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University of Sheffield

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th January 2019
Closes: 15th April 2019

The Faculty of Science is the home of science at the University of Sheffield. It is made up seven departments that span the classical science subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychology. We are dedicated, through our research, to understanding ourselves, our world and its place in the universe.

At the same time, we are training a new generation of experts to find solutions to the problems that science can solve. Researchers work in a highly collegiate environment, shaped by an ethos of "science without boundaries".

Our programme of externally funded Independent Research Fellows is designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment. Independent Research Fellows in Science at the University of Sheffield benefit from the following package:

  • We offer long-term IRFs an academic position after their Fellowship
  • We support all long-term IRFs with a PhD student to kick-start their research portfolio
  • All IRFs are mentored during their application, during their fellowship and after progressing to a permanent contract
  • All IRFs join our independent College of Fellows, to give your community a strong and collective voice

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Science at Sheffield: Themes and disciplines

We work better together.

The seven academic departments in the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Science are our powerhouse for training research scientists of the future. They are:

Across Science at Sheffield, we have four strategic themes, from the fundamental to translational. These are drawn from our rich history of skills and experience, framed on our critical mass of excellent research that portrays our aspirations, acting collectively, to address grand challenges.

We welcome applications from across our entire research portfolio from departments, institutes and centres. Our strengths run from the level of individuals, through collectives, to areas of real critical mass.

In particular, we are prioritising the areas of Life in a Changing Environment, Nanomaterials, Lifespan Biology and Infectious Disease (with a focus on antimicrobial resistant pathogens). But our main priority is excellence – to see if you want to join us, get in touch.

Open day: Monday 15 April 2019

We will be holding an Independent Research Fellows Open Day on Monday 15 April 2019, to welcome prospective fellows to the Faculty of Science. Candidates who make it through the initial stages of the application process will be invited.

The day will include an introductory session to orient attendees to our research portfolio, aspirations and what we can offer. Prospective fellows will then visit relevant academic departments, where they can speak to colleagues and current fellows, and see the opportunities that a career in Sheffield presents.

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