NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
The new NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is the first of its kind in the South West Peninsula. A partnership between the University and the NHS, the BRC will translate scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients.
Funded with more than £15 million from NIHR, the new BRC is led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It will help the partners run more clinical trials to get effective treatments into the clinic where they can benefit people and improve diagnoses. It will also accelerate the development of better precision approaches to target the right therapies to the right people using cutting edge technologies.
The team will all aim to improve diagnosis, treatment and care, in the South West and across the world, across five core themes:
- Neurodegeneration: finding and testing new, better drugs that prevent and treat major brain conditions in older adults such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
- Rehabilitation: Using exciting new approaches to help older people to recover from illness or manage their long-term conditions like dementia and arthritis.
- Diabetes: Improving diagnosis and treatment, and exploring how to help those most at risk
- Genetics: Unlocking the power of genetics, to improve diagnosis of rare illnesses in children and rare cancers, and to create tailored treatments for common diseases.
- Clinical Mycology: Seeking better treatments to prevent and manage potentially deadly fungal infections
Find out more about the BRC by reading our press release, Department of Health and Social Care press release and news article from the BBC.
We will be launching an exciting series of training and funding opportunities, alongside our partners in the next few months. These will include:
- Senior Clinical Fellowships – for senior, research-active NHS clinical academic staff who have historically received little structured support and funded time, with at least a quarter of posts for non-medical healthcare professionals
- Developing Translation Fellowships - for post-doctoral staff to develop external fellowship applications and receive intensive support/mentoring
- Doctoral studentships - for study with internationally excellent researchers
- Internships - for people with strong qualifications in data science, high-performance computing, statistics, and/or NHS clinical/health professionals
- Infrastructure posts to support fellows, students, and platform studies.
We are delighted that Chrissie Thirlwell has been appointed as our Academic Career Development Lead. We are also currently recruiting a Training and Events Manager to support Chrissie with this exciting programme of work.
This study was funded/supported* by the National Institute for Health and Care Research Exeter Biomedical Research Centre . The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.
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This study was funded/supported* by the National Institute for Health and Care Research Exeter Biomedical Research Centre and National Institute for Health and Care Research Exeter Clinical Research Facility. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.
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The NIHR Exeter BRC is recruiting - visit the University’s job pages and search “BRC” to view current vacancies.