University of York

University of York

Researcher Developer, Fellows

Researcher Developer, Fellows


Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Directorate


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Role Description

    As Researcher Developer, Fellows, you will coordinate a programme of support and development for prospective and existing Fellows at the University of York. You will work with a wide range of professional services and academic colleagues across the University; with early career researchers on a 1:1 basis and through group training and networking sessions; and with external contacts including fellowship funders. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a varied role involving professional development, community building, project management and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders.

    The role sits within the Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) team in the Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Directorate. The team is responsible for initiatives to support positive research culture across the institution and for professional development support for researchers at all career stages. The Researcher Developer, Fellows, will work alongside other researcher developers focusing on the early career stage, and will act as the primary source of professional support for the design, implementation and evaluation of the University of York Fellowship Programme (https: // www. .

    You will coordinate all stages of the Fellowship lifespan which includes:

  • working with academic Departments and the three Faculties to attract and select candidates
  • supporting internal and external candidates for fellowships, providing expert advice on suitable schemes, processes and applications
  • promoting and celebrating the UoY Fellowship Programme and the opportunity to be a Fellow at York through internal and external talks and the creation of marketing and communications materials
  • coordinating and developing the York Fellowship Community, working with the Fellowships Representatives and Fellowship Lead to develop the network of York Fellows and offer professional development and training, guidance and opportunities for Fellows to connect
  • collating metrics to determine the success of the Programme and reporting on progress to the Fellowship Coordination Committee
  • Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    The role would suit someone who is a confident communicator, can manage multiple projects and responsibilities, and is flexible and team-oriented. You will need excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in research, ideally with previous experience in supporting research staff. You will enjoy maximising the potential of individuals and will have the skills and experience to support and nurture a community of researchers and offer constructive feedback on fellowship applications.

    For informal enquiries please contact Megan McLoughlin, Head of the BRIC team: [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Researcher Developer, Fellows


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 29, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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