Independent Research Fellowships

Independent Research Fellowships Leading to Tenured Faculty Positions at the John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich, UK is a world leading centre of excellence in plant and microbial sciences based on the Norwich Research Park. We are inviting applications from outstanding researchers who either hold, or wish to apply for Independent Research Fellowships [such as a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship ( future-leaders-fellowships/), a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (, or a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship (]. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a seminar at a Fellows Conference at the JIC on 04 February 2019. At the conference, you will also be able to discuss your proposals, the development of your group and your future career plans in depth with JIC faculty.

After the conference, we will select and mentor outstanding candidates in writing Fellowship applications and/or offer the opportunity to move existing Fellowships to the JIC. Candidates who win Fellowships will be considered for transfer onto tenure-track at 3 years, and if transferred, for tenure at 5 years. Considerable additional resources will be provided to Fellows by the Centre. For further information, please contact

Further details and particulars can be found at training-careers/vacancies/

To apply please e-mail a 2-page summary of your research plan, a copy of your CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to by Friday 30 November 2018. Before applying please read our Privacy Notice.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer and supports flexible working.