University of Cambridge

Potential Research Fellows

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Potential Research Fellows

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge is seeking to host early career researcher who have the ambition to start an independent research group with an externally-funded fellowship.

The Department has more than 40 research group ( with interests that fall broadly into the following areas:

Chemical biology and drug design
Disease biology
DNA and chromatin biology
Molecular microbiology
Plant biochemistry and bioenergy
RNA biology
Signalling and trafficking
Systems biology
We offer a dynamic environment where our research programmes benefit from state of the art facilities in structural biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, cryo-EM, protein analysis, biological mass spectrometry and DNA sequencing, with complementary facilities housed in neighbouring departments and institutes within the School of Biological Sciences.

If you are interested in obtaining the Department’s support, prior to submitting your application, you should first discuss your research ideas with a relevant departmental group leader,

To make an application, please email by 9am on Monday 3rd February 2020 with the following:

A CV including a list of publications (highlight the three publication that you consider to be most significant)
Two reference send directly to

A two page outline of your intended research programme
A statement of why you would like to work in the Department
A brief outline of the facilities you would need during a Fellowship
We are particularly keen to receive applications from women and ethnic minorities

Informal enquiries can also be sent to:

Shortlisted applicants will be informed by Monday 17th February and will be invited to the Department to give a seminar on Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

Successful candidates will be offered comprehensive support for the preparation of their Fellowship application.

Target fellowships schemes include: The Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Medical Research Council Career Development Award, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council David Phillips Fellowship, Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellowship, Royal Society University Research Fellowship, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship.

For individuals returning to research after a career break: Wellcome Trust Career re-entry Fellowship, Daphne Jackson Fellowship.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.