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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 2020. 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 2020 or Winter 2021 admission), including a full scholarship and research allowance.

Summary of the recruitment process and event


Registration opens Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Deadline to submit an application Friday, November 15, 2019
Invitation letters sent to selected candidates Monday, December 9, 2019
Deadline to respond to the invitation Monday, December 16, 2019
Information package sent to participants (1 of 2) Friday, December 20, 2019
Information package sent to participants (2 of 2) Friday, January 10, 2020
Arrival Thursday, January 16, 2020
Departure Saturday, January 18, 2020
Official letter of offer sent to selected candidates Friday, February 7, 2020


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 16 & 17)
• On site meals on January 16 & 17

Registration for the 2020 event is open. Applicants must register here
• 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