Paul Corris International Clinical Research Training Scholarship

Requisition ID:  25093

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  8 Sep 2023


Salary: £31,623 to £53,132 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 27 October 2023



The Role


The Paul Corris International Clinical Research Training Scholarship seeks outstanding candidates from across the world and aims to provide the foundation on which to build a successful career as a future leader in clinical and academic respiratory medicine. 


It provides up to 3 years of a competitive salary plus generous research consumables, with a view to completing a research degree such as a PhD. Travel and accommodation will be met by the successful candidate or may be met by the institution from which the candidate moves to Newcastle, where possible.


The current competition is dedicated to critical care and/or respiratory research. The likelihood is that the successful candidate will work in adult critical care/respiratory medicine research, though the potential for paediatric respiratory research is available. The Scholarship is open to doctors at registrar level or equivalent with a special interest in respiratory medicine or critical care medicine, from across the world. Applicants who have already reached the level of consultant or equivalent will only be considered under exceptional circumstances.


For further information about this role please click here.


Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor John Simpson (


As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.


Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out an original research project related to a scientific or clinical aspect of critical care medicine/respiratory medicine, with a view to achieving a higher research degree such as a PhD
  • Carry out any specific clinical duties that complement/facilitate the delivery of the research project
  • Assist a named supervisor(s) in ensuring that all regulatory requirements and research governance for the project are in place
  • Attend and contribute to laboratory group/research meetings
  • Prepare research work for publication and for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Contribute to the wider research and clinical activity in the Newcastle Respiratory/Critical Care Medicine community


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Evidence of demonstrable recent full-time clinical experience (or equivalent part-time experience), with some experience of full-time critical care medicine or respiratory medicine/pulmonology with a regular on-call commitment
  • Good organisational skills
  • Evidence of good verbal and written communication in English


  • A good understanding of clinical research governance
  • Experience of, and competence in, practical procedures relevant to critical care and/or respiratory medicine
  • Evidence of previous research laboratory experience
  • Evidence of previous clinical research experience such as clinical trials or observational studies
  • Previous publication of original research manuscripts, case reports or reviews
  • Presentation of research work at national or international meetings
  • Previous time spent in a clinical research setting
  • Teaching and mentoring experience
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Able to work as part of a team but also independently
  • Willing to learn new techniques and concepts
  • Potential to undertake independent research
  • Alignment with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Core & Professional Behaviours
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development
  • A commitment to personal/unitary Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Supportive attitude towards work colleagues
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, managers, other staff, patients and relatives
  • Enthusiastic, with ability to work under pressure.
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Health clearances


  • Desire to carry out on call duties, should the opportunity arise



  • Full registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) by the time the position starts (this process can take several months and candidates are advised to explore the requirements around licencing to practice via the UK GMC website from an early stage)
  • MB BS, MD or equivalent medical undergraduate degree
  • Advanced life support training (ALS) or equivalent


  • Intercalated research degree or equivalent
  • MRCP (UK) or an equivalent postgraduate medical qualification
  • Current IHC Good Clinical Practice training certificate, or equivalent


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 25093