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Daphne Jackson Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship.

The scientific research at the Centre 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, the John Innes Centre encourages flexible working to aid career development and holds 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 scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – They offer STEM 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.

The Fellowships consist 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 information before submitting an application contact the Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity,  make sure you have contacted the person (Group Leader) you want to work with at the John Innes Centre and once you have their agreement to host you, complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website.

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

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th April 2020.

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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