Current vacancies for academic clinical fellowships

Recruitment opportunities for academic clinical fellowships.

Round 2: ACF in General Surgery or Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Applications will open on 27th April and close on 25th May. Further information will be available on in a few weeks - please check regularly for updates.

National Institute for Health Research academic clinical fellowship posts for August 2020

Post type
(Two or three specialities
compete for one post)
Specialities NIHR theme*
Competition post 3

1. Medical oncology

2. Renal medicine

3. Respiratory medicine

Therapeutics or clinical pharmacology
Competition post 4

1. General surgery

2. Haematology

Older people and complex health needs
Competition post 6

1. Cardiology

2. Emergency medicine

Acute care
Competition post 7

1. Dermatology

2. General psychiatry

3. Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mental health
Formula post 1

1. General psychiatry

2. Obstetrics & gynaecology

3. Respiratory medicine

Formula post 2

1. Respiratory medicine

2. Medical oncology

3. Renal medicine

Formula post 3

1. Cardiology

2. Emergency medicine

Formula post 4

1. General practice

2. Infectious diseases

Formula post 5

1. Diagnostic neuropathology

2. Neurology

Formula post 6

1. General surgery

2. Haematology


*NIHR offer two types of ACF post - posts we compete for under an NIHR theme with research in that theme, or specialty posts where the research project is more open. T&C for all posts is the same.

Application process

All ACF posts except for one in General Surgery/Haematology have now been filled, subject to clinical benchmarking. The remaining post will be advertised as part of round 2 from March 2020 onwards. If you are interested please get in touch!

If you are interested in working in Sheffield, do get in touch with the academic lead of that specialty - details are given on the specialty-specific pages.

Please note that interviews for Sheffield ACF posts are generally held over two days in the first couple of weeks of December or very late November. You need to be available to come to Sheffield if you are interested in our posts - the NIHR does not allow interviews via Skype etc. When applying for academic posts you still need to go through clinical benchmarking unless you already hold an NTN. 

Information about applying to ACF vacancies in Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber

Some of these posts have been developed under specific themes designated by NIHR as priority areas for research.

If you have any questions about the programme here at Sheffield, contact Lynsey Grieveson or Rosemary Badcoe via and we'd be delighted to help.

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