ME Research UK

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a three-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship co-sponsored by ME Research UK (SCIO – SC036942). The Fellowship is open to talented researchers with a PhD – likely in a life science e.g. biomedical sciences, whole organismal biology, molecular genetics, infection and microbiology, structural biology, biological chemistry, who wish to return to research within a UK university or research institution after a career break of two or more years.

About ME Research UK

The principal aim of ME Research UK is to commission and fund high-quality scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME/CFS).

ME Research UK only funds biomedical research that is directly related to the biology or treatment of ME/CFS. ME Research UK does not fund research which involves the use of animals.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning researchers following a career break for a family, caring or health reason.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – they offer professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust’s Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For information about ME Research UK and their projects and charitable aims – visit www.meresearch.org.uk and Building a brighter research future – step by step (meresearch.org.uk)

For further details about the eligibility criteria and application process, please visit www.daphnejackson.org. For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

Should queries arise as to whether an area of research would be suitable for ME Research UK backing – contact david@meresearch.org.uk for advice.

For information specifically about this sponsored Fellowship opportunity please email contact@meresearch.org.uk

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here.

Details can also be found on the ME Research UK website: ME Research UK and Daphne Jackson Trust launch ME/CFS Fellowship

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website:  Apply here

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly, ME Research UK Daphne Jackson Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th October 2023

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust ME Research UK will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidate and whether the research proposal meets its requirements.

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