Rutherford Fellowship for Post-doctoral Research in UK

Entries for the Rutherford international fellowship are now accepted. The award will support the winning fellows to work in Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) departments and facilities, as well as the Diamond Light Source. Eligible candidates should be experienced scholars with at least four years relevant research experiences. Those awards are fully -funded award. To apply, the application packet must be received no later than 29 September 2017.

Fellowship Description
The Rutherford International Fellowship Program is a post-doctoral fellowship scheme part-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND scheme. The Program will support up to 36 post-doctoral researchers to work within Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) departments and facilities, as well as the Diamond Light Source.

Award Value
Each of the Rutherford Fellowship winners may expect to receive benefit of be full employees of STFC plus other benefits.

Level and Area of Studies
Post-doctoral research within Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) departments and facilities, as well as the Diamond Light Source. These facilities include the ISIS neutron and muon source, the Diamond Light Source (DLS) and the Central Laser Facility (CLF); Particle Physics, RAL Space, Scientific Computing, Accelerator and Technology Departments, as well as the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC).

Place of Study
The research will be taken in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility and Criteria
This Rutherford Fellowship open to those satisfying the criteria below:

  • Individual researchers, with at least 4 years of research experience or a PhD, can apply for a fellowship by outlining a programme of work they wish to perform within an STFC host department or Diamond. Fellows must meet eligibility criteria as set out within the COFUND scheme. These conditions are designed to encourage the mobility of fellows between countries.
  • researchers must, at the time of their appointment to STFC or Diamond, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years full time equivalent research experience.
  • researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years (not counting holidays or short stays) at the time of their appointment to STFC or Diamond.
  • applicants cannot be permanent employees of STFC or Diamond.
  • applications can be made by UK researchers wishing to return to the UK after having spent at least three years in another country.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
The application packet should be emailed to RIFP-at-stfc.ac.uk. Please note the application packet must be consisting the materials as follow:
– Research project summary
– Curriculum vitae
– Publication list
– Supervisor statement
– Ethical issues form
– Nominated referee statements.

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Submission Deadline
29 September 2017.

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