Oxford-Elysium Prize Fellowship in Cellular Health

University of Oxford

This prestigious award includes 3 year’s salary as well as generous consumables and travel budget.  It also includes a £10,000 prize to be used towards the fellow’s professional development.

Projects will be university-led and fellows will be expected to publish in high quality scientific journals and to present their work at national and international scientific conferences. This scheme also offers fellows a number of additional opportunities. Firstly the fellows will be assigned a mentor from Elysium Health's Scientific Advisory Board. During their fellowship they will also have the opportunity to travel to New York were they will receive training in aspects of commercial healthcare (e.g. marketing, product design, financing, production and sales).


Elysium Health’sTM mission is to solve the biggest challenges in health with science, to help people live healthier, longer lives. Working directly with the world’s leading scientists and clinicians, Elysium HealthTM translates advances in science and technology into effective, scientifically-sound products that help people manage their health in an actionable way.


Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • A PhD / DPhil in a relevant medical/biological subject (viva and corrections to have been completed before the start of the fellowship)
  • No more than 3 years postdoc experience at the time of application.


Before applying prospective applicants will need to identify a research group at the University of Oxford that will support their application, co-develop their research proposal and host them for the duration of the fellowship. The programme will be open to candidates around the world working in all areas relevant to cellular health with a particular emphasis on the following disease areas:

Microbiome, stemcells, circadian rhythms, autophagy and ageing.

Ambitious, innovative and interdisciplinary projects are strongly encouraged.

The candidate will provide a brief outline which identifies the biomedical question to be addressed and the proposed research programme. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for interview and asked to give a presentation on their current and proposed work


1)    Completed cover sheet

2)    Curriculum Vitae (2 pages of A4 max)

3)    Letters of support from host laboratory and department

4)    Project proposal (2 pages of A4 max)


Status: Open

Date for 2018 applications will appear soon


The programme will be run out of the Divisional Business Development Office.  If you are interested in submitting a project for consideration, please contact the team (elysiumfellowship@medsci.ox.ac.uk) for more details.

If you have any questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us 

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