Launch of Health Education England Genomics Research and Innovation Fellowship Scheme


Posted on 5 December 2016 (Permalink)

Health Education England (HEE) has launched a series of Genomics Fellowships for healthcare staff, in partnership with Genomics England and NHS England.

A number of research secondments and Academic Fellowships are available across the NHS and genomics community, working in partnership with appropriate Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnerships (GECIPs).

The aim of the scheme is to build capacity and capability of the current NHS workforce, allowing them to actively engage with genomics research and deliver clinical innovation into the NHS. The programme will provide supervised opportunities to engage and expose individuals to the clinical academic research environment. Funding for these fellowships is available for this round only, with placements expected to start in 2017.

There are several opportunities available:

  • Secondments (six - 12 months in length)
  • Doctoral Research Fellowships (three years full-time)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships (two years full-time)

Applicants must be employees of the NHS or hold an NHS honorary contract to deliver clinical sessions or services to the NHS. Information on eligibility, funding and the application process is available on the fellowship scheme webpage.

The West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (WM GMC) is keen to scope interest in the scheme and offer support to develop submissions. If interested, submit your completed expression of interest form to genomicseducation@uhb.nhs.uk by 12 January 2017. Feedback will be provided by 20 January 2017.

If you have any questions please email the WM GMC Education Team on genomicseducation@uhb.nhs.uk.