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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship / Independent Research Fellow in Cell Biology and/or Experimental Medicine

University of Exeter - College of Medicine and Health: Diabetes Research

Location: Exeter
Salary: £35,211 to £43,267 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience (pro rata for part-time appointments)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd May 2019
Closes: 3rd June 2019
Job Ref: P01264

Following a recent major award, our Diabetes Centre of Excellence is expanding substantially.

This full-time fellowships available from 1 August 2019 on a four year fixed term basis.

Summary of the role

As an Independent Research Fellow, you will bring your own innovative research ideas and will implement and lead this research, and contribute to the growth and development of the world-class Diabetes Research Centre of Excellence. You will receive academic support and mentorship from established leading diabetes researchers to help you achieve this.

With a diabetes theme, your own research idea will align with one of the following areas: Bayesian Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Immunology or Cell Biology. 

Our prestigious fellowships are designed to enable individuals to progress from Postdoctoral Research Fellows to Independent Research Fellow. Each post is supported by a Research Assistant for 2.5 years, consumables and travel funding.

The application process will comprise: submission of a project idea; participation in a Fellowship Day to be held on 24th June 2019; a formal panel interview and presentation for shortlisted candidates, either as part of the Fellowship Day or on a later date to be confirmed. 

Reimbursement of travel expenses from within the UK will be made to qualifying individuals (see our Expenses guidance here).  As we are unable to offer reimbursement for travel from outside of the UK, the facility to Skype in to the Fellowship Day will be available for any non-UK based applicants unable to attend in person.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

About College of Medicine and Health and Diabetes Research

University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world leading diabetes research

Our world-leading diabetes research and outstanding postgraduate and professional education are underpinned by our expertise in genomics, molecular biology and cell biology, physiology and cutting-edge innovation in technology. Our advances span from discovering biological causes and mechanisms, to improving diagnosis and treatment worldwide, to prevention and supporting people to live healthier lifestyles. 

We offer generous set up packages for candidates that transfer significant research grants to the University.

Further Information

Please contact Starr Young, Recruitment Lead, to arrange an informal discussion in the first instance at   

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

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