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Next Generation Fellow, Centre for Trophoblast Research (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2023
Closes: 13th February 2024
Job Ref: PM38844

The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) was founded in 2007 as a Centre of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta, early development and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. It brings together over 30 Principal Investigators, many of whom are recognized international experts in their fields.

The CTR has an opening for a Next Generation Fellow who will complement and synergise with our existing research programmes. Next Generation Fellowships are a springboard to a long and successful career in the field of placental and reproductive biology and highly flexible to suit individual needs, to enable the postholder to develop as an independent researcher. Holders are expected, and will be supported, to apply for Research Fellowship/Career Development Awards from research councils or other funders, or a faculty position during their tenure. Find out more about the fellowship on our website: https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/ngf-overview

Next Generation Fellows will be mentored to develop and establish an independent research program that will complement that of other groups within the Centre for Trophoblast Research. Fellows will be expected to contribute fully to the activities of the CTR and to their host department. They will supervise MPhil/masters, summer and/or undergraduate students. They may be a co-applicant on research grant applications to recruit, train and co-supervise postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, technical staff and PhD students.

The post holder will be expected to create a strong track record of publishing high impact papers and disseminate the results of their work in any ways that seem appropriate and effective (e.g. via conferences and seminars). They will be responsible for compliance with all the relevant laws (Home Office, HTA, HFEA).

Candidates should hold a PhD and have a high-quality publication track record in academic journals or equivalent.  We welcome applications from across a diverse range of research relevant to our Grand Challenges:  https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/about-us/objectives

Appointments will be made on a fixed-term, full-time, basis for a period of 3 years (Grade 7, £36,024- £44,263). The contract further includes research consumables/equipment up to £20,000 per annum & travel support up to £750.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.  

To apply to this post, candidates should first identify a research Sponsor from the list of Principal Investigators https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/people/principal-investigators within the Centre for Trophoblast Research, and discuss their research plans with them.

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentations as follows:

  •  Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  •  Up to 3 letters of reference
  •  Letter of support from your chosen CTR sponsor
  •  CTR Next Generation Fellowship application form

The application deadline is 13th February 2024, and we aim to hold Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates within 2-3 months after the closing date.

Please quote reference PM38844 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. We welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities for the Next Generation Fellowship and sponsor international visas.

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