Skills Development Fellowships

The application process is now OPEN. Deadline for applications: 24 March 2019.

Skills Development Fellowships

LSTM and Lancaster University are delighted to offer two Medical Research Council (MRC) Skills Development Fellowship (SDF) opportunities to commence before June 2019. The SDF scheme provides early career researchers the opportunity to explore, consolidate and develop their skills in one of the key priority areas as defined by the MRC.

In line with these key priorities, we are looking for candidates with an interest and demonstrable skill background in mathematics, statistics, computation, informatics, health economics and/or mixed methods research applicable to any biomedical or health-related data sources, from molecular to population level.

How to Apply

The application process is now OPEN 

Candidates for entry to the SDF programme in 2019 can apply for this programme via the LSTM HR web portal. Further details on the application process can be found following the link

  • Initial expressions of interest are welcome and interested candidates may contact Prof Kevin Mortimer in the first instance, who will facilitate introductions to relevant academic contacts in your area of study, at LSTM and Lancaster University.

Closing date: 24 March 2019.

Key Contacts

If you have any general enquiries about the scheme or need help with linking you up with a relevant project sponsor please contact any of the following staff at LSTM and Lancaster involved in co-ordination of the SDF Programme:

Mr. Richard Madden Senior Administrator (Early Career Researcher Support)
Email: Tel: +44(0)151 705 3758

Prof. Kevin Mortimer  LSTM Academic Lead for SDF / Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Consultant Respiratory Physician

Prof. Giancarlo Biagini LSTM Academic Lead for SDF / Professor of Parasitology and Research Committee Chair

Dr. Chris Jewell Lancaster University Academic Lead for SDF / Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology / Advanced Quantitative Skills