Fellowships in Primary Care


NIHR School for Primary Care Research (NSPCR) Launching Fellowships in Primary Health Care 2017

Salary £30000 - £38000 depending on experience
Location UCL, London
Tenure 24 Months
Hours Full time
Responsible to Professor Elizabeth Murray


The NIHR School for Primary Care Research, founded in October 2006 and with a revised membership from 1st October 2009, is a partnership between the nine leading academic centres for primary care research in England. 

The School’s main aim is to increase the evidence base for primary care practice. We will achieve this through:

-          high quality research to inform the development of clinical practice in primary care;
-          strategic leadership to support the development of primary care research

Applications are invited for 2 year launching fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. The goal of these fellowships is for the fellow to publish papers from their PhD and write grant applications to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship). These fellowships are to taken up from October 2017.

Awards are offered at all nine universities within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research: Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London. 

Applicants must have experience of research in primary care or a closely related field of medicine. Applicants will have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination, but must not normally be more than 3 years post-doctoral at the time of applying.

Remuneration for Fellowships will depend on previous experience but most appointees will receive a salary of £30000 - £38000 per annum.

Fellowship awards will not in general be based around a specified single project but will involve attachment to a research group involved in a programme of research. The awards are open to all disciplines relevant to primary care research, clinical non-medical and non-clinical, although the individual Universities vary in the disciplinary opportunities they offer.

Applicants are encouraged to consider a programme of research in their chosen field.

The successful candidate will be supported in applying for additional project-related grant funds, but should also consider work that can be achieved without additional funding. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Head of Department, Professor Elizabeth Murray (elizabeth.murray@ucl.ac.uk).

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate outstanding academic ability, coupled with the potential for future research leadership. They will either have completed, or be about to complete, their PhD; will have a clear vision of the research they would like to pursue; and be able to convince the panel that their proposed work is relevant to primary care.

Applications must be received by Midday on Thursday 16th February 2017

Preliminary interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th March 2017

Applications are also invited for awards of up to 2 years part time for the NSPCR GP Career Progression fellowships.