Imperial Junior Research Fellowships 2019 UK for Early-Career Scientist

Imperial Junior Research Fellowships 2019 UK for Early-Career Scientist

Imperial Junior Research Fellowships 2019 UK for Early-Career Scientist

Designation/Position- Imperial Junior Research Fellowships

Imperial College London, UK invites application for Imperial Junior Research Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates

About- Imperial College Research Fellowships are intended for post-doctoral researchers of demonstrated ability, who are at the early stages of their research career and who have the potential to establish research independence.  This opportunity is equivalent to the British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Wellcome Trust Henry Wellcome fellowship schemes. Imperial Junior Research Fellowships

Research/Job Area-  All subject areas – Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences and the Business School

Location- Imperial College London, UK


  • There are no restrictions on nationality; however you will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK before commencing any fellowship offered
  • Applicants should have a PhD and will normally have no more than four years postdoctoral research experience in an academic environment (calculated from the PhD viva to the application deadline). Exceptions to this can include discipline hopping, where there must still be less than four years post-doctoral research experience in the discipline of the proposed fellowship; career breaks and career changes, where time spent out of the academic research environment will not be counted in the four years 
  • For applications to the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Medicine, a PhD must have been submitted before an application is made and the PhD must be awarded before the start of the fellowship

Job/Position Description- 

If you are an outstanding early-career scientist looking for an opportunity to focus on research and establish your scientific independence on a competitive salary, then the Imperial College Research Fellowship scheme could help you consolidate your standing in the scientific community and make the leap from post-doc to permanent lecturer.

  • The scheme is for you if you have four years or less of academic post-doctoral research experience when you apply
  • Applications are invited in all subject areas that have a strong research base at the College; Fellowships are awarded across the College in all Faculties
  • Each Fellow sets and directs their own research agenda
  • There are no restrictions on nationality; if you are offered a Fellowship you will be provided with support from the College to obtain the necessary permission to work in the UK
  • A competitive salary
  • A contribution toward research and travel costs (up to £45,000) is also provided
  • Your sponsor will be crucial in helping to establish your research independence and will provide individual mentoring as well as the space and equipment needed for your research
  • You will be provided with career development and cohort activities including a welcome event, development days, and one-to-one coaching from our Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre
  • You may spend up to a total of 12 months visiting other research institutions and/or in industry including those overseas
  • Applications are invited from candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide in all subject areas that have a strong research base at Imperial College London within the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences and the Business School. 
  • Salary is provided for four years within the Imperial College Academic and Research pay scale 16; the 2018/19 pay scales for this grade was £37,486 per annum).
  • Each application must be supported by a sponsor who is a senior, permanent member of staff within the Academic and Research Family at Imperial, most likely a Principal Investigator.

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

The application process consists of 6 steps.  One confidential reference letter is also required.

Step 1: Applicants step 1 covers personal details and contact information.

Step 2: Applicants step 2 covers application details, Head of Department approval, instructions for Letters of support and information on the funding request. 

Step 3: Applicants must upload the following attachments using the template forms found here.

Step 4: Applicants must complete step 4, which covers additional information including Right to work in the UK

Step 5: Applicants must complete step 5, which covers additional information including Criminal Records Checks and Diversity information

Step 6: To review and submit the application

Each application must also be accompanied by a confidential reference letter, usually from the applicant’s current institution.

As this is a confidential letter, it must be submitted directly by the referee to the College at [email protected] by 23:59 (BST) 27 August 2019.

The letter will then be matched to the application by the ICRF Office.  

Last Date for Apply– 27 August 2019

Closing date for applications23:59 Tuesday 27 August 2019 (BST)
ShortlistingOctober 2019
InterviewsNomember 2019
Results of Selection CommitteeDecember 2019 
Start date for FellowshipsBetween 1 August and 1 December 2020

See Position Details-

Official Website-

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