Clinical Research Fellows


The Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre and the Beatson Institute are engaged in a programme of world-class science directed towards understanding aspects of cancer cell growth, motility and survival, and leukaemia stem cells with a view to developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. We welcome applications from dynamic and highly motivated clinicians in training (oncologists, haemato-oncologists, surgeons or pathologists) with GMC registration and membership of the relevant Royal College (such as MRCP, MRCS or MRCPath), good clinical and communication skills as well as an aptitude for research to apply for a clinical research training post leading to a higher degree.

Posts are normally available for three years and the salary will be set according to clinical experience, likely to be at ST1 to ST3 level or ST4/5 for haematology trainees. Under justified circumstances, there is the possibility of extension of the fellowship for a fourth year, which may be relevant to facilitate re-entry into clinical training. Successful applicants will normally be employed by the University of Glasgow. The clinical research fellowship is designed to provide training for future academic clinicians in cancer research, and the successful candidates will be exposed to a wide range of cancer research skills and state-of-the-art technologies. The project and supervisor will be determined based on the applicant’s interests and expertise. Appropriate honorary status will be sought from relevant clinical units within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Informal enquiries or applications comprising a statement of relevant knowledge, skills and experience, a full CV and addresses of two academic referees should be sent to Dr Jackie Beesley, Senior Research Manager (email: or to specific supervisors.

CRUK TRACC Programme

The TRACC (to Train and Retain Academic Cancer Clinicians) Programme aims to build a cadre of cancer-orientated clinician scientists, trained for basic, translational and clinical research excellence.

The TRACC Programme - the Cancer Research UK Glasgow and Edinburgh Centres' joint clinical academic training programme in cancer - was initiated in 2019 following a successful bid to Cancer Research UK. From 2020 it provides 4 MB-PhD positions and 3 clinical research training fellowships (CRTFs) annually, with an expectation that half of the positions will be based in Glasgow and half in Edinburgh (with very close cross-city collaboration).

The Programme is led by experienced academic clinicians with strong support from basic scientists and a dedicated TRACC Programme Operations Team.

The Programme aims to attract the best undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees and enable them to contribute to top class basic, translational and clinical research. Its overarching ambition is to train the next generation of leading clinical academics in cancer for Scotland and beyond.


TRACC Programme for Clinicians

TRACC Programme CRTF-PhD