Clinical Secondments

** MARCH 2020: We have currently paused our clinical secondment scheme due to COVID-19.  For an informal conversation in the meantime, please contact Professor Willie Hamilton as below.***

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. 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.

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 ( We welcome enquiries from early-career clinicians, 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.

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.
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