Imperial College Research Fellowships

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for outstanding early-career researchers to develop independent research programmes as part of the Imperial College Research Fellowship scheme. We are looking for  people from all backgrounds and from all over the world, as we recognise that diversity is key to successful creativity. We show our dedication to equality and valuing diversity by being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00947
  • Date posted 28 June 2021
  • Closing date 23 August 2021

Job description

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for outstanding early-career researchers to develop independent research programmes as part of the Imperial College Research Fellowship scheme. We are looking for  people from all backgrounds and from all over the world, as we recognise that diversity is key to successful creativity. We show our dedication to equality and valuing diversity by being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner.

Recruiting the best talent means accessing the widest possible network of that talent. We strive to ensure the diversity of our candidates, and we reflect this ethos in the way we promote, recruit, and select people for the ICRF programme. We believe that diversity not only benefits Imperial but that it positively helps the sector to better represent the communities that we serve. In terms of work-life balance, we offer a generous holiday leave allowance, enhanced maternity provision at 18 weeks full-pay, and advice and support on childcare and eldercare is available through My Family Care.  To that end we encourage applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Proposals will be considered in all research areas active within participating departments at Imperial.  We particularly welcome in areas that align with the College’s Academic Strategy.  Multidisciplinary projects are furthermore encouraged, as are collaborations with The Francis Crick Institute http://www.crick.ac.uk/.  For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/icrf/.

You will need to identify an Imperial academic staff member to act as your sponsor who will provide laboratory space, facilities and mentorship. Candidates may be from the UK or abroad and will normally be expected to have no more than 4 years post-doctoral research experience 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 the potential to establish research independence.

Further information

To learn more about this outstanding opportunity and how to apply please visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/icrf/. Those interested in applying are expected to contact their proposed sponsor and proposed host department as early as possible, to discuss their intentions to apply and to acquire information about any additional departmental timelines and local processes.

If you have any queries about our fellowships please contact Dr Suzanne Husein at researchfellowships@imperial.ac.uk.

Deadline for proposals is Monday 23 August 2021 (11.59pm BST).

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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/

 

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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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