Novo Nordisk Fellowship Programme 2016 for Young Diabetes Researchers.

Application Deadline: Friday 14th October 2016

The Novo Nordisk Fellowship programme began in late 2013. It aims to support the development of a new generation of exceptional young diabetes researchers, who will become future leaders in the field, while further developing scientific excellence within diabetes and ultimately improving the lives of patients.

Generous funding from Novo Nordisk was provided to support a total of 12 fellows (9 postdoctoral fellows and 3 clinical research training fellows) each for a 3 year period. The intention was to recruit 4 fellows in 2014, 4 in 2015 and the final 4 in 2016.

For the postdoctoral fellowships

The following criteria are essential for the post:

  • A PhD in a medical/biological subject (to be completed by the time the post is taken up), together with relevant experience
  • Be no more than 3 years post PhD at the start of the fellowship (Spring 2017). This condition will be relaxed proportionately for applicants who have had a career break
  • The ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities
  • A strong CV, having published in high impact journals and presented at international meetings
  • Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation
  • Ability to work with meticulous attention to detail
  • An enthusiastic interest in diabetes research
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership, with the ability to communicate research ideas and results in a clear and logical way and the ability to confidently and effectively interact with colleagues and the broader research community
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A conscientious and enthusiastic working approach
  • Excellent planning, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Computer proficiency in all relevant areas

It would be desirable if you had previous experience of research related to type 2 diabetes and/or related conditions.

For the clinical research training fellowship

The following criteria are essential for the post:

  • Have prior research experience (typically a BSc), a medical degree and some specialist experience, typically having obtained MRCP or equivalent, but not CCT or consultant status
  • Have a strong academic record (e.g. prizes, 1st class degree etc.)
  • Registered with or qualified to register with General Medical Council
  • A strong CV, as evidenced by publications in international journals
  • Ability to work with meticulous attention to detail
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership, with the ability to communicate research ideas and results in a clear and logical way and the ability to confidently and effectively interact with colleagues and the broader research community
  • Committed to a career in diabetes or metabolic medicine, clinical practice and research
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A conscientious and enthusiastic working approach
  • Excellent planning, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Computer proficiency in all relevant areas

How to Apply

All applications to these posts must be made through the University recruitment website. Before applying it is strongly recommended that you read through the job description for the post you intend to apply for. These are available as downloads from the university recruitment website when viewing the post of interest.

  • To apply for the Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship please click here.
  • To apply for the Novo Nordisk Clinical Research Training Fellowship please click here.

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