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Spotlight on... Jill King - Clinical PhD Fellow

Clinical PhD Fellowships for excellent clinical trainees to train a new generation of clinical academics in medical mycology

We offer fellowships to excellent clinical trainees who want to pursue a career in clinical academia and have an interest in medical mycology. These 3-year fully funded Clinical PhD Fellowships provide talented clinicians with an exciting and unrivalled opportunity for protected time to conduct research that addresses critical knowledge and skills gaps in medical mycology. Clinical PhD fellows will develop a research programme, and gain laboratory and academic skills leading to a PhD degree in a world-class centre of excellence for studying fungal infectious diseases. Proposed topics of the research programme can be in any area of medical mycology, from molecular mycology to host-fungus interactions and fungal immunology, and from antifungal resistance to drug discovery and pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antifungals. We are particularly interested to attract a clinician with an interest in PK/PD of antifungal drugs.

medical and/or dental graduate with an interest and aptitude for developing a career in clinical academia. You have completed the foundation programme with a minimum of 24 months postgraduate clinical experience (successful completion of UK Medical or Dental Foundation Year 1 and 2 competencies) and be fully registered with the GMC or GDC at the time of appointment. We anticipate some candidates will have commenced specialty training (with a National Training Number) and applicants up to 2 years away from award of their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) are eligible to apply.
The successful candidate would need to apply for out of programme research which will allow them to step out of training for 3 years. This will need the agreement of the Training Programme Director (TPD) and / or Head of School, achieved using the formal application process via the Deanery. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and ability to work to clinical and scientific deadlines are essential. Previous experiences in scientific and/or laboratory skills are preferred but not necessary to be eligible for this exiting post. Training fellows are supported with a research budget of £9k per annum.


Submission of applications is opening soon (for enquiries contact us at mrccmm@exeter.ac.uk)