research Centre PhD training scheme



As a multidisciplinary organisation, we offer a rigorous and highly competitive training programme – one that will provide early career researchers with a prestigious foundation as science leaders of the future. Successful applicants will contribute to the overall Centre strategy to translate research into patient benefit as part of our drive to adopt more personalised treatment approaches.

Early Career Development Scheme

Our Early Career Development Scheme aims to attract and nurture high-performing early research career investigators capable of leading a competitive programme of independent cancer research. 

Clinical Research International Fellowships

These prestigious Fellowships which will allow senior medical trainees to work within one of ten disease-related groups at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. 

PhD Training Schemes

There are several different PhD pathways available at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, for both clinical and non-clinical candidates.

The Clinical Research Training Fellowships are usually tenable for three years, although in certain circumstances they may extend to four years duration. To join us as a Clinical Research Training Fellow you will be a post-registration clinician, ideally with a specialist training post.

The non-clinical PhD Studentships are of four years duration. The standard entry requirement for PhD study is a first or upper second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject.  

We also offer Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellowships in collaboration with the University of Leeds in Academic Pathology and Clinical Trials.