Fellows carry out exciting research projects for three years while following the Crick's clinical PhD programme, which is a three-year version of our PhD programme.
We are looking for talented and motivated clinicians who are passionate about research, have a strong academic track record and have the potential to pursue a career as an academic clinician.
Applicants for this competitive programme are expected to have:
- a medical, dental or veterinary degree (awarded by summer 2022 at the latest),
- previous wet or dry lab research experience (desirable), and
- continuous full General Medical Council (GMC) registration or equivalent (eg GDC registration, RVCS registration, equivalent national registration outside the UK).
Applications are welcomed from:
- candidates from all medical and surgical specialties
- candidates with a background in dentistry
- candidates with a background in veterinary medicine
Applicants should be in a training position (not necessarily with a training number). Candidates at consultant grade will not be considered.
These are full time research positions with limited participation in clinical activities.
Funding & partners
These positions are fully funded for three years.
Successful candidates receive a salary commensurate with their current experience/stage of training (up to but not including NHS consultant level).
Clinical PhD trainees at the Crick thrive in an academic environment underpinned by world-class technical expertise in areas ranging from computational biology and genomics to cell and structural biology and imaging. This provides a firm foundation for clinicians with future academic career paths in mind.
They follow, or have access to, a three-year version of the Crick's PhD programme, which provides extensive scientific and general skills training and clinical mentoring.
As the fellows are enrolled in a full time PhD programme, there is limited participation in clinical activities.
Lesley Sheach quote
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Crick and have received incredible support and guidance from the education team, my supervisor and thesis committee over the past 3 years. I can’t imagine a better environment in which to work and undertake a PhD and I will miss it greatly.
Applications should be submitted through our online recruitment system when recruitment opens in early October 2021, and must be submitted by the application deadline.
1 October 2021
15 November 2021
Application deadline (12 noon GMT)
22 November 2021
Deadline for referees to submit references
By 4 January 2022
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview
20 January 2022