School of Medicine Development Fellowships

The School of Medicine is offering four Fellowships focused on Innovative Research

The School of Medicine (SoM) is committed to providing exceptional career opportunities for talented early-career researchers, and thus we are investing in a SoM fellowship programme.  The posts, of up to 2 years in duration, are structured to support each Fellow in their development towards securing an externally funded Fellowship award.  The posts will be recruited as a cohort and this is our first cohort of SoM Development Fellows.

Aimed at early career researchers and innovators to develop their careers in a supportive, world-leading environment, the SoM fellowship programme will include mentoring, peer support and training opportunities. It is anticipated that the SoM Fellows will prepare and submit independent Fellowship applications during their first year and transition to externally funded fellowship positions in St Andrews in their second year.  General orientation and advice, in addition to support in developing and implementation of research strategy will be provided by senior academics across the School, and wider University as applicable.

The SoM Fellowships are aimed at early career researchers who have already begun to establish a reputation for high quality research.  They will build upon existing research areas within the School and develop new ones.  Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, appropriate to their career stage, with evidence of and potential for producing distinguished research in their field.

The School of Medicine’s research is divided into four divisions:

Cellular Medicine
The cellular medicine division combines basic and clinical research with the goal of understanding the cellular and molecular basis of disease.  The division’s interdisciplinary research uses cutting edge technology to address fundamental biomedical processes involved in health and disease.  Applications are invited in the area of Cancer research including but not limited to Immuno-oncology, quantitative oncology and cancer imaging.

The education division focuses on high quality medical educational research and the development of medical educational researchers. Ongoing research examines various aspects of the training of tomorrow’s doctors and other health professionals.  We are seeking a Fellow in medical education research. Applications in the area of professional wellbeing and remote medical education learning experience would be particularly welcome.

Infection and Global Health
The research interests of the infection and global health division spans from investigating the causes of ill health at the molecular level, the diagnosis and treatment at the individual patient level, through to community, national and global influences on health determinants.  We work in a range of fields that include clinical trials, pathogen genomics, antimicrobial resistance, diagnostic tools, education and training, and global health policy. Our particular focus is on health in low resource settings, and the division has ongoing initiatives internationally with particularly strong links in East Africa and Indonesia.

Population and Behavioural Science
Population and Behavioural Science research in the School of Medicine is focused on health promotion, prevention, early detection, management of illness and communication in local, national and global contexts.  We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in health data science, epidemiology, trials and the design, delivery, and evaluation of theory-based psychological interventions with clinical interests in cancer, addiction medicine, multimorbidity and primary care.

We are looking to recruit 1 Fellow per Division. Applications from our current areas of research as identified above are welcome along with innovative areas of research that will enhance our current areas of expertise.  We would also welcome applicants whose research is interdisciplinary and who can foster innovation in the University’s research themes, which are underpinned by our strengths in evidence-driven innovation.

Appointments will be made at Grade 6 and a consumables budget will be provided to the postholders.

Informal enquiries on the process and the structure of the applications can be addressed to Karen Ross on  who will direct applicants to the most suitable member of academic staff.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through accreditation (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; Stonewall, LGBT and Race Charters), as listed on:

Closing Date:  21 May 2021

Interview Date:  Weeks commencing 14 and/or 21 June 2021

Please quote ref: AR2518NB

Further Particulars and the application system can be found on the University jobs website

Further Particulars: AR2518NB FPs.doc

School of Medicine
Salary: £33,797 – £40,322 per annum
Start Date: August 2021
Fixed Term: 2 Years