ACTREC offers an active Training Program which plays a vital role in creating in the minds of bright, young students an awareness about cutting-edge research carried out at the Centre, and the opportunities available for pursuing cancer research as a career. During the training, students get to work on small scientific queries under the close supervision of scientists and clinicians of the Centre. ACTREC also accepts staff or doctoral students of academic/ research institutions either as observers or as trainees, to learn specific techniques/ technologies that they can then put into use in their parent institution. Training requests from individuals who have completed academic studies and who wish to get exposure to the research milieu are also accepted.
(=15 days): Staff of academic or research institutions who wish to observe the conduct of specific techniques.
(4-8 weeks): Undergraduate students seeking research exposure during their college's summer break.
(1-6 months, extendable by a similar period in exceptional cases): (a) Bachelor's or Master's degree students whose college curriculum requires a dissertation, (b) faculty or staff or doctoral students of academic/ research institutions who wish to learn specific techniques, (c) individuals who have completed their academic studies and are not employed, who seek exposure to the research milieu.
Those who wish to join the Center as a Trainee or an Observer are urged to go through the ACTREC website to know more about the research programs of various groups and investigators [http://actrec.gov.in/basic_main.htm] They may then send an email enquiry directly to the scientist/ clinician they would like to work with (contact details of each investigator are given on his/her own webpage), mentioning the reason for seeking training, the period for which training is sought (start and end dates) and attaching a soft copy of their CV. Since trainee positions are keenly sought, individuals are advised to write well in advance to seek assignment to a lab as trainee. The Centre charges observership/ training fees from students and staff affiliated to privately funded colleges and institutions.