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Fellowships

Are you a mid-career researcher with an outstanding record and an ambitious research plan?

The Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) is running a yearly  Transition Fellowship programme to support and develop an outstanding researcher at an intermediate/career development stage. 

The IDRM is a dynamic and collaborative research Institute, 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.

The fellowship can be carried out in either one of the three research themes and we welcome clinicians and basic scientists to apply. We will award one Fellowship each year.

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). 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. 

Funding for the Transition Fellowship are awarded for a two-year duration and will cover the award holder’s salary and support for a research assistant (where justified) along with appropriate consumables & travel costs for conference attendance/collaboration placements (total of £200k). Fellows will 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.

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.