Institute seeks research leaders for next phase of development

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is seeking three experienced and dynamic research leaders to deliver the Institute’s thematic research programmes.

The appointed Science Leads will be responsible for developing the detailed case for equipment investment in each theme area and deliver these central facilities for your theme.

Alongside the Institute Director and Science Leads for other thematic areas the science leads will help to lay the foundations for the long-term success of this £100m UK Government investment, as we enter our next phase of development.

We are seeking science leaders in;

  • Biological Mass Spectrometry
  • Imaging with Sound and Light (INSIGHT)
  • Next Generation Chemistry for medicine

Laura Holland, Head of Communications at the RFI said “These roles, leading the thematic areas for the RFI, are incredibly exciting and important posts for the Institute. We are looking for research leaders who can embody the vision of the Institute – so we are looking for diverse candidates who can bring together their communities, lead exceptional teams, and who are as excited by interdisciplinary research and the potential it has to impact positively on life sciences as we are.”

The science leads will be based primarily at Harwell, the location for the new Rosalind Franklin Institute hub building, with collaborative work expected in our partner spoke universities across the UK.

Full details on the roles can be found here. Any candidates wishing to have a confidential discussion about the roles are encouraged to get in touch with us at