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Are you looking for an opportunity to return to research?

Have you had a career break for family, caring or health reasons? Would you like to return to your research career? If so, take a look at our current opportunities including sponsored fellowships for returning engineers and mathematicians at Sussex University, and for chemists at any UK university. Read on to find out more.

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Daphne Jackson Trust training courses are key to rebuilding confidence

A key element of the Daphne Jackson Fellowship is to help rebuild individuals' self-confidence, which can be lacking following a prolonged career break. Alongside carrying out a novel research project,  the Fellowship includes retraining and up-skilling, allowing Fellows to get back up to speed with new methodologies. But it's not just about learning new laboratory techniques and updating IT skills.... 

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What we do

The aims of the Daphne Jackson Trust are:

• to enable women and men to return to research with confidence after a career break
• to maintain a talented STEM workforce by offering flexible fellowships
• to support equality and diversity in the workplace
• to develop partnerships that extend the reach and increase the impact of the work of the Trust