As part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize initiative the University of Glasgow is funding a two-year research fellowship. The Doctoral Prize is intended to develop the very best EPSRC supported students beyond the end of their PhD and support their transition to independent researchers. Applicants are invited to propose a novel research project in an area which fits within the EPSRC funding remit and are expected to demonstrate independence from their PhD supervisor. The prizewinner must undertake significant new research and submit at least one application for grant funding to allow continuity of employment during the tenure of the award. The University will provide the Fellow with a research mentor and the opportunity to work in a world-class research and training environment. All applicants must download and complete the EPSRC Fellowship application form in addition to completing the online application. The completed EPSRC form should be uploaded as the cover letter for your application.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To conduct novel research individually or jointly as directed by the Academic Mentor. 2. To develop and enhance the research profile of The University of Glasgow/ School/ Research Group, including publications of international quality in high profile journals and enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit. 3. To collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions as directed by the Academic Mentor. 4. To contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at external and internal seminars and workshops. 5. To contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the securing of funding from external bodies to support future research and job sustainability. 6. To contribute to outreach and recruitment activities of The University of Glasgow. 7. To engage in professional development as agreed with the Academic Mentor, to enhance both specialist and generic skills and keep up to date with current developments in the relevant field. 8. To contribute to the enhancement of the University¿s international profile in line with the University¿s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People ¿ Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Knowledge/Qualifications Essential: A1 A PhD (SCQF 12) in an EPSRC-funded area. A2 Specialist knowledge as appropriate. A3 Evidence of a developing track record of publications.
Skills Essential: C1 Good communication skills, including public presentations. C2 Excellent interpersonal skills. C3 Time/project/budget management skills. C4 Ability to work as part of a team. C5 Ability to undertake prescribed tasks. C6 Ability to show initiative. Experience
Essential E1 Sufficient relevant research experience, demonstrating appropriate independence. E2 Experience of scientific writing. E3 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.
Dimensions Undertake research of the highest international quality Publish as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales/period. Planning and Organising Management of time and prioritisation of research duties. Planning of research on a weekly/monthly basis. Decision Making In consultation with Academic Mentor, deciding on research directions and goals.
Identifying best journals for publication and which seminars/conferences to attend. Internal/External Relationships University colleagues: to exchange information to ensure efficient working. External bodies: to maintain co-operation at all levels. Working with other researchers in a collaborative way. Problem Solving Research including problem solving and development of novel ideas.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.
This post is full time at 35 hours per week with funding available for up to 2 years in the first instance.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies. It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality. The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.