Industrial Strategy Advanced Research Fellowships
Job reference: KU00000892
We're Keele and we're different. Founded over 60 years ago to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, our mission today is as relevant as it was then.
A key part of our mission is the delivery of research with the highest impact. The University and its Science & Innovation Park play a critical economic anchor role across and beyond the Midlands area of the UK. In the last 2 years we have invested over GBP 40 million in building our capacity to work collaboratively with business, industry and a wider set of partners. As part of our future plans for continued investment, we are now seeking to recruit two Industrial Strategy Advanced Research Fellows to the University.
Applications are welcomed from individuals with a track record in any discipline, which aligns with the aims and objectives of the UK Government's Industrial Strategy and the UKRI Funding Councils delivering the strategy. We particularly welcome applications which will further build the University's reputation for internationally-excellent, world-leading and high impact research in one or more grand challenge areas within the Industrial Strategy.
The fellowships are principally research focused positions until July 2021, after which role-holders will transition into substantive academic roles which will include both teaching and research responsibilities. Appointments will be considered at grade 8 (Lecturer scale) or grade 9 (Senior Lecturer scale). The level will be determined by the experience and track-record of individual candidates.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an established or emerging track record of high quality collaborative research with business, industry and other non-academic partners across the UK, aligned to areas of existing research endeavour at Keele University. An ability to demonstrate a track-record and future desire to collaborate with a wide range of commercial partners, large and small, will be welcomed.
Initial applications are invited with a deadline of 30 October 2018, with interviews taking place 3-7 December 2018. Applications will be selected against the person specification for the role, which will include consideration of how the proposed candidate will complement established and emerging areas of research in regard to our interdisciplinary research themes of: sustainable futures, social inclusion and global health.
Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.
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