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Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Bristol

Daphne Jackson Trust - The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

Location: Bristol
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th March 2019
Closes: 13th May 2019

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship at the University of Bristol with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research. The Fellowship is intended for individuals returning to STEM health-related research. Health-related research is understood as spanning laboratory to applied or translational science. The Fellowship is for 18 months on a part-time (75% FTE) basis.

As an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Daphne Jackson Fellow you will work within a School and Faculty at the University of Bristol. We are particularly interested in supporting applicants working in interdisciplinary research, but applicants working in single disciplines will be considered equally.

As a Fellow sponsored by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute you would be committing to the funding policies and position statements of the Wellcome Trust as the Wellcome Trust supports the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute will half-sponsor the Fellowship and the remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.

Based at the University of Bristol which has one of the UK’s leading medical schools, with an outstanding community of researchers in health and medicine. The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute supports approaches ranging from the basic sciences that underpin our understanding of health and disease, to the clinical, social and population sciences. We also support exciting new developments in health research, including in electrical engineering, photonics, robotics, composite materials, nanoscience, and synthetic chemistry.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists 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 details about the Trust and Fellowship scheme, please visit

For further information, specifically about this sponsored Fellowship opportunity at the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute please contact Sarah Backmore, funding officer, email

For further information about Daphne Jackson Fellowships before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website: Apply here

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly:

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Sponsored Fellowship Application. 

Closing date for applications is 09:00 GMT Monday 13th May 2019.

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidates.

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