Fellowships in Regulatory Science and Innovation

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Applications are now open for new 3–6-month cross-sector fellowship projects to help drive much-needed change in healthcare regulatory practice.

The Challenge

There is a pressing need for innovation in healthcare regulatory practice to enable new therapeutics for health ageing to be effectively developed, tested and approved for use. As part of the UK SPINE+ programme, the Birmingham Health Partners Centre for Regulatory Science & Innovation are seeking candidates for short regulatory science fellowships that work across-sector to drive future UK capabilities, capacity and opportunities in the area of regulatory innovation in collaboration with host organisations.

The Opportunity

Birmingham Health Partners’ Centre for Regulatory Science & Innovation (BHP CRSI) – the UK’s only NHS-academic collaboration of its kind – is working with the UK SPINE programme in healthy ageing to offer a series of fellowships to accelerate cross-sector working and innovative thinking around regulations, standards and tools relevant to the challenges of developing novel therapies to combat multi-morbidity and disease processes associated with old age. These could encompass everything from pre-clinical development through to post-market surveillance, improving patient-centred frameworks or facilitating industry-led programmes, clinical trials design or real-world implementation and adoption, and can focus on specific UK challenges or learning from global best practice. We are particularly keen on projects which work collaboratively across clinical, industry, academic and patient/citizen groups, but welcome all ideas for discussion.

The Details

      • Short, typically 3-6 month fellowships to take place over the next 12 months
      • Extremely flexible, including part-time or varied duration
      • Can include salary, travel, and project-associated costs
      • Self-directed in collaboration with host and supported by the BHP CRSI team
      • With an aim to deliver outputs that help drive future UK capabilities, capacity and opportunities in the area of regulatory innovation.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals currently employed in regulatory bodies, industry and policy settings as well as academia.

For further information, please contact Dr Eliot Marston (e.d.marston@bham.ac.uk).

UK Knowledge Exchange Spine

The UK SPINE sets out to build a multi-lateral knowledge exchange network, concomitantly bringing together multi-disciplinary expertise from a range of HEIs, industry and the charitable sector, together with strong NHS partnerships focused on a common goal.

The Life Science Industrial Strategy set out to establish the UK as a global hub for clinical research and medical innovation, through novel and efficient partnerships across sectors.  Critical to this mission is knowledge exchange, which is better, faster and bigger.

Pivotal to the UK and all developed nations is the healthcare challenge to improve therapeutics for older people, reducing the impact of age related comorbidities, affordably, with accelerated timelines.  The UK SPINE project sets out to improve health in old age, by accelerating the development of new and affordable therapies which overcome the generic processes driving ageing and age related diseases.