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Applications are now open until 26 March 2017

An opportunity to develop high-quality academic skills and complete a PhD, whilst continuing limited clinical activities. Closes 1 April 2018.
  • 3 years’ full-time fixed term or pro rata part-time, fixed term
  • Salary range: Appropriate clinical salary scale – starting salary will depend on current role and experience but will not exceed £74,000 per annum (pro-rata)
  • Applications from NHS employees for the post on a secondment basis, will be considered
  • Closing date for applications: 26 March 2017

The Wellcome PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians, led by the Universities of Keele and Oxford, with the Universities of Cambridge and Southampton, will support up to four Clinical PhD Research Fellowships annually for the next five years.

This programme provides world-class doctoral research training for exceptional clinicians with demonstrated commitment to primary care research.

The post provides protected time to develop high quality academic skills and complete a PhD, whilst continuing limited clinical activities in a host academic practice for up to one day a week.You will work within one of the four host Institutions on one of the PhD Research Fellowships available (please see website for details of specific available projects:

You must be a fully-qualified medical Doctor, have a Degree in Medicine (or equivalent), as well as having the right to work in the UK and be eligible for home/EU PhD fees, and be fluent in English. A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline is desirable.

Excellent communication, organisation, and presentation skills are essential requirements, as are good time management skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Evidence of achievement in the design, execution, writing and presenting of research is essential.

Financial support is for three years full-time or pro-rota for part-time working and includes a clinical equivalent salary, limited research expenses, general training funds and reasonable travel costs. A PhD must be completed within this time.

The application process is managed by the University of Keele. For further information contact Claire Ashmore ( indicating which fellowship you are interested in.


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