Wellcome Sanger Institute in UK invites applications for the Janet Thornton Fellowship open to scientists who have had a break from scientific research, of 12 continuous months or more, for any reason for 2018/2019 academic year.

At the Wellcome Sanger Institute they are committed to enabling and opening routes back into science for those who have had a break from scientific research – for any reason.
While the Sanger Institute provides the opportunity in its recruitment processes for job applicants to declare career breaks (taken for any reason) so that they can be taken into account when assessing applications for all roles, particularly in relation to the potential impact of time out on individuals’ scientific and career outputs, this fellowship will be open exclusively to those who have taken a career break of 12 months or more.

Worth of Award

  • Salary £31,503 – £39,492
  • Research expenses, including generous consumables and travel costs for conferences and training courses
  • Access to training and support resources from across the organisation
  • Access to the University of Cambridge Careers Service
  • Generous and flexible benefits

Eligibility
The Janet Thornton Fellowship is open to scientists who:

  • have had a break from scientific research, of 12 continuous months or more, for any reason
  • are not currently working in scientific research
  • have at least one years’ postdoctoral experience
  • PhD in a relevant subject area
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies in experimental/computational areas
  • Research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the Institute’s research strategy and goals
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research, with the assistance of a mentor if required
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines, including using initiative to plan research programmes
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project
  • Commitment to personal development and updating of knowledge and skills

How to Apply

  • Eligible candidates are invited to apply to work on one of a range of projects put forward by the Institute.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in November 2018 to discuss their application in more detail.

Applications are to be made online. Candidates will be asked to provide:

  • a covering letter
  • a current CV
  • the names of two referees
  • an indication of the project they are applying for
  • the reason(s) for their break from scientific research.

Deadline: applications close Friday 29 June 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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