Clinical Lecturer and Post doctoral fellowships 

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Clinical academic opportunities post-higher degree include Clinical lectureship positions, National Clinician Scientist Award and Intermediate and Senior Clinical Research Fellowships.

Some posts such as clinical Lectureship positions are aimed at clinicians that are still within their speciality training, however others are for more senior clinicians at consultant level.

Broadly Clinical Lectureships allow the post holder to pursue their clinical and academic careers in conjunction with one another, whereas Post-Doctoral Fellowships allow the post holder to devote a greater percentage of their time to research.

Clinical lectureships

Clinical lectureship (CL) positions provide the opportunity for post-higher degree research whilst completing specialty training, 50% time clinical training and 50% academic activities. UoB currently receives at least four NIHR funded Clinical Lectureships annually.  In addition UoB also has approximately 25 Clinical Lectureship posts at any one time in a number of different disciplines funded from several sources.

To find out more about Clinical Lectureship posts please contact the relevant member of staff for each specialty using the directory below.

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Post-doctoral fellowships

Fellowships offer the opportunity for trainees to secure their own funding to support their research.  Both NIHR and the Wellcome Trust offer 3 levels of post-doctoral fellowships and the MRC offers Clinician Scientist Awards and Senior clinical fellowships. Many other charitable organizations also offer clinical fellowships.

Trainees keen to apply for fellowships will have the support of both their academic supervisor and the College's Research Support Team

Pre-doctoral Training Research Fellowship
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Wellcome Early Postdoctoral Training Fellowship for Clinician Scientists

Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD graduates

NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Clinical Lecturer Post (NIHR funded or locally funded)


Intermediate  Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellowships NIHR Career Development Fellowship Clinician Scientist Fellowship (MRC funded or other charity)



Wellcome Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science NIHR Senior Research Fellowhip  MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship