University of Bath Prize Fellowships

Job title University of Bath Prize Fellowships

Department Faculty of Science

Salary Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Thursday 09 November 2017

Closing date Sunday 31 December 2017

Interview date See advert

Reference SF5354


Our Prize Fellowships offer early-stage researchers the opportunity to join a cohort of like-minded rising research stars. These two-year research fellowships in our priority research areas are part of a scheme intended to fast-track fellows to a permanent appointment at Bath.

We are seeking 21 future academic leaders across a range of disciplines who will benefit from our well-resourced and supportive research environment.

As a member of this elite group, you will be on track to become a key member of our research community with a permanent academic position. Our supportive community successfully nurtures ambitious early stage researchers and provides for the requirements of their developing research programme.  Read more about our Prize Fellowships.

In the Faculty of Science we will appoint a total of seven Fellows to further strengthen and develop areas of existing research excellence.  One appointment will be made within the Evolutionary Biology theme of the Milner Centre for Evolution and the remaining six within the other priority areas.

We welcome applications in the following research areas:

  • Probability and its Connections
  • Visual Computing/Robotics
  • Sustainable Technologies (including industrial biotech & Catalysis)
  • Therapeutic Innovations (including Healthcare Technologies)
  • Photonics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Energy Storage
  • Evolution - (Milner Centre) experimental evolution, statistical approaches to evolution and evolutionary ecology/genomics

As part of your application you must provide:

  • a completed application form
  • an outline of your research plans over the next 3-5 years, showing how you will complement and enhance research within the priority research area (no more than 2 sides of A4, minimum font size 11)
  • a CV

The application process will ask you to select which area of research you wish to be apply for. If you are applying for more than one research area under the same faculty or institute, then you will need to specify this when prompted. 

If you are applying to more than one faculty or institute then you will need to submit separate applications for the different vacancies.  To help you with this, our online recruitment system allows you to save your previous applications and re-submit them.


Further details of each area and contact names for enquiries can be found on the Science Prize Fellowships page.

Interview Dates

15th - 26th January 2018  – First stage interviews to take place (via Skype or telephone)

Week commencing 5th February 2018 – Second stage interviews to take place

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.