Wellcome PhD Programme for Clinicians

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
30 Jan 2019
15 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia and  Wellcome Sanger Institute
Department of Clinical Biochemistry

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome Sanger Institute invite applications from medical or veterinary graduates for up to 3 PhD fellowships in the Wellcome PhD Programme for Clinicians to be taken up by the end of 2019. The fellowships provide funding for clinical salary, University and College fees and research consumables for 3 years*. Prior to commencement, the Programme can provide up to three months of additional salary support, enabling successful applicants to experience research in different groups before making an informed choice of 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 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

Examples of potential Norwich Research Park projects can be found at

Applicants must be qualified in clinical or veterinary medicine and in a training grade (i.e. not of Consultant status). The most important criteria we are looking for are academic excellence and the potential to pursue a career in academic clinical or veterinary medicine. To be eligible to apply for the Sanger Institute fellowships, you must be medically qualified; individuals qualified in veterinary medicine can apply for the University of Cambridge/ East Anglia fellowships only. Further details are available from https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-study-at-the-mrl/wellcome-trust-clinical-phd-programme/how-to-apply/
and https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine-health-sciences/graduate-school/studentships
or 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).

Fixed-term: 36 months.

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 made via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions on-line portal by clicking the apply button.

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March 2019 (midday UK time).
Interviews will be held on Monday 15th April 2019.

Please quote reference RG16612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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