ECAT Clinical Lectureships/Standalone PhD Fellowships
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
1 February 2022 – CCT date + 6 months
Up to 2 posts available
We are seeking to appoint two highly ambitious individuals who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders. Vacancies are available within the ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) programme for trainees seeking doctoral (PhD) training and mentorship. All vacancies are open to medically qualified trainees in any clinical discipline (not General Practice) from anywhere in the UK. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to a research career and should have a track record appropriate to their career stage in basic, translational or clinical research.
With funding from Wellcome Trust, and in collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Lothian NHS Trust, the ECAT programme has an additional two posts available for the 2022 intake.
Since its inception in 2008, ECAT has recruited 79 trainees from across the UK, representing over 20 medical, surgical and veterinary disciplines, who have pursued diverse fields of PhD training and been highly successful in postdoctoral career progression. These posts provide funding for a full-time, three-year Wellcome Trust PhD for Clinicians in one of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally competitive, multidisciplinary research centres.
In order to maximise flexibility for individual trainees, two types of post are available: ECAT Clinical Lectureships (with combined clinical training; Wellcome Trust PhD for Clinicians; and mentorship to CCT) and ECAT PhD Fellowships (with Wellcome Trust PhD for Clinicians and mentorship). In both cases, funding is provided for a preparatory period (in this case the lead-in for the clinical lectureship is six months, and three months for standalone fellowship) before beginning the three-year PhD project, when selection of supervisors and planning of the PhD project are optimised with the support of the ECAT directors.
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Closing date: 15th October 2021