Professional Doctorate

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
16 Nov 2020
11 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine/Residency in Small Animal Oncology

A new position has become available for a 4 year training opportunity in Medical Oncology aimed at satisfying the requirements for European Board Certification (DECVIM-CA (Oncology)).

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has an international reputation in Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, creating an ideal environment for postgraduate training. Our clinical unit includes the Riddell Swan Cancer Centre, a purpose built cancer facility housing state-of-the-art imaging and radiotherapy facilities (Varian Medical Systems VitalBeam linear accelerator) and supports the expanding oncology service.

Our team includes European and American Boarded Medical and Radiation Oncologists and is supported by a dedicated nursing and technical team.

Having a world-leading research facility creates ideal opportunities for
residents to be exposed to major advances in cancer research.

More information on the team and the hospital can be found on:

The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for oncology, strong work ethic, and the ability to work as part of a dedicated team in a busy service. A minimum of 2 years relevant clinical experience or a one-year rotating internship in an established centre is required. Previous oncology experience would be preferable.

The scholarship attracts an annual tax-free stipend of £20,018.03 with a supplement payable for on-call duties, and an additional allowance of £600 per annum available for approved travel, examination fees and CPD. Postgraduate fees will be paid by the University of Edinburgh at UK level.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Spela Bavcar ( or by telephone on 0131 650 7650.

An application form, further particulars and information on how to apply can be found online by clicking the apply button.

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Emma Pineau via email at

The scholarship is available from March 2021.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 11th December 2020

Provisional date for interviews: Monday 21st December 2020

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