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Imperial College London - National Heart and Lung Institute

Location: London
Salary: £40,215 to £53,988 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th September 2019
Closes: 17th October 2019
Job Ref: MED01461

Are you an excellent basic or clinical science researcher with a clear research vision looking to secure a personal fellowship and establish your own research group? The National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) at Imperial College wishes to nurture the next generation of outstanding researchers and invites applications for an attractive and flexible fellowship scheme for those wishing to develop an independent research career. The NHLI will cover the cost of your salary, commensurate with experience and basic or clinical pay scales, for up to 12 months (with possibility of extending to 18 months), plus modest consumables, whilst you develop and submit a strong application(s) for an independent externally funded fellowship to establish your own research group at NHLI. While we welcome applications across the remit of NHLI we particularly welcome proposals which address personalised healthcare in cardiovascular disease, which will be supported by the British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence.

We will provide mentorship from world-leading academics to enable you to reach your full potential. We also offer a very supportive environment for you to develop your research career, with full access to training courses and staff support within the College, including the award winning Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre and the Learning and Development Centre. You will be entitled to 10 days learning and development per year and will have access to a range of courses and workshops, as well as support for developing your fellowship application(s) and mock interviews.

Please ensure you attach a full publication list and details of all previous applications for fellowships, and a short proposal (~500 words) outlining your research ideas and plan for developing an application for a personal research fellowship.
Research Duties

  • To develop applications for independent, externally funded research fellowships.
  • To undertake a self-directed program of research and scholarship.
  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
  • To prepare material for presentation in oral and poster formats
  • To draft publications and prepare them for submission to peer-reviewed journals
  • To contribute to writing bids for research grants
  • To take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research
  • To present findings to colleagues
  • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community.
  • To promote the reputation of the Department and the College through scientific meetings and other activities.
  • To undertake any necessary training and/or development

Essential requirements

We are looking for researchers at any stage of their career who have:

  • A very good academic track record including a first or upper second class degree and a PhD in a biomedical sciences subject;
  • Demonstrated an excellent start to their research careers, in either clinical or basic science;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Publications in high quality journals;
  • The ability to demonstrate a clear research vision.

Further information:

Clinical staff will be appointed to the appropriate point on the Clinical Research Fellow scale.

For informal discussions about the scheme please contact Dr Alun Owen, NHLI Research Manager:

For technical issues when applying online please email

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