Current vacancies: Clinical & Scientific Members

Do you want to help shape cancer research in the UK?

Apply for membership to the NCRI Groups


The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Groups have a remit to develop a portfolio of trials for specific cancer types or treatment approaches. This includes:

  • developing proposals,
  • considering new research questions,
  • overseeing the portfolio of existing studies,
  • and securing research funding

The Groups are multi-disciplinary with representation from a wide range of specialities including (but not limited to)surgery, medical oncology, clinical oncology, haematology, radiology, nurses, pathology, epidemiology, psychology, statistics and translational science.

Please note, we do not accept applications from industry representatives due to potential conflicts of interest, however we do seek to work with industry through other routes where possible.

Please click here for a full list of the NCRI Groups and their members

We are currently seeking applications for the following Groups:

Group We are recruiting across all disciplines but would particularly welcome applications from the following areas
Brain Paediatric Oncology, Neuropathology, Basic/Translational Researchers
Colorectal Surgeon, Medical Oncologist, Translational Scientist with Colorectal subspecialty,
Children’s Statistician with Clinical Trials expertise, Basic/Translational Researchers
Breast Basic/Translational Researchers
Lymphoma Pathologist, Haematologist, Basic/Translational Researchers
Lung Basic/Translational Researchers
Teenage & Young Adults & Germ Cell Tumour Drug Development, Brain Tumour expertise, novel methods in patient and public involvement research, Radiotherapy research expertise, Basic/Translational Researchers


For further information on the Groups and expectations of members, please see below documentation:

If you are interested in serving as a NCRI Group member, please upload your CV and covering letter in support of your application using the link below:

Apply for membership to the NCRI Groups


In your cover letter please indicate:

  • Your Group preference
  • Why you want to join the Group as a Clinical/Scientific Member
  • Skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • Examples of collaborative working and leadership
  • How you would manage the time required to adequately perform the role

If you are unsuccessful in securing Group membership, you may be offered a position on one of the relevant Subgroups of the Group, depending on capacity.

Applications will be reviewed in February 2020 by the Group Chair and NCRI Head of Clinical Research Groups and a decision made at a review panel teleconference. No interviews will be held. The outcomes will be sent by March 2019.

Please note, the application deadline is Sunday, 19 January 2020. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Gillian Rosenberg Head of NCRI Clinical Research Groups, on +44(0) 203 469 5465 or