Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
The specialist Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH).
The National Institute for Health Research, advised by an international panel of experts, has confirmed a further five years’ funding for the Biomedical Research Centre based at GOSH and the ICH. The award is of approximately £36 million and supports the only Biomedical Research Centre in the UK solely focussed on children until 2017.
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Our focus is experimental and translational biomedical research; research that brings basic laboratory scientific advances into the clinical setting to maximise patient benefit.
This stream of research includes driving forward new studies and developing innovative tools for diagnosis and treatment of childhood disease.
The BRC-funded Somers Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is instrumental in bringing many of our innovative treatments and therapies, including industry sponsored studies, into clinical trial phases with patients.
We are defined by the strategic partnerships we have formed between our researchers and other academic institutions, NHS infrastructure, industrial organisations and the public.
Our connections extend to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) infrastructure such as other Biomedical Research Centres and Units, Clinical Research Networks, and Clinical Research Facilities.
GOSH/ICH Biomedical Research Centre 2012-2017
Research at the BRC is broadly split across four themes:
BRC Scientist Training
At the BRC our central philosophy is supporting cutting-edge research and developing the academic leaders of the future. We have developed schemes to provide salary support to trainees at various levels engaged in experimental medicine.
Over the past five years the BRC has supported:
- BRC PhD studentships for non-clinical scientists.
- BRC Clinician Scientist positions for up to five years’ funding for clinical trainees who have already gained a PhD. These awards allow candidates to complete their clinical specialist training concurrently with developing their post-doctoral academic career.
- Clinical Research Associate posts to support the development of individuals to become future leaders of research in their clinical academic field.
- BRC Non-Clinical Research Associate positions to provide support for mid-career non-clinical scientists committed to translational research.
Translational Clinical Research PhD Studentships 2013
We are offering up to eight three-year PhD research studentships in translational clinical research/experimental medicine for the academic year 2013-14, to begin in September/October 2013. The studentships will be fully supported by the NIHR BRC award and hosted by ICH, but will involve an interaction between basic scientists and clinicians across ICH and GOSH.
Applications are invited from talented and motivated individuals who expect to graduate with a UK 1st class or upper 2nd class honours degree, or equivalent from abroad, and are able to satisfy the English language requirements for Graduate Study of University College London, where students will be registered. Please note, unless in exceptional circumstances, applications that are submitted after the deadline or without following the correct procedures will not be considered.
All documentation and the portfolio of projects available to successful candidates can be downloaded from the UCL Institute of Child Health website.
All applications must be submitted to BRCStudentship@gosh.nhs.uk by 5pm on 9th January 2013.
Further information on the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Programme can be found on the NIHR website.