Applications are invited for three Medical Research Council (MRC) Skills Development Fellowships (SDF), to be held at the University of Liverpool, a world-class centre for developing researchers in priority skills areas of importance to modern health and biomedical research. Skills Development Fellowships are 3-year research and training postdoctoral fellowships that will support capacity building in specific MRC priority areas. A SDF is suitable for both very early career researchers (e.g. having just finished their PhD, or about to) or for more established researchers who wish to transform their career through delivering an ambitious research programme alongside targeted training opportunities to gain or enhance quantitative skills applied to biomedicine.
The University of Liverpool seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral scientists who are looking to establish their own independent research career. This prestigious award will provide a salary plus running expenses for 3 years, and enable the appointee to establish their own research programme at the University of Liverpool.
Liverpool is seeking candidates with a qualification in one or more of three quantitative disciplines (statistics, applied mathematics, computer science), who may have had little or no exposure to health research. Suitable candidates will need to deliver a research programme of relevance to one or more of our identified scientific themes of stratified medicine, infection, regenerative medicine and/or public health. Fellows will receive relevant training and supervision in at least two of the quantitative skills areas of statistics, computer science and applied mathematics, whilst being part of a team undertaking world-leading research in one of the biomedical areas described. More information on all of these research areas can be found on our Fellowships website: http://liverpoolmrcsdf.uk/
We encourage applications for our Fellowships from across the global community and all appointments are made solely on merit. The University of Liverpool is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The University has a Silver Award for its commitment to gender equality in the workplace and we welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Closing Date: 21st May 2018
Interview Dates: 8th and 12th June 2018
Salary: £33,518 – £38,833 pa