Tayside Clinical Research Fellowships August 2019

TASC logoApplications are invited for the Tayside Clinical Research Fellowships.

This is an opportunity for health professionals (both Clinical and AHPs) working in NHS Tayside to develop and consolidate a research portfolio.  

The aim of the fellowship is to promote and support translational research within NHS Tayside by enabling clinicians to develop an independent research portfolio. This fellowship offers funding for up to two sessions (one day per week) for up to two years.  Continuation of R&D support following the fellowship will depend on successful research outputs achieved during the Fellowship period. The aim of the Fellowship is to strengthen the research culture within NHS Tayside and increase capacity in areas that are either aligned to research excellence locally or nationally.

What is available?
  • Funding is available to cover direct salary costs for up to two sessions (equivalent to one day per week) for two years, subject to monitoring and annual review against set targets.
Eligibility
  • Both Medically qualified and Non-Medical Allied Health Professionals (AHP) are eligible to apply
  • You must have a substantive employment contract with NHS Tayside
  • The academic interests of applicants should complement the research strategy of the Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TASC) and NHS Research Scotland
Application process

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, one page research proposal and current and proposed job plan to Professor J George: j.george@dundee.ac.uk

  • The closing date for applications is 1 August 2019.
  • In the cover letter, please describe why you are applying for this fellowship and how this could benefit your clinical and research career.
  • The curriculum vitae should include details of all research projects that you have been involved in, including non-commercially funded, commercial funded and unfunded projects. For each project, you should include the title, funder and amount (if applicable), and the role(s) you played.
  • The job plan should illustrate the structure of your current post, and how your post would look if you were successful in being awarded this fellowship. This should include details of how your current post will be backfilled, if appropriate.  This must be approved and signed by your current Clinical Director or manager.
  • The two A4 page research proposal should describe your proposed research programme for the duration of this fellowship. This should specify associated research supervisors, collaborators and mentors, and existing and proposed sources of funding.
  • Your application should be supported by a letter from your line manager agreeing to the proposed change in your post.
Assessment of applications

Applications will be considered by a panel and will be assessed according to the quality of the individual and the proposed research or development projects/activities.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in August, and fellowships can be taken up at any time between 1 August and 1 October 2019.

For any queries, please contact Professor Jacob George, R&D Director, NHS Tayside j.george@dundee.ac.uk or Graeme Boyle w.g.boyle@dundee.ac.uk

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