Intermediate Transition Research Fellowships for Basic Scientists and Clinicians

University of Oxford - British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence


  • Clinical scientists:  Grade E64 £31,931 - £51,176
  • Non-clinical scientists: Grade 7, £31,604-£38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.

The BHF Centre of Research Excellence (BHF CRE) at Oxford is a world leading centre for research into cardiovascular disease. Under the leadership of Prof Hugh Watkins, the CRE brings together over 70 world leading clinical and laboratory research groups, based in departments and centres across the University of Oxford. Together they cover the translational research spectrum from basic research through to clinical and population health research:

Applications for Intermediate Transition Fellowships are invited in any of our research themes, from either basic scientists or clinicians. We would like to encourage applications at the intersections of our defined research themes, and would be particularly interested in seeing applications for informatics and big data research.

Further information about all the Oxford BHF CRE lead researchers/supervisors can be found here:

Two or three fellowships will be awarded in 2018.

Entry requirements and track record for an Intermediate Transition Fellowship:

  • PhD/DPhil completed in a relevant subject.
  • Basic scientists will typically have a number of years of successful postdoctoral work and first-author high-impact research papers.
  • Clinician scientists will have completed a PhD and typically a specialist training (with an NTN), they are expected to have published first-author high-impact research papers.

Main duties for intermediate basic science and intermediate clinical research fellowships:

  • Plan, manage and conduct an agreed academic research project and associated activities, taking direction from the Oxford BHF CRE Principal Investigator and other colleagues in the research group - as appropriate.
  • Submit one or more applications to an external sponsor for independent intermediate research fellowship within two years from the appointment.

The posts may be appointed into a research group in any of the following University of Oxford departments:

  • Department of Chemistry, Oxford OX1 3TA
  • Department of Computer Science, Oxford OX1 3QD
  • Department of Pharmacology, Oxford OX1 3QT
  • Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, Oxford OX1 3PT
  • Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford OX3 7LF
  • Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford, OX3 9DU
  • Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford OX1 3RE
  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford OX3 7BN
  • MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford OX3 9DS

Prospective candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries regarding the fellowships, and enquires may be directed by email to Professor Hugh Watkins ( or Philippa Major, Research Facilitator for the Oxford BHF CRE (

For further information about the role and how to apply, please visit

Applications should be submitted to:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 5th Fabruary 2018 (12 noon)

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on Tuesday 6th March 2018

As an Equal Opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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