Chain-Florey Clinical Research Scheme Information

The Chain-Florey Clinical Research Scheme is comprised of the Foundation Year 2 programme, Clinical Research Fellowships and Clinical Lectureships. More information on each of these can be found below, as well as some useful links.

 

Chain-Florey Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Training Programme

PLEASE NOTE THE CHAIN-FLOREY FY2 PROGRAMME IS CURRENTLY PAUSED.

About the Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Programme

The Chain-Florey Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Programme is a collaboration with the North West Thames Foundation School and attracts exceptional clinicians during their academic foundation years to the LMS.

Who is it for?

The scheme allows clinical trainees in their second foundation year who have completed their PhD and have a strong publication record to undertake four months of research in an LMS laboratory.

What is included?

The LMS provides salary funding and consumables during their research stay. The stay is designed to support a future application for Academic Clinical Fellowships.

Eligibility criteria

  • Clinical trainee in academic foundation year 2
  • Completed PhD
  • Strong publication record

Further information

Check http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment for advertisements
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Chain-Florey Clinical Research Fellowships

Chain-Florey Clinical Research Fellowships are for medical graduates pursuing a career as an academic clinician. Emphasis is placed on the development of well-rounded researchers equally strong in both clinical research and basic science. Fellows are expected to carry out their research in one of the LMS’s world-leading basic science groups. Fellows have three years to complete their PhD – on completion, they return to their postgraduate clinical training.

Who is it for?

We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in conducting scientific research, and an open and enquiring mind. Clearly some laboratory experience is helpful, but we realise that our Clinical Fellows will not have spent extensive time in a lab. The most important thing is to be aware that you would be starting at ground level. We also cannot guarantee that you will be able to have a project that is directly linked to your clinical speciality, so you need to be prepared to be flexible. What we can provide is a sound scientific training on an interesting project in an internationally competitive research institute full of young researchers. The aim is to provide our Chain-Florey Fellows with scientific skills that equip them for a high-flying career in academic research medicine.

What you will do

Chain-Florey projects must involve human tissues or samples or be otherwise related to human disease of relevance to the Imperial Academic Health Science Centre strategy. Clinically trained Fellows develop a unique appreciation of the practical application of treatments and bring a valuable perspective to scientific research. Fellows have three years to complete their PhD – on completion, they return to their postgraduate clinical training.

What is included?

The posts, jointly funded by the MRC and the NIHR through the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre, are currently being offered to successful applicants who are EEA nationals. The LMS typically offers three posts each year.

Eligibility criteria

  • NHS Doctor in Training in the UK
  • Has completed their foundation training

Further information

Check http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment for advertisements
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Chain-Florey Clinical Lectureships

Who is it for?

We offer Clinical Lectureships to provide support for clinician scientists who have already successfully completed a PhD or post-doctoral fellowship in basic science.

Eligibility criteria

  • Clinician scientist
  • Hold a PhD or post-doctoral fellowship in basic science

What is included?

The 4-year Lectureships have been awarded since 2014 in renal medicine, cardiovascular sciences, endocrinology and metabolism, and haematology. Funding is provided for the Lecturer’s salary, a consumables allocation and a technician.

Further information

Check http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment for advertisements
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