DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Junior Research Fellowship

Location
Durham (County) (GB)
Posted
09 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Reference Number: 003610
Post: Junior Research Fellowships
Department: Institute of Advanced Study
Contract Type: Full Time/Fixed Term (average 2 years)
Grade: Grade 7 (£32,004 - £36,001)
Opening Date: 1st November 2016
Closing Date: 2nd December 2016 (11.30pm)

The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity.

The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration with academic researchers at Durham University.

To be eligible, in line with the terms of funding set by Marie Curie, "researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account". The reference date is 1 July 2017. There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Visas & Immigration.

For further details about this scheme and how to apply please consult all of the documents including the 'JRF Further Particulars' document found at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/diferens/junior/