Christie International Fellowship

Work alongside global leaders in oncology at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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What is the Christie International Fellowship?

The Christie International Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity to work alongside global leaders in oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Europe’s largest single site comprehensive cancer centre.

Various fellowships are available to develop your specialist knowledge and skills in oncology and can be tailored to last between 12 months and 3 years. Each programme incorporates clinical practice or research, with an active role in patient care or clinical research, alongside a unique core education programme focused in your chosen area.

You’ll work at the forefront of cutting-edge research and have unparalleled access to clinical and technical experts with a wealth of experience in their specialist fields.

The fellowship programme is open to applicants from every discipline, including medical, nursing, pharmacy and other cancer professionals.

Find out more about the fellowship programme on The Christie School of Oncology website.

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Fees and funding

The Christie International Fellowships are usually funded for between 12 months and 3 years, depending on the project.

Funding amounts and what they cover vary depending on the individual fellowships available. We encourage you to check with the relevant funding providers before applying.

The Christie and MCRC have a variety of funded clinical research fellowships available during each year. These posts are advertised on NHS Jobs. Find out more about the fellowship programme on The Christie School of Oncology website.

What's it like to do a PhD in Cancer Sciences in Manchester?

Find out how a PhD in Manchester will set you up as a future clinical academic leader through a programme filled with support, opportunities and skills development.

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Why study in Manchester?

Manchester is the ideal place to start the next phase of your cancer research academic career. Study with us and you’ll learn from world-leading researchers, have access to cutting edge facilities, and pioneer your own research discoveries to help in our fight against cancer.

The Christie School of Oncology in Manchester is an internationally renowned teaching centre that delivers world class education to healthcare professions at all stages of their career – from undergraduate education through to specialist training. Through the Christie International Fellowship, you’ll have the opportunity to join one of the largest and most well respected cancer research communities in the UK.

Read more about why our students choose to study in Manchester.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre - Christie International Fellowship

Dr Christoph Oing

Dr Christoph Oing is a Christie International Fellowship alumnus. His research project explored the role of tissue hypoxia and genomic instability in the development of bone metastases in prostate cancer. Christoph is currently leading the Medical Oncology Sarcoma Unit at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. Read more about Christoph’s experience.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre - Christie International Fellowship

Dr Rille Pihlak

Dr Rille Pihlak, from Estonia was a clinical PhD Fellow in the HPB team from April 2016 to September 2019 and a Senior Research Fellow in the ECMT from October 2019 until March 2021. Read more about Dr Rille Pihlak’s experience of completing a Clinical Internationally Fellowship with the experimental cancer team at The Christie.



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