CRTF Recruitment Process2021-10-08T10:38:13+00:00

The CRUK CoL Centre  Clinical Research Training Fellowship PhD Programme

Applications for  CRUK CoL Centre  Clinical Research Training Fellowships commencing in September 2022 are open now.  This is a unique multidisciplinary and collaborative training opportunity for any clinician who is interested in carrying out research in cancer biotherapeutics.

The appointed fellows will follow the three-year version of the CRUK CoL PhD training programme, which provides a firm foundation for clinicians with a future academic career path in mind. They will follow a customised training plan, developed in collaboration with their supervisors and tailored to their background and project requirements. Trainees will benefit from multi-disciplinary scientific and cohort-building activities, and actively participate in the Centre’s events, e.g. symposia, conferences.

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. 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.

The funding for this fellowship covers students with home tuition fee status only. For more information on home tuition fee status please visit the UKCISA website. Please note that we will only be able to offer fellowships to candidates that have home tuition fee status or provide evidence that they can fund the international portion of the tuition fee from external sources (i.e. not self-funded).

Submitting your application

Applications must be submitted through the Francis Crick Institute’s online academic recruitment system. 

Before beginning an application, you should read the information on this page and the completing the application form page. You can find out about the projects being offered to start in September 2022 and their supervisor below.

Key dates

  • Your application must be submitted by the deadline: 12 noon (GMT), 15 November 2021.
  • We will not accept late applications.
  • We should receive your references by 22 November 2021. Your application may still be considered if references are not received by this deadline. However, no applicant will be invited to interview unless references have been received.
  • You will find out if you have been invited to interview for the programme by 07 January 2022.


Shortlisted candidates for this programme will be interviewed by a panel of CRUK CoL Centre faculty remotely via Zoom on Friday 21 January 2022. Please note we envisage making three appointments, with fellowships awarded to the best applicants based on information submitted on the application form, references and performance during the interview.

Projects available

Applications are now open