Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) Transition Research Fellowship in cardiovascular science, immunology or neuroscience

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

February 2, 2022

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Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) Transition Research Fellowship in cardiovascular science, immunology or neuroscience

Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine (IDRM), Department of Paediatrics, Oxford Non-clinical Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum (with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum)

The Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) is a unique flagship institution, at the University of Oxford, and represents a dynamic and collaborative research environment, with 15-20 research groups and 240 research staff investigating how understanding normal development can inform on strategies to regenerate diseased or injured tissues. Our interests span across three research themes: cardiovascular science, neuroscience and immunology, capturing three of the major organ systems targeted by non- communicable diseases. Our researchers have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and support services, and the stimulating environment of the Old Road Campus with neighbouring partner research Institutes: Wellcome Centre of Human Genetics; Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Big Data and the Target Discovery Institute and occupants of the BioEscalator, as well as the wider University of Oxford in general.

The IDRM is offering a Transition Fellowship in either one of its three research themes (cardiovascular science, neuroscience or immunology) to support and develop an outstanding researcher at an intermediate/career development stage. Clinicians and Non-Clinicians are welcome to apply. We will award one Fellowship and appoint the Fellow either on Grade E64 (£34,563 - £55,395 per annum) for Clinicians or Grade 7 (£33,309 - £44,706 per annum) for Non-Clinicians. The selection process is based solely on how applicants match the essential criteria as outlined in the job description.

We are specifically looking for researchers seeking mentoring and sponsorship to apply for external career development fellowships (e.g. Wellcome Trust's Career Development, MRC's Career Development, BHF's Intermediate Basic Science Research, UKRI Future Leaders, EPSRC Established Career).

The IDRM will make available funds for up to two years to support a stipend and research costs, up-to a total of £200K, to relocate researchers into Oxford and the Institute and to enable them to capitalise on generating a competitive fellowship proposal with extensive pilot data and access to local collaborators and research platforms. Applications for external fellowship funding will need to be submitted at 18 months into the post. Researchers who succeed in securing an external fellowship will be invited to establish their independent group at the Institute, benefiting from comprehensive mentorship, career development training and opportunities to recruit Oxford undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Successful applicants will have a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience, distinctive research achievements and a cutting-edge research plan for the next 5 years. The post holders will need to be able to work independently as well as be open to active collaboration with multi-disciplinary partners. We look for individuals who have emerging independence in a field that will add value to IDRM's mission and will use these awards to build a cadre of externally-funded and highly competitive young group leaders.

This post is fixed-term for 2 years.

Applicants must apply online and include a CV and publication list as well as a statement of career intentions. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Applicants must also provide a research plan outlining an overview of proposed research for the transition fellowship and how this will map onto an external application in 18 months' time. This should include a clear explanation of how the research will enhance cardiovascular, neurological or immunological programmes at the IDRM, a summary budget and a brief justification for the requested budget (maximum 4 pages including reference-list relevant to the proposed research project).

There will be a two-stage recruitment process. The first stage consists of a ‘Chalk + Talk' with the opportunity for longlisted candidates to present their research vision for the next 5 years, including research aims and how their research fits within the remit of the IDRM. At the second stage shortlisted candidates will be invited to present an open seminar to the Institute with the opportunity to discuss their research with IDRM's group leaders.

Details on the application process for the transition fellowship, eligibility and relevant dates can be found on the attached job descriptions below. Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Wednesday 2 February 2022 will be considered.

Contact Person : Recruitment Team, Department of Paediatrics Vacancy ID : 155235 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 02-Feb-2022 12:00 Contact Email : recruitment@paediatrics.ox.ac.uk

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