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Department of Biochemistry

An artist's impression of research in the Department.

Independent Research Fellowships 2023

The Department of Biochemistry provides enthusiastic support for early career scientists who wish to establish their own research programmes and labs through career development fellowships. Synergy with our current research groups is important to us. We are particularly interested in recruiting in the following research areas:

  • Computational biology/AI

  • DNA and chromatin biology

  • RNA biology

  • Molecular microbiology

  • Plant biochemistry and bioenergy

  • Synthetic biology/Bioengineering


The Department and School of Biological Sciences offer a dynamic environment where our research programmes benefit from state-of-the-art facilities.

If you are interested in obtaining the Department’s support for application to granting agencies, you must discuss your potential application with current members of the Department. If you are unsure who to contact, please email our Research Fellowships Team at, who will identify a faculty member for you to discuss your potential application.


To make an application, please email the Research Fellowships Team with the following:

  • A CV including a list of publications (highlighting the three publications that you consider to be most significant)

  • Two references sent directly to

  • A two-page outline of your intended research programme

  • A statement of why you would like to work in the Department

  • A brief outline of the facilities you would need during a Fellowship

  • Indication of how you found out about this opportunity

Successful candidates will be offered comprehensive support for the preparation of their Fellowship application.


The deadline is Tuesday 31 October 2023.

We will shortlist applicants by the end of November 2023 and hold interviews in December in or January.


Target schemes

Target Fellowship schemes include:

Contact details

Research Fellowships Team  Research Fellowships Team