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Training and development

Clinical research fellows and PhD students 

We have a rolling programme of studentships with clinical fellows and PhD students embedded within the ICR-CTSU to gain applied knowledge of clinical trial development, conduct and reporting whilst working towards a PhD.  

We have a number of PhD students working on a wide range of projects including refining methods for biostatistical analysis, assessing and enhancing equality diversity and inclusion and improving  collection of patient reported outcomes. 

Find out more about current PhD opportunities here

Clinical trial professional development 

Our in-house staff training programme includes trial regulation and conduct training, specialist data management training and bitesize statistics workshops for non-statisticians. In addition to this our staff benefit from attending external career development training and events.  

We run a regular series of research meetings at which we present our work and invite external speakers to discuss topics of interest to the wider ICR. Our staff can also access the wider programme of ICR seminars covering all of the work at the Institute, and benefit from the ICR training programme. 

STEM outreach 

We recognise the crucial importance of promoting the rewarding and varied career available in clinical trials to the next generation. We attend careers fairs at schools and universities and we are always looking for an opportunity to engage with students, particularly any which involve groups currently underrepresented in STEM careers. Contact us at ctsu@icr.ac.uk if you would like us to attend or speak at an event you are organising. 

Current vacancies

Clinical trials

Division of Clinical Studies

The division carries out or coordinates high-quality trials and translational research at both an early phase – typically to test new targeted drugs – and a later stage.