Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track Veterinary Clinical Lectureships

University of Edinburgh

Applications to join the prestigious ECAT programme in August 2018 are invited from Veterinarians in any clinical discipline who are determined to pursue a career in academic veterinary medicine.

ECAT Clinical Lectureships provide: (i) an introductory year with 80% clinical training time in the relevant residency programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and 20% academic time to identify PhD supervisors and develop a bespoke PhD project in one of the internationally competitive multidisciplinary research Centres in Edinburgh; (ii) a 3-year full-time fully-funded PhD Fellowship funded by the Wellcome Trust; and (iii) up to 3 further years as a post-doctoral Clinical Lecturer to complete clinical specialty training and with 20% academic time to initiate post-doctoral training and prepare applications for an intermediate fellowship or other academic post. Progression through the scheme is subject to satisfactory performance but does not involve competitive interviews after initial appointment.

ECAT Clinical Lecturers will benefit from membership of the ECAT programme for medical clinicians, now in its eighth year. To date, ECAT has recruited 50 trainees from all around the UK, representing 20 clinical disciplines. Appointees have selected PhD projects in 15 different research centres. All ECAT trainees are supported in optimising their selection of PhD projects, progressing through doctoral and post-doctoral training, and managing parallel clinical/research training by the ECAT co-directors, research supervisors and clinical mentors. Quarterly ECAT research-in-progress meetings, social events and an annual symposium consolidate peer-to-peer support. Further information is available at www.ecat.ed.ac.uk.

Candidates should have evidence of high academic achievement and will have completed an internship/residency or had significant experience in clinical practice. Candidates who have already undertaken a period of full-time research leading to a doctoral degree are not eligible for the ECAT scheme but are welcome to make contact.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be addressed to the ECAT Co-Directors, Professor Moira Whyte (moira.whyte@ed.ac.uk) and Professor Andrew Jackson (andrew.jackson@igmm.ed.ac.uk) or to Professor David Argyle, Head of the Vet school (david.argyle@ed.ac.uk).

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 60 months.

For further particulars and to submit an application, visit our website via the apply button below.

Reference: 041247

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 2nd November 2017.  

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