Sir Henry Wellcome Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2015

post-docWe are actively looking for early-stage researchers to apply for Sir Henry Wellcome post-doctoral research funding.

Eligibility: You must be in the final year of your PhD studies or have no more than two years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of your PhD viva at the final decision point (i.e. interview). Time spent outside the research environment will be taken into consideration (e.g. time away due to maternity, paternity, adoption leave or other caring responsibilities; ill-health or working in a non-research environment/role such as industry).

Where applicants have taken formal maternity, paternity or adoption leave as the primary carer (either the mother, father, partner or adopter), the Trust will allow an additional six months for each period of parental leave when assessing eligibility. Each case will be considered individually and the employing institution may need to confirm that the applicant qualifies for this provision.

The proposed research should fall within the Wellcome Trust's normal funding remit.

McInerney Lab Interests:

1. Horizontal (or lateral) gene transfer
2. The spread of antibiotic resistance genes
3. Molecular epidemiology (especially infectious disease epidemiology using genomic data)
4. General evolutionary mechanisms of interest to biomedical research.
5. Networks in biomedical research.

Preliminary application deadline: 9 October 2015 (5pm)
Invited full application deadline: 18 December 2015 (5pm)
Shortlisted candidate interviews: 19-22 April 2016


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