Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Academic Clinical Fellowship Recruitment


Applications are invited from talented and enthusiastic doctors in training who seek a career combining research, teaching and the care of patients. The Academic Clinical Fellowship programme provides integrated academic and clinical training. Within the programme, Fellows should develop skills allowing them to compete successfully for funding to study for a higher research degree (MD/PhD). Only applicants who can demonstrate that they have outstanding potential for development as a clinical academic will be considered for this programme. These integrated academic training programmes will be associated with the award of a relevant NTN (a).

The advertising and application period for these posts will be from Friday 6th October  until Wednesday 1st November 2023. 

It will NOT be possible to submit an application after the closing time stated. Applications will only be accepted if submitted online via the Oriel Recruitment System

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes will have the required educational and dean's approval at the time of entry into the programme.

Candidates will be selected on academic merit, notwithstanding the necessity for successful candidates to demonstrate appropriate clinical potential.

The successful applicant will work with internationally acclaimed researchers by whom they will be trained in the latest state-of-the-art techniques necessary to improve health and well-being.  During the Fellowship, the post-holder will be expected to submit applications for an externally funded research training fellowship to study for a higher degree at PhD level over a three year period. Mentorship, academic and clinical supervision and peer-support will all be available to successful applicants.

Health Education England - East Midlands is committed to developing postgraduate training programmes for both general and higher professional training as laid down by Colleges and Faculties, and by the Postgraduate Deans network.  At local level, college/specialty tutors work with unit postgraduate clinical tutors in supervising these programmes. It is expected that applicants will fulfil the appropriate clinical person specification depending on the level of training at entry.

All candidates will need to hold full GMC registration and a licence to practise at the time of appointment.

The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time.  Further information can be found here.

For further information on the ACF Recruitment process please visit the NIHR website or email