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  • Advert number: 323771-0
  • Posted Date: 11/02/13
  • Closing Date: 22/02/13

Biomedical Research Centre


BRC Clinical Training Fellowships in Translational and Experimental Medicine

ST3+ £29,705.00 - £46,780.00 pa. excl. of London Zone

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTFT) and King’s College London (KCL) is one of eleven comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres in the UK that has had its funding renewed for a further 5 years as part of the Department of Health’s strategy for Research & Development. The BRC at GSTFT/KCL focuses on eight research themes encompassing Cancer; Cardiovascular Disease; Cutaneous Medicine; Environment, Respiratory & Allergy; Imaging & Bio-Engineering; Infection & Immunity; Translational Genetics; and Transplantation. The strategic work of these themes is integrated and overseen by four clusters: Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics; Biomarkers, Co-diagnostics and Imaging; Population Sciences; and the School of Translational and Experimental Medicine (STEM), which oversees all BRC funded training programmes.

This call for Clinical Training Fellowships (CTFs) is one of several training programmes funded by the BRC and overseen by the BRC Training Cluster STEM. Specifically, we seek to appoint up to FIVE trainees to undertake ONE YEAR of protected research training in areas closely aligned to BRC focused research clusters and their themes. It is anticipated that during the period of the CTF successful candidates will be expected to 1) complete core training modules in Translational and Experimental Medicine, 2) actively pursue their research project and 3) prepare a research fellowship application for submission to an external funding body, such as a Research Council, Charity or NIHR to support further training towards a PhD during the tenure of the Fellowship.

The scheme is open to clinical trainees from across the UK who have had, until now, a significant clinical and training commitment that has not allowed them the protected time to develop their research careers. Candidates should have:

• Relevant professional qualification or degree with distinction/honours

• Registration with relevant professional body

• Eligibility and experience at a level appropriate for registering for a higher degree (eg MRes and PhD)

In addition candidates should demonstrate a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to educational achievement and a commitment to an academic career.

Full details of the CTF Programme Call for Applications and the full list of available projects can be found on the BRC web site at For queries please contact in the first instance. Informal enquiries about CTF projects should be addressed to the designated Project Supervisor.

To apply please apply online via: quoting reference number MED434.

Important dates: the closing date for applications under this scheme is Friday 22nd February 2013 at midnight. Interviews will be held on Monday 18th March 2013.

Successful applicants are expected to take up their studentships in October 2013.

Our excellent benefi ts include fi nal salary pension scheme.

Please visit our website to find out more. Equality of opportunity is our Policy.