MRC Skills Development Fellowships

University College London - School of Life and Medical Sciences

UCL has received funding to support two Medical Research Council Skills Development Fellowships. These exciting three year fellowships aim to create the future international leaders in quantitative research for the benefit of human health.

UCL has a long established record of interdisciplinary working across departments, faculties and schools and with world-leading partnerships that will provide Fellows with an internationally excellent training environment. UCL was rated top in the UK for research strength, and environment, in REF2014.

The programme is led by Professor Graham Hart, Professor of Sexual Health & HIV Research, as well as a leadership team with members from each research theme. Duties and responsibilities will be to:

Undertake a programme of research moving from a priority area to a biomedical discipline or vice versa. Prepare scientific/research data to be presented at internal and external meetings in relation to the programme of research where relevant. Prepare, or contribute to the preparation of, manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Actively participate in laboratory and other meetings as appropriate. Actively participate UCL’s fora and symposia which includes presentation of translational research programme when appropriate

UCL welcomes candidates with backgrounds in priority skills areas identified by the MRC (including mathematics, informatics, computer science and economics) wishing to train to bring a biomedical focus to their research. Biomedical researchers intending to transform their careers through training in a priority area are also encouraged to apply. Candidates’ research must fall into one of the research themes aligned with priority skills areas; Statistical Methods for Medicine; Health Data Science; Health Economics; Mathematical & Computational Biology and Imaging.

Key requirements:

  • PhD in a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Good track record of publications in suitable high impact journals.
  • For clinically qualified candidates only: GMC registration.
  • For clinically qualified candidates only: Achieved Foundation Competencies.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to an academic career.
  • Ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project.
  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of people at various levels.
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Good organisational skills.

UCL vacancy reference:1703157       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact  Amanda Felstone ( ) or 020 7679 0800. Informal enquiries about the vacancy should be addressed to Felipe Fouto, Programme Manager at the Academic Careers Office ( ).

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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