University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Research Excellence Postdoctoral Research Associates (INTERNAL ONLY)

United Kingdom

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Location: Lincoln Salary: From £37,099 per annum These posts are fixed term for 12 months and full time at 1.0 FTE Closing Date: Thursday 28 September 2023 Reference: REPDRA23-1

The University is running an internal competitive scheme for University of Lincoln PhD students who complete their PhD between 31 July 2023 and 1 December 2023. In this context ‘completion' means that the student has been awarded their PhD by College Research Degrees Board, following the submission of the final version of the student's thesis. Directors of Research and their PhD students who meet these criteria may apply for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) award for one year. The aim of the scheme is to allow PhD students to develop the next stage of their career, by writing grant applications, publications, or proposals for publications based on their PhD.

Please note that this is available to PhD students across the University. Student applicants will need to demonstrate a high level of achievement in their studies and strong preference will be given to PhD work in our identified areas of strategic focus (Agri-food technology, Net-zero, History and Heritage, Security and Defence, and Rural and Coastal Health).

The Award will provide successful students with a 12-month PDRA contract, based in their current school and with their Director of Studies as their line manager. The role will be remunerated at Grade 7 (point 30, £37,099 p.a.) and paid monthly in arrears, with a start date not later than 1 February 2024.

Applications can be made by eligible students and their Director of Studies from 1 September 2023 and at any point up until 1 December 2023, through the 'Apply Online' button below. Decisions will be made by a panel chaired by the Dean of Research Environment, along with the Director of the Doctoral School and College Directors of Research. When you apply, you will see a closing date which will reoccur every two weeks. Outcomes will be communicated within two weeks of this closing date.

Please ensure you also upload:

(1) a CV, and

(2) a statement from your Director of Studies that details the achievements and potential of the applicant, including a clear rationale for their suitability to deliver the proposed outputs.

If you have any queries about this Award, please contact Prof Stuart Humphries, Dean of Research Environment, at [email protected].

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    Research Excellence Postdoctoral Research Associates (INTERNAL ONLY)


    University of Lincoln


    United Kingdom


    September 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 28, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Geosciences,History,Medicine,Physics,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering joining us. Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, we have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, we are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

    Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, study, and work and was named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2017 by The Telegraph. In 2016, Lincoln was also named the friendliest place in the UK by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch program. More recently, Lincoln was named as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, according to The Times Good University Guide 2020.

    At the University of Lincoln, we put students at the heart of everything we do. We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Our courses have gained international recognition with Agriculture at Lincoln ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, while Computer Science and Education are ranked in the top 250 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. As a student at the University of Lincoln, we aim to prepare you for your future career by providing you with a range of opportunities to engage with industry and to develop career-ready skills.

    The University is proud to have developed innovative partnerships with a range of organizations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends. We want students to get involved in initiatives such as our Student Managed Investment Fund, and enjoy the benefits of our links to companies such as Siemens and Reuters. We have Bloomberg Terminals on campus, enabling business students and staff to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data, alongside laboratories, lecture theatres, and seminar rooms.

    At the University of Lincoln, we offer a range of opportunities to help you develop the skills and qualities employers are increasingly looking for. As an example, a number of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs provide the opportunity to apply to take part in an industry work placement or project. There may also be opportunities to hear from guest speakers and to participate in field trips to help you broaden your knowledge.

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