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CREATE PhD Fellows (x5)

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £40,257 to £58,398 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 11 November 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2022-16


Applications are invited for this PhD training programme to commence in September 2023. Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this PhD Programme is offered by five UK and six African partner institutions bringing together the expertise of these institutions in global health research.

The focus of this PhD Programme is on research focusing on the health problems of African countries, centering on Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, The Gambia, and Uganda. Successful applicants will develop their potential to become global health leaders within a structured and mentored training environment. Further information on the programme is available at: PROGRAMME | CREATE PhD Programme ( 

This programme is aimed at supporting health professionals who wish to undertake rigorous research training.   Support is for three years and includes an NHS matched salary, research expenses, home rate tuition fees, and training and travel costs.

Applicants must be practicing healthcare professionals and be registered with a national professional regulatory body in the UK/Republic of Ireland. Medical graduates must be registered on a UK/Republic of Ireland specialist training programme or must be a registered GP. Applicants should maintain their clinical skills, if applicable. Applicants must have an interest in global health research and be looking to develop their academic career. 

They should be interested in spending extended periods of time (18-24 months) at one of the Programme African Partner Institutions in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, The Gambia, and Uganda as part of their PhD. All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree and be registered with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. - General Medical Council, Health and Care Professions Council). 

This is a full time, fixed term post (part-time equivalent is available) funded by Wellcome based at one of the following partner/host institutions: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), King’s College London (KCL), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), St George’s, University of London (SGUL) or Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Sussex (BSMS). Candidates accept that, if successful, they may be awarded a fellowship at any of the five partner institutions. 

Appointments will be made to match an appointee’s current NHS salary (Junior Doctors/Dentists, GPs, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPS) plus London allowance if applicable.

Medical doctors, dentists and vets will be placed on the standard clinical academic salary scale for doctors in formal clinical training in the range £40,257 to £58,398 plus £2,162 London allowance where applicable.

NMAHPS will be placed on the appropriate scale of their employing institution, and could be in the range of £41,829 to £47,503.

Placement on the scales will be according to an appointee’s current salary, stage of training (if applicable) and transitional pay arrangements and will be subject to approval by the employing institution.

Annual leave entitlement is dependent on the employing institution’s terms and conditions. In addition, staff are entitled to public holidays.

Applications should be made via: and should include a copy of your CV. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-CRD-2022-16.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the requirements in the job description. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 11 November 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application and to interview.  Interviews will be held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at the beginning of May 2023.  Up to five candidates per year will be selected for the programme.

Further details:    Job Description     Equal Opportunities Form    
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