Career development opportunities

Current research career development opportunities including training programmes and fellowships based in the NIHR research infrastructure

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NIHR CLAHRC funded PhD Studentship

Closing date: 30 April 2015 Publish date: 21 January 2015

Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship, funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) West Midlands at the Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.

The studentship should attract an individual with a broad range of quantitative methodological expertise who is interested in engaging with and complementing clinical practice to improve patient care.

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HEE/ NIHR ICA Programme competition launch: funding opportunities for non-medical healthcare professionals

Closing date: 28 May 2015 Publish date: 05 March 2015

Health Education England (HEE) and The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are pleased to announce the launch of the first Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme competitions for doctoral and post-doctoral awards.

The ICA Programme provides personal research training awards for healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development. 

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The closing date for applications is 1pm on Thursday 28th May 2015

NIHR ACFs (Dental) 2015 - recruitment is now open

Closing date: 31 March 2016 Publish date: 19 November 2014

The 2015 NIHR Dental Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) recruitment round is now open and will close on 31st March 2016Take up of posts will start from 1st April 2015.

Dental schools are free to advertise Dental ACF posts in any GDC approved specialty or in General Dental Practice. Prospective applicants should note that they must contact the relevant LETB in the first instance for further information on post availability and the recruitment process. This includes dates for when the posts will be advertised and the associated closing dates.

Please note that successful applicants must be in post before 31st March 2016, therefore LETBs need to allow enough time to advertise, shortlist, interview and where required, allow for notice periods to be given.

Before applying you are recommended to read the following information and guidance as well as any relevant information and guidance provided by individual LETBs.

Further information for these posts can be found on the 2015 Dental ACF information for applicants page.