ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Warwick
RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciencesArtsAstronomyBiological sciencesChemistryComputer scienceCultural studiesEconomicsEducational sciencesEngineeringHistoryInformation scienceLanguage sciencesLiteratureMathematicsMedical sciencesNeurosciencesOtherPhilosophyPhysicsPolitical sciencesPsychological sciencesSociologyTechnology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/11/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Coventry
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK36.5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER713548
The Institute of Advanced Studies is seeking to recruit up to five outstanding early career researchers to participate in the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme (WIRL). This programme is jointly funded by the University of Warwick and the European Union through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (grant agreement No 713548).
These two-year fellowships will offer successful applicants the opportunity to accelerate their research careers by developing their own independent research ideas in a world-leading research environment, under the guidance of an academic mentor. Fellows will also participate in a programme of advanced training delivered through the IAS Academic Careers and Leadership Programme in order to further develop the skills needed to support a research career.
Applicants must demonstrate transnational mobility and must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 30th April 2020. Applicants should also be in possession of a PhD or 4 years equivalent research experience on this date.
In keeping with the ethos of Warwick’s IAS, interdisciplinary research applications are strongly encouraged. Fellowships are open to applicants of any discipline who are able to demonstrate the ability to apply or extend their knowledge beyond disciplinary specialisms and propose a comprehensive and innovative research project that aligns with at least one of Warwick’s cross-faculty Global Research Priorities (GRPs). Each GRP is interdisciplinary in nature and therefore open to contributions from researchers of any faculty/disciplinary field. Fellowships are also suitable to those wishing to pursue discipline hopping research.
Successful candidates will be based in the IAS but will have a strong presence in a host academic department and GRP. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify a potential academic mentor at Warwick and make contact with them prior to submission of the application. The starting date for the fellowships will be September 2019.
A detailed Guidance for Applicants document is available on the WIRL-COFUND website https://warwick.ac.uk/wirl. Applications that do not comply with the eligibility and application requirements laid out in this guidance document will not be accepted.
Benefits including annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, employer contributions to pension and social security as applied in the UK
Relocation expenses up to £1,700 in line with the Warwick relocation policy
Personal research budget £1,000 per annum (for consumables, conference attendance etc)
Workshop budget £1,000 (for organisation of networking, outreach and research events)
Secondment budget up to £3,000 (to cover travel and subsistence during the secondment).
1. The fellowship applicant must demonstrate transnational mobility and, on 30th April 2020, must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work/study etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years prior to this deadline.
2. Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.
Applications will be reviewed against the criteria specified in the Guidance for Applicants by an assessor from both the host department and nominated GRP as well as an external assessor with knowledge of the subject area. A moderation panel will then decide who to invite for interview based on the scoring of the assessors.
Interviews will be held 28-30th April 2020.
For full details see the Guidance for Applicants document available at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/schemes/wirl/
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
A PhD or 4 years equivalent research experience
Must not have resided or carried out main activity (work/study, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years prior to 30th April 2020
A strong track-record of delivering research and a vision for how the fellowship supports the development of a future independent research career
A strong track record in producing high-quality academic publications including at least one publication as one of the main authors (either accepted, in press or published) at the time of deadline
Developing track record of conference presentations both nationally and internationally
Engagement in research that strongly complements their nominated GRP and academic department’s current research interests
A high quality programme of interdisciplinary research which is deliverable within the time-frame of the fellowship and links to the research activity of the proposed host department and at least one GRP
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes
Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken)
Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to participation in IAS activities and training
Proven ability or demonstrable potential to generate external funding (grants, contracts, etc.) to support research projects
Commitment to interdisciplinary research
1. To undertake a significant piece of independent, interdisciplinary research (proposed at application stage) which is linked to the research carried out within an academic department at Warwick and aligns with at least one of the cross-disciplinary themes of the Warwick Global Research Priorities (GRPs);
2. To produce research outputs (including articles for publication, conference papers, books etc), job applications and funding proposals;
3. To fully participate in the Academic Careers and Leadership training programme, including attendance at weekly training sessions and any other IAS training and development activities;
4. To work with a named academic mentor to deliver the research and to develop research and academic leadership skills;
5. To actively participate in the academic life of the IAS, the host department, and GRP;
6. To organise networking, outreach and research events;
7. To undertake a secondment to another organisation in order to carry out research in another sector and/or country;
8. To apply for further funding to support research activities.
EURAXESS offer ID: 451110
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