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Early Career MRC Skills Development fellowships
King's College London
King's College London, Strand, London, United Kingdom
Salary from £36,441 - £42,915 per annum including London allowance, depending on experience Clinical applicants will be appointed to the Clinical Research Fellow Scale (points 11-15; £37,255 - £44,561)
King’s College London has been awarded three MRC Skills Development Fellowships in the 2018-19 cohort to support Early Career Researchers to develop their research in quantitative skills applied to medical research (Programme lead Professor Cathryn Lewis).
These three-year awards are aimed at training the next generation of research leaders and building capacity in skills shortage areas (below) relevant to the MRC’s remit.
We are particularly keen to encourage fellows from the quantitative disciplines (mathematics, statistics, computer sciences, and physics) who wish to apply their skills to problems in medical research.
Three Skills Development Fellowships are available, two funded by the MRC and one funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The Maudsley BRC Fellowship will be held in a research area relevant to BRC priorities.
It will enable fellows to develop skills applicable to the BRC’s translational research programme in mental health, which includes precision psychiatry, neuroimaging, genetics, biostatistics and health informatics.
Fellows will develop a research project in collaboration with their chosen Academic Sponsor at King’s College London, who can be any member of academic staff at the university. Research proposals should fit within one of the following areas of medical research in which King’s has substantial strengths.
Research themes and leaders are:
Genetics and Genomics – Professor Tim Hubbard Clinical and Health Informatics – Professor Richard Dobson Medical Imaging and Computational Modelling – Professor Julia Schnabel
The fellow, in collaboration with their academic sponsor, will develop a skills training plan with components from one or more of the following areas:
Applied Statistics – led by Professor Andrew Pickles, Professor Steven Gilmour, Professor Ton Coolen
Informatics – led by Dr Vasa Curcin
Machine learning, predictive modelling and other big data analytics – led by Dr Daniel Stahl
Mixed Methods and Health Economics – led by Professor Paul McCrone, Professor Nick Sevdalis
In addition, fellows will participate in transferable skills training provided by King’s Centre for Research Staff Development led by Dr Kathy Barrett, University lead for Research Staff Development.
Skills Development Fellowships Webinar
For further information on the King’s College London Skills Development Fellowships, join our webinar at 10.00 Monday 22 January 2018.
The session will present information on the Skills Development Fellowships and the application process. King’s academics will talk about their research areas of interest, and the skills training areas, and we will close with a ‘Questions and Answers’ session.