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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinicians

The Crick together with the founding partners, provides excellent clinical research fellowship and training opportunities for exceptional clinicians from all specialities at different stages in clinical training and research career development.

Opportunities for clinical fellowships at the Crick:

  • Crick doctoral fellowships for clinicians provide a fully funded opportunity for clinicians to perform innovative biomedical discovery research for three years while following the Crick's clinical PhD programme. 
  • Crick postdoctoral career development fellowships for clinicians provide an opportunity for exceptional postdoctoral clinicians to consolidate their research experience.

Doctoral Fellowship Programme

Doctoral fellows will be based at the Crick, supported by teams comprising a Crick research group leader, at least one supervisor from one of Crick's five clinical PhD programme partners and at least one clinician. Doctoral fellows follow, or have access to, a three-year version of the Crick's PhD programme, which provides extensive scientific and generic skills training and clinical mentoring.

Postdoctoral Career Development Fellowships for Clinicians

This scheme, which is currently open for applications, provides funding for one year full-time or two years part-time postdoctoral research experience in a Crick research group. Fellows with their own salary funded via NIHR, their universities or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group. The scheme aims to:

  • 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.
  • Provide a platform from which fellows may apply for external funding, e.g. clinician scientist fellowships, to be held at the Crick or elsewhere.

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. They benefit from an extensive seminar programme including Crick lectures, Interest Group seminars and Symposia, from clinical academic networking opportunities, and from comprehensive training and career development activities including technical training via the Crick's Science Technology Platforms, science communication and grant writing. 

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. Details on how to apply can be found here. The deadline is 30 April 2021.