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Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Researchers at the CRUK CI

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is a joint venture between the Charity, Cancer Research UK, and the University of Cambridge. The Institute opened in 2007 and has excellent state-of-the-art facilities. Research ranges from basic cancer biology and computational biology through to translational research and clinical application.

The University and CRUK CI value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Studying at CRUK CI

The Institute currently has approximately 60 graduate students, who play pivotal roles in the continuing success of our research programmes. Gaining a studentship here is an excellent opportunity to start a research career in an environment committed to training outstanding cancer research scientists of the future.


Working at CRUK CI

There are a limited number of CRUK funded postdoctoral fellowships within the Institute. In addition, we welcome and support applications from excellent candidates who have their own fellowships. Please contact the group leader in your area of interest in the first instance. Other positions in our scientific core facilities, administration, laboratory management and other support services are advertised as and when positions open. All positions are advertised on the University of Cambridge jobs website.

Graduate Society

All graduate students at CRUK CI are a part of GradSoc – the Institute’s own graduate society, run by the students for students! GradSoc organises a range of social events for CRUK CI students throughout the year, aiming to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere to make students’ time at CRUK CI even more enjoyable. GradSoc also organises journal clubs and meet the speaker sessions. These help students develop presentation, communication and critical reviewing skills and give graduate students the chance to meet seminar speakers in a relaxed environment.

CI Scientists' Society

The Cambridge Institute Scientists Society (CIS Soc) was formed in 2014 to establish an identity for, and give a voice to, all Institute scientists, to foster more efficient and productive interactions within the Institute and between CRUK CI and the University of Cambridge and Cambridge Biomedical Campuses. CIS Soc organises chalk talks to help prepare scientists for grant/job interviews, offers scientists opportunities to chair Seminars, organises an Institute mentor scheme, and hosted a number of social events during the year.

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