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Centre for Trophoblast Research


Next Generation Fellowships

Recruitment opens annually for Next Generation Fellowships (NGFs) sponsored by the Centre for Trophoblast Research.



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.

Fellows 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.

How to apply

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 January 31st 2025 (indicative). We aim to hold Zoom interviews within 2-3 months after the closing date.

Applications can be submitted through the University of Cambridge jobs portal. 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

Informal enquiries should be directed to the CTR Administrator:


Eligibility          Sponsors          NGF Alumni          Contract details


Application timeline for 2025 recruitment

Application open October 2024
Application close 31 January 2025
Interviews for shortlisted candidates Within 3 months of closing date


Application Form

2023 NGF application form