Eastman Dental Institute


Working for us

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and dynamic place to work offering competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We are committed to achieving an environment that maximises the opportunities for all staff, regardless of their gender, age, seniority, expertise or caring responsibilities. Key to this is our success in improving opportunities, work-life balance and the careers of women – as recognised by our Silver Athena SWAN award.

As part of UCL,  staff are offered the opportunity to work with some of the greatest intellects in the world, access state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate with colleagues across multiple fields and disciplines.

Read further information about UCL Eastman

We currently have no vacancies.

Job opportunities will appear both here and also on the UCL vacancies list.

Personal Fellowship Route

UCL has an excellent track record for assisting aspiring clinicians and scientists to further their career development through the award of personal fellowships. Examples of current and past personal fellowships at the Institute include:

  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council: Advanced Training Fellowship
  • European Commission: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England, Faculty of Dental Surgery Fellowship
  • The Royal Society Fellowships
  • Wellcome Trust Clinical Scientist Fellowships

In the majority of cases, staff holding personal fellowships proceed to apply for permanent academic posts. Indeed, several of our current academic staff held a personal fellowship at the Institute.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the funding schemes available for personal fellowships. A selection of schemes is provided below. If you are interested in pursuing one of these routes and you fulfil the criteria set by the funding body, please discuss your proposal with one of the Heads of the Institute's Research departments:

Professor Jonathan Knowles

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Dr Stefano Fedele

Clinical Research

Dr Sean Nair

Microbial Diseases

Major research funding bodies offering fellowships:

Work experience

Please note due to UCL's suspended teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no work experience programme during 2020.

As part of UCL's commitment to widening participation in higher education, UCL Eastman Dental Institute is proud to offer a one-week work experience programme for A-level students with an interest in studying dentistry.

What is offered

Over one week in July, you will have the opportunity to observe postgraduate dental studies. This will include observing case presentations, hands-on exercises on pigs jaws and dental manikins, and advanced CADCAM techniques. You will also have the opportunity to sit with established dental specialists and dental nurses to gain experience of minor dental exercises on models.

Please note, there will be no observation of patients.

What is expected of you

You are expected to take this work experience programme seriously. You will need to

  • be punctual
  • dress appropriately for a lab environment, e.g. closed shoes
  • treat others with respect
  • listen to health and safety advice and act accordingly

Who should apply

This programme is offered to A-level students with an interest in dentistry. You should be planning to study dentistry at undergraduate level.

You must be available to attend UCL Eastman Dental Institute on set dates that are non-negotiable.

Eligibility criteria

To apply, you must meet all of the following essential criteria:

  • An A-level student
  • Interested in pursuing dentistry at university
  • Live in/near Greater London and be committed to travelling to and from central London
  • Have achieved GCSE grade B/score 6 or above in English Language and Maths

We strongly encourage applications from students who:

  • Have parents or carers who have not been to university
  • Were eligible for free school meals at secondary school
  • Are a refugee, looked-after child, young carer, or estranged from your family
  • Identify as disabled
  • Belong to one of the following ethnic groups currently underrepresented in higher education:
    • Black African
    • Black Caribbean
    • White British who meet one of the first two criteria as well
    • Gypsy and Traveller communities

As part of the application, you will be required to provide your GCSE grades. You will also be asked to provide your teacher's email address as we may check their recommendation. Please ensure you have their permission before you submit this information.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed. Please email edi.workexperience@ucl.ac.uk to register your interest for the work experience programme for 2021.

Personal data collected as part of the application process will be available only to staff members directly involved with processing applications. Records for unsuccessful applications will be destroyed; applications from successful applicants will be kept until after the work experience week and will then be destroyed. We will keep a record of the names of students who attend work experience with us.