Research Opportunities in East of England

University of Cambridge Department of Surgery

The University of Cambridge Department of Surgery is a unique academic department which is provides high standard clinical and academic research to improve patients' outcomes. The Department of Surgery is formed of several divisions that represent a wide range of surgical specialties; such as Transplant, trauma nd orthopaedic, urology, and vascular surgery.

a large number of our NHS surgical consultants are part of the department as clinical lecturers or professors. The main clinical research interests are in transplantation, stem cells therapy, surgical oncology and orthopaedic surgery. Moreover, clinical research of international importance is being led by NHS surgical colleagues across a range of surgical disciplines, including ENT surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and vascular surgery.

The division of Transplantation is at the international lead of clinical developments in organ transplant. Our renowned clinical programmes in abdominal organ transplantation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and heart/lung organ transplantation at Papworth Hospital, are each underpinned by well-established multidisciplinary research programmes. Transplant research in the department of surgery includes, basic science research, translational research and clinical trials and its aim is to improve access to transplantation and surgical outcomes.

Available post-graduate research degrees:

MPhil in Medical Science (Surgery)

PhD in Surgery

Master of Surgery


University of Cambridge Department of Surgery
Box 202, Level E9 Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Hills Road

The Anne McLaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine
West Forvie Building
Forvie Site Box 213
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Hills Road Cambridge

University of Cambridge Division of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Box 180 Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Hills Road

ACL Programme

In Cambridge, academic opportunity is positively supported by Cambridge University Health Partners and Health Education East of England. The aim is to establish programmes in areas of world-class research training in combination with exceptional clinical training.

Protected research time is guaranteed by individually named clinical and academic programme leads and monitored closely by the Clinical Academic Training Office. Research time is arranged to suit the individual department and clinical lecture.

Research projects may be based locally or may involve visits to other national or international labs, where appropriate.

A Clinical Lectureship offers the opportunity to spend 50% protected time on academic research, and 50% is spent on clinical training, during which time clinical competencies must be met. A Clinical lectureship is funded for up to 4 years and trainees must hold a PhD when appointed.

Most trainees will obtain their CCT during their Clinical Lectureship. Clinical lectureships are part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway. Each year, NIHR allocate a number of funded posts to Cambridge. In addition, individual departments can provide funding for Local Clinical lectureship posts.

ACF Programme

Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) is part of the National Institute for Health research (NIHR) integrated academic training pathway. Each year, NIHR allocates a number of posts to Cambridge and Norwich. In addition, individual departments can provide funding for local ACF posts. Posts are advertised each October and start in the following August. Applications to the Academic Clinical Fellowship Programme is a national process, managed by Health Education East of England (HEEoE). Academic Clinical Fellowship offers the opportunity to spend 75% in clinical training and 25% protected time on academic research. ACF is funded for up to 3 years and most posts are offered at CT1 or CT2 levels, with guaranteed run-through in the specialty specified. However, there are some specialties which require trainees to have completed their core competencies and these posts will be advertised at ST3 or ST4. Posts are available at University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge.

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