Key features

Our Post-Doctoral, Post CCT Research Fellowship for doctors 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

 Our Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF) award is funded jointly by the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund. We recruit to the award annually and usually open for applications in November.

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 two 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  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

Recruitment to our IPPRF awards run on an annual cycle. The next recruitment cycle will open in November 2019.

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 Faculty of Medicine using the IPPRF Application form before finalising and submitting their applications to the Job Applicants section of the Imperial College London website

Stage 1: Departmental Deadline:  TBA for 2020 application round.

*Applicants to contact FoM Depts to identify potential projects, get confirmation of support and InfoEd costings for including in IPPRF 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 to give enough time for department approval.  See ‘Further information’ for guidance and Award application form template.

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

Stage 2: Application Deadline: TBA for 2020 application round.

* Applicants to submit finalised application documentation online via Imperial College London Job Applicant section to include:

1. Job Application form.  Applicants should apply online. The Job Reference is: TBA for 2020 application round.

2. CV (maximum 5 pages)

3. Completed and FoM Department approved IPPRF Application form (including Info Ed costings)

Further information for applicants

For queries about the Fellowship please contact: cato@imperial.ac.uk

Departmental contacts

Departmental support

Applicants must gain support from the proposed ‘host’ Department in the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine using the IPPRF 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 Date TBA for 2020 application round.

ICL FoM DepartmentResearch ManagerHead of Department

Institute of Clinical Sciences


Peter Norsworthy

Prof Amanda Fisher

National Heart & Lung Institute


Alun Owen

 Prof Edwin Chivers

Department of Medicine


Chrystalla Orphanides

 Prof Martin Wilkins

School of Public Health

Lyndsey Pallant

Prof Deborah Ashby 

Department of Surgery and Cancer 


Tony Tarragona-Fiol

Cancer/Reproductive & Developmental Biology
Shirley Lane

Integrative Systems Medicine and Digestive Disease
Tammy Barratt

Prof Mark Thursz

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