NIHR GOSH BRC 3 Year Clinical PhD Fellowship
An exciting opportunity has arisen for clinicians interested in paediatric translational research to undertake a three year Clinical PhD Fellowship funding by the NIHR, based within the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Three fellowships will be available to start within the next academic year (start date flexible).
In 2016, the GOSH BRC (https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/our-research/nihr-great-ormond-street-hospital-brc) secured £37 million to take it into its third term, which runs from April 2017 to March 2022. The funding enables basic scientific discoveries to be translated into ‘first in man’ or ‘first in child’ clinical studies. Our research aims to accelerate discoveries into the basis of childhood rare diseases and to develop new diagnostics, imaging techniques and treatments, including cellular and gene therapies.
The NIHR BRC scheme funds patient-focused early phase translational clinical research (commonly referred to as experimental medicine), the aim of which is to pull basic scientific discoveries into clinical research, and through to benefits for patients and the NHS. This can include development of new pharmaceuticals, devices, preventative measures and diagnostic tests.
GOSH has long been at the forefront of paediatric medical research and the NIHR GOSH BRC aims to build on this by undertaking experimental medicine research across four key research themes; Genomics and Systems Medicine (https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/research-and-innovation/nihr-great-ormond-street-brc/about-brc/our-research-themes/gene-stem-and-cellular-therapies ) ; Gene Stem and Cellular Therapies (https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/research-and-innovation/nihr-gosh-brc/about-us/our-research-themes/genomics-and-systems-medicine ); Novel Therapies and their Translation into Childhood Diseases (https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/research-and-innovation/nihr-great-ormond-street-brc/about-brc/our-research-themes/novel-therapies-translation-childhood-diseases ); and Advanced Treatments for Structural Malformation and Tissue Damage (https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/research-and-innovation/nihr-great-ormond-street-brc/about-us/our-research-themes/advanced-treatments-malformation-and-tissue-damage ).
The Clinical PhD fellowship scheme invites applications from eligible candidates wishing to pursue translational/experimental medicine research projects that fit within the remit of one of the GOSH BRCs research themes or cross cutting themes. The GOSH BRC award cannot be used to fund research using animals.
Successful candidates will be able to undertake their Fellowship based at the ICH (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich). They will need to identify their supervisors, chosen research project, and host institute as part of this application (see further details in the job description). Funding is available to support four Clinical PhD Fellowships and will be based at GOSH/ICH.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Saadia Rahman, NIHR GOSH BRC Operations Coordinator Saadia.Rahman@gosh.nhs.uk
Guidance and further information can be found on
NB: All applicants must complete the online applications form via the ‘Apply Now’ Button on the UCL website. Applicants must also complete the downloadable NIHR GOSH BRC Clinical PhD Application form and submit to GOSH@brc.nhs.uk or by clicking the apply button.
Closing Date for applications: 9 Jan 2019 (the closing date has been changed from 2nd Jan- 9th Jan 2019 to accommodate for Christmas/ New Years period)
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC