Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme in Global Health Research

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Posted
25 Sep 2017
Closes
06 Nov 2017
Ref
PHD-WC-02
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

London School

Applications are invited for this Clinical PhD training programme to commence in autumn 2018. Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the PhD Programme is offered by the five partner institutions of the Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex Medical School bringing together the expertise of these institutions in global health research.

The focus of the Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme in Global Health Research is on research focussing on the health problems of low and middle-income countries. Successful applicants will develop their potential to become academic clinicians within a structured and mentored training environment. Further information on the Programme is available at: http://wbc.lshtm.ac.uk/fellows/clinical-phd-programme/

The Wellcome Trust’s PhD Training Fellowships for Clinicians are aimed at supporting the most promising clinicians who wish to undertake rigorous research training.  Support is for three years and includes a clinical salary, research expenses, general training funds and travel costs. 
Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors, have a right to work in the UK, be eligible for home/EU PhD fees and will be expected to have already started their specialist training. They must demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to pursuing a career as an academic clinician with an interest in global health.

This is a full time, fixed term post funded by The Wellcome Trust as part of the PhD Programme for Clinicians for a period of 3 years based at one of the partner/host institutions: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London – Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, St George’s, University of London or Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Candidates accept that, if successful, they may be awarded a fellowship at any of the six partner institutions. 

Appointments will be made to an appropriate point on the national clinical academic salary scales below the level of consultant within the range £32,478 to £57,444 per annum plus £2,162 London allowance if applicable. Placement on the scales (including the 2016 pay system) will be according to current salary and stage of training and transitional pay arrangements. 

Annual leave entitlement is dependent on the employing institution’s terms and conditions. In addition, staff are entitled to public holidays. 

Applications should be made via: http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk and should include a completed Clinical PhD Programme application form and a copy of your CV. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference PHD-WC-02.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 6th November 2017

Interviews will be held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on 13th March 2018.
 

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