NTU is pleased to announce the launch of the prestigious LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship which seeks to attract top talents with a bright potential for a successful academic career.
The Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to:
1. Nurture outstanding young research talent to conduct research studies integrated with the school’s research strategy and in the process, develop a research career towards becoming a potential faculty member;
2. Advance the school’s strategic research partnership with Imperial College London through the conduct of complementary and collaborative research at LKCMedicine in Singapore.
About Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London, will train a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care. Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme that started in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects including engineering, technology, business and the humanities.
The School’s primary clinical partner is the National Healthcare Group, a leader in public healthcare recognised for the quality of its medical expertise, facilities and teaching. The School, named after local philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian, aims to be a future model for innovative medical education. Its first doctors will graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), awarded jointly by NTU and Imperial College London, and become doctors who will enhance Singapore’s healthcare in the decades to come. Read more about us here<https://www.ntu.edu.sg/medicine/about-us>.
We are pleased to invite applications for the call of the LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022. The details are as follows:
1. Applicants must possess a PhD degree and demonstrate a promising research track record. Applicants in the first three years of postdoctoral research training are preferred.
2. Each applicant must have a faculty sponsor from LKCMedicine and co-sponsor from Imperial College London. The LKCMedicine faculty sponsor will host the successful applicant in his/her laboratory.
3. The LKCMedicine faculty sponsor must be appointed full-time faculty or Joint Appointment at the school (Visiting and Adjunct faculty members are not eligible).
4. Each applicant is required to submit a research proposal that he/she plans to carry out at the School. The proposal will be a joint project between LKCMedicine and Imperial College London, integrated with the school’s research strategy and aligned with research at Imperial College London. The LKCMedicine faculty sponsor<https://www.ntu.edu.sg/medicine/about-us/our-people/faculty-staff/faculty> and Imperial College co-sponsor<https://www.imperial.ac.uk/faculties-and-departments/> will jointly supervise the progress of the joint research project.
5. The successful applicant must be appointed as a postdoctoral scholar at LKCMedicine at the time the award begins.
6. Successful awardees cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program while funded.
7. The LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents, and other nationals.
1. The LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship is tenable for up to three (3) years and provides competitive remuneration to the successful applicant. The fellowship also provides the successful applicant with a research grant of up to SGD 30,000 per year. The research grant is renewable annually for the second and third years, subject to favorable review by the School. The grant can support consumables and other operating expenditure including travel to Imperial College London for collaborative research activities/conference where necessary.
2. Faculty members may not have more than one funded Dean's postdoctoral fellow at the same time. Please check with your co-sponsors.
3. Research grant funding provided by the fellowship is to support direct research activities. Awardees must spend 100% of their time on research.
The LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship call opens on 24 January 2022. The deadline for application is 22 April 2022. Interested applicants should submit:
1. Applicant’s CV
2. A joint research proposal that includes a brief statement of proposed investigation in the following sections: background, goals, hypothesis, experimental methods and budgeting. Use the attached form.
3. LKCMedicine faculty sponsor’s and Imperial College London faculty co-sponsor’s letters of support for the applicant and for the joint research proposal.
Please direct any questions to LKCMedicine, attention Ms Beh Wei Ling (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>).