Research Fellowship in Excellence

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Closing Date
5 Nov 2020
£34,804 - £49,553
Plymouth University (PU), Plymouth, United Kingdom
3 years

Job details

Peninsula Medical School (PMS) is a young successful growing medical school with successful and growing research activity.  We are pleased to advertise the PMS Research Excellence Fellowship Scheme.  We encourage talented and highly motivated applicants with a relevant track-record to apply.  The competitive and prestigious PMS fellowship is aimed to help the successful applicant to establish themselves and become an independent research leader.  Research support services and state of the art facilities will be available.

This is initially a 3 year fixed term contract post.  A strong mentorship by a Senior Researcher and support are an integral part of the PMS fellowship scheme.

We encourage talented and highly motivated applicants with a relevant track-record to apply.  You must have a PhD and some initial postdoctoral experience.  We are looking for exceptional applicants in our areas of strength (Cancer, Infection/Immunity and Clinical Neuroscience).  In these areas, we are open to applicants with different expertise being it biomedical, more clinical or in large data analysis.


  • Masters degree in a relevant area in the sciences
  • PhD or equivalent international qualification or commensurate level of recognition/ international profile in a relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of a specific discipline sufficient to work within established research programmes and to develop research projects to enable innovation and new understanding in the field
  • Developing a track record of published research at the appropriate level.
  • Experience of raising research funds through making grant applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research network at meetings and conferences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and bibliographic software
  • Track record of contributing to and/or developing collaborative research networks.
  • Developing a track record of successful engagement with key research stakeholders, both internally and externally.

How to apply

Contact details

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Clemens Oliver Hanemann by email -


Further Information

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 23rd November 2020 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for a period of 36 months due to the nature of the funding.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.