Applications for an AstraZeneca Clinical Research Training Fellowship are now open
The Clinical Research Training Fellowship programme
Clinical research training fellows (CRTFs) will follow a three-year version of the CRUK CoL PhD training programme, which will provide a firm foundation for clinicians with a future academic career path in mind. Although based in their primary supervisor’s research group, fellows will have the opportunity to work across the centre, for example when accessing the Centre’s infrastructure cores, or carrying out short research placements.
The three-year PhD training programme for clinicians will begin with an induction programme introducing fellows to the Centre, the training programme, their university of registration and to carrying out a PhD. Trainees will submit reports, give talks and meet with their thesis committees at specific points on the programme and be able to access a vast range of scientific and transferable skills training via the Centre partners and beyond. Early on in the programme, each trainee will work with their supervisors to develop a customised training plan, tailored to the trainee’s background and project requirements, that includes multi-disciplinary skills training and may include a short research placement(s) with other groups in the centre.
Supervision, PhD registration and fellowships
Clinical research training fellows (CRTFs) following the CRUK CoL PhD training programme will be based in their primary supervisor’s research group, and have a secondary supervisor from one of the Centre’s other insitutions. Fellows will register for their PhD at the primary supervisor’s university, or the secondary supervisor’s university if the primary supervisor is based at the Crick. All fellows will have a three-person thesis committee made up of Centre faculty, that they will meet with regularly to discuss progress and receive guidance and advice. A practising clinician will also provide additional career mentorship and support. Fellows are enrolled in a full-time PhD programme for three years, so there is limited participation in clinical activities.
Successful candidates will receive a salary commensurate with their current experience, paid on the clinical academic scale.
We are looking for talented and motivated clinicians who are passionate about research, have a strong academic track record and hold full GMC registration or equivalent.
Due to funding body restrictions only UK / EU nationals are eligible to apply for this programme.
Applicants for this competitive programme are expected to have:
- a medical degree
- previous wet or dry lab research experience (desirable)
- continuous full General Medical Council (GMC) registration or equivalent
Applications are welcomed from:
- candidates from all medical and surgical specialities
Applicants should be in a training position (not necessarily with a training number). Candidates at consultant grade will not be considered.
CoL Centre AstraZeneca Clinical Research Training Fellowship opportunity
The CoL Centre is looking for an exceptional clinical trainee to carry out a multi-disciplinary PhD project in collaboration with AstraZeneca commencing in January 2021. AstraZeneca (AZ) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in a number of therapy areas including oncology.
The successful clinical research training fellow will be based within the group of a CoL Centre primary supervisor and will work in close collaboration with AZ scientists. He /she will also spend at least 2 months on a research placement with AZ in Cambridge, and will benefit from additional oversight and advice from a thesis committee.
The fellow appointed will follow a three-year version of the CRUK CoL PhD training programme, which provides a firm foundation for clinicians with a future academic career path in mind. He/she will follow a customised training plan, developed in collaboration with their supervisors and tailored to their background and project requirements. Trainees will benefit from multi-disciplinary scientific and cohort-building activities, plus the Centre’s networking workshops and conferences.
We are looking for talented and motivated clinicians who are passionate about research, have a strong academic track record and hold full GMC registration or equivalent. These are full-time research positions with limited participation in clinical activities. They are fully funded for three years, and PhD registration will be at the primary supervisor’s university. Successful candidates will receive a salary commensurate with their current experience, paid on the clinical academic scale.
Due to funding restrictions only UK / EU nationals will be eligible to apply for this fellowship