Looking to return to research? Applications now open for the Kidney Research UK and Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship
Taken a break from your research career in kidney disease and are now looking to return to work? Seeking an opportunity to re-establish your skills and make a positive impact in your field? Applications are now open for our two-year fully-sponsored Fellowship.
This Fellowship is designed to support kidney researchers to return to work after a career break, allowing them to continue making a difference to patients living with kidney disease and their families. Currently there are around 3.5 million people living with kidney disease in the UK; treatment can be gruelling and there is no cure. Kidney Research UK are committed to supporting the work to end this, offering hope for the future.
The Daphne Jackson Fellowship is an innovative way for experienced researchers to return to work after a career break. Elaine Davies, director of research operations at Kidney Research UK commented, "We are delighted to work with the Daphne Jackson Trust to support researchers in returning to their vital work in kidney disease. We have seen in previous years how successful this individually-tailored programme is; by offering dedicated advice and mentorship alongside financial support, the Daphne Jackson Trust provide a unique opportunity for those looking to re-join kidney science. We would encourage anyone who would like to restart their career to apply before the deadline of 6 March 2023.”
Dr Jane Carré is a former Fellow at Kidney Research UK. After a career break Jane started her Fellowship in March 2019, with her project entitled “Mitochondrial biogenesis and cellular bioenergetic function in uraemic myopathy”. On her first day in the lab Jane knew that she was back where she wanted to be. During her Fellowship Jane took the opportunity to build connections within the department, by joining the Athena Swan and Early Career Researcher committees. Jane realised the importance of focussing on setting up a long-term career alongside research which no doubt contributed to her success both as a Fellow but also in securing a post-Fellowship position.
Jane says “My Daphne Jackson Fellowship has given me a sense of pride and ownership of my research project. I really enjoy being an advocate for the Daphne Jackson Trust and Kidney Research UK. I wouldn’t be where I am now without their unwavering support.”