Vacancies in the Department
Research Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation invites applications for Research Group Leader positions to be held at the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.
The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. The Gatsby Charitable Foundation intends that the positions will be awarded across a broad range of seniority, but applicants would typically have postdoctoral experience in a field related to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory in plant development and in computational modelling of development. Applicants should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to become independent scientific group leaders. Applicants who currently hold a permanent post in a University or other Research Organisation are welcome to apply.
Funding will initially be provided for five years, with a possible extension for a further five year term, with no overall limit on number of extensions. The laboratory has excellent core facilities, including growth room, glasshouse and computing facilities, Group Leaders will be provided with an annual research grant exceeding £250,000 per annum in addition to their salary. Once in post, group leaders will be eligible to apply for research grant funding from other sources.
Applications should be submitted electronically as pdf files and include a full CV, a research proposal for the initial five year period as group leader, and the names of at least three referees. Further guidance and details about the laboratory can be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be peer reviewed by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation at least three times annually.