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Join the team. Fight cancer!

The Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University is a world-class cancer research centre in the heart of Montreal. Our mission – to uncover the molecular blueprints of cancer and develop the next generation of therapeutics to benefit cancer patients. The GCRC offers a cutting-edge training program in cancer biology centered around four main research areas: Cancer Therapeutics, Cell Stemness and Plasticity, Oncometabolism, and the Tumour Microenvironment.

The Goodman offers a unique training program in cancer biology, where graduate trainees have access to state-of-the-art-facilities and equipment, as well as mentorship from internationally renowned leaders in cancer biology. McGill University is a world leader in medical research, and offers students the opportunity to innovate while enjoying a high quality of life in Montreal, one of North America’s greatest and lively cities. At the Goodman, students are pushing the boundaries of cancer research to solve the cancer puzzle – the missing piece is you.

What is the Graduate Recruitment event?

We are currently recruiting the best minds to join the cancer biology program at the Goodman. Prospective students are invited to apply to attend the Goodman Graduate Recruitment Event, to be held in Montreal in January 2019. Top applicants will be invited to the Goodman Cancer Research Centre to introduce them to the graduate program and to meet fellow students and scientists. Selected invitees will be offered admission to the graduate program at the Goodman (Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 admission), including a full scholarship and research allowance.

Summary of the recruitment process and event


Registration opens Monday, October 15, 2018
Deadline to submit an application Monday, November 12, 2018
Invitation letters sent to selected candidates Monday, December 3, 2018
Deadline to respond to the invitation Monday, December 17, 2018
Information packages sent to participants Friday, January 11, 2019
Arrival Thursday, January 24, 2019
Departure Saturday, January 26, 2019
Official letter of offer sent to selected candidates Monday, February 15, 2019


Invited candidates will be brought to Montreal for the GCRC Graduate Recruitment Event. Their expenses will be paid as follows:

• Reimbursement of travel expenses up to a maximum of $500 CAD
• 2 nights’ accommodations at a hotel in downtown Montreal (January 24 & 25)
• STM Access Card valid for 3 consecutive days
• On site meals on January 24 & 25

Registration for the 2019 event is closed.
• Letter of intent – 1 page maximum; should highlight motivations, research experience and skills
• CV (demonstration of scientific curiosity & activities)
• Official Transcript

Questions? Contact Daniel Caron

• Demonstrated interest in biomedical research
• Enrolled in a B.Sc. or M.Sc. program
• GPA of 3.6 out of 4.3 for M.Sc. & Ph.D. candidates; international students will be evaluated on individual basis