Independent Research Fellowships Leading to Tenured Faculty Positions

We are inviting applications from outstanding researchers who either hold, or wish to apply for, Independent Research Fellowships (such as a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, or a Royal Society University Research Fellowship).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a seminar at a virtual Fellows Conference, which will be held on 1, 2 and 3 February 2021.

During the conference, you will be able to discuss your proposals, the development of your group and your future career plans in depth with John Innes Centre faculty in virtual one-to-one meetings.

After the conference, we will select and mentor outstanding candidates in writing Fellowship applications and/or offer the opportunity to move existing Fellowships to the John Innes Centre.

Candidates who win Fellowships will be considered for transfer onto tenure-track at three years, and if transferred, for tenure at five years. Considerable additional resources will be provided to Fellows by the Centre. For further advice, contact

How to apply

Email a two-page summary of your research plan, a copy of your CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to by Friday 4 December 2020. Before applying, read our Privacy Notice.

The John Innes Centre prides itself on its commitment to equal opportunities for all employees and will consider applications on the criteria above regardless of age, disability, gender or other personal characteristics, beliefs and backgrounds.

In this context, we are an Athena SWAN institutional Gold Award holder, a Disability Confident Employer and a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

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