Postgraduate Research Internship
Application closing date 07/04/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: E (£22,017 - £24,771)
Job category/type Professional Services, Research
We are looking for a Postgraduate Research Intern to join the Research Support Team with the aim to engage in three broad areas of activities: (1) work directly arising from their submitted PhD thesis (e.g. generation of outputs); (2) development of a post-doctoral fellowship application or equivalent; and (3) engagement in agreed Faculty projects to widen research experience and skill acquisition. They will be supervised by their Director of Studies and other experienced senior researchers.
The post holder will need to hold a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant area and a submitted PhD via either full-time or part-time route from UCLan or NIHR CLAHRC NWC Partner Organisation.
Experience of independent research at postgraduate level as well as experience of critical engagement with data and/or ideas is essential.
Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills are a core requirement for this position as is the ability to organise own workload so as to be able to contribute to more than one project. The post holder will be numerate and IT literate (Microsoft Word, Excel) and provide a clear statement about their potential contribution to the research endeavour of the Faculty in the short term (1 year) and mid-term (3 years).
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
Only UCLan or NIHR CLAHRC North West students, post thesis submission, are eligible to apply.
Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanies by a completed application form.
School/Service: Research Support Team
Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract for 4 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed