Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £39,000.00 - £48,000.00 gross per year
  • Nottingham


Join the next generation of research leaders

Our prestigious fellowship schemes are a fundamental part of the University’s mission for the delivery of exceptional research that changes lives in the UK and across the world.

We are recruiting 100 Nottingham and Anne McLaren Research Fellows by the end of 2022 to help us to further achieve this vision.

As one of our fellows, you will enhance our diverse, thriving community of outstanding early career researchers.

You will join a University with an international reputation for transformative discoveries and:

- Take a prestigious first step into an independent research career
- Receive three year’s research funding
- Have a role linked to a permanent academic position at the University

We have two parallel schemes, offering the same package of support:

- Anne McLaren Fellowships,aimed at outstanding female scholars in science, technology, engineering and medicine at the early stage of their academic careers, who are typically under-represented in these subjects, and wish to establish a research career in the UK.
- Nottingham Research Fellowships, targeted at exceptional postdoctoral researchers in all academic disciplines represented at the University.

We offer:

Our competitive schemes attract and retain a diverse community of outstanding researchers and support them to reach their research ambitions. Our excellent support includes:

- Three years’ independent research funding, covering salary costs at c.£39,000-£48,000
- The link to a permanent academic post, subject to performance
- Additional funding for research expenses totalling £75,000
- Childcare costs of up to £5,000 per annum
- Access to mentoring, career development and networking with the wider fellowship community

We support applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds. We also welcome applications from those wishing to work part-time to meet personal responsibilities.

Eligibility:Candidates must have been awarded their PhD. This scheme is aimed at early career researchers, and candidates do not normally have more than eight years of postdoctoral experience. However, to allow for varied career paths, candidates will be assessed on their quality, potential and track record, relative to their career stage.

Find out more:For full details on how to apply, including relevant school/faculty contacts, visit

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