Waljit DhilloOther funders provide clinical academic schemes at Post-Doctoral level.  Each opportunity will have slightly different eligibility criteria and have a different recruitment process.  Details about such opportunities will be available on each of the funder’s websites.  Examples of such schemes include:

Other Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Chain-Florey Clinical Lectureships

These are organised and funded by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences at Imperial College London.  Emphasis is placed on the development of well-rounded researchers equally strong in both clinical research and basic science. Fellows are expected to carry out their research in one of the LMS’s world-leading basic science groups.   The LMS offers Clinical Lectureship posts to provide support for clinician scientists who have already successfully completed a PhD or post-doctoral fellowship in basic science.


The 4-year Lectureships have been awarded since 2014 in Renal Medicine, Cardiovascular Sciences, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Haematology. Funding is provided for the Lecturer’s salary, a consumables allocation and a technician.

Further information

NIHR Advanced Fellowship

The Advanced Fellowship is for those at a post-doctoral level and aimed at several specific points of a researcher’s career development.

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be completed on full-time or part-time basis. Between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Advanced Fellowships will be available with a ‘clinical academic’ option whereby clinical applicants will have the option to request up to 40% of their time be dedicated to clinical service/development which would be covered by the Fellowship.  Recruitment usually happens in 2 rounds per year  - April and October.

For further details please visit the NIHR website.

Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships

This scheme enables clinically active healthcare professionals to continue their research at postdoctoral level and develop scientific independence. 

More details can be found here