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Research Fellowship open day

last modified Mar 19, 2019 02:57 PM

22 May 2019

Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

We welcome approaches from candidates who are thinking of applying for independent Fellowships, such as Royal Society University Research Fellowships, BBSRC Sir David Phillips, NERC, European Research Council (ERC) or EU Marie Curie awards. The Department has a strong commitment to supporting Research Fellows in terms of providing financial support for laboratories and equipment, and PhD studentship opportunities, as well as promoting career development and collaborative expertise.

The Department of Plant Sciences in Cambridge is one of the foremost centres to carry out research in plant science, with world-leading groups across the breadth of the subject from genetics and epigenetics, through plant physiology and biochemistry, to epidemiology and remote sensing at the landscape scale. We have strong links across the University and in the region, including with NIAB, with whom we are establishing a Crop Science Centre (3CS)

The Department has 20 academic staff leading active research groups https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/index , including a BBSRC Sir David Phillips Research Fellow, over 60 post-doctoral researchers, 46 support staff and 91 graduate students. Research grant income in 2017/2018 was £8.6M, with the Department currently administering a total of 75 grants with a combined value of £41.6M from a variety of sources including research councils, Royal Society, charities, EU, industry and government agencies.

Applications from excellent candidates for 2019 Fellowship schemes are now invited to apply to attend our Research Fellowship Open Day on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit the Department on that day to discuss their proposal/application with members of staff. We will then select applicants from those shortlisted to support and mentor through the application process.

Applicants should send a completed pro forma including a short summary (200 words maximum) of their proposed research topic and their CV, highlighting their top 5 publications, to Ombretta Orsini, PA to the Head of Department, by Thursday 18th April (). Shortlisted candidates will be informed by the beginning of May.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.