The Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme (SCREDS) provides an integrated training and career development pathway enabling clinicians to pursue concurrently or sequentially academic and clinical training within the NHS. It facilitates both the attainment of a senior clinical academic appointment and the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

Based within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition this is an exciting opportunity for aspiring clinical academics who wish to pursue a top flight academic career. These appointments are made with the support of the relevant Postgraduate Dean. They provide "in-programme" clinical specialty training as well as focusing on preparation for competitive entry to phase (ii). In addition they enable completion of clinical training where phase (ii) is substantially concluded. They are funded either directly by universities or by NHS Education for Scotland.

These exciting posts are open to all medical specialties, including public health medicine.  Where appropriate, successful candidates will be encouraged (and opportunities sought for them) to spend time at international centres of excellence

Who is eligible for an appointment within SCREDS?

Doctors are eligible for appointment to a SCREDS post if they:

  • are on the GMC's Specialist or General Practitioner Registers;
  • hold a National Training Number; or
  • do not hold a National Training Number but have been appointed to a decoupled Core Training Programme recognised by GMC and hold an equivalent Core Training Number.

Key features:

  • are available to support the doctor to the point of the award of a CCT.
  • will normally provide for time within the appointment as follows: 20% for research training and 80% time for clinical training. are time limited.
  • will have a university mentor.

Applying for Clinical Lectureships

Applications for a Clinical Lecturer in any specialty or research area (including general practice) will be handled as a separate process outwith the national recruitment and selection process for admission to specialty training in Scotland. In Scotland there is no fixed timetable for recruitment to such appointments.

The appointments are made jointly with the NHS locally and the relevant Scottish university and deanery. They are supported by university contracts.