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VFC Science Voices from Home: Great Britain

Special Event: Informational Session

Nov 15, 2022

This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Interested in career opportunities abroad? Ever thought about getting a research position in Great Britain after your postdoc at the NIH? Ever wondered how to search for a job opportunity in Great Britain? Here is a chance to get some answers and advice from NIH Alumni Karin Schmueli and Claire McVicker. They will be joined by Gabrielle Newson, who is part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Mobility team and can answer visa related questions. The NIH Visiting Fellows' Committee is hosting this Information Session via a webinar.

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Prof. Karin Schmueli is a Professor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics at the Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at the University College London (UCL). Her group, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) group, develops MRI techniques to increase image contrast and resolution by exploiting new contrast mechanisms. The research has applications in terms of improving disease diagnosis and ensuring therapies are effective. During her previous position as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, she developed new methods to calculate tissue magnetic susceptibility maps from MRI frequency images. She holds a PhD and a Master of Science from UCL. She also holds a Master of Natural Science from the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Clare McVicker is the Head of Grants at the Academy of Medical Sciences, where she leads on the delivery of the Academy’s UK and international grant schemes.  The Academy is the independent, expert voice of biomedical and health research in the UK.  The Academy’s vision is good health for all supported by the best research and evidence.  Its mission is to help create an open and progressive research sector to improve the health of people everywhere.
Clare joined the Academy, in January 2018, from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation that is based in the UK.  Clare held various roles, over 10 years, within the science funding division, managing research portfolios and leading on all aspects of clinical careers.  Clare has also held the previous position of the Director of Research Advocacy for JDRF, the global type 1 diabetes charity.  Over her 17 years of research funding experience, Clare has worked in partnership with many UK funders, including the UK Government, the UK’s research councils, medical research charities, Royal Colleges and learned societies. Clare has a background in medical research herself, including a BSc in Pharmacology, a PhD in Physiology, four years postdoctoral research and industry experience.   

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) convenes, catalyses and invests in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system. Our vision is for an outstanding research and innovation system in the UK that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and internationally.
UKRI’s Global Mobility team identify and address the value, motivations and barriers to researchers crossing international boundaries. By developing and collating evidence and convening the sector we are able to influence policy to improve prospects of international researchers and experts, furthering their careers in the UK. We also programme manage both the endorsed funder route of the Global Talent visa and the Temporary Worker visa, facilitating both long and short term mobility to the UK.