Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Primary care Clinicians Clinical PhD Research Fellow

University of Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
06 Feb 2019
10 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences

3 years’ Full time fixed term or Pro Rata Part-time fixed term

Applications from NHS employees for the post on a secondment basis, will be considered

Salary range:  Appropriate clinical salary scale – starting salary will depend on current role and experience but will not exceed £74,000 per annum (pro-rota)

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk

Applications from NHS employees for the post on a secondment basis, will be considered

The Wellcome PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians, led by the Universities of Keele and Oxford, with the Universities of Cambridge and Southampton, will support up to four Clinical PhD Research Fellowships annually for the next five years.

This programme provides world class doctoral research training for exceptional clinicians with demonstrated commitment to primary care research. The post provides protected time to develop high quality academic skills and complete a PhD, whilst continuing limited clinical activities in a host academic practice for up to one day a week. 

You will work within one of the four host Institutions on one of the PhD Research Fellowships available (please see website for details of specific available projects (https://www.keele.ac.uk/wellcometrust/). You must be a fully-qualified medical Doctor, have a Degree in Medicine, as well as having the right to work in the UK, applicants must be fully-qualified GPs or on a vocational training scheme' and be eligible for home/EU PhD fees, and be fluent in English.  A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline is desirable.

Excellent communication, organisation, and presentation skills are essential requirements, as are good time management skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  Evidence of achievement in the design, execution, writing and presenting of research is essential.

Financial support is for three years full-time or pro-rota for part-time working and includes a clinical equivalent salary, limited research expenses, general training funds and reasonable travel costs.  A PhD must be completed within this time.

For further information contact Professor Christian Mallen (c.d.mallen@keele.ac.uk) indicating which fellowship you are interested in.  

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2019.

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