Early Stage Researcher

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,331 per annum.
09 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 10/07/2020
Salary: £28,331 per annum.
Job category/type: Research

Job description

We currently have opportunities for early stage researchers throughout the University through the prestigious Marie Curie COFUND CITI-GENS programme. These posts are Cofunded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union. Reporting to their Principal Supervisor, the Early Stage Researcher will be responsible for the completion of a PhD within the time-scale set (three years). The ESR will be fully responsible for the development of a research plan and subsequently for the delivery of that plan leading to successful completion of the PhD. The ESR is also responsible for attendance on a training and development programme which will involve participation in a range of training events and collaboration with an external project partner within the non-academic sector. The ESR will be responsible for working with other researchers within the Marie Curie CITI-GENS Cohort and with researchers and staff within their School.

The successful candidate must be:

  • Able to evidence having already reached academic threshold for PhD study as defined within the CITI-GENS Programme and in relation to disciplinary norms.
  • An Early Career Researcher as defined by the European Union in its funding agreements.
  • Compliant with the mobility rule as defined by the European Union in its funding agreements.
  • Experienced with research and of working in research teams.

For further information including a list of available research projects, and to apply please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/citigens.

Closing date: Friday 10 July 2020.

Interviews are anticipated to take place during September.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Adele Ward, Project Administrator via email at citigens@qub.ac.uk.

This post is available for a three year period or until 31 December 2024, whichever is soonest.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please view the Candidate Information link on go.qub.ac.uk/citigens clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.