Thursday, 20 December 2018

Bristol GARNet/NewPhyt/BCAI Gene editing meeting report

Geraint Parry and I wrote a meeting report on outcomes from the gene editing workshop that we co-organised and held in Bristol earlier in the year that you can read here.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Four new faculty posts @Bristol BioSci

The School of Biological Sciences seeks four new academics at lecturer or senior lecturer level. Successful applicants will be research leaders with proven international track records commensurate with experience. They will drive influential research programmes that span the long-standing research strengths of the School: behavioural ecology and sensory biology, ecology and environmental change, evolutionary biology and plant and agricultural science.

Successful applicants will have strong interdisciplinary research portfolios and evidence of academic leadership along with strong commitment and aptitude for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and roles across the spectrum of academic life. 

A good fit to existing University Research Institutes and the Faculty of Life Sciences would also be an advantage.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Claire Grierson (

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Thursday 14th February 2019.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held during week commencing 1st April 2019.

Details listed here.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Fellowship opportunities in plant and agricultural science at Bristol

The Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation (BCAI) is offering an additional £50,000 to boost project funding for three individuals that are awarded mid-career independent research fellowships at Bristol (such as BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships, Royal Society University Research Fellowships or UKRI Future Leader Fellowships). Those applying for earlier-career, shorter-term fellowships are eligible for an additional £5,000 of research funding. Proposed research must fall within the remit of BCAI to be eligible for this additional funding.
To be considered for BCAI and departmental support, prospective fellowship candidates are required to submit an expression of interest to by 10th January 2019. Your application should consist of your CV, a covering letter (indicating which fellowships you wish to apply for and confirmation that you are eligible) and a research plan (up to 2 pages). We will select and invite candidates with the potential to visit the department in March.
Please contact Dr Helen Harper for any informal enquiries. We look forward to hearing from you.