Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2018

Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2018

Applications are 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.

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)

How to apply

Please review the ‘Further Particulars’ for details of how to make an application. Candidates are advised to review this information well in advance of the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in Edinburgh on Friday 9 November 2018.

All applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 11 June 2018 via Universities Scotland by email to Heather Sloan (

Queries regarding eligibly should be directed to the potential host university. 

Closing date: 5pm on 11 June 2018

Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2018 - Further Particulars