Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London

Queen Mary University of London

2 x Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at Queen Mary University of London

About these Fellowships

Applications are invited for two 3-year part-time (0.5FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowships to be hosted and sponsored by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The two Fellowships are intended for individuals returning to research within the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s strategic research areas.

About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities and ranked 1st in London for Medicine and Dentistry by the 2021 Guardian University Guide and the 2020 NSS.

The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is a highly successful faculty comprising six institutes. It has research awards of circa £100m and its research portfolio spans basic, laboratory-based science through to applied health research. Our research is embedded within the local community of East London and supports SMD’s objective to produce innovative therapies and advance patient management nationally and internationally. The impact of our research is far-reaching, with extensive partnerships across the globe to facilitate large-scale projects. Our Institute of Dentistry is ranked 11th globally, our citations in Medicine are ranked 2nd in the world (QS Rankings) and with 4 of our academics ranked in the global top 1% most highly cited in medicine our researchers are recognised internationally as leaders in their respective fields. REF 2014 placed SMD’s research 6th for medicine and 3rd for Dentistry, 90% of our outputs ranked at 3* or 4*.

Since 2014, we have established world-leading expertise across the strategic research areas of cancer, cardiovascular, inflammation and trauma, and population health sciences. Our research is increasingly multidisciplinary and is strengthened by cross-faculty links to the faculties of Science and Engineering, and Humanities and Social Science. Our 2021-2026 strategy has harnessed this multidisciplinary expertise, and we are now committed to developing interdisciplinary centres of excellence across the areas of Lifelong Health, Environment and Health, and Crisis Prevention and Management, in addition to expanding on our core areas of research in cancer, cardiovascular, population health, inflammation, and trauma medicine.

Most of our research activities take place within the five of the six institutes that comprise Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD):

  • The Barts Cancer Institute, led by Professor Nick Lemoine, focuses on cutting edge molecular and translational cancer research.
  • The Blizard Institute, led by Professor Jo Martin, focuses on cell biology, genomics, immunology, neuroscience, and trauma sciences.
  • The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), led by Professor Panos Deloukas, undertakes cardiovascular, inflammation and endocrine research leading to therapeutic innovation.
  • The Wolfson Institute of Population Health Sciences, led by Professor Fiona Walters, focuses on Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Clinical Trials Methodology and Statistics, Global Public Health, Primary Care, Mental Health, and Women’s Health.
  • The Institute of Dentistry, led by Professor Paul Coulthard, focuses on clinical, epidemiological and public health research in dentistry with a solid basic science research base.
  • The Institute of Health Sciences Education, led by Professor Anthony Warrens, focuses primarily on medical education and pedagogical research within the fields of health and medical education.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post will be based at one of our three medicine Campuses in London. It is a part-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years. The starting salary will be Grade 5 and £43,069 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from women who identify as Black, Asian or other minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented at this level within the Faculty.

The School of Medicine and Dentistry holds two Silver Athena SWAN Awards. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

 Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning researchers to their careers following a break of two years or more taken 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 Fellowship consists of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. 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 further details about the Trust and Fellowship scheme, please visit www.daphnejackson.org

For further information about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at Queen Mary University of London, please contact Elizabeth Micakovic, Executive Officer & Head of Strategic Development at e.micakovic@qmul.ac.uk

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk. 

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here.

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.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly, Queen Mary University of London Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 8th November 2021.

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust, Queen Mary University of London will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidates.

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