Anne McLaren Fellowships 2011, University of Nottingham, UK

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Applications are invited for the above fellowships, which are targeted at exceptional female scientists and engineers who are typically under-represented in these subjects, and wish to establish a research career in the UK. The Fellowships are a recognized first step into an independent research career, and are funded by the University of Nottingham`s Research and Knowledge Transfer Board.

Candidates must have submitted a PhD (viva does not need to have taken place) and have had no more than four years full-time postdoctoral experience by 1 October 2011. Career breaks such as maternity leave, EU national service and Voluntary Service Overseas can be discounted but teaching experience and/or time spent in industry since the award of a PhD should be included in the total amount of postdoctoral experience. Part-time appointments would be considered on a pro-rata basis. Individuals who have been promised or already have a permanent position are considered to have achieved the aims of the scheme already and will not be eligible. The scheme is designed to offer support and flexibility.

Subjects covered: Academic disciplines in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine, plus the School of Geography,

For further information about the scheme, please see:

Please quote ref. AMF/10.

This advertisement complies with legislation on sex discrimination, relying on Section 43 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Section 5(3) of the Employment Act 1989.

Each fellowship offers:

  • Two years independent funding, starting October 2011, to conduct research while based at the University of Nottingham.
  • Participation in a mentoring scheme, and career development programme.
  • Length of Tenure: Two years guaranteed. Academic years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013.
  • Place of Tenure: The University of Nottingham.

Salaries will be set on the Research and Teaching Staff Scales grade 4 or 5 ( £27,319 to £43,840 pa) depending on experience. The salary may progress annually, subject to performance. An annual research expenses grant of up to £5,000 for each year the fellowship will be awarded, and where appropriate, support for childcare to a maximum of £5,000 per year will also be available. To apply, candidates must submit an expression of interest to the host school by: 17.00, 8 November 2010


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