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Alongside specific training programmes focused on strengthening knowledge and skills across our priority themes, there are opportunities for postgraduate researchers in a wide variety of disease areas and specialisms.

In order to build expertise in early phase clinical trials within Manchester and across the UK, we have established an MRes in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics. The course is aimed at medical, nursing and clinical research students who are considering a career in Phase I clinical studies, and alongside taught elements, participants will be allocated to one or more clinical trials that are being conducted by the Experimental Cancer Medicine team at The Christie.

In 2016 we are offering two Molecular Pathology Clinical Research Training Fellowships, leading to the award of a PhD, for pathologists in training who wish to pursue a research career in molecular pathology.  The Fellows will receive training in University laboratories and in an NHS Trust, thus giving access to all aspects of the diagnostic pathway from discovery to adoption. Industry partnerships will also provide unique training opportunities within the commercial sector.

Within other areas, we offer Clinical Research Training Fellowships and Non-clinical PhD Studentships for those with clinical and non-clinical backgrounds respectively. Our PhD projects are chosen to fit within our overall strategy to translate research into patient benefit in order to drive the adoption of more personalised treatment approaches.