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30 November 2020

KC Wong Postdoctoral Fellowships now open

The School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences are pleased to open applications for KC Wong Fellowships.

A picture of various medicines

The School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Science are pleased to announce that applications for KC Wong Fellowships are now open at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPS).

IPS has a history of success in attracting competitive candidates to work in a multidisciplinary environment with research undertaken in the areas of Drug Discovery, Medicines Development and Medicines Use. IPS has hosted two Fellows over the past four years.

The purpose of the Fellowship scheme is to provide the opportunity for post-doctoral researchers from the PR China to spend a year at King’s for research. Four Fellowships are available to King’s every year and this scheme is supported by the KC Wong Education Foundation. 

We are inviting potential candidates to contact suitable host labs at the earliest opportunity.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 1 February 2021 (UK time).

The KC Wong Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant research team at King’s and an ideal stepping stone to developing an international career.

Professor Ben Forbes, Head of Institute of Pharmaceutical Science

Exemplar Fellows:

Dr Lizhou Xu

I have been very grateful for the precious opportunity given by the KC Wong Fellowship in the year of my PhD graduation, 2016, which allowed me to work in a cutting-edge research area, with top scientists and at King's, a world-leading university. My work on exosomes studies and cancer diagnosis, supported by the KC Wong Fellowship, has expanded my professional expertise and largely broaden my vision in science. In addition, I was so impressed by the interdisciplinary environment, collaborative atmosphere, and friendly culture that naturally associated with the department and King’s. I was fortunate to be awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship immediately following the KC Wong Fellowship.

Dr Fei Zhao

I decided to join King's as a postdoc without any hesitation considering the famous academic reputation of King's and the KC Wong Fellowships in 2017. It is an unforgettable experience for me to work at King's because I have met a supportive supervisor and friendly colleagues. The Fellowship allows me to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in biocatalysis and photocatalysis, which provide complementarity to my major−metal catalysis. The KC Wong Fellowship further strengthens my future goal because it opens my eye to see a more beautiful world of chemistry and successful chemists who I aspire to be. My experience of the KC Wong Fellowship has helped me to win the Marie Curie Fellowship, which will promote me to be a better researcher in the field of organic chemistry.

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Ben  Forbes

Professor of Pharmaceutics

Lizhou  Xu

Marie Curie Fellow