RESEARCH FIELDArchitectureAstronomyChemistryComputer scienceEngineeringGeosciencesMathematicsPhysicsTechnology
RESEARCHER PROFILEEstablished Researcher (R3)Recognised Researcher (R2)Leading Researcher (R4)
APPLICATION DEADLINE14/05/2020 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Cardiff
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
Are you a talented and ambitious postdoc looking to enhance your career?
Cardiff University, a world top 100 university, is seeking talented and ambitious postdocs for research.
We are the ninth largest university in the UK and at the heart of the beautiful and thriving capital city of Wales. We are a member of the research-intensive Russell Group of UK universities and our world-leading research was ranked fifth for quality and second for impact among UK universities in the most recent major independent assessment.
Cardiff University’s College of Physical Sciences and Engineering is looking to host talented postdocs as MSCA Individual Fellows who will work with our scientists on meaningful projects. The fellowship is designed to help young researchers launch successful academic careers. You will gain valuable research experience while making influential contacts and boosting your profile. We will offer you a comprehensive package of support to ensure that you get the most out of your time at Cardiff. The fellowships offer not only research funding, but the opportunity to gain experience abroad in disciplines that will be useful for your careers. We can offer you a thriving research environment which attracts and supports leading academics from around the world.
How can we help?
We can offer support and guidance throughout the application process. For further details please refer to the Cardiff University Marie Curie Fellowships page.
We particularly welcome expressions of interest from high quality researchers in the following research areas:
Research is a big part of what we do at WSA as it leads to new understandings that are important in their own right, but also informs our teaching and impacts the outside world. We welcome research interest in the following areas:
- Low Carbon Energy and Storage in the Built Environment
- Modelling and Simulation
- Building Performance Evaluation
- People and the Built Environment
- Building Design and Architectural Practice
- Cultures of the City, Landscape and Environment
- Cultures, Histories and Ideas
- Visual Cultures
- Cultures of Practice and Pedagogy
- Cultural Heritage
- World Cultures
Our research expertise, state of the art facilities and strategic partnerships enable us to tackle the important scientific challenges of the 21st century. Our strategic research sections focus on the following key themes that allow us to respond to the grand scientific challenges and help our research deliver global impact. We welcome research interest in the following areas:
- Biological Chemistry
- Catalysis & Interfacial Science
- Molecular Synthesis
- Materials & Energy
- Spectroscopy & Dynamics
Our longstanding, strong and dynamic research culture has given rise to our international reputation for world-class research. We welcome research interest in the following areas:
- Text and data mining
- Distributed and parallel systems
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Security and privacy
- Social computing
- Quantum technologies
Our internationally recognised research is making new discoveries and positive impacts on the world we live in. Our commitment to research excellence is supported though strong research groups, state-of-the-art facilities and key collaborations. We welcome research interest in the following areas:
- Understanding magmatic, volcanic and hydrothermal processes
- Biosphere-hydrosphere-cryosphere-geosphere interactions
- Physical landscape; environmental, tectonic and aeolian dynamics
- Natural resource exploration
- Global change
- The Anthropocene applied geology, geochemistry and isotope geochemistry
The long-term evolution of the Earth and its global systems
The School of Engineering is highly regarded as one of the best schools in the UK in terms of the quality of its research and the impact it is having on industry, society and the economy (Research Excellence Framework 2014). We welcome research interest in the following areas:
Health, Technology and the Digital World:
- High Frequency
- Biomedical Engineering
- Signal Processing and Imaging
Energy and Environment:
- Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply
- Advanced High Voltage Engineering
- Magnetics and Materials
- Energy, Waste and the Environment
- Sustainable Engineering
Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing:
- Applied and Computational Mechanics
- Mechanical and Structural Performance
- High-Value Manufacturing
- Materials for Life
Our internationally recognised research demonstrates the impact of mathematical sciences on everyday life. We provide solutions to contemporary issues such as data security and hospital waiting times, and continue to explore important questions in fundamental mathematics. We welcome research interest in the following areas:
- Applied algebraic topology
- Analytic number theory
- Computational PDEs
- Financial mathematics
- Mathematics of materials
- PDEs and kinetic theory
- Quantum information
- Spectral theory
- Statistics, particularly data analytics
- Stochastic analysis, stochastic PDEs
- Stochastic/statistical operational research
We are renowned for the quality of our research and for its impact across industry, society and the economy. Our research groups are working at the very cutting edge of research whether it be gravitational waves, compound semiconductor technology or brain imaging.
We welcome research interest in the following areas:
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Gravitational Waves
- Astronomy and Astronomy Instrumentation
- Brain Imaging
University Research Institutes
Cardiff University has several Research Institutes that bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance. These Research Institutes are keen to welcome new research fellows.
The Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) is led by Professor G J Hutchings FRS and was established in 2008 as a focus for research across catalytic sciences (heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological catalysis).
With industries producing vast amounts of data, there is an increased need for new approaches for managing, storing, compressing, analysing and distributing this information.
Through the cross-disciplinary nature of our research, our postgraduate researchers will be engaged in projects ranging from computational challenges to implementation into real applications.
Our research predominantly focuses on on how big data impacts and presents challenges in three key areas:
- Computational social science
- Biological and life sciences
- Computational science and engineering
The Energy Systems Research Institute is a multidisciplinary team which draws expertise from across the University. Please look through the website for details on their research areas.
The lab will build on existing strengths at the University, expanding areas of optoelectronics, semiconductor devices and materials. It will focus on device fabrication and will explore novel growth methods and material combinations that industry can not necessarily accommodate.
Researchers must have a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
Applicants can be of any nationality however you must ensure compliance with the scheme’s eligibility criteria:
- You must not have resided or worked in the UK for more than 12 months during the 3 years up to 09.09.2020, or, if you are applying for a Global Fellowship, you must not have resided or worked in the third country for more than 12 months during the 3 years up to 09.09.2020.
- You must have been awarded a doctoral degree from an accredited higher education institution (or at least 4 years research experience (full time equivalent).
- You must have a track record (relevant to career stage) of peer-reviewed internationally recognised publication(s).
Full details available here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-if-2020
We invite expressions of interest from researchers interested in submitting a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) application with Cardiff University as the host organisation. MSCA IFs are funded by the European Commission.
We offer support and guidance to applicants who successfully go through the internal selection process, and respect the timeline for the Expression of Interest submission (14th May) and other internal deadlines (to be communicated to applicants after internal selection).
Submit your Expression of Interest
The European Commission’s next call for applications closes on 9th September 2020. Expressions of Interest to Cardiff University are required by 14th May 2020.
Please complete the following steps:
- Read the Fellowship Guidelines to check your eligibility (available here)
- Complete the fellowship Expression of Interest by following the instructions on the Cardiff University Marie Curie Fellowships page
We will send this for review to the Academic School of your choice to confirm their support for your proposal and confirm a supervisor. You can expect to have a response by the beginning of June.
Please review the Academic Schools' pages on the University website and identify a suitable supervisor to include in your Expression of Interest. We would also encourage you to contact your desired supervisor prior to submission.
Please make sure you have carefully read the guidelines and understood the scheme requirements before starting to work on your Expression of Interest. Expressions of Interest will only be accepted if applicants have used the Cardiff University template. Submissions which are incomplete or show that the scheme guidelines have not been clearly understood will not be considered, without notification.
PLEASE NOTE: SUCCESSFUL FELLOWS WILL HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 2022 TO START THEIR RESEARCH.
EURAXESS offer ID: 499808
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