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The University of Southampton
Southampton Clinical Academic Training Scheme

Why Southampton?

Join a world class community

Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine has a very active research community with more than 450 members of academic staff, and a research partnership with University Hospital Southampton (UHS), which has the Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (SBRC) at its heart.  This provides a broad spectrum of opportunities to develop a successful career as a clinical academic. 

The SCBR encompasses:

In addition, the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at Southampton studies the risk factors and determinants of diseases across life from conception to old age, investigates potential underlying mechanisms, and aims to translate these findings into novel strategies to improve human health.

We are also a Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Centre of excellence; World Allergy Organisation International Centre of Excellence; Centre for Primary Care Research; Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Epidemiology and Sport/Osteoarthritis; and the national Centre of Excellence in Work and Musculoskeletal Health.

The Faculty is fully integrated with the University-wide interdisciplinary biosciences research umbrella known as the Institute for Life Sciences, a £50million development where collaborative networks are supported between researchers in biomedicine and researchers in the physical sciences, engineering, computer and web-science and mathematics with a shared focus on key challenges to maintaining health and curing disease throughout the life-course.

SoCATS work closely with Southampton Academic of Research (SoAR), a centralised pan-professional training hub and central point of contact for health professionals, research scientists and clinical research staff.  SoAR provide information and advice on research-related careers, training, funding and mentorship.  Further information about SoAR  can be found on their website


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