RESEARCH FIELDArchitectureBiological sciencesChemistryComputer scienceCriminologyEngineeringMedical sciencesNeurosciencesSociologyTechnology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE12/04/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › London
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37 - 40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER801604
The Universities Alliance DTA3 COFUND Consortium is pleased to invite applications from early stage researchers to its DTA3 COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie Phd Fellowship Programme which is funded through the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programme. The DTA3 Consortium comprises 15 full University partners based in the UK and Northern Ireland, all of whom are offering specific full time PhD fellowship opportunities in the fields of Applied Biosciences, Energy and Social Policy. Within this first Call for applications there are 55 Fellowships available and successful applicants would be expected to take up post by no later than 1st April 2019. Each Fellowship will be hosted by one of the following Consortium University partners:
* University of Brighton
* Coventry University
* University of Central Lancashire
* University of Greenwich
* University of Hertfordshire
* University of Huddersfield
* Liverpool John Moores University
* Manchester Metropolitan University
* Nottingham Trent University
* The Open University
* University of Portsmouth
* Sheffield Hallam University
* University of South Wales
* Teesside University
* Ulster University
Each University has identified a number of very specific PhD projects in the subject areas previously mentioned. Specific details of the individual projects and information in relation to qualification requirements, experience etc. can be accessed via the link below.
The application and selection process will be managed centrally by the University Alliance DTA3 COFUND team and therefore, should you be interested in this opportunity, you are requested to visit the below link to access all information in relation to eligibility criteria, application process, frequently asked questions etc.
Fellows will obtain a high quality PhD qualification via a prestigious European funded programme.
Fellows will be paid a minimum annual salary of £20,989. Fees in relation to visa applications must be paid by the applicant in the first instance but can be reclaimed from the project on submission of evidence of expenditure.
Applicants will need to conform to the following eligibility criteria:
- Must 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, 12th April 2019.
- Be an early career stage researcher: Be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your research career and have not been awarded a PhD by the application closing date.
- Have a postgraduate master’s degree or a first/upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the chosen research topic.
- Demonstrate English language competency, as specified by the respective university.
- Successful candidates will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, the fulfilment of any conditions specified in the offer of a place on a PhD programme, and confirmation of the candidate’s right to work in the UK or ability to secure a valid visa, if required, from UK Visas and Immigration. Please note that as DTA3/COFUND PhD Fellows will be employees of the host university, a student visa (Tier 4) would NOT be counted as a valid visa.
Please see the below link for further information: https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/eligibility/
After you submit your application it will be assessed by the DTA3/COFUND central panel to ensure you are eligible. Then it will be examined by the prospective host university alongside all other project applications received, to assess your qualifications and suitability to undertake the specialist research proposed in the project proformas (see Programme and Projects). A shortlist of suitable candidates will be drawn up and sent back to the central DTA3/COFUND panel for verification. Suitable candidates will be invited for interview at the host institution, face-to-face where possible. Applicants who have not been invited to interview will be notified.
We are currently working towards notifying interviewees from the 7th June onwards, with interviews starting 13thJune until 4th July. Successful candidates will be notified week commencing 8th July. The outcome of the interview will determine who the best candidate is and, subject to final ratification by the central DTA3/COFUND panel, the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska Curie PhD Fellowship will be offered to that person. The offer would then need to be formally accepted. Applicants who have not been successful at interview will be notified. Selection decisions are final and confidential, and no appeals will be considered. University Alliance is unable to enter into any communication on the selection decision.
Universities will be able to provide feedback to applicants who were not successful at interview
Required Research Experiences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELOther: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
Full details of Skills and Qualifications requirements are contained within the Job Description which can be obtained via the following link:
Details of Specific Requirements are contained within the Job Description which can be obtained via the following link:
EURAXESS offer ID: 383881