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Research Work Placements

Are you aged 16-17, in full-time education and would like to gain experience working in a laboratory focusing on research into brain tumours?

In 2015, we launched our research strategy – A Cure Can’t Wait– in which we committed to improving outcomes for everyone diagnosed with a brain tumour, including improving survival rates and the quality of life of everyone affected.

We know the only way to do this is by funding only the very best, world-class research to help us reach our goal – to double the survival and halve the harm that brain tumours have. However, there is a need to develop the workforce and support the future leaders of scientific research in the brain tumour field.

It’s really important to motivate young people because we need the next generation of researchers to find a cure to treat brain tumours

Dr David Michod

Research placements are a great opportunity to get gain experience, make contacts, and learn new skills. We’re offering students aged 16 years and above, opportunities to experience what it is like to work in a research laboratory.

Current opportunities

Applications for research placements are currently closed. If you’re interested in future placement opportunities in 2022 and beyond, have questions about working in the field of brain tumour research, or if you are a researcher looking to recruit people for work placements within your lab, please contact our volunteering team on 01252 237 818, or email volunteering@thebraintumourcharity.org.

Research in education

We are delighted to have been working with Dr David Michod for many years, offering students the opportunity to spend a week working alongside him and his team at the UCL Institute of Child Health, London.