Empowering Future Leaders

Training the next generation of cancer academic leaders within a cancer Team Science environment

Oglesby Cancer Research Building front at night

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:

Training in Manchester Cornerstones

Networking and Engagement
Mentorship and Career Development

Alumni Stories

Alumni from the MCRC go on to accomplish incredible things. Read their stories about how a cancer PhD has equipped them with the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Researcher Stories

Read first-hand experiences of from cancer scientists from across Manchester.


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Postgraduate Life

Find out why postgraduate students choose to study in Manchester.