Information for job applicants
Working in Cambridge provides the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research in a world-renowned interdisciplinary scientific environment. Cancer research in Cambridge is undertaken in all six Schools of the University and in numerous University-affiliated and independent research institutes.
Links with Industry
Cancer researchers in Cambridge have an excellent record of collaboration with Cambridge researchers, with a number of successful spin-off companies having been established from work carried out in Cambridge laboratories. Many large multinational companies have also established collaborations with Cambridge researchers, facilitating development of potential novel treatments. For example, GlaxoSmithKline has a Clinical Trials Unit in the Addenbrookes Centre for Clinical Investigation (ACCI) on the Addenbrookes site and also has a large number of research collaborations with University researchers. The close associations between basic researchers and clinicians at Addenbrooke's hospital facilitate the process of linking the laboratory to the clinic and emphasises a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer-focused research.
Cancer Research UK, the UK's biggest funder of research into the causes and treatment of cancer, provides funding to Cambridge-based researchers. The new Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute (CRI) is housed in the Li Ka Shing Centre on the Addenbrooke's site and provides a purpose-built site exclusively designed for cancer research. In addition, scientists from across many other departments and institutes benefit from core-funding from Cancer Research UK.
Multiple other funding sources across Cambridge support projects related to cancer research. Departments and institutes with substantial involvement in oncology-based research include:
- Babraham Institute
- Cambridge Institute of Medical Research
- CRUK Cambridge Research Institute
- Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Genetics
- Department of Haematology
- Department of Oncology
- Department of Pathology
- Department of Physics
- Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
- MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit
- MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
- University of Cambridge Department of Engineering
- Wellcome Trust / CRUK Gurdon Institute
- Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
- Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research
If you would like to be part of Cambridge's cutting-edge, collaborative community, search the University's vacancy listings.
Institutes and Centres affiliated with the University of Cambridge may also have job vacancies that are not listed centrally. It is often worth searching their individual sites.
If you are interested in working on a particular topic, within a specific department/institute or with a particular researcher, search the Cambridge Cancer Centre directory.