Applications are invited for Clinical Research Fellowships leading to a PhD. The Fellowships are available to medically qualified individuals who are undertaking their specialist training in any clinical discipline, and who want to obtain a PhD with a view to an academic career in any branch of cancer research. Eligibility to practice clinically within the UK is an essential qualification.
Fellowships for 2018 are to be held in member research groups of the CRUK Cambridge Centre aligned to one of four research Programmes:
Aerodigestive Cancers Programme
Breast Cancer Programme
Early Detection Programme
Pancreatic Cancer Programme
For details of the projects on offer within these Programmes, please see: http://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk/education-and-training/ccc-clinical-research-fellowships-2018
Applicants will chose their preferred Programme and short-listed candidates will be invited to interview, at which their career intentions and preferred PhD project will be discussed. Successful applicants will subsequently develop a detailed project proposal with their chosen Programme and host laboratory, prior to applying for admission as a PhD student to the University of Cambridge.
CRUK Cambridge Centre Clinical Research Fellowships are financed by Cancer Research UK and provide clinicians with funds to cover a full-time 3 year PhD degree. This includes a clinical salary and University Composition Fees at the 'UK/EU' rate. Overseas applicants may apply for these positions, and will usually be eligible to apply for the reduced staff University Composition Fee (UCF). This is one third of either the full- or part-time Home Student UCF, for all qualifying students, irrespective of whether they are classified as UK, EU or Overseas. Successful international applicants would be required to apply for the reduced staff UCF via their host department, and if they are not eligible they may be required to self-fund the cost difference between Overseas and UK/EU fees; this is approximately £18,408 per year for 3 years.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview wc 22 January 2018. You will be interviewed by a panel of Principal Investigators from the CRUK Cambridge Centre and you will be given the opportunity to visit the relevant department(s) or institute(s) for your selected project. We strongly encourage informal interaction between short-listed candidates and the Principal Investigators and their laboratories before the formal interview.
Award of the Fellowship is dependent on the successful applicant obtaining an offer of admission as a PhD student to the University of Cambridge.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please refer to the Further Information document for full details about the projects on offer and how to apply.
Informal enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you upload a CV and statement of interest (this should include your first and second choice of PhD project from those offer, as well as confirming your eligibility to practice) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2017.
Fellowships are usually expected to start on 01 October 2018.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.
Please quote reference RA13541 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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