Academic Clinical Lecturer

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UCL is proud to have one of the largest cohorts of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) trainees in the UK.  We have approximately 50 NIHR Clinical Lecturers in posts across UCL and UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences System and has been successfully running NIHR schemes since their inception in 2006.

Please see below for information on how to apply, research, eligibility, registration, contracts, bursaries and funding.

For more information, please see the Integrated Clinical Academic Training Guide



We offer a varied selection of Clinical Lectureship posts and those who are eligible are:

Trainees who are advanced in their specialty training, who enter at levels ST3 or above depending on specialty.

We welcome CL applicants with a PhD (or equivalent) who intend to progress in their career as world-leading clinical academics.

You must have submitted your thesis by the time of application and been awarded your higher degree by the post start date.

You must have a national training number (NTN)


  • You will need to register with the London Deanery before applying for a Clinical Lecturer post.


Trainees hold a UCL contract throughout their post  (as well as an honorary NHS contract) giving them access to library facilities, computer network facilities and other necessary generic research tools. 


NIHR Annual Bursary 

Clinical Lecturers are entitled to a £1000 bursary each year they are in post for conference fees, workshops and research visits including travel, registration and hotel costs.

NIHR MSc Training Fund

You also have an option to take an MSc or modules of MSc whilst in post funded by the NIHR training fund.

CL Starter Grants

Please see the links below for details about the Clinical Lecturer Starter Grant:


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