Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training Programme
Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training programme – all clinical disciplines
1. Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme - ECAT Clinical Lectureships & PhD Fellowships (5 posts)
2 . CRUK Clinical Research Fellowships (2 posts)
Training and mentoring future academic leaders: 2018 intake
The University of Edinburgh is now seeking to appoint a further cohort of 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 for trainees seeking doctoral (PhD) training and mentorship, with funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK (CRUK). All vacancies are open to medically-qualified trainees in any clinical discipline from anywhere in the UK. 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.
1 Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme - ECAT Clinical Lectureships & PhD Fellowships
With funding from the Wellcome Trust, the ECAT programme has up to five posts available for the 2018 intake. Since its inception in 2008, ECAT has recruited more than 50 trainees from across the UK, representing over 20 clinical disciplines, who have pursued diverse fields of PhD training and been highly successful in postdoctoral career progression. All posts provide funding for a full-time, three-year Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship leading to a PhD in one of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally competitive, multidisciplinary research centres. 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 provide funding for a preparatory period (one year for the former, three months for the latter) before beginning the three-year PhD project, when selection of supervisors and planning of the PhD project are optimised with the support of the ECAT Directors. Progression through the scheme is subject to satisfactory performance but does not involve competitive interviews after initial appointment.
2 CRUK Clinical Research Fellowships
Additionally, two CRUK Clinical Research Fellowships are available. The fellowships include a three-year, full-time PhD and are open to candidates from any clinical discipline who aspire to PhD training that is relevant to cancer. The fellowships also offer a three-month preparatory period, when selection of supervisors and planning of the PhD project are optimised with the support of the ECAT Directors.
Candidates for ECAT Clinical Lecturer posts must hold or obtain a specialty training position (with a National Training Number) in their chosen discipline in the UK no later than August 2018. Candidates for ECAT PhD Fellowship and CRUK Clinical Research Fellowship posts need not hold a specialty training position.
Candidates need not specify which post they are applying for, but can indicate a preference at the time of interview.
Candidates for all posts must be GMC registered.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further particulars and to submit an application, visit our website www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk
Closing date: 5.00pm, 6 November 2017.