University of Leicester

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Accelerator award Research Fellowships

University of Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom


Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 or Grade 8 £44,045 – £49,533 per annum
College of Life Sciences
Full Time – Fixed Term appointment up to 12 months (internal candidates) or up to 24 months (external candidates); posts can be in any of the three Colleges.
37.5 hours per week
Vacancy ID: 1651

British Heart Foundation Accelerator Award ECR Fellowships at Leicester.

Through this Fellowship program, we are committed to supporting and mentoring early career researchers to develop into independent principal investigators. Fellows will be supported for up to 12 months (internal candidates) or 24 months (external candidates) (salary, career development and research costs) to establish an original line of research that enhances the strengths of the University and that can be continued by securing additional external funding.

Successful applicants will have a PhD (or professional degree); a strong record of relevant research experience; high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or monographs capable of contributing to the University’s REF2021 submission; a plan for truly innovative research that has the capacity for public engagement and impact; and the capacity for academic independence.

Please click HERE for more information on the Leicester BHF Accelerator Award.

Academic staff members on open-ended University of Leicester contracts are not eligible for this scheme.

The University of Leicester is inviting applications for exceptionally talented and motivated early career researchers to lead highly innovative research projects. These Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fellowship opportunities are funded by Leicester’s British Heart Foundation (BHF) Accelerator Award to enhance research in our priority area of Precision Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease.

Leicester has world-leading academic expertise in several clinical specialties, notably cardiovascular and respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer. We are also a leading UK university for research in the medical and health humanities. The Leicester community’s social and demographic features provide a unique and important opportunity to address key health issues across an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

The University of Leicester is committed to positively advancing equality of opportunity.
For your application to be accepted for consideration, you must ensure the following documents are included in your application:
• a completed Leicester BHF Accelerator Award ECR Application Form (as included with this advertisement under the additional documents section)
• a CV including a Publication List
• a detailed Research Plan to support your application.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have questions, then please address these to the Leicester BHF Accelerator Award Director, Professor Gavin Murphy, at Interviews for this position are anticipated to take place on the 21st January 2020.
Closing date: 1 January 2020.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: REF2021