Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme - Clinical Lectureship/PhD Fellowship – any discipline (1 vacancy)

The University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training (ECAT) Programme

Training and mentoring future academic leaders:  August 2018 intake

The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint two highly ambitious individuals who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders.  Vacancies are available within the ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) programme, now in its tenth year, for trainees seeking doctoral (PhD) training and mentorship, with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (MRC).  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to a research career and should have a track record appropriate to their career stage in basic, translational or clinical research.

In order to maximise flexibility for individual trainees, two types of post are available:  ECAT Clinical Lectureships (with combined clinical and research training and mentorship to CCT) and ECAT PhD Fellowships (with research training and mentorship).  In both cases, the University of Edinburgh and the Scotland Postgraduate Deanery will provide funding for a preparatory period before starting the PhD (12 months for Clinical Lectureships and three months for PhD Fellowships) when selection of supervisors and planning of the PhD project are optimised, with the support of the ECAT Directors.

1) Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme - Clinical Lectureship/PhD Fellowship – any discipline (1 vacancy)

This vacancy is open to medically-qualified trainees in any clinical discipline from anywhere in the UK.  The position provides funding for a full-time, three-year Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship leading to a PhD undertaken in one of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally competitive, multidisciplinary research centres.

2) MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship Scheme – Clinical Lectureship/PhD Fellowship in Reproductive Health (1 vacancy)

This vacancy is open to medically-qualified trainees in Reproductive Health (Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Sexual and Reproductive Health) from anywhere in the UK.  The position provides funding for a full-time, three-year MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship leading to a PhD undertaken in the University’s MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.

All candidates must be GMC registered.  In order to be eligible for a Clinical Lectureship post, candidates must hold or obtain a specialty training position with a National Training Number (NTN) in their chosen discipline in the UK no later than August 2018.  Candidates for PhD Fellowship posts need not hold an NTN.

We aim to be an inclusive programme and welcome applications from eligible candidates irrespective of gender or ethnic group.

Further information is available at www.ecat.ed.ac.uk

Enquiries should be directed in the first instance to the ECAT Administrator, Joanne Ness: ecat@ed.ac.uk

For further particulars and to submit an application, visit our website www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk 

Vacancy reference: 042758

Closing date: 5.00pm, Monday 12 March 2018

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PhD

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Scotland