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BHF Centre of Research Excellence – Research Fellowships (Research Associate)

National Heart & Lung Institute

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 26th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £40,858 - £48,340
  • REF: MED02238
  • Closes: 28th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The two-year Post-doctoral Fellowships are aimed at individuals wanting to bridge scientific disciplines to address a biological question relevant to cardiovascular disease and within the remit of the Imperial BHF Centre of Research Excellence.

Applicants will be considered in two categories.

  • Applying immediately from their PhD i.e. first year post-doctoral candidates and
  • applying 2 to 5 year post-award of their PhD.

The proposed research projects should be developed in liaison with an Imperial BHF CRE Principal Investigator (PI) sponsor. The sponsor should also provide a letter of support for the application, including confirmation that they have approved research space to host the applicant.

A list of BHF CRE Research Themes and Principal Investigators are listed on the Imperial Cardiovascular Science website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/bhf-research-excellence/

Duties and responsibilities

  • To be creative and take the initiative to plan and conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and ensure the timely execution of such research
  • To develop interdisciplinary research collaborations within the BHF CRE and the wider community.
  • To identify and develop suitable techniques and apparatus for the collection and analysis of data
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times including maintaining accurate and complete records of all findings
  • To present findings to colleagues at internal and external meetings (travelling within the UK and abroad when necessary)
  • To draft publications for submission to refereed journals
  • To contribute to the drafting of grant applications
  • To ensure appropriate consent for research is obtained from the relevant patients
  • To assist and help supervise post-graduate students and visiting workers
  • To attend relevant meetings, workshops and conferences
  • To promote the reputation of the fellowship funder/sponsor, Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine and related research centres and groups

Essential requirements

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of academic and/or research achievements e.g. presentations at meetings, publications, awards and prizes. The evidence must demonstrate the potential to achieve the highest standards of scientific research

Further information

This is a 2 year post based at various locations for the BHF Imperial Centre of Research Excellence.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum

Prospective candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries regarding the fellowships, and enquires may be directed by email to Professor Martin Wilkins m.wilkins@imperial.ac.uk

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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