Intermediate Transition Research Fellowships for basic scientists and clinicians

Oxford, Oxfordshire
12 May 2017
26 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

           British Heart Foundation

Intermediate Transition Research Fellowships for basic scientists and clinicians

British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford

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.  Each research group across the Oxford BHF CRE focuses on different aspects of cardiovascular science and together they cover the translational research spectrum from basic to clinical research.

Applications are invited for Intermediate Transition Research Fellowships in any of our research themes, from either basic scientists or clinicians.  The purpose of the Transition Research Fellowships is to position Early Career Researchers ready to secure external funding opportunities, and to foster and develop future leaders in cardiovascular research. This opportunity is open to all candidates and will be hosted in a University of Oxford cardiovascular research group. We would like to encourage applications at the intersections of our defined research themes and would be particularly interested to see applications for research in informatics and big data.

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

A maximum of two fellowships will be awarded in 2017, each for a two-year term with possible renewal for a third.   

Entry requirements and track record for Intermediate Transition Fellowships

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

Main duties for Intermediate Transition 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 for independent intermediate research fellowships to an external sponsor within the 2 years from appointment. 


  • Clinical scientists: Grade E64, £31,614-£50,669 p.a.
  • Non-clinical scientists: Grade 7, £31,076-£38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.


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

Further information on how to apply, please click the apply button.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight (BST) Monday 12th June 2017 (9am BST).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Monday 3rd July 2017.

Applications should be submitted to this email address:

Informal enquiries can be made, by email, to Prof Hugh Watkins at
or Philippa Major at

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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