Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT)


ECAT-i is our exciting new Wellcome Trust-funded PhD programme for Health Professionals.

ECAT-i (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track – inclusive) is the University of Edinburgh’s exciting new academic track for all Veterinary, Medical and Surgical specialties, as well as Primary Care Professionals and Allied Health Professionals.  The programme aims to build on the principles of research excellence and mentorship developed during the successful ECAT Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programme, with a strong emphasis on research inclusivity and a positive research culture.

Joining the prestigious ECAT-i programme involves undertaking a Wellcome Trust PhD for Health Professionals in a world-leading research centre at the University of Edinburgh, with combined clinical training and practice.

We are seeking to recruit up to five outstanding individuals for the August 2022 intake.

Applications are welcomed from:


Medics, Surgeons and General Practitioners

Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

See individual pages for job description and link to online application form.  All applications should include CV and supporting statement (300 words).

If you have any questions about the new programme, please contact the Programme Manager in the first instance.