Novo Nordisk Fellowship Program for Young Diabetes Researchers, 2017

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Applications are invited for Novo Nordisk Fellowship program which aims to recruit fellows with the potential to become leaders in the field of diabetes in subsequent years. The Novo Nordisk Fellowship program is an international fellowship program so applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

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.

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM), University of Oxford, is a large multi-disciplinary department with research interests that span the translational spectrum, from basic biological research through to clinical application.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing Postdoctoral program as well as clinical research training program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of diabetes.

Scholarship Award: 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. Please note that while Novo Nordisk will consider all applications the funding provided for the Clinical Research Training Fellowship will only cover home/EU DPhil fees.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships

For the postdoctoral fellowships

The following criteria are essential for the post:

A Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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, organizational 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, 1stclass 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, organizational and problem-solving skills
Computer proficiency in all relevant areas
The following criteria are desirable for the post:

Previous experience of research related to type 2 diabetes and/or related conditions.
Experience of working in a research team (case reports, presentations, methodologies etc.)
The experience of working in a clinical environment centered on delivering care to people with diabetes.
Nationality: The Novo Nordisk Fellowship program is an international fellowship program so applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: For the postdoctoral fellowships

A Ph.D. in a medical/biological subject (to be completed by the time the post is taken up), together with relevant experience.

For the clinical research training fellowship

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.

English language Requirements: Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

How to Apply: All applications for 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.
Application Deadline: The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 14th October 2016. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th November 2016

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