Thursday, January 17, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowships Stirling University: Closing 17th February

Some details below - website here 
The University’s prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is currently accepting applications for 2013. Through this programme we continue to invest in enabling the next generation of researchers to realise their potential, fulfil their ambition and to deliver world-class research that directly addresses the needs of society.
Fellowships are available across our five areas of research excellence: health and wellbeing, culture and society, environment and communities, enterprise and economy, and sport.

About the Fellowships

The University of Stirling is offering a number of Postdoctoral Fellowships across its Academic Schools. Fellows will be assigned a senior mentor from their host Academic School who has an excellent personal record on research publication and external funding.
These 2-year research positions offer the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers embarking upon an independent research career.
The Fellowships will provide a fixed-term, research only contract on a salary on the Grade 7 scale (£30,122 - £35,939) and a grant for research expenses of £5,000 per annum.
Candidates will normally hold a doctorate (in exceptional cases, candidates may have submitted their PhD thesis but not yet have undertaken their viva) and will normally have a maximum of six years postdoctoral research experience, whether in a University or industrial setting. The Fellowships are designed to assist Fellows embarking upon an independent research career, with the prospect of transitioning to a lecturing position at the end of the Fellowship (subject to availability of suitable positions and relevant HR processes). During their appointment, Fellows will be expected and supported to secure significant external research funding with which to continue their research programme after the end of their Fellowship. Fellows are expected to:
  • undertake research in line with the School's/Institute's and University's research strategy.
  • develop the skills and attributes required of a full member of the academic staff of the University.
  • carry out a programme of innovative research.
Each fellow will be required to plan their research project and execute it, applying for and winning research funding appropriate to the discipline. S/he will train in the skills required to lead research, and to supervise research students, as required by the Head of School. Essential applicant criteria:
  • PhD completed or submitted; evidence of very high quality research outputs at the forefront of the discipline
  • Good understanding of the wider research field
  • Understanding of the funding opportunities and constraints appropriate to the field
Desirable applicant criteria:
  • Clear evidence of leadership of one or more research projects
  • Evidence of ability to win funding for research


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