University of Cambridge Research Career Development Fellowships 2018/2019

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of researchers in interdisciplinary plant developmental biology, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research programme and become creative leaders in the field.

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University is a Research Institute located in central Cambridge, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including growth rooms, glasshouses, microscopy and computing facilities. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment.

They are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular they are looking for scientists with imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our quantitative understanding of plant development, by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype in any appropriate study system, including theoretical approaches.



  • Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £39,992 to £50,618, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £50,000 per annum of unrestricted research support.

Research Career Development Fellowships Eligibility

  • Open to applicants of any nationality;
  • Applicants will typically have postdoctoral experience in a field related to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory: plant development and its computational modelling;
  • Applicants should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop an independent research programme.

How to Apply for University of Cambridge Research Career Development Fellowships

Applicants are required to complete the information on the application form and upload a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees.

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For more information, visit Research Career Development Fellowships.

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