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University of Surrey - Research Strategy

Surrey Research Fellowship (SRF)

The Surrey Research Fellowship is an exciting new opportunity for exceptional early career researchers to join a cohort of future academic leaders at the University of Surrey.

The University has provided funding for up to three Fellows to pursue their own research for up to three years with the intention of building up to a cohort of nine active Fellows at any one time. All SRFs will have access to an exceptional programme of support offered by our Doctoral College as well as support for progressing research along the innovation pipeline where relevant.

Our vision is to be a leading global university renowned for the outstanding quality and impact of our graduates and research, as well as our collective contributions to society.

A core objective is to be a leading research institution with talented staff and students committed to research excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the environment. We also aim to be a preferred partner for government, business, industry and other universities in creating technological solutions, digital transformation and policy innovation.

This vision and these objectives can only be achieved by ensuring we employ the best people and by providing those people with the best support we can. The University is fully committed to this.

We know that Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are critical to the long term development of our University and we have introduced the Surrey Research Fellowship (SRF) recognising the contribution they can make.

The SRF designed specifically to provide highly talented ECRs with the time and support to enable them to develop into an independent leader in their area of research. Please get in touch if you share our ambition.

As well as a competitive salary (£40,792 to £48,677), Fellows will receive up to £15,000 per annum for travel, consumables and other research expenses.  The successful candidate have an academic Sponsor at the University of Surrey, will hold a PhD and will normally have no more than six years of post-doctoral research experience. 

It is expected that the successful candidates will take up the posts from 3 September 2019.

Please ensure that you read the SRF Guidance before completing the application and  that you upload all the documentation needed to review your application.  If you have further questions, please contact

Further details:

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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Location: Guildford
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th December 2018
Closes: 31st January 2019
Job Ref: 096618
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