Much of the research at the Crick will be conducted by Crick Group Leaders and their teams (the initial group of whom were formerly researchers at the MRC's NIMR or Cancer Research UK's LRI).

The Crick Partnership model relies heavily on collaborations between Crick and University researchers. Imperial staff benefit from a variety of opportunities to work at the Crick, to make connections with Crick researchers, to utilise facilities at the Crick and there are also opportunities to host Crick staff in laboratories at the College. 

Opportunities available to Imperial staff:


The attachments programme is designed to allow college staff to do collaborative research together with staff at the Crick - and Crick researchers can, similarly, make use of the cutting-edge facilities and world-class research environment Imperial has to offer.

Doctoral Supervision

The doctoral supervision programme is about encouraging, connecting and facilitating truly multidisciplinary research. Students following the 4-year Crick PhD programme will be co-supervised at the Crick and one of the three university partners, and will therefore have access to expertise and facilities at the Crick and the College.

Group Leader Recruitment

The College and the Crick have joined forces to recruit group leaders who wish to set up an independent research programme at the Crick with strong links to a department at Imperial and who will transfer their research activity to the College after a period of 6 years. 

Interest Groups

Interest Groups aim to enhance scientific discussion by strengthening existing interactions and promoting new links within and across the different groups. College staff can join Crick Internal Interest Groups as Associate Members.