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Clinical Research Training Fellow x 5 (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Office of the School of Clinical Medicine

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £34,466 to £60,991
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 23rd September 2020
Closes: 13th November 2020
Reference: RA24145

Applications are invited for Clinical Research Fellowships leading to a PhD. The Fellowships are available to medically-qualified individuals who are undertaking their specialist training in any clinical discipline, and who want to obtain a PhD with a view to an academic career in any branch of cancer research. Eligibility to practice clinically within the UK is an essential qualification.

Fellowships for 2021 are to be held in member research groups of the CRUK Cambridge Centre aligned to one of the 12 research Programmes.
For details of the projects on offer within these Programmes, please see:
Applicants will choose their preferred projects (first and second choices) and short-listed candidates will be invited to interview, at which their career intentions and preferred PhD project will be discussed.

CRUK Cambridge Centre Clinical Research Fellowships are financed by Cancer Research UK and provide clinicians with funds to cover a full-time, 3 year PhD degree. This includes a clinical salary, generous consumables and University Composition Fees at the Home rate. Overseas applicants may apply for these positions, and will usually be eligible to apply for the reduced staff University Composition Fee (UCF). This is one third of either the full- or part-time Home Student UCF, for all qualifying students, irrespective of whether they are classified as UK or Overseas. Successful international applicants would be required to apply for the reduced staff UCF via their host department, and if they are not eligible they may be required to self-fund the cost difference between Overseas and Home fees; this is approximately £18,408 per year for 3 years.

Fellowships are usually expected to start on 01 October 2021.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview w/c 11 January 2021. You will be interviewed by a panel of Principal Investigators from the CRUK Cambridge Centre and you will be given the opportunity to visit the relevant department(s) or institute(s) for your selected project(s). We strongly encourage informal interaction between short-listed candidates and the Principal Investigators and their laboratories before the formal interview.

Award of the Fellowship is dependent on the successful applicant obtaining an offer of admission as a PhD student to the University of Cambridge. 

Please refer to the Further Particulars document for full details about the projects on offer and how to apply.

Informal enquiries can be sent to

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

This is an integrated appointment between the University and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ("NHS Trust"). You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Clinical Contract by the NHS Trust. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract, GMC registration, License to Practice and Medical Defence Cover.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please ensure that you upload a CV, a completed Additional Information for Clinical Researchers form, and a statement of interest (this should include your first and second choice of PhD project from those offer, as well as confirming your eligibility to practice) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 November 2020. Interviews will take place w/b 11 January 2021.

Please quote reference RA24145 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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