2020 University of Cambridge CTR Next Generation Fellowship

Deadline: December 16, 2019.

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!



1. 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).

2. Applicants must display evidence of academic excellence, a strong research record, and the ability to perform independent research.

3. The Fellowships are open to UK, EU and overseas graduates.



1. Fellowship is usually of three years duration and may be held in any department within the University or its affiliated institutes.

2. Fellowship will provide for a personal salary on the Research Associate scale (Grade 7 point 41-48, £32,816 – £40,322) depending on research experience), justified research consumables, essential equipment and conference travel.

3. Successful candidates will be free, and indeed encouraged, to apply for additional funding from other sources.

4. Fellows will be expected to contribute fully to the activities of the Centre and to their host department.



1. Application Candidates should first identify a mentor from the list of Principal Investigators within the Centre, and discuss their research plans with them.

2. To apply, candidates should submit a fully-costed research proposal using the CTR form available on our website (https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/fellowships), a copy of their CV and the names of 2 referees, as outlined on the website.




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