Vice-Chancellor Independent Research Fellowship (VCIRF)

Loughborough University
November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,966
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Vice-Chancellor Independent Research Fellowship (VCIRF)

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Specialist and Supporting Academic Grade 6 at a starting salary of £33,966 per annum.

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These prestigious, highly competitive 2-year Research Fellowships offer a rare opportunity for outstanding postdoctoral scholars to establish their own ambitious research agenda, develop their skills as independent researchers, and position themselves as future research leaders. We value the contribution that postdoctoral researchers make to our research community and will provide a package of support, including a Loughborough University academic mentor, dedicated training, and specialist Fellowship advice. During the VCIRF, you will be expected to submit applications for externally funded Research Fellowships, to set you on a trajectory to accelerate your research career.

Candidates should be within 3 years of the date of their PhD award on the application closing date (PhD awarded by the 27th November 2023). We will extend this eligibility period by the duration of any career break taken since the PhD award and ask applicants to confirm this with us in advance.

Up to 10 positions are available. In light of the ongoing unrest and wars around the globe, we will prioritise one VCIRF for an academic at immediate risk from war or conflict (for example, the war in Ukraine or ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria).

Join us and together we can make a difference. Find out more details from our website.

The closing date for applications is 27 th November at midnight UK time.

Interview dates are expected to take place during the week commencing 15 th January 2024 for all Schools and Strategic Themes.

For informal enquiries, email us: [email protected]

Please follow this link for the full job description and person specification and please follow this link to the research proposal form that is part of the application process.

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