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Surrey Research Fellowship

Research Strategy

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 Per Annum plus up to £15,000 per annum for travel and consumables and other research expenses
Fixed Term until 31/08/2023
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 07 January 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 20 February 2020
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  001320

The Surrey Research Fellowship is an exciting new opportunity for exceptional Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to join a cohort of future academic leaders at the University of Surrey.

The University has provided funding for up to three Fellows to pursue their own research for up to three years and the successful candidates will join a cohort of fellows. All Surrey Research Fellows will have access to an exceptional programme of support offered by our Doctoral College as well as support for progressing research along the innovation pipeline where relevant.

Our vision is to be a leading global university renowned for the outstanding quality and impact of our graduates and research, as well as our collective contributions to society.

A core objective is to be a leading research institution with talented staff and students committed to research excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the environment. We also aim to be a preferred partner for government, business, industry and other universities in creating technological solutions, digital transformation and policy innovation.

This vision and these objectives can only be achieved by ensuring we employ the best people and by providing those people with the best support we can. The University is fully committed to this.

We know that Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are critical to the long term development of our University and we have introduced the Surrey Research Fellowship (SRF) recognising the contribution they can make.

The SRF designed specifically to provide highly talented ECRs with the time and support to enable them to develop into an independent leader in their area of research. Please get in touch if you share our ambition.

As well as a competitive salary (£41,526 to £49,553), Fellows will receive up to £15,000 per annum for travel, consumables and/or other research expenses that will help advance their career.  The successful candidates will have an academic Sponsor at the University of Surrey and should have been awarded their PhD no more than five years prior to the closing date of this competition. Award date as shown on the PhD certificate.Eligible candidates must have beenawarded their PhD between 20 February 2015 and 19 February 2020.

It is expected that the successful candidates will take up the posts from 01 September 2020.

Please be advised that the vacancy will close at 12.00 midnight (UK Time) on 20th February 2020

Please ensure that you read the SRF Candidate Pack before completing the application and that you upload all the documentation needed to review your application.  If you have further questions, please contact

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