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Jobs & Fellowships

Current opportunities:

PDRA position in white dwarf astrophysics

The Astronomy & Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick is seeking an ambitious post-doctoral researcher to work within the project “Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres”. The position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant held by Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, and the candidate will join an existing team of PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers. Please see this link for further information.

Summary of fellowship / early career grant opportunities:

  • STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
    5 year senior fellowship to enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme (annual deadline: September)
  • UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship
    Seven years of funding available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year four. The fellowship aims to enable researchers to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence (biannual expression of interest deadlines: June and October)
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship
    5 year senior fellowship for those between 3 and 8 years of obtaining their PhD (annual deadline: September)

  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
    5 year fellowship for those with no more than six years of actual research experience since their PhD (not including career breaks), and who have a current need for flexible support, such as parental/caring responsibilities, e.g. raising children or looking after ageing or seriously ill family members; or clinically diagnosed health issues (annual deadline: November)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme
    12-36 months fellowship for those in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (annual deadline: September)
  • Daphne Jackson Fellowship
    Fellowship for those having taken a career break of at least two years’ duration, taken for family, health or caring reasons. Fellowships are flexible and part-time, usually completed over two years at 0.5 FTE (apply at any time)
  • 1851 Fellowship
    3 year fellowship for those with less than 3 years postdoctoral research experience (applications open in October)
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
    3 year early career fellowship offering 50% match-funding for those with a proven record of research (applications open in January)
  • Newton International Fellowship
    2 year early career fellowship (annual deadline: March)
  • Winton Exoplanet Fellowship

    3 year early career fellowships (within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to perform research on detection and characterisation of exoplanets. Warwick Astrophysics will put forward up to two candidates each year (annual deadline: end of the year).

  • Hawking Fellowship
    3 year fellowships. Details to be announced later in 2019

  • L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship
    12 month fellowship with a value of £15,000
  • ERC Starting Grant
    1.5 million euros for early career scientists (2-7 years of research experience since completion of PhD) who have a proven scientific track record to enable them to work independently (annual deadline: October)

We welcome applications for any of the above opportunites. Pleae contact a member of astronomy staff in the first instance if you are interested in applying.

Past opportunities

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