Training & Vacancies

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have a long-standing program of training graduate scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals.
Supervisor and student in laboratory

We are the UK’s largest training centre for oncology with 30% of all consultant medical oncologists in the UK having training from The Royal Marsden and/or the ICR at registrar, doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Academic and Clinical Training

Within The Specialist Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for Cancer, the training of the next generation of leaders in translational research has been enhanced by the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) award of 18 Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) and six Clinical Lectureships (CLs) for 2011-13. 

To date, we have 11 ACFs and five CLs who are in post across six disciplines. These posts within The Specialist BRC for Cancer significantly enhance clinical research, in addition to providing training for promising individuals.

The ICR is a College of the University of London and provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. Many of the ICR’s clinical trainee opportunities and science studentships relate to the work of The Specialist BRC for Cancer.

The Royal Marsden continues to invest in the training of research nurses, trial coordinators and data managers through the provision of a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Research. Further to this, The Royal Marsden provides the highest standards in training for nursing and other allied health professionals through the School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Other training provided by The Royal Marsden includes:
• Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
• Specialist Registrar (SpR)
• Consent training

Further training and clinical fellowships are also available through the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme and the UK Clinical Research Network (CRN) websites.

Cancer Treatment Background Course

A four-module training course for employees of The Royal Marsden and the ICR, that the BRC team is running for non-scientists at the ICR and RMH, outlining the science behind targeted cancer treatment. Topics covered will include:

  • The biology and genetics of cancer
  • A wide range of licensed and experimental targeted cancer treatments
  • Current and future biomarkers
  • Solid tumours most relevant to the Biomedical Research Centre

See the flyer (PDF) for more information about the event, and for details on how to attend.


Vacancies at The Specialist BRC for Cancer will be advertised through The Royal Marsden and the ICR vacancies pages:

The Royal Marsden vacancies

ICR vacancies