Key features

Our Post-Doctoral, Post CCT Research Fellowship provides :

  • Two years (maximum, full time) bridging time to conduct clinical research
  • Consultant clinical academic salary (at the first threshold of the salary scale)
  • Research expenses

Imperial College London is delighted to launch the 2018 recruitment round of our Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF) scheme (previously known as Imperial Clinician Researcher Fellowship, ICRF).  This award is funded jointly by the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund. 

The purpose of the Fellowship is to draw on the research strengths of Imperial and attract the highest quality early stage clinical academics finishing clinical training to work towards Clinician Scientist, Wellcome Trust or other externally funded clinical research mid-level awards.

We will offer up to three opportunities offering two-year awards to talented individuals with outstanding intellectual achievements who possess the potential to become leaders in academic medicine.  Applicants must be fully qualified medical doctors, have been awarded a PhD or MD within the last 4 years and hold a CCT, or be within 12 months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at the time of application.

About the IPPRF Programme

How to apply

The IPPRF award application process comprises 2 stages.  Before submitting anything interested applicants should first approach the relevant department in the Faculty of Medicine to discuss their research interest and establish whether the department is able to support their application.

Stage 1:  Applicants must gain support from the proposed ‘host’ Department in the ICL Faculty of Medicine using the Award Application form before finalising and submitting their applications to the Job Applicants section of the ICL website

Stage 1: Departmental Deadline:  Wednesday 24 January 2018*

*Applicants to contact FoM Depts to identify potential projects, get confirmation of support and InfoEd costings for including in Award application form (before submitting formal ‘job’ application).  This the absolute latest date that applicants can approach departments, they are advised to do so as early as possible.  See ‘Further information’ for guidance and Award application form template.

Stage 2:   Applicants must submit the signed/approved IPPRF Award application form, and upload their CV and completed Job Application via the Job Applicants section of the ICL website

Stage 2: Application Deadline:  Wednesday 21 February 2018*

* Applicants to submit finalised application documentation online via ICL Job Applicant section to include:

1. Job Application form.  Applicants should apply online. The Job Reference is:  MED00124

2. CV (maximum 5 pages)

3. Completed and FoM Department approved IPPRF Award form (including costings)

Further information for applicants

Departmental contacts

Departmental support

Applicants must gain support from the proposed ‘host’ Department in the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine using the Award Application form before finalising and submitting their applications. They should contact the relevant Departmental Research Manager and Head of Department to discuss their application as early as possible and by no later than Wednesday 24 January 2018.

ICL FoM DepartmentResearch ManagerHead of Department

Institute of Clinical Sciences


Peter Norsworthy

Prof Amanda Fisher

National Heart & Lung Institute


Alun Owen

 Prof Kim Fox

Department of Medicine


Chrystalla Orphanides

 Prof Martin Wilkins

School of Public Health

Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Ruth Tipples

Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jay Singh Sangha

Clinical Trials Unit
Lauren Noto

Primary Care and Public Health
Barbara Cerruti

Genomics of Common Disease
Nick Henriquez

Prof Elio Ribioli (until 31 Dec 2017) then Professor Deborah Ashby (1 Jan 2018 onwards)

Department of Surgery and Cancer 


Karen Kerr

Cancer/Reproductive & Developmental Biology
Jennifer Podesta

Integrative Systems Medicine and Digestive Disease
Rita Carvalho

Health Policy
Karen Kerr

Prof Jeremy Nicholson

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