The Silver Scientist Award
Health Education England, working across the East Midlands launched the Silver Scientist award in 2016 to support clinical scientists to develop their career. The award - tailored specifically for clinical scientists - provides individuals with a 30-day bespoke programme of development to support an application to the Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) programme. This supports their development along the Modernising Scientific Careers pathway in becoming healthcare science leaders of the future.
The Silver Scientist award is available to clinical scientists working within Life Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Clinical Engineering and Medical Physics and Bioinformatics professions, who are currently registered and have a strong interest and suitability for a Consultant Scientist career. Applicants should have a Masters level qualification or equivalent in their area of scientific specialism.
The award runs for a duration of 30 days over a 6 month period. Funding will be available to the successful applicants’ organisation to facilitate this.
It is anticipated that upon completion successful candidates will have:
produced a fully worked up application to the HSST
produced an academic research proposal related to their field of expertise
produced a presentation of their research proposal to an invited audience
successfully completed a mock interview with an action plan for any areas for improvement
successfully completed up to 10 placement days
received mentorship from a senior member of staff working within their field of expertise
The 2016/17 intake
Please note the 2016/17 intake has now closed. However, guidance notes and an application form can be found at bottom of this page for information.
For enquiries please contact Holly Hamer, Project Officer, via email@example.com, or telephone 0116 252 2830.
Further information on the HSST can be found at: http://www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/join-the-programme/nhs-higher-specialist-scientific-training