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Important information

Applications now closed

Applications should be sent to:
Alex Dawes
NHLI Career Development Coordinator 

Fellowships will be hosted at the appropriate campus within NHLI.

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

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The NHLI 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 - call for applications is now closed.


The NHLI will cover the cost of your salary, commensurate with experience, 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.

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.

Support provided

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.

What is the National Heart and Lung Institute?

NHLI is a major department of Imperial College’s Faculty of Medicine and is a leading international research centre for investigating the causes of and mechanisms underlying many chronic diseases within the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. We welcome applications from all candidates whose research interests encompass the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, from molecular biology through to clinical translation. For more information on the research interests within NHLI please visit other areas of the NHLI website.  NHLI has a strong track record in securing funding from a wide variety of funders including research councils, charities and industry.

NHLI holds an Athena SWAN silver award and is committed to promoting equality for all within the workplace and creating a diverse, inclusive and supportive working environment. Our fellowships are offered on a full time or part time basis and we encourage applications from excellent candidates who have taken a career break and now wish to return to research.

To apply

Please email your CV, with 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 to Alex Dawes, NHLI Career Development Coordinator: Applications are currently closed.

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:

NHLI is committed to equality and valuing diversity, is an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.