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Displaced Researcher Fellowship

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS)
London or Cambridge
£35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402 per annum if based at LMS)
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Displaced Researcher Fellowship

Postdoctoral fellowship for scientist refugees

Salary: £35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402 per annum if based at LMS)

Fixed Term for 2 years

Location: London or Cambridge


The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) and MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) have several opportunities for researchers who have been recently displaced by conflict, including those from Ukraine and whose research is related to the research themes of our Institutes. The Fellowships will support post-doctoral research training for researchers at an early career stage with a keen interest in the science carried out in our Institutes. Fellowships provide funding for salary and consumables to support an individual for 2 years, including assistance and funding for obtaining a UK visa.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is a biomedical research institute where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its direct application to medicine. The LMS is located at the Hammersmith Hospital campus in West London

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a research institute dedicated to the understanding of important biological processes at the levels of atoms, molecules, cells and organisms. In doing so, we provide the knowledge needed to solve key problems in human health. LMB is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) and post-doctoral experience in a relevant subject area, an excellent publication record and a commitment to scientific excellence.

These posts have been created for people displaced by conflict; please ensure you meet this requirement before applying so that we are able to prioritize supporting those in need. Anyone not able to demonstrate how they meet this requirement in the covering letter will be rejected.

For more information about these posts please contact: David Brittain (LMB - or Sharon Citrone (LMS –

To complete an online application, please click apply and upload your CV, a short summary (max 1-2 pages) of research experience and interests (including the research teams you are interested to join) and a covering letter which also contains a brief outline of the circumstances of your displacement which make you eligible.

Closing date: 1 October 2023

Costs incurred for caring responsibilities will be covered for interviewees.

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