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Fellowship Opportunity: Independent Research Fellowships in the Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IQB3), The University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted by on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Job Opportunities .

Recruitment of Independent Fellows

Applications are invited from outstanding researchers who wish to start their own independent research group by applying for an Independent Research Fellowship. This includes the Wellcome Trust Career Development fellowship, a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, a Royal Society University Research Fellowship or a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship.

Potential applicants for externally funded independent research fellowships will be considered twice yearly.

About the Fellowship

IQB3 provides a vibrant research environment, access to state-of-the art facilities and exemplary support for early career researchers. Independent Fellows play a key role within IQB3 and are eligible (and encouraged) to supervise research students, participate in teaching, and to be fully engaged in all aspects of the Institute. Several of our current staff are on fellowships, and the record of our fellows transferring to permanent positions at the end of their fellowships is exceptional.

The School of Biological Sciences in Edinburgh, ranked 5th in the UK for research quality, has recently established a new academic scheme that oversees the recruitment, career development and retention of research fellows. This scheme ensures that fellows get the necessary guidance and support to develop their independent careers and to maximize their potential to transfer to open-ended contracts at the end of their fellowships.

Application Process

The next call for applications will be in Autumn with the deadline 5pm (UK) on 1st September 2022.

To apply, please email a 2-page summary of your research plan along with a 2-page CV to by the advertised deadline. You should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address no later than the advertised deadline for your application to be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a virtual seminar to the Institute in the following month.

Following the seminars, the Institute will identify candidates they wish to support, and successful candidates will be assigned mentors, who will work with them throughout the preparation and submission process as they organise their fellowship applications.

Potential applicants who have any questions should contact Dr. Sander Granneman (, MRC Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor and Independent Fellows Champion for IQB3.

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