Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence
Transition Research Fellowship Programme
Application deadline: Monday 5th February 2018 (12noon)
The Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (BHF CRE) is currently looking to award Intermediate Transition Fellowships to researchers with either a basic science or clinical background, and an outstanding 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 from April 2018 (with additional 6 months’ funding in exceptional cases). 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
This opportunity is open to all applicants and will be hosted by a cardiovascular research group at the University of Oxford.
In total 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.
What may be included in the Fellowship award?
Fellowships are awarded for a two-year duration, with a possible renewal for an additional 6 months. Awards must be completed by the end of September 2020.
Funding may include the following:
- Salary of the applicant (based on current grade / spine point)
- Research consumables directly attributable to the project
- Research equipment essential for the project
- Salary of a technician or research assistant, if required and fully justified
- Travel expenses for conference attendance/collaboration placements
The estimated value of an Intermediate Transition Fellowship is £140-220K.
Main duties: 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.
How to make an application.
Please submit the following information, as a single PDF document, to the email address given below.
- CV of the applicant, including publication list and statement of career intentions.
- Main application: a research plan outlining an overview of applicant’s proposed research, an explanation of how their research will enhance cardiovascular research in Oxford, a summary budget and a brief justification for the requested budget (maximum 3 pages).
- List of references relevant to the proposed research project.
- A letter of support from a sponsor who is a Principal Investigator of the Oxford BHF CRE, including confirmation that they have approved research space to host the applicant.
- Contact details of two referees. Please indicate if they may be contacted in advance of the interview.
Please note that final details of a fellowship award budget will be negotiated once an offer has been made.
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 5th February 2018 (12 noon).
Interviews will be held in Oxford on Tuesday 6th March 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 (email@example.com) or Philippa Major, Research Facilitator for the Oxford BHF CRE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As an Equal Opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.