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TRAIN@Ed Research Fellow (Marie Sklodowska-Curie)

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th March 2019
Closes: 30th April 2019
Job Ref: 047302

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading research institution, ranked in the global top 30 in QS, THES and US News Rankings and 4th in the UK for research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014). For more than four centuries, our staff and students have made history. With a research strategy that emphasises both a positive working environment, internationalisation and early career researcher development, we are committed to developing the future generations of researchers.

Building on the outstanding success of our previous Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in a pre-tenure track fellowship scheme, designed to support fellows to combine academic rigour with the variety of opportunity found in industry.

TRAIN@Ed Fellows will collaborate with an academic partner at the University of Edinburgh and a non-academic partner, for example, an industrial research partner or civil society organisation. As part of the three-year individual fellowships, the scheme will train as a cohort to have the skills toolkit required for a sustainable research career in either academia or industry. Our cohort-training concept will be at the heart of the skills development activities of TRAIN@Ed Fellows and is designed to support fellows to develop into effective and professional researchers, who have the skills to be successful in their longer-term career goals.

The scheme will have a particular focus on:

  • Data Science and Innovation
  • Creative Industries
  • Life and Medical Sciences
  • Energy and Marine Energy
  • Financial and Business Services
  • Food and Beverages

Data-driven innovation is the core research and innovation focus of the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region City Deal, recently announced by the UK and Scottish Governments. We would be keen to see a data driven aspect to any research fellowship, and innovation through data will be part of the training opportunities offered.

Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 3-year awards support early career researchers and academic innovators of the highest promise from outside the UK to develop their careers in a supportive, high quality environment. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions is a European Commission initiative to support researchers to enhance their employability and career development through training. MSCA projects are particularly focussed on engaging a wide variety of target audiences ranging from industry partners to the general public and policy makers.

You will already have started on your research career, with a PhD completed or 4 years of research experience. You will have a commitment to performing research with the greatest integrity, working collaboratively to pursue the highest standards of research and development that benefit society. We particularly welcome international researchers from anywhere in the world, who are interested in pursuing collaborations with industry and/or other disciplines.

This vacancy is being advertised as part of the second round of recruitment to the TRAIN@Ed project for up to 14 fellowships. It is aimed at potential Fellows who have established their own links with potential external industrial partners and academic hosts in Edinburgh.

Appointments will be made on the grade 7 academic scale (£33,199 - £39,609). Relocation support and Immigration Fee Assistance is available, including practical support for a spouse/partner and families.

Please visit the project website for further information and details of how to apply.

Closing date 30th April 2019

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