Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence

  Transition Research Fellowship Programme

Application deadline: Monday 9th July 2018 (12 noon)

The Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (Oxford BHF CRE) is currently looking to award Intermediate Transition Fellowships to researchers with either a basic science or clinical background, and anoutstanding research track record. 

The aim of the Transition Fellowship programme is to support and develop outstanding postdoctoral researchers to enable them to successfully apply for external funding opportunities, and to foster and develop future leaders in cardiovascular research.  The expectation is that by the end of their Transition Fellowship award holders will secure a competitive peer-reviewed fellowship from the BHF or other external funding agency.

We look for individuals who have emerging independence in a field that will add value to the Oxford cardiovascular research programme, and will use these awards to build a cadre of externally-funded and highly competitive young group leaders. 

Funding for Intermediate Transition Fellowships will be available for two years, up to a latest end date of 30th September 2020.  This will cover the award holder’s salary and support for a research assistant (where relevant) along with appropriate consumables & travel costs. 

Each research group across the Oxford BHF CRE focuses on different aspects of cardiovascular science. 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 & big data research.

Further information about all the Oxford BHF CRE themes and lead researchers can be found here


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Further Details

This opportunity is open to anyone with the relevant entry requirements and track record.  The fellowship and research project have to be hosted by a cardiovascular research group at the University of Oxford and all applications require the direct support of an Oxford BHF CRE Principal Investigator/lead researcher.    

In total two or three fellowships will be awarded in 2018.

Entry requirements and track record for an Intermediate Transition Fellowship

What may be included in the Fellowship award?

Fellowships are awarded for up to a two-year duration (funding available until 30th September 2020).

Funding may include the following:

The estimated value of an Intermediate Transition Fellowship is £140-220K.

Main duties: Intermediate basic science and intermediate clinical research fellowships.

How to make an application.

Please submit the following information, as a single PDF document, to the email address given below.

Please note that final details of a fellowship award budget will be negotiated once an offer has been made.

Applications should be submitted to oxbhfcre@cardiov.ox.ac.uk

 The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 9th July 2018 (12 noon).

 Interviews will be held in Oxford on Wednesday 1st August 2018.


How to Apply PDF to download

Prospective candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries regarding the fellowships, and enquires may be directed by email to Professor Hugh Watkins (hugh.watkins@rdm.ox.ac.uk) or Philippa Major, Research Facilitator for the Oxford BHF CRE (philippa.major@cardiov.ox.ac.uk).

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