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    A26340R - Newcastle University Research Fellow (Clinical Neuroscience and Movement)

    Faculty/Services: Faculty of Medical Sciences
    Unit : Institute of Neuroscience
    Staff Category: Research
    Contract Type: Fixed Term
    Hours of Work: Full Time
    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Newcastle University Research Fellowship Scheme
    Are you a future research leader?

    Salary: £38,511 - £40,847 (with progression to £45,954)

    Closing date: 09 November 2015

    Interviews to be held week commencing 07 December 2015

    We are committed to attracting potential research leaders from around the world to develop their careers at Newcastle. We are offering a number of exciting new fellowship opportunities for outstanding post-doctoral scientists.


    We seek applicants with expertise in clinical neuroscience to focus on the mechanisms that underpin gait and postural control in older adults and in neurodegenerative disease. This research will provide a basis for development of novel interventions and will be based in the Institute of Neuroscience.

    Further information about the research group and fellowship can be found here.

    Our five year fellowships are aimed at outstanding researchers with an emerging research reputation on a trajectory to become the next generation of research and academic leaders. You will typically have at least 5 years of active post-doctoral experience. Tailored support and mentorship, as well as competitive start up packages, are provided to enable you to meet your potential. Open ended appointments are available at the end of the fellowship term if you fulfil the expectations agreed at the start of the fellowship.

    You must have a strong publication record, have the ambition to become a leading researcher and be highly motivated. It is expected that you will apply for external grant income and where eligible, for prestigious externally funded fellowship awards, as appropriate to your level of post-doctoral experience.

    Career breaks will be taken into account and flexible working is possible. If you already have external funding that you can bring to Newcastle, we would welcome hearing from you.

    See the attachment for further details.

    The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

    If you have what we are looking for, further information about our fellowships can be found here.


    When applying please attach your CV with publications, a covering letter and provide the following information via the electronic vacancy system ( - enter "A26340R" in the keyword search):
    •An outline of your plan to win an external Fellowship (or equivalent), including the topic, a brief project plan, with indicative costings, and an explanation of how it will fit with the research of the host Institute. Also explain how this project will be developed into a future independent programme of research (3 pages max).
    •Details of intended external fellowship schemes to be applied for, with timescales and confirmation of eligibility.
    •Details of the contact you have made with a potential sponsor at Newcastle and the relevant Director of Institute, indicating that they support your application and that office and lab space will be made available. Internal applicants should also indicate that their current supervisor is aware and supports the application.
    •For internal Newcastle University applicants - Detail how you have already acquired, or plan to develop, direct knowledge or experience of a research group in another Institution prior to submitting your external fellowship application.
    •Date available to start.
    For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Lynn Rochester (+44 (0) 0191 208 1291) or Dr Sue Lord (+44 (0)191 248 1247).
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