JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR SCIENCE RETURNER – Daphne Jackson 3 year Fellowship at Babraham Institute, Cambridge

Applications are invited for a three year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. The Fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research into healthy ageing – across any of the institute’s four main areas: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics.


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 operate flexible working hours for up to 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

For further details about the Babraham Institute, this opportunity and the research carried out, please visit For general enquiries about which groups can host a Fellow please contact the Athena SWAN manager on 01223 496490 or via email .

Applications for this position must be made by completing the CV and personal details information forms that can be found on the Daphne Jackson Trust website.

Submitting your personal statement and CV please click 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  and NOT to the Babraham Institute, stating clearly Babraham Institute Sponsored Fellowship Application.


Closing date for applications is Monday 10th October 2016

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