Training opportunities

9 July 2019

EMINENT Clinical Training Research Fellow positions




Experimental Medicine Initiative to Explore New Therapies


The Experimental Medicine Initiative to Explore New Therapies invite applications for four prestigious fully-funded, BRC-MRC-GSK Clinical Research Fellowship-PhD studentships at the Imperial College London, University of Glasgow, University of Newcastle and University College London.

EMINENT is an MRC-Industry co-funded programme, which brings together investigators and researchers from University College London (UCL), the University of Cambridge, the University of Glasgow, the University of Newcastle, Imperial College London and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to undertake novel science that would not be possible outside such a cross-sector network. Academic researchers gain unprecedented access to GSK's unlicensed asset portfolio, via collaborative preclinical and experimental medicine studies aimed at enhancing the understanding of disease mechanisms and accelerating the development of novel therapeutics for patients in underserved disease areas.

The overarching aim of EMINENT is to deliver significant scientific progress, to understand disease mechanisms, and develop new therapeutic strategies. Impact and success will be assessed across three key areas: Scientific innovation, network cohesion, and building research capacity through creating a cadre of scientific and clinical leaders promoting the benefits of multiple partner clinical/ preclinical studies holding a rich base of knowledge and skills developed within the unique industrial-academic research environment of EMINENT.

The Studentships

These innovative studentships are a partnership between the NIHR Biomedical Research Centres at Imperial College, UCL and the University of Newcastle, the Medical Research Council (MRC), the University of Glasgow and GSK, and provide an unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality research in experimental medicine in collaboration with academic and industrial supervisors. The studentships should particularly appeal to clinicians with a subspecialty interest and experience in respiratory medicine, immunology, rheumatology, and fibrosis. The studentships are available from autumn 2019 and the awards cover a clinical stipend for three years, research consumables and PhD fees.


The Projects

The project will represent a unique opportunity to join the collaboration between leading UK academic and GSK. The successful candidate will join research teams at one of the four partner universities with the aim of completing their doctoral studies.

Projects will provide the successful applicants with the opportunity to apply their strengths to pre-clinical and experimental medicine, and gain unique hands-on experience in translational medicine.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to spend time embedded within GSK as well as working with academic collaborators. During the industrial placement applicants will pursue their project work in collaboration with the relevant GSK project teams, and gain an understanding of how science influences R&D decision making. The structured mentoring and training programme afforded by EMINENT will allow candidates to develop as academic clinicians enhanced with industry experience in designing and conducting experimental medicine studies.  


It is essential that applicants are fully registered with the GMC, and desirable that they already hold a National Training Number.


For general queries on EMINENT please contact Dr Charlotte Summers, EMINENT Training Lead, via cs493@medschl.cam.ac.uk ; and for informal queries regarding a particular post, please follow the links below to the relevant university and make a formal application:

Newcastle University Reference B230067A

Glasgow University  Reference 026971

Imperial College London Reference MED01314

Further application information: Please also send a cv and covering letter to Ms Liz McIntyre at cato@medschl.cam.ac.uk

For further information on EMINENT go to: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/eminent-consortium/


Deadline for applications: 05 August 2019  


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