Independent Research Fellowship

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
October 16 2020
Organization Type

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 (, or a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (]. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a seminar at a virtual Fellows Conference, which will be held on 01, 02 and 03 February 2021.   During the conference, you will be able to discuss your proposals, the development of your group and your future career plans in depth with JIC Faculty in virtual one-to-one meetings.

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, contact

Further details and particulars can be found at


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 04 December 2020.  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.