A global recruitment drive is underway to bring some of the world’s leading cancer experts and their teams to Manchester. Jointly funded by The University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, this represents an exciting opportunity for Manchester to recruit some of the best international research talent.

Priority areas currently include:

  • Experimental Cancer Therapeutics

  • Molecular Pathology

  • Early Detection

  • Melanoma

  • Lung Cancer

  • Immunology

The partnership between The University of Manchester, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK that underlies the Manchester Cancer Research Centre is an enviable one, and unites researchers in cancer biology, drug discovery, translational research and experimental therapeutic trials across Manchester. Our unique set up allows clinicians and scientists to work closely together for the benefit of patients with cancer.

Our vision is to transform the care of cancer patients, by the application of personalised medicine throughout an individual patient’s diagnostic and treatment journey. We have enjoyed considerable success in recent years with the award of Major Centre status by Cancer Research UK and the creation of a CRUK funded Centre of Excellence in Lung Cancer Research (with UCL, London), a new CRUK/EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre (with University of Cambridge) and the award of a Movember Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence (with Queen’s University Belfast).

Join Us

If you are a recognised expert in your field, or aspire to be, we are always interested in hearing from you, whether to discuss current or future vacancies. Alternatively, please send a cover letter and copy of your CV to

We aim to create a culture of diversity within our community that provides a dynamic working and learning environment, where all members are valued for their contribution and individuality. We strive to ensure that we have policies, practices and support systems in place that encourage talented people, whatever their backgrounds, to work and study here.

Successful applicants will be employed by The University of Manchester; clinicians will also have an honorary contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.