Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
11 Oct 2017
13 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians

Department of Clinical Biochemistry 
Fixed-term: 36 months 

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome
Trust Sanger Institute invite applications from medical or veterinary graduates for up to 10 Wellcome Trust funded PhD fellowships in the PhD Programme for Clinicians to be taken up by the end of 2018. The fellowships provide funding for clinical salary, University and College fees and research consumables for 3 years. Prior to commencement, the Programme provides up to three months of additional salary support, enabling successful applicants to experience research in different groups before making an informed choice of their project and supervisor. Candidates who are interested in computational biology, epidemiology or public health can be funded for an additional 1-year MPhil in order to obtain the appropriate skills before starting their PhD.

Fellowships based in campuses in Cambridge or Norwich offer diverse research training opportunities in Departments and Institutes throughout the University of Cambridge Schools of Clinical Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Biomedical campus of the University of East Anglia and associated Institutes on the Norwich Research Park.

In addition, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world-leading centre at
the forefront of experimental, computational and translational genomic
research. Faculty members use large-scale genomic tools to investigate
important global health problems such as cancer, malaria, diabetes and
infectious disease. Examples of potential Sanger-based projects can be found at http://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/clinical-phdprogramme Examples of potential Norwich Research Park projects can be found at https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine-health-sciences/graduate-school/studentships

Applicants must be qualified in clinical or veterinary medicine. It is anticipated that many candidates will have already commenced their higher specialist clinical training, but this is not essential. The most important criteria we are looking for are academic excellence and the potential to pursue a career in academic clinical or veterinary medicine. Further details are available from http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-study-at-the-mrl/wellcome-trustclinical-phd-programme/ and https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine-health-sciences/
by contacting Teresa Wallman
(tdw30@medschl.cam.ac.uk) or by contacting Professor Alastair Watson
for the University of East Anglia (alastair.watson@uea.ac.uk).

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate
will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also
requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

Applications must be via the University of Cambridge Graduate
Admissions on-line portal http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/

Please quote reference RG13429 on your application and in
any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 13 November 2017.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 11th December 2017
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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