Clinical Secondments

We support flexible, short-term (~3-12 month) discipline-hopping secondments within our Centre.

These secondments are open to anyone with a clinical background wishing to work on a short research project.  We appreciate that the clinical training path is varied, and we can work with applicants to fit around their clinical commitments.

We encourage clinically-qualified researchers to contact us with ideas for their own project at the interface between quantitative disciplines (such as mathematics, physics or informatics) and biology, biomedicine and clinical sciences.  Salary and reasonable additional costs, to cover training and project costs, will be paid.

We would hope to support clinicians who intend to submit research Fellowship applications within the next 12-18 months, as well as projects from clinicians later in their research career.

Successful applicants will be placed with TREE – based within the Living Systems Institute at Streatham – for the secondment, and we can work with applicants to accommodate a variety of working arrangements eg part-time, discrete on/off working periods. Dates are flexible for secondees with a clinical background, and we encourage enquiries on an ad-hoc basis.

Secondees will have the opportunity to work on their own interdisciplinary projects under the guidance of some of the University’s leading scientists and will receive further training and mentoring from existing Centre research fellows, as well as members of the Centre’s core leadership team and the University's research management team.

For an informal discussion about a potential secondment or project, please contact Professor Willie Hamilton.  This should be arranged via Prof Hamilton's PA, Leigh Curtis (L.A.Curtis@exeter.ac.uk). 

Our next round will formally open in spring 2019.  Applicants will be invited to send a CV, a personal statement and letters from clinical and academic leads (or equivalent) confirming their agreement to the secondment if successful.

Personal statements should describe:

  • your current areas of research interest/expertise;
  • the key research skills you seek to develop;
  • the biological, biomedical or clinical areas you would like to focus on;
  • the specific Fellowship scheme(s) that would subsequently be targeted.

For additional information please contact tree@exeter.ac.uk.