UK Atomic Energy Authority

About this Fellowship

Applications are invited for a two-year part-time (0.5 FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted and sponsored by UKAEA. The Fellowship is intended for individuals who want to return to research after a career break.  As UKAEA has extensive scientific research areas, UKAEA are open to applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds.

About UK Atomic Energy Authority

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:


The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians (STEM) to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – they offer STEM 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.

Fellowships are part-time over two years and consist 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 application process, Trust and fellowship scheme, 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.

For further information specifically about the sponsored fellowship opportunities at UKAEA, please contact Jacqui Dalziel via email at Jacqui.Dalziel@ukaea.uk.  For more information on UKAEA, please visit their website www.gov.uk/ukaea

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here:

UKAEA Daphne Jackson Fellowship 2019

How to apply

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

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

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

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