PhD Programme for Clinicians

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
30 Sep 2019
31 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia and Wellcome Sanger Institute Wellcome PhD Programme for Clinicians

Department of Clinical Biochemistry

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome Sanger Institute invite applications from medical or veterinary graduates for up to 8 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 2020. 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, computational 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 studentships.

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 (

Closing Date: Thursday 31 October 2019
Interviews: Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December 2019

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

Please quote reference RG20652 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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