UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Fellowships: Clinical and Non-clinical Research Training Programme in Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology

Imperial College London - MRC- PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s, Paddington and/or other Centre locations including King’s College

We are pleased to announce a new Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Programme suitable for scientists looking to broaden experience and develop cross-disciplinary skills. Six clinical/non-clinical Fellowships are available on this unique, collaborative research training programme, which will provide novel training and research opportunities in fundamental mechanistic toxicology, exposure modelling, exposomics and clinical pharmacology/drug safety.

The programme will be jointly administered by ( the MRC Toxicology Unit (TU Leicester), the MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science (CDSS, University of Liverpool) and the MRC-Public Health England (PHE) Centre for Environment & Health (CEH, Imperial College and King’s College London), with two Fellows based at each Centre. The scheme brings together combined scientific expertise of staff from the participating Institutions in toxicological, environmental and pharmacology to provide an exciting new framework for research, training and interaction with industry. Each Fellowship will be allocated to a host institution. Projects will be joint between two of the three Centres with approximately 3-6 months being spent at the partner Centre, ensuring that Fellows benefit from the varied working environments and facilities on offer to enable the acquisition of a wide-ranging applied skills set.

Examples of possible projects include studies into toxicities associated with;

  1. i) nanofibre (e.g. carbon nanotube) exposure (TU, CEH), ii) pathways that link sodium excretion, blood pressure and cardiovascular disease (CEH-, TU), iii) immune check-point inhibitors (CDSS, TU), iv) alcohol liver disease (CEH-CDSS).

The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is now inviting applications for two Fellowships to this programme.  We are looking for highly motivated candidates with considerable experience of innovative molecular research.  You must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have published in a peer reviewed journal. Applications from both non-clinical and clinical candidates are welcome; full GMC Registration is required for clinical candidates. Experience of molecular toxicology/pharmacology would be a distinct advantage. Candidates may be based at Imperial College (St Mary’s, Paddington or other campuses as required) or King’s College.

The fellowship is full time and fixed term up to 31st March 2021.

As the clinical post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number SM122-17AL. Applications should also include a CV; contact details of two referees and a one-page proposal describing the project you would like to undertake.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing date: 19 October 2017 (Midnight BST)

Interview date: late October/early November, tbc

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