Clinical Academic Training

Vacancy for ACF post in Platform science – bioinformatics

SWP - Academic - Research Theme - Platform Science ("-omics") and Bioinformatics - ACFST1, ACFST2, ACFST3

Entry level ST1 to ST3 in Neurology or Neurosurgery or ST2 to ST3(*) in Clinical Radiology.

There will be one ACF post in either Neurology, Neurosurgery or Clinical Radiology.

*Beginning with a 6 month research block in March before commencing radiology training curriculum in September.

Open for application now – closing date: Wednesday 03 November 2021 16:00.

Post commences March 2022.

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  • Access the Oriel landing page (
  • Select ‘Medical and public health specialties’
  • Select ‘Vacancies’ on the tool bar.
  • Paste Vacancy ID SWP/21-22/1774/RT1/1-R1R in the top Search field and press Enter.
If you experience any issues locating the vacancy, please contact Gemma Stevens (+44 1454 252737).


Our NIHR funded clinical academic programme at Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry provides a unique opportunity for clinicians to develop as academics or medical educators alongside clinical training. Plymouth has a number of outstanding research laboratories, and the medical school has recently invested £15.5 million in the Derriford Research Facility, which opened in Autumn 2017. There are also termly clinical academic half-day meetings, which usually run from 10:00 to 16:00 with lunch included, and provide an opportunity for sharing ongoing experiences, challenges and solutions, including funding opportunities and discussions on career progression.

Posts have been held in the following specialties:

Emergency medicine
Geriatric medicine
Obstetrics and gynaecology
General practice
Medical education/CAMERA

Successful applicants will be contacted after appointment with relevant orientation information including further information about the Plymouth IAT programme, induction events, academic training requirements and details about how to register for modules.


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