biology

Four year Postdoctoral Fellowships – LRI

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The London Research Institute has an international reputation for innovative research into the basic biology of cancer and is committed to training the next generation of research scientists.

The four year LRI Postdoc Programme is part of this commitment – roughly 80% of our postdocs stay in science when they leave the LRI, and nearly a third leave to set up their own research groups. Our postdocs also benefit from living and working in one of the world’s greatest scientific, cultural and cosmopolitan capitals.

LRI postdoctoral fellowships are tenable for four years with starting salaries from £28,500 – £33,039 plus an additional location allowance of £2,470 (Clare Hall Labs) or £3,750 (Lincoln’s Inn Fields Labs) and pension benefits.

Our Research Group Leaders welcome enquiries and applications from motivated and outstanding prospective postdocs committed to a scientific career. Find out more about being a postdoc at the LRI .

Interested in Science Policy?

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The Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) has launched a programme of Professional Development Policy Seminars for early career researchers, introducing them to the opportunities and the realities of engaging with policy. In collaboration with the Society of Biology, the next seminar in the series will be for early career biologists from a range of disciplines and interest areas. The seminar will take place on 11 November and discuss how policy officials seek science advice, the ways in which science gets into policy, and will explore examples of the challenges and opportunities.  

The seminar will take place at Charles Darwin House, London on 11 November.

It will provide a dynamic introduction that will encourage and enable scientists to engage and to improve dialogue with policymakers.

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PGCE bursaries for science teaching – update

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There are changes to the bursaries available for those training to teach secondary science. In the past, the bursary was£9k. For 2010-11 this continues for Physics and Chemistry, but reduces to £6k for Biology. 

 The PGCE course fee is around £3200 and you can apply for a student loan to cover this.

Golden Hellos’, payable after one year’s employment as a teacher are available to those teaching ICT (£2.5k) or science/maths (£5k).

Full details  are available on the TDA website.