In 2015, the attachments programme of secondments, satellites and sabbaticals was introduced to encourage collaborative working between the Francis Crick Institute and the partner universities.
In the first three rounds, 37 attachments were successful: 9 secondments, 21 satellite groups, and 7 sabbaticals in a wide spread of disciplines including physical and biophysical, computational and mathematical, and clinical disciplines.
UCL PIs at the Crick
UCL researchers have been very successful in the attachments initiative and we currently have 4 secondment groups, 6 satellites and 1 sabbatical hosted at the Crick.
The 2019 attachment call has now closed
The next call for attachments will be in 2020 and the scheme usually opens in January when full details will be provided on this page. Attachment calls are open to scientists running research groups, and aim to attract people and groups with skills that complement the Crick’s core talents and capabilities and to identify research projects that will best benefit from collaborative working. Therefore, applications in translational clinical, physical, mathematical and computational sciences are usually prioritised for selection. In addition, an aim of the secondment scheme is to support training for new group leaders and, as such, applications from early career PIs are prioritised.
If you're interested in becoming a UCL attachment at the Crick and want to know more about the scheme, then watch our short video to hear about the experiences of current attachments.