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Centre for Trophoblast Research


Applications for the Next Generation Fellowship will reopen in Autumn 2023


The Centre for Trophoblast Research has an established highly-successful program to fund and mentor Next Generation Research Fellowships. Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the careers of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre. The Next Generation Fellowships are highly flexible to suit individual needs, and enable the postholder to develop as an independent researcher within a supportive and stimulating environment. 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.

The Next Generation Fellowships are a springboard to a long and successful career in the field of placental and reproductive biology. Our Next Generation Fellows have moved on to prestigious positions such as group leaders in outstanding research centres (University of Cambridge, Francis Crick Institute in London, Blizzard Institute and Queen Mary University, Medical University of Vienna). You can find out more about our previous NGF here

The Centre for Trophoblast Research has an opening for a Next Generation Research Fellow who will complement and synergise with our existing programmes. We welcome applications from across a diverse range of research relevant to our Grand Challenges.

A NGF will be mentored to develop and establish an independent research program to carry out research that will complement that of other groups within the CTR. Please refer to the advert and further particulars document on the University of Cambridge job pages linked below for full information, including a list of essential skills and qualifications as well as the link to the application process.

To apply to this post, candidates should first identify a research Sponsor from the list of Principal Investigators within the Centre for Trophoblast Research, and discuss their research plans with them. Candidates must then complete the application documents required, including submission of confidential references by February 6th. We aim to hold Zoom interviews within 2-3 months after the closing date.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the CTR Administrator:



Application timeline for 2023 recruitment (now closed)

Application open 19 October 2022
Application close 6 February 2023
Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates Within 3 months of closing date


Application Form

Illustrative application below. The full application form for 2023-24 recruitment will be posted in the autumn of 2023. 

2022 NGF application form