Nuffield Fellowship Application to Oxford University

18 February 2013

Applications are invited for an award under the Scheme for Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships normally to be held in a department within the Medical Science Division of the University. This prestigious fellowship carries an allowance of £41,152 (plus any cost of living increases). This allowance is subject to United Kingdom tax. The Trustees will also pay direct, economy class return air fares for the appointee, his/her spouse and children up to the age of 18 years. A generous baggage allowance is also provided.

Applicants should have graduated from the University of Auckland or the University of Otago and should either hold a medical qualification or have appropriate research experience. There is no limit as to age or status.

The fellowship is tenable for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension for a third year. Fellows are expected to return to New Zealand at the end of the fellowship to continue to do work of a similar nature.

The award is available from 1 October 2013 or, subject to consultation with the University’s Medical Sciences Office and the department concerned, from such other later date as may be agreed. The next round of Nuffield Medical Fellowship for New Zealand will be in 2014/15.

Applications should be in the form of a letter outlining the proposed course of study of research at Oxford, accompanied by a full Curriculum Vitae including details of the applicant’s academic record.

Applicants are asked to provide the names and contact details of two persons whom they have asked to forward confidential references (by post or email) directly to the Chairman of the Selection Committee.

Applicants are encouraged to liaise with the Chairman of the Selection Committee early in the process to obtain a full, detailed list of application requirements.

Further information, including details of the research interests of those departments in which the fellowship may be held may be obtained from the Chairman of the Selection Committee and at website

http://www.ox.ac.uk/divisions/medical_sciences.html

Applications are confidential. Please email completed applications to Professor Stephen Robertson:

paedspa@otago.ac.nz

and post one signed copy to:

Professor Stephen Robertson, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

If the fellow requires a Visa to come to UK, a Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa ( http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/permits/tier5/temporaryworkers/ ) will be sponsored by the University to allow the fellow to undertake Collaborative Research (only). Supplementary employment (such as clinical work) might be permitted only if the speciality is listed by the UKBA as a shortage occupation (Medical practitioners- 2211) – see http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk /sitecontent/documents/workingintheuk/shortageoccupationlistnov11.pdf Please note that the Visa regulations are constantly updated by the UK Border Agency.

Applications close Friday 14 June2013