Empowering Future Leaders
Training the next generation of cancer academic leaders within a cancer Team Science environment
A Team Science approach to training
What sets our training scheme apart is our approach to Team Science. We are firm believers that a team is greater than the sum of its parts and by engaging in a synergistic and collaborative environment our trainees will prosper and thrive.
We support this Team Science environment by breaking down traditional research silos and creating the opportunities for laboratory-based scientists to work closely with different disciplines as well as clinicians, patients and other colleagues.
It is through driving exemplary basic, discovery and translational science into the clinic that our research will have its greatest impact.
Every year, we provide a wealth of training opportunities spanning the wider Manchester Cancer Research Centre environment, supported by our partners:
Our Training Cornerstones
Our aim is to train the next generation of cancer academic leaders by working collectively to address the many challenges we face in cancer sciences.
We want to enable and empower you to develop the innovations that will have a positive impact on people affected by cancer across the globe.
All of our schemes for aspiring cancer researchers meet the high quality of standards outlined by our four training cornerstones:
Based primarily from the Withington Cancer Campus in south Manchester, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities at the Oglesby Cancer Research Building and world-leading laboratories at the new £150 million Paterson Research Building. Our close location to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Europe’s largest single site cancer hospital, also means you have the chance to learn alongside leading research and clinical staff.
There are numerous outstanding training and development opportunities available in Manchester across all of our partner organisations, including translational shadowing opportunities with clinical impact.
Manchester has excellent links with multiple international institutions, NHS Trusts and leading global cancer centres enabling shared learning and exposure to different settings and environments.
We host several postgraduate research events throughout the year, allowing you to network and engage with fellow researchers and academic cancer leaders from across the world.
As a postgraduate research student, you can access dedicated training offices at The University of Manchester, The Christie and CRUK Manchester Institute and Centre where you can access workshops, seminars and coaching and get advice on your next steps and follow-on funding opportunities.
Through the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health’s Doctoral Academy you can access a wide range of professional, personal and career development training and support to help develop the necessary skills to complete your research degree and successfully transition to the next stage of your career.
As a postgraduate research student, you can access a network of clinical and scientific experts and will receive tailored career mentoring throughout your training programme.
You’ll also have access to exemplary supervision during your academic research project or hospital-based fellowship.