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Postdoctoral clinical fellows



Find out more about research opportunities for clinical postdoctoral fellows in our research groups.

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Postdoctoral career development fellowships provide an opportunity for exceptional postdoctoral clinicians to consolidate their research experience.

Postdoctoral clinicians may apply for Crick funding to spend one year full-time or two years part-time working in a Crick research group, on a project agreed between the fellow and the Crick group leader.

The scheme aims to:


Application for the Crick fully funded fellowships (route 1) will open in March 2021.

Applications from candidates with funding for their own salary support (route 2) are welcome at any time.

•    Foster long-term clinical links and collaborations.
•    Provide clinicians with a postdoctoral extension of their research experience, and with scientific networking, training and career development opportunities at the Crick.
•    Provide a platform from which fellows may apply for external funding such as clinician scientist fellowships, to be held at the Crick or elsewhere.

Fellows with their own salary funded via NIHR, their university/hospital trust appointment, or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group.


We are looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral clinical fellows who are passionate about research and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.

Applicants should have completed a medical degree, or equivalent clinical professional qualification, and hold, or be about to hold, a research PhD.

Applications are welcome from all medical and surgical specialties.


Postdoctoral clinical fellows at the Crick are embedded in a vibrant multidisciplinary research community of more than 1000 scientists carrying out research to improve our understanding of health and disease.

Fellows benefit from clinical academic networking opportunities, and an extensive seminar programme including Crick lectures, interest group seminars and symposia. They also have access to comprehensive training and career development activities including technical training via our science technology platforms, science communication and grant writing.

Application routes

There are two application routes:

Route 1 is for fellows to be considered for a Crick postdoctoral career development fellowship for clinicians.

Route 1 dates

  • 15 March 2021

    Applications open

  • 30 April 2021

    Application deadline

  • 7 May 2021

    Reference deadline

  • By 10 June 2021

    Shortlisted candidates invited to interview

  • 24 June 2021

    Interviews (whole day)

A limited number of fellowships funded by the Crick are available each year. Applications for these fellowships will open in March 2021. However, candidates are welcome to contact our research group leaders before applications open to make enquiries and discuss their application.

Short-listed candidates are invited to a panel interview with selected Crick faculty. During the interview, candidates are asked to give a short presentation on their previous research and on their intended project.

Successful candidates receive a salary commensurate with their current experience/stage of training (up to but not including NHS consultant level) and research expenses.

Route 2 is for fellows with other sources of funding (such as personal fellowships/external funding).

Applicants can submit applications for route 2 at any time. Selected Crick faculty will review candidate applications, including proposed project description and references.

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How to apply

Download and complete our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Please email 1) the completed application form , 2) the equal opportunities monitoring form, and 3) a recent CV to Note the application and reference deadlines if you are applying for route 1.

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