Clinical PhD Fellowship

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Applications are invited for this prestigious three-year full-time Clinical PhD Training Programme in Translational Medicine, a component of the Wellcome Trust’s flagship Research Training Programmes for Clinicians across the UK. STMTI comprises a unique collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, supported jointly by the Wellcome Trust and Pfizer. The programme capitalises on the expertise of the contributing Scottish academic institutions, and offers an outstanding opportunity for clinicians to undertake rigorous scientific training. The strong industrial partnership offers a further opportunity to extend training to include experience of the academic pharmaceutical interface in Translational Medicine.

The programme ( will support the most promising doctors, from any clinical discipline, who wish to undertake rigorous research training in translational medicine. You will have the opportunity to choose from a pool of projects and undertake PhD training with an internationally leading group within one of the four partnering universities. Here, you will develop your potential to become academic clinicians within an integrated well-structured training environment with strong mentoring support.

This distinctive programme will provide excellent project-based research training, with a focus on the skills necessary to pursue a career in translational medicine across a range of disciplines.

Joining our existing cohort of Fellows, you will have the potential to pursue a career as an academic clinician, initially on the clinical PhD programme, and then, where appropriate, through clinical lectureships that will provide run-through training as a clinician and scientist. It is anticipated that you will already hold a specialty training position in the UK. Support includes a medical salary, PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses appropriate to translational projects, general training funds and some travel and meetings costs.

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Interested candidates should visit the visit the STMTI website and direct initial enquiries to the Programme Director, Professor David Webb (

Closing Date: 9 October 2013

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