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Clinical Secondments for Researchers with Quantitative Skills

Please note that the latest date we receive an application for the clinical secondment is 30th June 2022 and the start date of the successful applicant is no later than 1st August 2022. 

This secondment scheme will be closed on 1st July 2022. 

We are offering great secondments opportunities to researchers with quantitative skills from any organisations wishing to work on a short research project.

We encourage mathematicians, statistcians and any other researchers with quantitative skills including those external organisations 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 quantitative skills researchers at all stages who intend to enchance biological/biomedical/clinical skills to either submit research Fellowship applications within the next 12-18 months or apply skills they learn from secondments later in their research. We can work with applicants to accommodate a variety of working arrangements e.g. part-time, discrete on/off working periods. Dates are flexible for secondees and we encourage enquiries on an ad-hoc basis.

For academic enquiries about a potential secondment or project, please contact academic lead Professor Inês Barroso. This should be arranged via the Admin Team ( For other general enquiries, please contact Ms Yujin Du, TREE Project Manager ( We welcome enquiries from early career researchers and encourage early engagement. 

Applicants are 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. Further, Lecturer-level applicants will need to provide a letter from their Director of Education confirming they will be released from most teaching duties so that they can focus on the secondment. We encourage applicants to identify and contact potential host themselves before submitting an application. However, this is not a requirement for applicants if they feel it hard to find a suitable host themselves. 

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 previous secondments: My Clinical Secondment | Translational Research Exchange @ Exeter


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