Cambridge or Norwich
10 Nov 2020
15 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia and Wellcome 
Sanger Institute Wellcome PhD Programme for Clinicians
Department/Location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry 

Closing date: 15 December 2020

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome Sanger Institute invite applications from medical or veterinary graduates for several Wellcome-funded PhD fellowships and 2 Wellcome Sanger Institute-funded PhD fellowships in the Wellcome PhD Programme for Clinicians to be taken up by the end of 2021. 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, computati onal 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 or Faculty status). 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. To be eligible to apply for the fellowships, you must be medically qualified; individuals qualified in veterinary medicine can also apply for fellowships but not at the Sanger Institute. Further details are available from
and or by contacting Teresa Wallman ( or by contacting Professor Alastair Watson for the University of East Anglia (

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

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 15th December 2020 (midday)

Interviews to be held in February 2021 dates to be confirmed

Please quote reference RG24259 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

To apply please visit:

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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