Invitation to apply for a fully funded, one-year industry placement

RCPCH is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with Vertex and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine on the Vertex Physicians in Pharma Programme (VPiPP). This unique, one-year work placement is for clinicians in training who wish to enrich their curriculum and knowledge by understanding and experiencing pharmaceutical medicine.
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The VPiPP is offering a fully funded industry placement in 2024 for paediatric clinicians in training.

Aims of the programme

  • Enhance clinicians’ awareness of the role and positive impact of pharmaceutical medicine on the advancement of clinical care and scientific knowledge
  • Introduce qualified and motivated specialist clinicians to clinical trial development strategy and medical affairs work, developing strong and well-rounded future clinical or industry leaders
  • Incorporate clinical/specialist perspective throughout life cycle management of existing or in development therapeutics

Who can apply

  • MD/MBBS/MBChB
  • Enrolled at recognised specialty training programme, ideally at Specialty Training 3 (ST3) to ST6 level, utilising their OOPC (Out of Placement Career break) year, or clinicians who have completed specialty training and are interested in a one-year work placement in industry.
  • Preference given to candidates with expertise in the following areas: Endocrinology/Diabetology, Haematology, Nephrology and Neurology/Pain Management.

For more information, download the full advert below. 

How to apply

This is a competitive programme, and paediatric clinicians interested in the VPiPP are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. You will need to complete an online application form, with a one-page cover letter and your CV.

Complete application on VPiPP website