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UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Fund Fellowships at HDR UK

The University of Manchester, on behalf of the MRC and HDR UK, is looking to recruit to two fellowships that will work at the centre of health data science research, focusing on one of the national priorities defined by the HDR UK programme: Actionable Analytics, 21st Century Clinical Trials, Data-Driven Public Health and Precision Medicine.

There is one non-clinical early career fellowship and one non-clinical mid-career stage fellowship available. 

These fellowships will provide three years of personal support (salary and research costs). Fellows are expected to be 'rising stars' at the early to mid-career stage, in line with potential candidates for MRC Skills Development Fellowships/Career Development Awards. Fellowships are aimed at researchers and technology specialists outside of the traditional academic PI track.


Early career stage fellowships are aimed at post-doctoral candidates that have experience of delivering previous research projects with some evidence of outputs (eg publications).

Mid-career stage fellowships are aimed at those post-doctoral candidates wishing to make a transition into independence with some evidenced productivity across past appointments on an upwards trajectory. 

Please note: lecturers would not be eligible for this call as they would be considered as established academics. 

Due to the funding requirements of the post, applicants must be available to commence the role no later than 15 February 2018. If you are not currently eligible to work in the UK, and would be applying for a visa from outside the UK, please be advised that the University will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship to support this. Information on UK visas and processing times is available on the website

Application process

To apply for these fellowships, please submit the following four documents to

  • full CV;
  • completed fellowship application form (Word, 316KB);
  • covering letter (including confirmation to be able to start post on by 15 February 2018);
  • letter of support from academic sponsor.

All documents should be in PDF format, with the following title format: 

  • Application form: "surname_level of fellowship_HDRUK Applicaiton"
  • CV: "surname_level of fellowship_CV"
  • Covering letter: "surname_coveringletter"
  • Letter of support: "surname_letterofsupport"

Important dates

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 December 2017.

Interviews will take place towards the end of the week commencing 22 January 2018.

For full eligibility criteria and further information, please download the UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Fund Fellowships for HDR UK guidance for applicants (PDF, 108KB).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Katy Boyle, Fellowship Academy Manager ( or Dr Georgina Moulton, Academic Lead (