Does Shand have an opening for a research doctor who is unlicensed to practice is the question...
And why do you think this is a bad thing? You clearly don't understand medicine, especially the medical research field, if you think this is somehow scandalous.
I know of plenty of doctors (MDs and PhDs) who aren't licensed to practice, but do all sorts of work in medicine such as research and administrative (hospital CEOs, for example). Having a license to practice simply means you're allowed to work with and on actual living, breathing human beings. You can be a "doctor" without one, just not a "physician."