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As a postdoc at the ICR, you’ll be working at the forefront of cancer research, in an environment that’s collaborative, international and inclusive.

Current postdoc vacancies

Our aim is to attract the best scientific minds, wherever in the world they come from. With postdocs from all over the UK and the world, you'll be joining a community that prioritises training the next generation of world-leading researchers. You’ll also benefit from our strong links with our partner hospital, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Three scientists in the lab - Dr Gabriela Kramer-Marek, Julia Hoebart and Florian Raes

Benefits and culture

We offer a competitive salary, rigorous training, many opportunities for professional development, and an open and inclusive working culture. From our LGBT+ Network and our forum on race and ethnicity, to sports clubs and seminars, you’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded researchers and build your network.

We also offer generous annual leave and family-friendly policies that support parents, including stop the clock, which supports maternity leave during research.

The best thing about working at the ICR is the close-knit family feeling, which improves collaborations and scientific discoveries.

- Diana Zatreanu, Postdoctoral research fellow

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Reimbursing your visa and other costs

Successful applicants will be able to claim the cost of their visa and of the immigration health surcharge (IHS) for themselves and for their dependants once they have joined. Applicants often find the UK visa application process to be less onerous than for some other countries, such as the United States.

Training and support

We run training sessions for new postdocs, as well as a postdoc buddy system to help you settle into your role. We normally pair you with someone from a different discipline, to broaden your network. We can also try to match you with someone who speaks your native language.

Throughout your postdoc fellowship, you’ll be offered training and support to help you grow in key areas such as high impact publishing, managing research projects, leadership and career planning.

Join our networks

Our Postdoc Association brings together postdocs across the ICR for professional and social events, which include away days and conferences. It provides a community for postdocs to feel connected and supported.

Our active postdoc LinkedIn group is a great way to connect with others and get answers to common questions, from what it’s like to rent in London to setting up a UK bank account.

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Current vacancies

Dr Gabriela Kramer-Marek in the lab, wearing a lab coat

Browse our latest postdoc vacancies.

Current vacancies

Benefits for staff

(Jan Chlebik for the ICR, 2011)

From generous annual leave and family friendly policies, we offer our staff a wide range of benefits.

Benefits for staff