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Be part of the next
generation of cancer
research superstars

The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute’s major objectives for its graduate and postgraduate programs are to:

Train and support the upcoming generation of world-class cancer researchers.

Promote an innovative program geared towards changing the phenotype of future researchers, emphasizing the importance of integrating basic science and clinic, as well as the crucial need for strong teamwork and leadership.

To become a trainee with the GCI, candidates must:

Apply and be accepted by one of the academic departments within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences which GCI members are affiliated with:

  1. Department of Biochemistry
  2. Department of Human Genetics
  3. Department of Medicine (Division Experimental Medicine)
  4. Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  5. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  6. Department of Physiology
  7. The Biological and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Find a host laboratory and a supervisor among the GCI’s members.

Officially register as a graduate student.

The graduate training program at the GCI is engineered to provide the trainees with a global exposure to the research perspective and the cancer issue. It, therefore, comprises several features which include access to the following:

A multidisciplinary research training integrating:

  • the basic science aspects (structural studies, cell biology and animal models)
  • the clinical aspects (bio-banking, genomic proteomic analysis and screening)
  • the translation ventures (target validation and drug development)
  • and, through close interactions with the Biochemistry department, exposure to a Chemical Genetics Program
  • mentors who are international authorities in their respective research specialty
  • a system of academic support through a Graduate Advisory Committee
  • a complementary educative program which includes weekly seminars, specialized conferences, and workshops, as well as public outreach initiatives
  • services of specialized technological core facilities (transgenic, imaging, metabolomics, flow cytometry,  single-cell analysis).

Internal funding

Students that are part of the GCI are eligible to apply to the GCI Internal Awards program.

Graduate Degrees

Graduate degrees are conferred by the academic departments in which GCI students are registered.

For more information, please contact the relevant department:

  • Department of Biochemistry 
  • Department of Human Genetics
  • Department of Medicine (Division Experimental Medicine)
  • Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Department of Physiology
  • The Biological and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

A competitive post-doctoral fellowship program is available at the Goodman Cancer Research Institute and entails working collaboratively with a group of internationally renowned researchers. Studies are offered in virtually all aspects of cancer research ranging from molecular biology to drug design.
To apply for a post-doctoral position, GCI researchers should be contacted individually.
Internal funding is available to post-doctoral trainees working under the supervision of a GCI researcher. 

Clinical interactions are an important part of the GCI training program at both the graduate and post-doctoral level. A variety of multidisciplinary research connections allow the members of the Institute to offer interactions with the clinical milieu. The “bench-to-bedside” principle is the axis of the Institute’s mandate and therefore participation in translational research and clinical studies is offered to those interested.

McGill undergraduate students are invited to apply for training during the summer months. These internships can last up to four months, and offer  students real-life experience about the rewards and challenges of biomedical research.

Internal Funding is available.

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