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Early Career Researcher

Engineering & Technology

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £29,605 to £32,332 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 26 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0230-24
Release Date:  Wednesday 24 April 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Engineering for Sustainable Development Research Centre and the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University for 12-month fellowships for three Early Career Researchers from the Philippines. The fellowships are funded by the British Council under the UK’s International Science Partnerships scheme. The fellowships programme aims to provide the selected early career researchers with a strong foundation to improve their careers in research and innovation to respond to the developmental needs of the Philippines. It will focus on developmental research excellence, transferrable skills, industrial mentorship and best practices in pastoral care, mentoring, equality diversity and inclusion.

The Early Career Researchers (ECRs) should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, will not have held a permanent academic post or a post with a research-related element, or one which allowed them to supervise PhD students or submit research grants as a principal investigator. Time spent in teaching-only roles or academic related roles does not affect ECR status, provided no research element was part of the role.

Participants from for-profit organisations cannot be funded.

Applicants should currently not receive financial support or funding towards any other programme in the UK from any other sources.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Abed Alaswad (Senior Lecturer) at or Dr Mirjam Roeder (Reader) at


What we offer:

  • Aston University is a vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

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