Clinical Research Fellow (UKB)

University of Edinburgh - UK Biobank Chief Scientists Team

This post provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for a clinician to contribute to the development of UK Biobank an international research resource based on data from 500,000 UK adults ( The post will be based in the UK Biobank Chief Scientist’s team.

Your role will be to develop and execute methods for the identification of a wide range of disease outcomes of major public health importance ascertained mainly from routinely-collected healthcare datasets including hospital admissions, death registrations and primary care data.

This post is a rare opportunity to get right in at the heart of an internationally leading research resource and is ideal for a clinician wishing to train in epidemiology and obtain skills in clinical research methods, data science and statistics.

You will have a good medical degree, have completed your pre-specialisation medical training and qualifications, and be aiming for speciality training in a relevant area. Areas relevant to this project are broad and may include general practice, geriatrics, general medicine, acute medicine, surgical specialties and public health. Excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to work flexibly in a large multidisciplinary team, and a proactive approach to problem solving and changing priorities are essential. Experience of critical appraisal of scientific papers, conducting research, or writing scientific papers would be an advantage.

This post is full-time, to start as soon as possible and available for two years in the first instance. Applications from candidates who wish to work part time or on a sessional basis are also welcomed.

For an appropriate candidate there will be the possibility of registering for and completing a higher degree (PhD or MD), applying for a personal research training fellowship, and / or extending the post.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 18 November.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.

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