|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Grade & salary will be in line with the most appropriate clinical salary scale, as determined by the University of Edinburgh|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||25th October 2023|
Fixed term, full-time (35 hours per week)
1st August 2024 for up to 5 years
Up to 5 posts available across all disciplines
ECAT-i (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track – inclusive) is the University of Edinburgh’s prestigious academic track for health professionals.
These posts provide research opportunities for registered health professionals and specialities, including: allied health professionals (art therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dieticians, drama therapists, music therapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists) chiropractors, clinical psychologists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental nurses, dental therapists, general practitioners, healthcare scientists (in life sciences, physiological sciences, physical sciences and biomechanical engineering, and bioinformatics), health visitors, midwives, non-medical public health specialists, nurses, optometrists and dispensing opticians, osteopaths, pharmacists, social workers, pharmacy technicians and practitioner psychologists.
Joining the ECAT-i programme involves undertaking a Wellcome Trust PhD for Health Professionals in a world-leading research centre at the University of Edinburgh. The programme aims to build on the principles of research excellence and mentorship developed during the successful ECAT Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme, with a strong emphasis on research inclusivity and a positive research culture.
We are seeking to recruit up to five outstanding health professionals for the August 2024 intake.
Funding is provided for a preparatory period (typically between three and 12 months, depending on circumstances) when selection of supervisors and planning of the PhD project are optimised with the support of the ECAT directors before beginning the three-year PhD project. Following the PhD, salary funding is available for up to two years of postdoctoral research.
Your skills and attributes for success:
Non-UK citizens are welcome to apply, but must be suitable for sponsorship under a Skilled Worker visa. Candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK may be eligible for a 'home' fee status. Otherwise, the programme will only cover the cost of ‘home’ postgraduate tuition fees and the balance between ‘home’ and ‘international/EU’ fees must be covered by the post-holder.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check required.
Interviews will be held in person in Edinburgh. Date tbc.
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