BRC Molecular Pathology Starter Programme

The BRC Molecular Pathology Starter Programme offers 6-month training to histopathology specialty registrars in the fundamental aspects of Molecular Pathology.   

Molecular Pathology is at the forefront of diagnostic medicine. In the advent of personalised medicine and rapidly expanding genetic technologies, histopathologists increasingly need to have a comprehensive understanding of molecular pathology, to be able to fully integrate their practise with molecular medicine both for diagnostics and research.

These competitive posts aim to give histopathology trainees a basic foundation in molecular pathology, with the expectation that this will significantly enhance their careers in general diagnostic histopathology, as well as provide grounding for any later interest in pursuing translational or basic research.


Applicants should be histopathology specialty registrars with GMC registration, MBBS (or equivalent), an NTN training number and ideally be ST2 - ST4 level, with FRCPath Part 1.

These are full time posts (40 hours per week). Please note that these posts do not incorporate diagnostic histopathology, and are separate from the Histopathology structured training program at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Successful applicants will take a six-month Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) outside of the Histopathology Training Program to perform a structured, supervised research project under the supervision of an ICR/RMH Team Leader.

The next programme applications will begin August 2020 and applications will be open during Autumn 2019.

Contact [email protected] if you have any further queries.