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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Early Career Academic Programme (ECAP) Scheme - University of Aberdeen & NES



Early Career Academic Programme (ECAP) Scheme

Job Reference Number: ECAP2019


The University of Aberdeen, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS Grampian and Highland are excited to recruit for the sixth year to this unique initiative, the Early Career Academic Programme (ECAP) (formerly Academic Core (or Run-through) Training (ACT) scheme). This opportunity is part of the Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training (ACAT) programmes and is intended for entrants to IMT/core or run-through training in any discipline with NHS Grampian or NHS Highland starting in August 2019 (For the avoidance of doubt, this applies to all ST1, CT1 and IMT1 starters). Applicants should have a proven interest in research shown through their intercalated BSc(Hons)/BScMedSci or equivalent and be motivated to continue this during their training and demonstrate an intention to pursue an academic career in future. It is also possible to pursue a medical education track as part of this scheme. This is part of continued support to nurture and retain the best trainees in the North and it is expected that some of the academic trainees will continue to a clinical PhD, fellowship, SCREDS Clinical Lectureship or other extended period of research.

Over a two year programme, successful trainees will be given an academic mentor, an honorary university title (Honorary Clinical Fellow), access to the full support of the academic infrastructure, a small budget for research/publications and travel to conferences, help with applying for fellowships and identification of research opportunities. There will not be protected time but rather the support provided is intended to make it possible to set and pursue research goals alongside your training requirements. You will therefore be an excellent trainee capable of managing your time to meet clinical training goals primarily whilst also driving forward with research interests. Following interview, up to six trainees will be appointed.

Selection will be by application through University of Aberdeen application system (please refer to the above job reference number) and an interview. They will be held in the first half of July.  Applicants should also provide a personal statement of approximately one side of A4 describing proven academic excellence and future research plans and interests when submitting the application.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Mr Grant Rae, Human Resources Adviser, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, (Tel 01224 437068 or email grant.rae@abdn.ac.uk) and/or the Director of Clinical Academic Training Development for the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, Professor Phyo Myint (Tel 01224 437841 or email phyo.myint@abdn.ac.uk ).


The closing date is 15 June 2019.

Further information is available here


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