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Careers in research

Cambridge University Hospitals sits on one of the largest Biomedical Campuses in the country.

We work with world-leading experts in a number of health conditions and benefit from state-of-the-art technology to support our research. Multiple charitable research and pharmaceutical partner organisations are located on or around the campus producing world-class research that changes lives.

CUH has expertise in a wide range of health conditions, including cancer, organ transplant, neuroscience and mental health among others (link to BRC themes page?). Research is a vital part of our identity at CUH and we want to encourage our staff to support our world leading research.

Your research career

The NHS provides numerous opportunities in research, at whatever stage of your career. There is more than one path to research, and you do not need to have a medical degree.

We can offer training opportunities for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to move into a research role or provide support to undertake your own research study.

Alternatively, you may have just left education and want to work in one of our many laboratories, processing patient samples or supporting genomic research. We provide apprenticeship roles in healthcare science.

We also have nursing and allied health professional apprenticeships where you can train and then move into a research role.

If the clinical side isn’t for you, our researchers are supported by an army of research support staff, from data management to setting up new trials and arranging research appointments for patients. Whatever research role you are looking for, we can offer support and training to guide and mentor new researcher staff.

There has never been a better time to get into research and Cambridge is the place to kick-off your career at one of the world’s leading hospitals. Whatever stage you’re at, think about research and join the CUH research family.

Your path in research

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The NIHR is the largest funder of health and care research training in the UK and can support you in developing your research career.

Your Path in Research (opens in a new tab) is run by the NIHR and also have free training sessions (opens in a new tab).

Twitter: @NIHRcommunity (opens in a new tab)

Developing the next generation of researchers

Twitter: @CambridgeBRC (opens in a new tab)

For Nurses Midwives and Allied Health Professions

The Clinical Nursing Research Group (CRNG)

The aim of the CNRG is to conduct research focusing on improving outcomes in people with long-term conditions, and to build research capacity and capability among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Twitter: @CNRGCam (opens in a new tab)

Apprentices in Healthcare Science at CUH