Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Biochemistry

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute invite applications from medical or veterinary graduates for up to 10 Wellcome Trust funded PhD fellowships in the PhD Programme for Clinicians to be taken up by the end of 2017. The fellowships provide funding for: clinical salary, University and College fees and research consumables for 3 years. Prior to commencement, the Programme provides up to three months of additional salary support, enabling successful applicants to experience research in different groups before making an informed choice of their project and supervisor. Candidates who are interested in computational biology, epidemiology or public health can be funded for an additional 1-year MPhil in order to obtain the appropriate skills before starting their PhD.

Fellowships based in campuses in Cambridge or Norwich offer diverse research training opportunities in Departments and Institutes throughout the University of Cambridge Schools of Clinical Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Biomedical campus of the University of East Anglia and associated Institutes on the Norwich Research Park.

In addition, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world-leading centre at the forefront of experimental, computational and translational genomic research. Faculty members use large-scale genomic tools to investigate important global health problems such as cancer, malaria, diabetes and infectious disease. Examples of potential Sanger-based projects can be found at  http://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/clinical-phd-programme. Examples of potential Norwich Research Park projects can be found at https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine-health-sciences/graduate-school/studentships.

Applicants must be qualified in clinical or veterinary medicine. It is anticipated that many candidates will have already commenced their higher specialist clinical training, but this is not essential. The most important criteria we are looking for are academic excellence and the potential to pursue a career in academic clinical or veterinary medicine.  Further details are available from http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-study-at-the-mrl/wellcome-trust-clinical-phd-programme/ and https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine-health-sciences/graduate-school/studentships or by contacting Teresa Wallman (tdw30@medschl.cam.ac.uk) or by contacting Professor Alastair Watson for the University of East Anglia (alastair.watson@uea.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: 36 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

 To apply, please email the following to Teresa Wallman (tdw30@medschl.cam.ac.uk):

 - a current CV;

 - a 1 page statement on your research interests and experience, career goals and how these fit with your preliminary project aspirations;

 - names, email addresses and contact numbers of three academic referees.

Please state whether you would consider a fellowship based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and/or at the University of East Anglia on the Norwich Research Park.

Please quote reference RG10337 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12th or 19th December 2016.

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