Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

Clinical Academic

Clinical Academic

Closed for applications

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Our NUAcT clinical call is now closed.  Thanks to those who applied.  We will be in touch shortly.

An expression of interest will be opened in 2023 for possible future clinical academic fellowships


Our NUAcT Clinical Fellows can come from any clinical background and the scheme represents an outstanding opportunity for bespoke career development, supported by the Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy (the career development programme of the Newcastle Academic Health Sciences Centre).

The Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University, which will be the principal host structure, offers a vibrant research environment for clinical academics across the whole translational pathway from biosciences, through translational and clinical research to population health sciences. Strong collaborative links with local NHS partners under the auspices of NHIP provide opportunity for groundbreaking research which is focused on ultimate patient benefit.

Applicants to the NUAcT Clinician Fellowship Scheme should have successfully completed and graduated with a higher research degree, ideally a PhD. They will have a track record of high quality original research publications and have demonstrated an ability to secure research grant or doctoral fellowship funding previously. They should be able to demonstrate a clear trajectory towards research independence and be able articulate a clear research vision and ability to create a collaborative network nationally and internationally. To satisfy these criteria it is likely medically qualified candidates would be towards the end of their speciality training or be within 3 years of appointment at Consultant or GP level. Non-medically qualified clinicians will be experienced clinical practitioners having completed professional training for their clinical discipline. Medical applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practice in the UK and other clinicians should hold current registration with their relevant professional regulatory body.

Successful applicants will be employed by Newcastle University and should expect to spend 80% of their time dedicated to delivery of their research programme and in development of core teaching skills allowing 20% to be used for clinical practice with a suitable NHS or Local Authority partner under an honorary clinical contract.

Clinical applicants to the NUAcT Clinician Scientist scheme could potentially have identified a suitable local NHS or local authority partner with whom they will practice. In this case, letters of support from partner organisations confirming willingness to host the applicant for their clinical work are encouraged at the time of application. Potential applicants for the scheme without an existing clinical or practice link are encouraged to contact us to discuss potential practice opportunities. Given the clinical nature of the programme successful applicants will undergo an additional NHS appointment process appropriate to their profession, level and current employment status. This will be required for medical or dental applicants who wish to take up the fellowship at clinical consultant level and may also be appropriate in other settings.  A formal offer of place on the scheme can only be made once both steps of the recruitment process are successful.