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Research, clinical research and research support vacancies
NIHR Leeds BRC non-clinical PhDs
Forming part of the NIHR Leeds BRC Doctoral College, our non-clinical PhDs are now open to applications.
Details and a list of available projects and how to apply can be found at
(Search NIHR Leeds BRC)
The University of Leeds is providing generous matched funding, supplementing the NIHR Leeds BRC award, to allow us to appoint up to 4 non-clinical PhD Fellows who can select from 22 BRC related projects. Each PhD will be registered at the University of Leeds and we welcome applications from individuals, irrespective of their background, who can evidence great potential and commitment.
The scholarship will provide academic fees at the UK rate, as well as a stipend of £18,622 (based on the 2023/24 stipend rate, pro-rata for part time study) for up to three years (full time study, five years part time) and is available for UK applicants only. Due to limited funding, we can only consider applicants eligible to pay academic fees at the UK fee rate.
To support the application process or if you want to know more about our non-clinical PhDs we will be holding a
WEBINAR on 22nd November 2023 between 5 and 6pm
Please join using this TEAMS link and the meeting details below.
Meeting ID: 392 406 727 502
If you cannot attend the webinar, a recording will be available on the NIHR Leeds BRC YouTube channel after the 22nd November
NIHR Leeds BRC Clinical Doctoral Fellowships
The NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre is delighted to announce the funding of six clinical PhD fellowships. Applications are invited from healthcare professionals, medics and dentists. Research studies must align with the six themes of the Leeds BRC and your primary academic supervisor must be a workstream or theme lead.
Further information regarding the PhD fellowships (including a link to frequently asked questions and the application form) can be found at MHLRM1230 BRC Clinical Doctoral Fellow and information regarding the workstreams and leads can be found at https://leedsbrc.nihr.ac.uk/research-themes/
BRC Clinical Doctoral Fellow
Are you a fully qualified, ambitious and experienced registered Healthcare professional or pre-CCT doctor or dentist, committed to the progression of clinical research and a career in academia? Would you like the opportunity to undertake a PhD? Do you want to receive research training whilst conducting a clinical research project in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
You will support and undertake research generously funded by the School of Medicine Stella Erdheim endowment which is contributing part of the University matched funding for our NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). You will join an established research group within one of (or across) the 6 world-leading multi-disciplinary themes that comprise the BRC (https://leedsbrc.nihr.ac.uk/) which includes:
- Antimicrobial resistance and Infection (AMRI)
- Cardiometabolic Disease (CVD)
- Haematology (HAEM)
- Musculoskeletal Disease (MSK)
- Pathology (PATH)
- Surgical technologies (SURG)
- our cross-cutting themes of Clinical Trials and Methodology or Data Science/AI
You will lead your own studies, as detailed in a competitive Clinical PhD Fellowship application written by you with the support of your proposed supervision team, including methods development, cutting-edge experimental medicine and early translational clinical studies, and you will contribute to the work of the research group. We particularly encourage research proposals that work across BRC workstreams and/or Themes. You will be funded for three years (or equivalent part-time) to complete a PhD and have access to the BRC early careers network, the University of Leeds Graduate School and other support mechanisms to help in the successful delivery of your PhD. Funding includes salary buy out at your current salary scale, UK PhD fees and a consumable budget.
This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging clinical academic who is interested in pursuing an academic career in Leeds to translate scientific discoveries into new treatments, diagnostic tests or medical technologies to improve patients’ lives. You will have appropriate full registration with your relevant healthcare professional body and, if medically qualified, you should be a post registration doctor.
Salary: Commensurate with your current salary
Fixed term for 3 years (Full time) or up to 5 years (part time)
How to Apply
Step 1: Register your interest by completing the EOI form found in the candidate brief available at https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=39662&forced=1
Step 2: Read the accompanying guidance and FAQ document.
Step 3: Make best use of the supporting webinar on at 10 am on 19th September 2023 (details will follow after registering your interest) or watch the recording link.
Step 4: Co-develop your research proposal in partnership with your supervisory team.
Step 5: Submit your application by 28th January 2024, uploading.
- A covering letter / personal statement
- Your CV
- Your application form including your project proposal and details of your supervisory team.
- Any other relevant supporting documents
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Academic Capacity Development Co-Lead
The NIHR Leeds BRC wishes to appoint an Academic Capacity Development Co-Lead (20%fte, funded at your current grade/band) to work alongside Dr Carole Burnett and deliver our ACD strategy (available at Academic Training – Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (nihr.ac.uk))
This opportunity is open to colleagues across the BRC partnership and you don’t have to already be associated with the BRC to apply.
A role description is attached, and we particularly encourage and welcome applications from colleagues from minoritised and under-represented groups across the BRC partnership.
Applications should be submitted as an Expression of Interest (no more than one page) demonstrating how you meet the criteria on the person specification.
EoIs should be sent to Dr Steve Rose email@example.com no later than 23rd December.