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Apply for a research fellowship in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Advice for postdoctoral researchers on how to apply for fellowships and join the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

About the department

The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology is a centre of excellence for pharmaceutical research that spans medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics through to clinical pharmacy.

Our research covers three major themes:

University-wide active research networks include:

State-of-the-art facilities support the research at the Bath, including the Material and Chemical Characterisation Facility (MC²).

The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology provides an excellent research environment in which to establish a research fellowship.

How to apply

We encourage outstanding candidates to apply for fellowship schemes, from postdoctoral researchers launching independent careers to established senior research scientists.

We have an excellent track record of hosting independent fellows within the department, funded by the BBSRC, BHF, Royal Society and Wellcome Trust.

Recent fellowship success includes the prestigious Senior Wellcome Investigator Award received by Professor Barry Potter.

If you'd like to know more about the opportunities within the department, please contact our Head of Department, Professor Steve Ward or send a curriculum vitae and overall research plan to Dr Amanda Mackenzie.

Selection will be based on your track record plus the ability to meet the criteria of the funding agency, the fit of the research plan with departmental research activities and availability of staff within your research field, to support your fellowship.

Fellowship opportunities



Wellcome Trust

British Heart Foundation

Royal Society

Cancer Research UK

Pharmacy practice/clinical fellowships

Other funding schemes

Dr Lorenzo Caggiano, a past RCUK Fellow and current senior lecturer said:

This fellowship allowed me to gain independence and develop my own research program and was the perfect stepping stone into an academic lectureship.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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