New Daphne Jackson Sponsored Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Huddersfield

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield. The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in the School of Applied Sciences within the departments of Pharmacy/Chemical Sciences in the area of pre-clinical drug discovery. The position will involve research at the medicinal chemistry/pharmacology interface, within a team focused on the development of novel chemical libraries and robust screening platforms for cancer, and neurological diseases with unmet need.

The School is committed to the principles of Athena SWAN and the promotion of equality and diversity.  The School currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award. Applications from women and minority groups are particularly encouraged.

The University of Huddersfield will host and half sponsor this 3 year fellowship opportunity. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships
The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – They offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

Fellowships are part-time over two or three years and consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust’s Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners  the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For further details about the Trust and our fellowship scheme, please visit
For further information before submitting an application please contact the Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at

For further information specifically about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at the University of Huddersfield, please contact Professor Roger Phillips,, or Professor Joe Sweeney,

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV and personal details information forms that can be found on the Daphne Jackson Trust website: Submitting your personal statement and CV here

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department. Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly University of Huddersfield Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12th June 2016.

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