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NGF Applications 2018

CTR Next Generation Fellowships

Application  process now open

Deadline 14th December 2018

 

 

Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the career prospects of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre, with special reference to the trophoblast. Applications addressing the Grand Challenges identified by the Centre will be particularly welcomed. The Fellowships are highly flexible to suit individual needs, and enable the holder to develop as an independent researcher within a supportive and stimulating environment. Holders are expected to apply for a Research Fellowship/Career Development Award from a research council or other funding body, or a faculty position during the course of their tenure.

 

The Next Generation Fellowships are a great springboard to a long and successful career in the field of reproduction. Our very first Next Generation Fellow is now a University Lecturer at Cambridge University. Subsequent NGFs have moved on to prestigious positions such as group leaders in outstanding research centres (Crick Institute in London, Blizzard Institute in London, Stem Cell Institute in Vienna). Some have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society. One of our former NGFs even went on to create her own Bio Tech company in Cambridge!

 

 

Eligibility

Candidates should normally be within 5 years of the award of their PhD (due allowance will be made for those whose career has been affected for personal reasons). Applicants must display evidence of academic excellence, a strong research record, and the ability to perform independent research. The Fellowships are open to UK, EU and overseas graduates.

 

The Fellowship

A Fellowship is usually of three years duration and may be held in any department within the University or its affiliated institutes. A Fellowship will provide for a personal salary on the Research Associate scale (Grade 7 point 40-48, £31302-£39609 depending on research experience), justified research consumables, essential equipment and conference travel. Successful candidates will be free, and indeed encouraged, to apply for additional funding from other sources. Fellows will be expected to contribute fully to the activities of the Centre and to their host department.

 

Application

Candidates should first identify a mentor from the list of Principal Investigators within the Centre, and discuss their research plans with them. To apply, candidates should submit a fully-costed research proposal using the CTR form below, a copy of their CV and the names of 2 referees, as outlined on the website. The closing date is 14th December 2018 and interviews for short-listed candidates will be held towards the end of January 2019. Successful candidates will be expected to commence their Fellowship in October 2019, unless agreed otherwise with the Director.

Applications by postal mail only.

All documents must be posted to the following address:

The Administrator,
Centre for Trophoblast Research,
Physiology Building,
Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK

 

CTR Research Proposal Form