Research Fellow in Environment University of York, Department of Environment United Kingdom

Research Fellow

Department Environment

Based at University of York - Heslington Campus

Hours of work Full-time

Contract status Fixed term

Salary £38,832 - £47,722 a year

Apply by 29/10/2017


Candidate Brief 6064.pdf
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Role Description


The Environment Department conducts world-leading research on topics of global environmental importance. Our research is highly interdisciplinary across the natural and social sciences, ranging from atmospheric chemistry to environmental economics and policy analysis. To strengthen our research we have created this departmental research fellowship to attract an excellent scientist with an exciting research programme.


Successful candidates will be expected to pursue an independent programme of innovative research with the potential to result in a research output (publication) of world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Successful candidates will also be expected, within the time-frame of the Fellowship and with the support of an elected mentor(s), to apply for a prestigious externally-funded intermediate fellowship to continue their research career at the University. Should any suitable vacancy arise in the Environment Department during the tenure of the fellowship the fellow will be invited to be considered for the post.


The main duties and responsibilities of the role are to lead on the production of research outcomes and outputs, to participate actively in the planning and management of research projects, including supervising the work of others and providing expert advice and guidance and to contribute to and/or lead the obtaining of external research funding.


The opportunity is open to individuals with a PhD or equivalent qualification in a subject area of relevance to the Environment Department and those with interdisciplinary research interests are especially encouraged to apply. Some degree of previous professional experience at another institution, academic or non-academic, will be looked on favourably.


Successful candidates will be expected to have the skills, experience and motivation necessary to conduct excellent, world leading research. Specifically candidates should be able to demonstrate; well developed analytical skills, knowledge in relevant subjects to engage in high quality research, knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals as well as competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects.


Candidates are required to seek the support of at least one academic mentor in the Environment Department as part of the application process. If the applicant is currently at the University of York, then (s)he will need to articulate how this proposal will further his/her independent research career. As part of the application candidates will also be asked to provide a brief plan of no more than 500 words outlining their intended research during the fellowship and cite up to five of their most important research outputs to date.


We offer this early career research fellowship from 1 February 2018 (or soon after) for a fixed term of three and a half years (until July 2021). Candidates must be available to take up the post at this time. This is a full-time position and offers a salary in the range £38,832 - £47,722 a year plus a research budget of up to £10k per year.


The Environment Department operates a set of family-friendly policies and welcomes applications that are made on a part-time and job share basis. We will do our best to accommodate such requests where possible.


Please contact Dr Roman Ashauer by email: for an informal discussion about the role.


Closing date: 29 October 2017

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