When: The call for applications to the attachment programme usually opens in early February and closes towards the end of March/early April. 

Apply: Details of how to apply to the attachment programme are available on the Crick website. You may request to be notified when the call opens by emailing the Crick-Imperial Partnership Manager, Dr Corinne Hanlon.

More information: The attachment programme promotes new multidisciplinary collaborations by allowing our researchers and their groups to work at the Crick. There are several types of attachments on offer: 

  • 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 career.
  • 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 are comprised of small groups of university researchers (usually one to three) embedded in a Crick research group or Scientific Technology Platform (STP) for an agreed period, typically between 1 and 3 years (but can range up to 5 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. There are two types of satellites: project- and programmatic-based. Project-based satellites are a collaboration between an Imperial academic and a 'host' group leader and last up to 3 years. A programmatic-based satellite is between an Imperial academic and multiple Crick groups or STPs and can last up to 5 years.
  • 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 Partnership Manager, Dr Corinne Hanlon.