College of Medicine & Health

The post

We have an exciting opportunity at the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health to hold a prestigious internship funded by the NIHR Academy. This internship is available to start on Monday 5 July 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter, not later than Monday 12 July 2021) for a period of 8 weeks.

This internship will be based at the Clinical Trials Unit of the University of Exeter Medical School (ExeCTU): https://www.exeter.ac.uk/ctu/. Please note that most work is taking place remotely until further notice, so the post-holder would be expected to be able to work from home or other remote location. The aim of this internship is to provide experience of working on a methodological project within a CTU. This internship would be of interest to anyone who is considering a career in clinical trials or health research methodology.

The intern will work on a project entitled: A scoping review of feasibility and pilot studies, and characteristics associated with progression to a full trial. There will also be opportunities during the internship to become familiar with CTU processes. The intern will be part of a cohort of interns based at several Clinical Trials Units in the UK, and will have the opportunity to participate in online activities and events as part of this cohort. The post-holder will have access to University of Exeter IT facilities and online library facilities.

About you

The post-holder will be an undergraduate on a programme with a substantive component related to or relevant to health research, registered with a UK higher education institution, and will have successfully completed at least one full year of study. Relevant disciplines include medicine, related allied health subjects, medical sciences, social sciences, mathematics/statistics or economics. Please note that graduands (awaiting graduation) are not eligible to apply.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Further Information

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 16th June.

Interviews are expected to be held via MS Teams on Tuesday 22 June 2021 .

Right to work

  • All applicants are required to provide their employer with proof of their Right to Work in the UK before they start work
  • You must have right to work in the UK and provide your visa status and explanation on your application form. When you are called to interview you will be asked to bring evidence of your right to work status.
  • All interns need to reside in the UK whilst undertaking this role.
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