Job opportunities

ResearcherThere are numerous opportunities to work in the Centre for Academic Primary Care.

These include working in a career academic post, working as a research associate or academic GP on a specific project, undertaking training as a postgraduate student, or getting involved in teaching, either on a sessional basis or as a GP Teaching Fellow.

Vacancies are advertised on these pages, at the University's Working at Bristol pages and externally on


Featured job opportunity:

Primary Care Scientist Launching Fellowship

The Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol is hosting a Launching Fellowship from the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (, a partnership between eight leading academic centres for primary care research in England.

The School's main aim is to increase the evidence base for primary care practice through high quality research and strategic leadership. The Launching Fellowship to be hosted by the Centre for Academic Primary Care will fund an exceptionally able primary care scientist to prepare an application for an externally funded research fellowship or a research grant, taking the role of principal or co-principal investigator.

It is intended to provide a bridge between doctoral studies and beginning to establish a career as an independent researcher. Applicants must be within 6 months of completing their doctorate or up to 2 years post doctorate on 1 March 2014.

Applicants should have a genuine interest in primary care, a track record of conducting research of relevance to primary care, a commitment to working on a topic aligned to one of the research themes of the Centre for Academic Primary Care ( , a strong publication record, and the potential to be a highly competitive candidate for prestigious external fellowship funding based at the University of Bristol or a principal or co-principal investigator on a grant application.


This is an excellent opportunity to secure a salaried position to enable applications to be made to, and secured from, external funding bodies and for your research vision to be developed along with mentoring by senior academic staff.


Application form (Word) (Office document, 63kB)

Further particulars and application process (PDF) (PDF, 440kB)


Further information: Further details can be obtained from Dr Alison Heawood ( or Professor Chris Salisbury (


Deadline: Applications should be submitted to Nancy Horlick ( by 09:00 (GMT) Thursday 27th February 2014. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday 13th March 2014.