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Cambridge Cardiovascular


The University of Cambridge is ranked the world's second-best university by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with a reputation for research excellence across a broad range of disciplines.

The University has identified cardiovascular disease as a major research priority, and this has been endorsed by the recent award of a British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award of £6 million over 5 years from 2019 to 2024. 

The Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence (BHF CRE) brings together a wide range of cardiovascular research across the University of Cambridge and its affiliated institutes, including the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. We aim to provide the leading cardiovascular research training programme in the UK, and offer opportunities for basic science researchers and clinician scientists, at all career stages.

A list of the Cambridge CRE Investigators is found here.

Current Opportunities:

Professor of Cardiovascular Ageing

The Department of Public Health and Primary Care wishes to appoint a medically-qualified researcher with a distinguished track-record in population health science (epidemiology, public health, primary care and/or health services research) applied to the broad area of ageing and cardiovascular research. The individual should be able to engage with Cambridge’s major existing strengths in cardiovascular science, including the £60m Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute, which is currently under construction (Director: Professor Nick Morrell).

The new Professor will establish and lead a new independent unit in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care to lead high quality programmes of research relevant to the understanding, prevention, treatment, and/or control of important ageing-related cardiovascular conditions. Examples of relevant disease areas might include (but not limited to): cardiovascular multimorbidity, atherothrombotic cardiovascular diseases, stroke, heart failure, vascular dementias, dysrhythmias, renal diseases. It is expected that the new Professor (and their group) will create strong collaborations with existing cardiovascular research groups in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care and beyond.

A further expectation is that the post-holder will, through the example of their research into cardiovascular ageing, provide academic inspiration for research-minded staff at the Department of Medicine for the Elderly, the geriatric medicine service of Cambridge University Hospitals.

Candidates for the post must hold a medical qualification. Because the post-holder will provide intellectual leadership as one of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care’s senior academic leaders, their disciplinary background must demonstrate coherence with the Department’s core population health mission. They should therefore have a strong background in a population health science discipline, such as (but not limited to): epidemiology (including molecular epidemiology, meta-analysis, and biomarker studies), randomised trials, informatics/data science, public health, primary care, or health services research.

Further Information can be found here

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