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Plant Sciences Research Fellowship Open Day

last modified Apr 23, 2018 09:13 AM
Excellent candidates for 2018 Plant Sciences Research Fellowship schemes are now invited to apply to attend the Research Fellowship Open Day on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit the Department on 23 May to discuss their proposal/application with members of staff. The Department will then select applicants from those shortlisted to support and mentor through the application process.

The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge welcomes approaches from Early Career Researchers who wish to hold an independent research fellowship from a UK or international research sponsor in the Department. Research conducted at the Department covers broad areas of plant science, from genetics and molecular biology, through photosynthesis and physiology, to plant disease and ecosystem dynamics. The Department has excellent facilities and strong links with other plant scientists in Cambridge including the Sainsbury Laboratory and NIAB Ltd. In addition to fundamental research questions, it has three strategic targets: agricultural crops and food security, biotechnology and synthetic biology, and plants in the environment. The CambPlants initiative, hosted by the Department, supports engagement with industry and other key stakeholders to facilitate translation of our research into key areas of economic benefit and global relevance. Researchers in all areas of plant biology would find the environment vibrant and stimulating.

The Department now invites excellent candidates for 2018 Fellowship schemes to apply to attend their Research Fellowship Open Day on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit the Department on 23 May to discuss their proposal/application with members of staff. The Department will then select applicants from those shortlisted to support and mentor through the application process.

Successful Fellows will be provided with office and lab space and resources for research including access to PhD studentships, plant growth facilities and glasshouses, and high-performance computing and imaging facilities.

Applicants should send a completed pro forma including a short summary (200 words maximum) of their proposed research topic and their CV, highlighting their top 5 publications, to Ombretta Orsini, PA to the Head of Department, by Friday 4 May (oo203@cam.ac.uk).

Applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements are welcome.