UCL Division of Biosciences


UCL Excellence Fellowships

4 December 2019

GEE is looking to recruit promising early-career researchers through UCL’s Excellence Fellowship scheme. Excellence awards offer salary and research funding, as well as generous financial supplements for individuals bringing externally funded fellowships to UCL.


We recruit across the entire remit of GEE research, but are particularly encouraging applicants in the following broad areas:

  • Biodiversity and ecology
  • Evolution, adaptation and origins of eukaryotic complexity
  • Computational and statistical genetics
  • Evolution and mechanisms of ageing and age-related diseases
  • Ecological genetics of disease

Candidates should get in touch with fellowship contacts Dr Seirian Sumner (s.sumner@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Max Reuter (m.reuter@ucl.ac.uk). Initial expressions of interest should include a CV, a short paragraph about the proposed research and the name of a GEE PI with related research interests who could act as sponsor for a fellowship. Please contact us before 8 January 2020, the final deadline for the Excellence Fellowship scheme is 25 January.


The Department has a track record of supporting fellowship applicants from initial application to securing subsequent permanent employment within the department. You can find more information about the department here. 


A note for non-UK applicants: Fellowships are an integral part of the UK academic system. Externally funded grants covering salary and research expenses are open to non-UK applicants from a range of funding agencies. These awards allow early- and mid-career scientists to concentrate on their work unhindered by teaching and administrative loads.