Our research is built upon our Faculty of approximately 40 research leaders. Each develops his or her own hypothesis-driven research, seeking answers to important biomedical questions, and leads a team of postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and support staff.
We look to our Faculty to provide the vision to establish and lead internationally influential science while giving them access to unparalleled facilities to support the delivery of projects and the generation of data and biological resources on a vast scale. The research projects of each Faculty member are aligned to and strengthen our overarching areas of human genetics, mouse and zebrafish genetics, pathogen genetics and bioinformatics.
There are three levels of seniority:
- Career Development Fellow (CDF) Group Leader
- Group Leader
- Senior Group Leader
Faculty recruitment takes place in one of two ways:
- By applying in competition for advertised core-funded positions in strategically aligned areas;
- With the sponsorship of a Board of Management member, applying for and securing an external career development award [or clinical equivalent] from a major funding body in the biomedical research sector for example MRC, CR-UK. Note: Fellowships from the Wellcome Trust may only be held at the Institute if they come under one of the Trust's clinical schemes.
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