NRS/Universities Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2018

NRS/Universities Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2018

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and Head of the College of MVLS, said: “Applications are now being invited for the Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2018, and I would encourage all outstanding and ambitious MVLS early career clinical academics who want to be part of an internationally-competitive research environment to apply.

“The scheme is an excellent programme to support clinical scientists in their career progression, and includes valuable funding, support and mentorship in which to progress towards a permanent clinical academic appointment.”

Applications are now being invited from outstanding early career clinical academics (medical or dental) for five-year tenure track senior research fellowships to be held in one of the five Scottish universities with Medical or Dental Schools, including the University of Glasgow.

The scheme aims to support outstanding clinical scientists in their transition to leadership and provides an attractive research-focussed entry point to a permanent clinical academic career in one of five excellent research environments. The Academy of Medical Sciences is a partner in this scheme and those appointed will be invited to join the Academy’s Mentoring programme.

The scheme is funded by a partnership between the Chief Scientist’s Office, Scottish NHS Boards (which together support NRS) and the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.


All applicants should have:

  • post-doctoral (PhD/MD) research experience
  • a strong publication record in your discipline
  • have won competitive research or fellowship funding prior to application

All applicants require support from the Head of the Medical/Dental School. Potential applicants are encouraged to make specific enquires of each of the partner universities (details provided in ‘Further Particulars’, below).

Pay scale

Posts will be held on the clinical academic consultant scale (which is currently £78,304-£105,570) and will commence on a date agreed with the host institution.

Equality and diversity

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. All five medical schools are committed to the Athena SWAN Charter principles and hold departmental awards to recognise their commitment to gender equality.

Further particulars

Detail of the Scheme

The Scheme offers:

  • five years of protected time in which to develop an internationally competitive research programme
  • progression to a permanent clinical academic appointment, subject to satisfactory progress which should be formally assessed by the host university
  • the flexibility to be appointed to the Scottish university most suited to the applicant’s interests
  • independent mentorship organised by the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • five years of support for a research assistant (£35K/year total salary costs), research consumables (£23K/year) and a contribution to the costs of one PhD student over the five year period (£60K)

Host institutions will be supportive of early career clinical academics who:

  • have post-doctoral research experience subsequent to a research training period leading to a PhD or MD
  • can demonstrate an exceptional record of discovery evidenced by high quality publications in their discipline
  • have obtained competitive fellowship or research funding prior to application
  • can present research proposals that are likely to lead to further high quality publications and external research funding, and which synergise with the institution’s research strategy
  • will be eligible by October 2018 for independent clinical practice in Scotland

For more information contact Elizabeth McMeekin or Ali Howard in the University of Glasgow Communications and Public Affairs Office on 0141 330 4831 or 0141 330 6557; or email or

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