Research Opportunities

Opportunities for research funding or research positions relevant to those working in respiratory healthcare are provided below.

EBUS/ Pleural Fellow (Specialty Trainee level) in Respiratory Medicine

University Hospitals Plymouth - Derriford Hospital - CLOSING DATE 15TH NOVEMBER

There are 2 POSTS available, start dates February 2019 and August 2019. Both are offered for 12 months of out of program training.

An exciting opportunity is available to contribute towards the continued expansion in developing lung cancer and interventional pulmonology services, learning advanced procedural skills and becoming involved in research. These fellow posts are designed to enhance pleural skills, achieve the necessary competence in Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and become an integrated member of the lung cancer service. It is suited for an experienced trainee with an interest in thoracic malignancy and pleural disease.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a rapidly developing university teaching hospital serving a large population in the South West. Located between the sea and Dartmoor, the opportunity to combine career excellence whilst easily pursuing outdoor activities, ensures a work-life balance and an amazing quality of life. Local airports and train lines provide easy transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe.

Undergraduate Medical Education
Plymouth University Peninsular School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow’s doctors and allied health care professionals.

For further information/ informal discussion contact:
Dr Cyrus Daneshvar,
Dr John Corcoran,
Donna Clewer, Service Line Cluster Manager

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BMA Foundation for Medical Research Grant

BMA Foundation for Medical Research - The James Trust

The James Trust grant, is to assist research into asthma. Applications are invited from UK-registered medical practitioners and members of the BMA. Applications can be for either research in progress or prospective research. The grant will be awarded for an amount of £65,000.

Applications are open from 01 January 2019 - 01 March 2019.

For any queries please contact: or telephone 020 7383 6341

The BMA Foundation for Medical Research

Grant Application Toolkit - Asthma UK

Asthma UK

Asthma UK have produced guidance for researchers writing a grant application for research into asthma.

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