Independent Fellowships

Independent Fellowships at the Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is an internationally leading centre of excellence in biology, with world-class research facilities. Biology at Sheffield was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 REF, and Subjects Allied to Medicine was ranked 1st in the UK. We are now looking to recruit Independent Research Fellows as the potential academic leaders of the future. We host many research fellows, and have an excellent record of converting Fellowships to permanent academic positions. Funding agencies include BBSRC, CRUK, NERC, The Leverhulme Trust, MRC, The Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society. We invite outstanding researchers who either hold, or intend to apply for, an Independent Fellowship to visit and discuss their future career paths. After the visit we will mentor and assist selected applicants in submitting their Fellowship applications.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology has internationally recognised research foci spanning Molecular Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. In particular we foster multidisciplinary approaches to tackle long term biological problems with exceptional interactions across biology, physics, chemistry, medicine and beyond. MBB is a friendly department, doing consistently well in the National Student Survey. We encourage a highly collaborative spirit between research groups in a supportive and helpful environment in which we work hard to support and mentor young scientists through their early career. Currently 30% of our staff have been through the Independent Research Fellows career route. We will provide successful applicants with a postgraduate studentship and modern refurbished laboratory space of the highest standard within the University’s historic Firth Court Building (where Hans Krebs carried out much of his Nobel Prize-winning research into cellular metabolic cycles).

Informal enquiries to Prof Alastair Goldman (Head of Department).

A formal application with a CV and an outline of your research plan to

Deadline Applications and enquiries can be made at any time.