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ACCELERATE YOUR RESEARCH CAREER WITH RAFT
RAFT offers a variety first-class educational programmes that will advance the careers of students at all levels and develop the professionals of tomorrow. This may be run in collaboration with our partners at other research centres, including The Griffin Institute and University College London.
SURGICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Fellowships for trainee plastic surgeons for a two to three year period, the work from which will form the basis of a thesis submitted for an MD or PhD. Over fifty Surgical Research Fellows have passed through RAFT and over half of these are now Consultant Plastic Surgeons
PHD and MASTERS PROGRAMMES
RAFT funds students who, in some cases, might not otherwise have a chance to achieve their Masters or PhD. RAFT collaborates with other scientific institutions to ensure that all students are given first-rate training supervision which will hold candidates in good stead for an academic post within a university or in industry, ensuring that no-one is excluded from such opportunities as a result of their background.
“A doctorate degree in the scientific field is the first step towards understanding research. It makes you independent, creative and improves logical thinking towards research. To continue and move up the research ladder, a PhD is a must.
For me, it is the passion for science that made me opt for a PhD, as well as the hunger to learn, achieve something significant and novel which made me pursue this degree. This has helped me professionally and personally in numerous ways such as improving my scientific knowledge, problem solving skills and communication skills, and increasing my confidence.”
SCIENTIFIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
We offer graduate and undergraduate students the unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the RAFT Institute through our Scientific Internship Programme
will have the opportunity to learn about:
- Research methodology
- Laboratory skills
- Fundamentals of tissue regeneration (biomaterials, cells and data analysis)
You will need to be able to work on your own and as part of a wider research team and will be able to develop your written and oral communication skills. Our scientific internships are highly sought after and are only offered to outstanding candidates from all over the globe wishing to pursue a career in research.
WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMMES and INTERNSHIPS
RAFT offers tailored programmes for Work Experience/Intern students as a period of practical experience in industry relating to science, communications, administration & fundraising.
This experience is valuable to students as a means of allowing them to experience how their studies can be applied in the ‘real world’ which, in turn, can be highly attractive to potential employers on a candidate’s CV.