The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) Opportunities

The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) was founded in 2007 as a centre of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta, early development and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. It brings together over 30 Principal Investigators, many of whom are recognized international experts in their fields.

Next Generation Fellowships

The CTR has an established highly-successful programme to fund and mentor Next Generation Fellowships. Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the careers of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre. The Fellowships are highly flexible to suit individual needs, and to enable the postholder to develop as an independent researcher within a supportive and stimulating environment. Holders are expected, and will be supported, to apply for Research Fellowship/Career Development Awards from research councils or other funders, or a faculty position during their tenure.

The Next Generation Fellowships are a springboard to a long and successful career in the field of placental and reproductive biology. Many of our Next Generation Fellows have used the opportunity as a stepping stone to independent group leader positions:

The CTR has an opening for a Next Generation Fellow who will complement and synergise with our existing research programmes. We welcome applications from across a diverse range of research relevant to our Grand Challenges:

What to expect

Next Generation Fellows will be mentored to develop and establish an independent research programme to carry out research that will complement that of other groups within the Centre for Trophoblast Research. Next Generation Fellows will be expected to contribute fully to the activities of the CTR and to their host department. They will supervise MPhil/masters, summer and/or undergraduate students. They may be a co-applicant on research grant applications to recruit, train and co-supervise postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, technical staff and PhD students, depending on the outcome of external funding.

The post holder will be expected to create a strong track record of publishing high impact papers and disseminate the results of their work in any ways that seem appropriate and effective (e.g. via conferences and seminars). They will be responsible for compliance with all the relevant laws (Home Office, HTA, HFEA).


Candidates should hold a PhD and have a high-quality publication track record in academic journals or equivalent.


For more information, please visit the CTR website here.


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