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Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunity at John Innes Centre

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship hosted by the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.

Our research makes use of a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, computational and mathematical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics and molecular biology.

As an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research in plant and microbial science, we encourages flexible working to aid career development and hold a Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of its commitment to equal opportunities.

The John Innes Centre will host and half sponsor this two year Fellowship.

The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning researchers to their careers following a break of two years or more taken for a family, caring or health reason.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique. They offer professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

This Fellowship is part-time over two years and consists of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust’s Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For further details about the Trust and Fellowship scheme, please visit

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at

For further details about the John Innes Centre please visit

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please make sure you have contacted the person (Group Leader) you want to work with,  and once you have their agreement to host, you can apply by completing the CV, personal details and personal statement forms availabe on the Daphne Jackson Trust website. 

Email your application documents to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly John Innes Centre Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th July 2022.

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust the John Innes Centre will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate.

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