School of Dentistry: Birmingham Fellows Programme


The University of Birmingham is currently recruiting early career researchers of exceptional ability to join our Birmingham Fellows Programme.

The programme offers a permanent academic position and provides five years of protected time and support for high-quality research. This support will allow outstanding early-career researchers of all ages and with high potential to establish themselves as the leading academics of the future. Applications are welcome from those with existing fellowships who are preparing to move into a permanent academic position or individuals with a strong publication record seeking to establish themselves as independent investigators.

School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

The University of Birmingham is a leader in dental research globally. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham was ranked number 1 in the country for world leading/internationally excellent (4*/3*) research outputs and had 139 co-authored papers with 128 collaborating institutions across the world. Our scholarly impact over the last 10 years is also unrivaled with the University of Birmingham top ranked across the country for average field weighted citation impact (Scopus, SciVal). In recognition of this, the 2016 QS world rankings reported we were the top ranked UK Dental School outside of London, and since then we have built on this success through the opening (April 2016) of a fully integrated new £50m state of the art Dental School and Hospital.

As a Birmingham Fellow you will have access to first class laboratory and teaching facilities that support both basic and translational research. You will join a community working environment with strong existing links with other departments across the College including Microbiology and Infection, Immunology and Immunotherapy and Inflammation and Ageing. Similarly we have strong relationships with the wider University including, Engineering and Physical Sciences and Life and Environmental Sciences as well as having access to our national and international networks.

We are seeking to attract fellows with skills aligned to our key research strengths and fit with our current research themes of:

  • Clinical and Experimental Oral Sciences
  • Regenerative and Rehabilitative Sciences

These areas encapsulate a number of productive and collaborative working groups including Periodontal research, Ultrasound and Nanotechnologies, Biophotonics, Intelligent Imaging, Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering, Dental Implant and Bone Biomaterials research.

Find out more

  • For more information about the Institute, lists of our staff and their specialist research interests please visit our website
  • If you are interested in applying for a Birmingham Fellowship within the School of Dentistry or would like more information please email Jill Boylan (PA to Professor Iain Chapple) or call +44 (0)121 4665469.