Potential Research Fellows Universirty of Cambridge Department of Biochemistry United Kingdom

Potential Research Fellows


Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge






4 April 2019

Closing date

29 April 2019


The Department of Biochemistry in Cambridge is seeking to host early career researchers who have the ambition to start an independent research group facilitated by an external fellowship.


The Department has more than 40 research groups (bioc.cam.ac.uk/research) with interests that fall broadly into the following areas:


Chemical Biology and Drug Design, Disease Biology, DNA and Chromatin Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Biochemistry and Bioenergy, RNA Biology, Signalling and Trafficking, and Systems Biology.


We offer a dynamic environment where research benefits from state of the art facilities for structural biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, Cryo-EM, protein analysis, biological mass spectrometry and DNA sequencing with complementary facilities housed in neighbouring departments and institutes within the School of Biological Sciences.


If you are interested in obtaining the Department's support for your application, you should first discuss your research ideas with a relevant departmental group leader.


Please include in the application the following:

  1. A CV including a list of publications (highlighting the three publications that you consider to be most significant)
  2. Two references
  3. A two page outline of your intended research programme
  4. A statement of why you would like to work in the Department
  5. A brief outline of the facilities you would need during a Fellowship


Successful candidates will be offered comprehensive support for the preparation of their Fellowship application(s).


Target fellowship schemes include Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Medical Research Council Career Development Award, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council David Phillips Fellowships, Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellowship, Royal Society University Research Fellowship and the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship. For those returning from a career break suitable fellowships include the Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowship and the Daphne Jackson Fellowship.


Shortlisted applicants will be informed by Thursday 9th May 2019 and invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd May 2019.


Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.


Informal enquiries can be sent to: fellows@bioc.cam.ac.uk


Please quote reference PH18709 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


We are particularly keen to receive applications from women and ethnic minorities.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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