Careers, courses and training

Illustration of a heart and a pulse monitor

We are passionate about delivering outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate education as well as world-leading research. Our postgraduate courses equip you with the skills you need to pursue a research career by providing opportunities to learn about, and become involved in, exciting new developments in cardiovascular sciences. 

Current Vacancies

Within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences there are constant opportunities to join or further your career.

Below are the current opportunities available along with the links to the official application page:

Birmingham Fellow

To create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original, high-quality research, through publication, through supervision of doctoral researchers, and through delivery of undergraduate, postgraduate and/or CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area. Apply here.

Closing date: 5th January 2020. 

Research Associate

This role will be working with Dr Larissa Fabritz, assisting research (by carrying out data collection or analyses) to create knowledge through providing research support for projects and research groups. Apply here.

Closing Date: 9th January 2020


Undergraduate courses

Cardiovascular science is a major component of education programmes across the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Members of the Institute contribute to research-led teaching by delivering lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes, and supervising research projects for students studying medicine, dentistry, medical sciences and pharmacology.  

To find out more about our undergraduate courses, please visit the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Our postgraduate courses

Biomedical Research: Cardiovascular Sciences MRes

Providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and allowing you to gain practical experience working as part of leading research groups in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences you will investigate molecular, physiological and pathological processes underlying cardiovascular homeostasis in health and disease.

To find out more go to the MRes page.

To find out more about all of our postgraduate courses, please visit the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.  

PhD studentships

To find out more about PhD studentships and releated postgraduate research degrees, please visit Find a PhD.

The effect of substrate stiffness on cardiac performance

Supervisor Dr Katja Gehmlich (ICVS), Professor Andrew Dove (Chemistry) and Professor Warwick Dunn (Biosciences). For more information on the project please see the online page.

Closing Date: 12th January 2020

Determining the structure and endothelial signalling function of the CLEC14A-Multimerin 2 complex

Supervisors: Dr Victoria Heath (UoB), Professor Jeanette Woolard (University of Nottingham), Dr David Scott (University of Nottingham) and Professor Roy Bicknell (UoB). For further details please see the online page

Closing Date: 17th January 2020

A cross-resolution preclinical imaging framework based on MRI and light sheet microscopy to assess post-stroke axonal regrowth

Supervisors: Dr Matteo Bastiani (University of Nottingham), Associate Professor Rebecca Trueman (University of Nottingham) and Professor Steve Watson (UoB). For more project details please see the online page.

Closing Date: 17th January 2020

ADAMTS13 structure in normal and disease states

Supervisors: Professor Jonas Emsley (University of Nottingham), Dr Neil Morgan (UoB) and Professor John Schwabe (University of Leicester). For more information please see the online page.

Closing Date: 17th January 2020