Imperial College Research Fellowship Scheme

Job summary

***Applications close midnight 27 August 2019*** Late applications being accepted only with prior approval given.   Imperial College London is delighted to invite applications for the Imperial College Research Fellowship scheme, to give outstanding early-career researchers an opportunity to develop independent research programmes. We will be awarding up to 20 fellowships, to start between August and December 2020.  Each one offers four years...

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  • Reference NAT00478
  • Date posted 3 July 2019
  • Closing date 2 September 2019

Job description

Job summary

***Applications close midnight 27 August 2019***

Late applications being accepted only with prior approval given.

 

Imperial College London is delighted to invite applications for the Imperial College Research Fellowship scheme, to give outstanding early-career researchers an opportunity to develop independent research programmes.

We will be awarding up to 20 fellowships, to start between August and December 2020.  Each one offers four years funding (stipend in the range of £37,486 per annum (2018/19 figures), plus a generous contribution to research expenses).  Fellowships are designed to provide freedom to focus on research: there are no obligatory teaching or administrative duties.  Applicants will be encouraged to apply for additional sources of funding to allow them to strengthen their research programme.

Proposals will be considered in all research areas active at Imperial College London. Multidisciplinary projects are welcomed as are collaborations with The Francis Crick Institute http://www.crick.ac.uk/. In addition, AstraZeneca and Imperial will be awarding up to 2 fellowships. For more information, see http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/icrf/information-for-applicants/

For more information about the scheme see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/icrf/

Essential requirements

Before applying, you will need to identify an Imperial academic staff member to act as your sponsor who will provide laboratory space, facilities and mentorship for the tenure of the fellowship.

You may be from the UK or abroad and will be normally expected to have no more than 4 years post-doctoral research experience in an academic environment at the time of application. It is anticipated that you would be at the early stages of your research career and be able to demonstrate your future potential to establish research independence.

Proposals will be judged primarily on the basis of scientific merit, your track record and your potential for development of an independent research programme.

Further information

All applicants must complete and submit an online application via the Imperial College London career site. Click Apply Now to start the application process. The deadline for submission is Tuesday 27 August 2019 (11.59pm BST). 

***Please ensure the attachment section is completed using the template documents attached below***

The following attachments are Required:

  • Applicant details
  • Imperial sponsor details
  • Research proposal

The following attachments are Optional:

  • Francis Crick Institute co-sponsor details
  • AstraZenenca co-sponsor details
  • Research collaborator letter(s) of support

Please note that once you have submitted your application, you cannot upload any further documents.

Applicants must also ensure that one electronic copy of a confidential reference from the applicant's current institution is sent to researchfellowships@imperial.ac.uk before Tuesday 27 August 2019 (11.59pm BST).

Inquiries should be directed to Dr Suzanne Husein at researchfellowships@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: 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/

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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.