Current opportunities & events

Post-doctoral Research Associate Fellowships

To start as soon as possible

Fixed term until 31st March 2018.  Funding is available for 2 posts. 

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) invites applications from outstanding early career mental health researchers wishing to establish themselves with a research project team working in translational and experimental medicine. The fellowships will allow the time for the post holder to apply for their first full fellowship grant whilst based with a research team at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London. The exact location of the post will depend on the particular project and supervisory team that candidates apply to work with.

Scope of funding:

·       Fellowships cover full salary costs (please see full advert and job pack for details)

·       Applicants can apply for up to £10k non-pay costs to support the fellowship

·       Fellowships can be funded full-time or part-time until 31st March 2018.  Applicants should plan to take up the award for at least 6 months. Their plans for the fellowship must match the period of funding for which they are applying.

 To apply for this post candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

1.     Be in the final stages of writing up and intending to submit their thesis within 3 months of the closing date of this call

2.     Have submitted their thesis and are awaiting their viva or are making corrections

3.     Have passed their viva and been awarded their PhD within the past 12 months


Full details and links to the job pack and application form are available at the King's College London Hirewire page.

Deadline for applications:  Sunday 28th May 2017 (23:59 GMT)

Interviews:  Week commencing either 19th or 26th June 2017


PhD studentships at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Health Faculties, King's College London

New PhD studentships at the IoPPN and in the Health Faculties at King's College London are advertised throughout the year so it is worth checking for these regularly.

Preparatory and pre-doctoral

Information about available internship opportunities with Health Education England.

Doctoral and post-doctoral

Externally funded three year Clinician Training Fellowships

For NHS professionals wishing to complete a PhD, a range of Fellowship schemes are available depending on your profession. Details of the various fellowship schemes and application rounds can be found at the Training Programme pages for the NIHR Trainees' Coordinating Centre.  

If you are interested in applying for one of these to study at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, you will first need to contact prospective supervisors working in your area. If you require help in identifying a suitable supervisor please contact

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) :  Opportunities for all health-care professions

Further opportunities for research training are available centrally through the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre

Wellcome Trust :  Clinical scientists (Medical and Clinical Psychologists)

For those who want to develop a long term career in academic medicine but have little or no research training, more information on how to do so can be found at Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowships

Medical Research Council (MRC)

The MRC offer a range of fellowships to meet diverse needs, allowing training placements in the UK, abroad or in industry. More information is available at MRC Fellowships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Currently, there are no training events.