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APCRC Launching Fellowship 2017 - Call for expressions of interest

17 May 2017

Applications are invited for an 18-month Launching Fellowship from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care, community or public health research.

‌‌Deadline for expressions of interest: 6 June 2017

The goal of the fellowship is for the appointee to publish papers from their PhD and write an NIHR grant application to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship). This opportunity provides successful candidates with a platform to develop as an independent researcher and future leader in research.

Applicants will have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination, but must not normally be more than 3 years post-doctoral at the time of applying. Applicants must have experience of research in primary care/community/public health or a closely related field of medicine. The applicant must be looking to secure their first research grant of a post-doctoral fellowship and therefore, the likelihood of the individual making a successful grant or fellowship application within 2 years of taking up this fellowship is a key selection criterion.

The Launching Fellowship must be taken up by 31st March 2018.

Although the successful candidate will be employed by, and based at their current institution, this is a collaborative venture between Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) – hosted at NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group - and the University of Bristol or University of the West of England.

The awards are open to all disciplines relevant to primary care research, including clinical and non-clinical disciplines. A medical or other health related degree is desirable. Applicants who have not had the opportunity to undertake medical training will be considered if they have substantial relevant experience.

Remuneration for Launching Fellowships will be a salary of £32,004-£36,001 per annum.

Launching Fellowship awards may involve working on a specific study (e.g. systematic review or pilot study) that will prepare the way for a larger externally funded grant or successful postdoctoral fellowship application. It will also involve attachment to a research group involved in a programme of research.

Applicants will need to demonstrate outstanding potential to obtain an externally funded research grant or fellowship within 18 months of taking up the fellowship. This might be evidenced, for example, by a good publication record (taking into account their stage of career), involvement in grant applications, and/or signs of high academic ability.

Further information

For further information and details of how to apply, see the APCRC website or download the Launching Fellowship 2017 - details (PDF, 109kB). See also the Launching Fellowship 2017 flyer (PDF, 182kB).

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