FATIGUE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers

University College London

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be MCT grade - European Training Network, inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies is seeking to appoint three high-calibre Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to join the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on 'Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism' (FATIGUE).

You will be expected to:  

  1. Undertake postgraduate research in support of the agreed doctoral research project.
  2. To work closely with the academic supervisors to ensure the compatibility of the individual project with the overall goals of FATIGUE.
  3. Present and publish research to both academic and non-academic audiences.
  4. Attend and participate in academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars.
  5. Attend and participate in all training events and supervisory meetings.
  6. To be seconded to other network partners as necessary to fulfil the grant obligations.
  7. Prepare progress reports and similar documents on research for funding bodies, as required.
  8. Contribution to the delivery and management of the wider Programme, including attending and participating in programme committee meetings.
  9. Undertake any other relevant duties as directed by the Programme Director.
  10. Follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies.
  11. Maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.

There are three Posts of which all will be enrolled on the PhD programme at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies.  Please select from the Job specification which job you wish to apply for ie Role A, Role B or Role C.

Role A -  Early Stage Research 1 : will write their thesis on a topic related to Illiberal trends in political parties and comparative democratic development in Central Europe.

Role B - Early State Researcher 7: will write their thesis on a topic related to the determinants of economic populism in Central and Eastern Europe.

Role C - Early Stage Researcher 11 : will write their thesis on a topic related to cultures of reaction: anti-migrant feeling.

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

  1. a)   Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.  
  1. b)  At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

UCL vacancy reference: 1705331       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For queries relating to the post, please contact Dr Richard Mole - r.mole@ucl.ac.uk   For queries relating to the application process, please contact Esther Williams - esther.williams@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 28 February 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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