DTA3 MSCA Research Fellow
Application closing date 14/10/2019
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing
Salary £22,300 per annum
Job category/type Research
University Alliance in collaboration with:
- Coventry University, Coventry
- Universityof Greenwich, Gillingham
- University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
- Huddersfield University, Huddersfield
- Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
- Teesside University, Middlesborough
- University of Central Lancashire, Preston
- Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
- University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Cardiff
Are looking for PhD researchers in: Applied Biosciences for Health, Social Policy, Energy
Duties and Responsibilities
- Undertake supervised scientific research including preparing, setting up, conducting and recording outcomes of projects, experiments, field work, interviews.
- Liaise with research staff within relevant research groups, Research Fellows, Principal Investigators to enhance expertise, knowledge and contribute to the overall success
- Undertake international and/or industrial placements where necessary/appropriate
- Interact with external partners/industrial contacts in a professional manner
- Analyse and interpret results of own research using standard research methods and techniques
- Prepare high quality reports of findings and present findings to relevant supervisors and research groups (including progress reports)
- Write up research findings in line with host institution PhD requirements/regulations and produce a high standard of thesis.
- Actively participate and contribute to the DTA3 programme, electives, schools, to enhance personal and professional development which contributes to research knowledge and skills
- Comply with host institution policies relating to health and safety, equality of opportunity, data protection and management
- Carry out any other appropriate duties as agreed with supervisors which may include minimal teaching at a basic level.
- Ability to undertake research through the preparation, setting-up, conducting and recording of the outcomes of experiments, field work and interviews.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to use own initiative and judgement to develop appropriate methodologies and approaches in order to further research
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English to produce clear, concise and accurate reports
- Excellent IT skills to include any programming languages/software packages specific to the project
- Ability to prioritise work independently and as part of the wider research group to deliver research objectives
- Ability to undertake research in one or more different countries (where appropriate)
- Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge within the field specific to the project
- A sound knowledge of general research processes and methodologies
- Knowledge of the requirements of undertaking a PhD
- Experience of data collection and presentation of findings in a relevant discipline
- Previous experience of undertaking research in a relevant field
- Experience of studying or undertaking research in a different country (desirable)
- Honours degree in a relevant academic subject (equivalent to UK 2:1 or first class) OR Masters degree in a relevant academic subject OR An Honours degree with a Lower Second Class grade combined with postgraduate Masters Degree at Merit.
- The above qualifications are provided as a guide only see https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/programmes-and-projects/
- Relevanttraining in research methodologies (desirable)
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria see https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/eligibility/
Salary from GBP 22,300 see website for details and to apply https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/how-to-apply/
Contract is full-time, 36 months fixed term, startingApril 2020.
Applications close on the 14th October.
The DTA3 COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 researchand innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801604.