Crick Staff Attachments
The attachments programme is designed to allow College staff to do collaborative research together with staff at the Crick - and Crick researchers can, similarly, make use of the cutting-edge facilities and world-class research environment Imperial has to offer.
Types of Attachments
- Secondments allow a PI to transfer all or part of their research group to the Crick for an agreed period (between 3 and 6 years). Usually the PIs in question should be early in their careers.
- Sabbaticals enable a PI to spend up to a year working in a Crick research group, for example, to learn new techniques or to undertake a hands-on collaboration.
- Satellites comprise small groups of university researchers (usually one to three) embedded in a Crick research group or STP for an agreed period (typically between one and three years) to undertake specific collaborative projects. Satellites can comprise postdocs, PhD students or technical staff working at the Crick (full or part-time), with the PI remaining at their home institution.
- Crick to University Attachments allow Crick researchers to undertake work in a College department. Members of staff interested in hosting Crick researchers in their lab should discuss this at an early stage with their Head of Department, and are welcome to discuss their plans with the Imperial Crick team.
You can find out more about the scheme and what it’s like to work at the Crick from staff who are currently on attachment, in our short film:
Benefits of Crick Attachments for Imperial Staff
- The opportunity to collaborate with world-leading biomedical scientists and researchers in related fields;
- Access to world-class equipment and facilities;
- Membership of scientific interest groups
- A unique career development and training environment;
- A regular programme of seminars and symposia;
- Training and development opportunities;
- Being part of a cohort of researchers based at the Crick from across the university partners;
- The opportunity to translate basic science into clinical discoveries. The Crick will also act as a national resource, promoting UK-wide engagement, and encouraging collaboration with centres of excellence across the country, and beyond.
Staff with queries about attachments and the key considerations when applying for an attachment at the Crick can contact the Imperial Crick team.