Early Career Research Fellowships
You will join Kew’s science staff as a postdoctoral research fellow, conducting and publishing outstanding research within a designated theme, and developing funding streams to support your science. You will be a future leader in the science disciplines pursued at Kew. The fellowship will provide you with the opportunity and skills to establish yourself as an independent researcher and to gain international recognition. At the end of the fellowship you will be a fully equipped research leader who is well-placed to secure full-time employment in science.
Please see the attached factsheet which contains the full details and description of each fellowship.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
You will be an outstanding early career scientist with a PhD in a relevant subject area (awarded within the past eight years) and, ideally, some postdoctoral experience. You will have a proven aptitude for delivering excellent science publications and demonstrated potential to raise research income. You will be an outstanding and enthusiastic communicator who is ready to engage with students, peers and the general public.
Twelve research fellowships are available in specified areas across Kew’s science departments. Fellowships are offered for three years, with a potential extension to five years dependent on performance.
The salary will be up to £33,132 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”, indicating clearly the position that you are applying for in your application form.
In addition, please upload:
(1) a list of your publications and grants (current and historical)
(2) a three-year research plan (max three pages) outlining your proposed research programme at Kew, which should also cover funding and publication plans
(3) a current CV
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.