Daphne Jackson Fellowship opportunity

Daphne Jackson Trust

Applications are invited for a two-year part-time (0.5 FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted and sponsored by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).

The fellowship is intended for individuals who want to return to research after a career break. As UKAEA has extensive scientific research areas, UKAEA is open to applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our staff ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make us an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

UKAEA's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST Upgrade fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies in areas such as remote handling and materials research. Following recent UK funding, two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians (STEM) to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique – they offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

Fellowships are part-time over two or three years and consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust's Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For further details about the application process, Trust and fellowship scheme, please visit

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at

For further information specifically about the sponsored fellowship opportunities at UKAEA, please contact Jacqui Dalziel via email at For more information on UKAEA, please visit

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV and personal details information forms that can be found on the Daphne Jackson Trust website:
Submitting your personal statement and CV

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a research group within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that group.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly, UKAEA Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25 March 2019.