Biochemical Society sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowship opportunity

Daphne Jackson fellowships are unique and unlike any other academic fellowships

Applications are invited for:

One Daphne Jackson fellowship, fully sponsored by the Biochemical Society at any UK University.  The fellowship is intended for those wishing to return to an area of molecular bioscience, within the remit area of the Biochemical Society, after a career break of two years or more. Fellowships are normally two years, half time and involve a challenging research project and an individually tailored retraining programme.

The Daphne Jackson Trust is the only charitable organisation in the UK solely dedicated to returning scientists to their careers following a prolonged break. The Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships which are designed to significantly increase employability and remove the disadvantages associated with a career break.

To be eligible for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship you must at least meet the following criteria:

  • ·         A career break of at least two years’ duration taken for family, caring or health reasons
  • ·         A good first degree in a relevant STEM subject
  • ·         At least 3 years in research prior to career break and / or PhD qualification
  • ·         Resident in the UK with the right to remain in the UK indefinitely
  • ·         Good command of English (spoken and written)
  • ·         Computer skills

If you would like to be considered for this sponsored fellowship, please submit your CV along with a personal statement explaining your career break and future career plans to the Daphne Jackson Trust office . For full details about the Trust and these opportunities, please see the website, ring the Trust office on 01483 689166, or email

Closing date for initial expressions of interest in this opportunity is 7 June 2013.

Celebrating Women in Biochemistry 2013

Throughout 2013 the Biochemical Society has been running a series of initiatives and events celebrating the role of women in the molecular biosciences including:

  •           A launch reception at the Royal Institution with Shabana Mahmood MP
  •           High-sci school lectures with Frances Ashcroft, Cait MacPhee, Sara Rankin
  •           The new Stay connected Bursary scheme
  •          Women in Biochemistry Discussion Sessions at Society conferences
  •           A research project on women in biochemistry in the UK from 1945-75
  •           Supporting Ada Lovelace Day on 15 October 2013

Keep up-to-date with our latest news on Twitter @biochemsoc and #WiB2013

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