EMC Postgraduate Training
Clinical Research Training
Regenerative Neurology Training Opportunities in Edinburgh for Clinicians
Edinburgh offers outstanding research training opportunities for all ambitious clinical trainees interested in academic neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology and neuroradiology. It has a world-class reputation in both clinical and basic neurological research and an excellent track record in mentoring and nurturing aspiring academic clinicians from PhD through to Professorial level. This includes the Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT) scheme that offers bespoke run-through training that combines a fully funded PhD and an academic lectureship leading to CCST.
Research opportunities range from basic laboratory research such as disease modelling using human stem cells through to clinical trials, disease surveillance and observational cohort studies. We particularly welcome enquiries from clinicians interested in the biology, imaging and pathology as well as clinical trial methodology of neurodegenerative disorders.
For further information please contact Siddharthan Chandran (email@example.com)
Non-Clinical Research Training
EMC postgraduate training is provided within all fields of neuroscience research encompassed within the Centre ranging from biological science to neuropsychology. The first stage of postgraduate training is offered through two routes:
These programmes provide a foundation in neuroscience research methods appropriate for later doctoral training schemes. Students who have completed MSc level training and who are interested in pursing a doctoral training programme should approach the individual Centre member whose research expertise is most closely linked to their interests. There are a number of PhD studentship funding schemes within each School and College and students are advised to check the relevant webpages from below.
- Centre for Neuroregeneration
- Centre for Regenerative Medicine
- Edinburgh Neuroscience
- Clinical Brain Sciences
- Department of Psychology
All postgraduate students enrolled in the EMC participate in an interdisciplinary training scheme. This will include participation in sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of MND, including attendance at MND clinics with a neurologist, neuropsychologist and MND nurse specialist; opportunities to attend laboratory sessions researching molecular genetics and biomarkers through animal models and later presentations by poster and oral communication at symposia. Moreover students are encouraged to attend the EMC seminars.