CRUK City of London Centre AstraZeneca Clinical Research Training Fellowship

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    The Francis Crick Institute
    United Kingdom
    Formal sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)


The Cancer Research UK City of London (CoL) Centre is looking for an exceptional clinical trainee to carry out a multi-disciplinary PhD project in collaboration with AstraZeneca commencing in January 2021. AstraZeneca (AZ) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in a number of therapy areas including oncology.

The successful clinical research training fellow will be based within the group of a CoL Centre primary supervisor and will work in close collaboration with AZ scientists. He /she will also spend at least 2 months on a research placement with AZ in Cambridge, and will benefit from additional oversight and advice from a thesis committee.

What is funded

Clinical research training fellows (CRTFs) will follow a three-year version of the CRUK CoL PhD training programme, which will provide a firm foundation for clinicians with a future academic career path in mind. Trainees will benefit from multi-disciplinary training, cohort-building activities and a broad range of scientific and transferable skills training. In addition, they will participate in the Centre’s networking workshops and conferences. Each trainee will work with their supervisors to develop a customised training plan, tailored to the trainee’s background and project requirements.

These are full-time research positions with limited participation in clinical activities. They are fully funded for three years, and PhD registration will be at the Primary Supervisor’s university. Successful candidates will receive a salary commensurate with their current experience, paid on the clinical academic scale.


We are looking for talented and motivated clinicians who are passionate about research, have a strong academic track record and hold full GMC registration or equivalent.

Due to funding body restrictions only UK / EU nationals are eligible to apply for this programme.

Applicants for this competitive programme are expected to have:

  • A medical degree
  • Previous wet or dry lab research experience (desirable)
  • Continuous full General Medical Council (GMC) registration or equivalent

Applications are welcomed from candidates from all medical and surgical specialities

Applicants should be in a training position (not necessarily with a training number). Candidates at consultant grade will not be considered.

To apply

Please visit https://www.colcc.ac.uk/clinical-research-training-fellowships-crtf/ to apply

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