One-Year Imperial Cardiovascular Clinical Academic Postdoctoral Fellowships

The BHF Centre for Research Excellence and the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre are pleased to offer part-time fellowships for clinician scientists who will have submitted their PhD by 13 May 2024 and expect to have the PhD formally awarded by the awarding body by 1 October 2024.

These fellowships run for a single year and are intended to permit early career clinical academic cardiovascular scientists with a confirmed and supportive supervisor to complete pilot experiments and submit major external funding applications, most likely for Intermediate Research Fellowships.

The fellowships will last for one year from October 2024 to September 2025 and cover up to 50% FTE funding, with an expectation of the Supervisor’s funds making a contribution to this.

The successful candidates will reduce their clinical training time to 50%. Whether they participate in the on-call rota will be negotiated individually depending on their availability and the needs of the relevant Trust.

The working pattern for the split will be agreed individually between each successful candidate and the Trust. A common pattern is expected to be 50% of each working week dedicated to research and 50% to clinical.

Within the clinical training system, this will be considered as a “LTFT category 2”, whereby 6 months of the year will count towards clinical training. For particular candidates whose research is heavily clinical, the fraction of the year that counts can be higher.

The fellowships are open to clinical cardiology trainees who currently hold an NTN in the London Deanery and whose expected CCT date is 01 October 2025 or later, and are intending to apply for an Intermediate Research Fellowship through Imperial College London.

Interested candidates should submit via email to  by Friday 26 April, 1200 BST:

(a) a CV (maximum 4 pages) emphasising research achievements and academic potential and specifying the current expected CCT date if this fellowship is not awarded

(b) a research plan (maximum 6 pages) including a timeline for future peer-reviewed funding applications

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in May.

For further information, please contact Prof Darrel Francis, Clinical Head of Cardiovascular Division, NHLI, on