DTA3 MSCA Research Fellow
- Full Time
Application closing date 14/10/2019
Location Preston Campus
Job category/type Professional Services
The University of Central Lanashire is recruiting PhD researchers across in the field(s) of Energy.
Join a network of researchers and academics spanning 20 universities. Benefit from their expertise, support and links with industry, as well as a comprehensive training programme giving you the skills to apply your research.
Overview of Duties and Responsibilities
- To undertake supervised scientific research to include preparing, setting up, conducting and recording outcomes of projects, experiments, field work, interviews etc.
- To liaise with other research staff within relevant research groups e.g. Research Fellows, Principal Investigators etc to enhance expertise and knowledge and contribute to the overall success of that group
- To undertake international and/or industrial placements where necessary/appropriate
- To interact with external partners/industrial contacts in a professional manner
- To analyse and interpret results of own research using standard research methods and techniques
- To prepare high quality reports of findings and to present these findings to relevant supervisors and research groups (to include progress reports)
- To write up research findings in line with host institution PhD requirements/regulations and produce a high standard of thesis for examination.
- To actively participate and contribute to the DTA3 training programme e.g. electives, summer schools etc., to enhance personal and professional development which contributes to research knowledge and skills
- To comply with host institution policies relating to health and safety, equality of opportunity and data protection and management
- Carry out any other appropriate duties as agreed with their PhD supervisors which may include some minimal teaching at a basic level.
Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to undertake research through the preparation, setting-up, conducting and recording of the outcomes of experiments, field work and interviews etc.
- 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 research project
- Ability to prioritise work independently and also as part of the wider research group to deliver research objectives
- Ability to undertake research in one or more different countries (where appropriate)
GENERAL & SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
- Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge within the field specific to the research project (see project descriptions for further information)
- A sound knowledge of general research processes and methodologies
- Knowledge of the requirements of undertaking a PhD programme of research
- 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)
- An Honours degree in a relevant academic subject (equivalent to UK upper second or first class) OR Masters level degree in a relevant academic subject OR An Honours degree with a Lower Second Class grade combined with a postgraduate Masters Degree at Merit.
- B. The above qualifications are provided as a guide only and vary between host institutions. Please refer to the specific research project for full details of any essential qualifications and/or training requirements, individual projects and specific requirements are listed on the DTA3 Programmes and Project page https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/programmes-and-projects/ .
- Be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your research career and have not been awarded a PhD. Please see eligibility criteria for further information https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/eligibility/ and https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/faqs/faq-683.html for guidance.
- Relevant training in research methodologies (desirable)
- Not have been resident, nor carried out their main activity, in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline, 14th October 2019. Applicants will need to provide details of the periods spent in the UK in the past 3 years (between 14th October 2016 and 14th October 2019) as part of their application. Please see the below link for further information: https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/eligibility/
- Be in the first 4 years of their research career. Please see eligibility criteria for further information https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/eligibility/ and https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/faqs/faq-683.html for guidance..
- Meet the English Language proficiency requirements of their host university, individual projects and specific requirements are listed on the DTA3 Programmes and Project page https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/programmes-and-projects/.
- Be able to relocate to the UK
Visit the University Alliance website to apply.
Contract is full-time, fixed term (36 months from date of appointment), starting April 2020.
The DTA3 COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801604.