University of Exeter

MRC Skills Development Fellowship

University of Exeter

Exeter, United Kingdom

MRC Skills Development Fellowship

Job ref: P70127

Closing date: 8 November 2019

Location: Exeter

The starting salary will be from £35,845 up to £46,718 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

The above full-time post is available immediately, and the successful candidate must be in post no later than March 2020.

The post

Applications are sought for an independent skills development fellowship at the University of Exeter, fully funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

This MRC scheme targets two types of researcher: talented medical and bioscience graduates who wish to undertake a focussed period of quantitative research, or highly skilled quantitative researchers with backgrounds in computing, chemistry, engineering, physics or mathematics who have a clear vision for how their work can impact current questions in health or medical research.

The successful fellow will be mentored by two cross-disciplinary researchers for a fixed-term of 3-years. She/he will also have access to a research package that includes laboratory costs
and travel funds that form the basis of a personalised international training and networking programme.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here. 

The successful candidate will be in post no later than the end of March 2020.

Potential research sponsors from any faculty of the university should be contacted directly by the applicant. Applicants should familiarise themselves with the University of Exeter Skills Development Fellowships website to identify potential sponsors.

There are no restrictions on the research fields of applicants but Exeter has research strengths in the development of quantitative methodologies for health services research, genomic medicine, fungal and bacterial infections, healthy ageing and neuroscience.

Before submitting an application you should discuss the post further by contacting Professors Tim Frayling and Robert Beardmore ( / R.E.Beardmore@exeter/

The first stage of the application process asks for full CV, cover letter, and a 1-page expression of interest specifying two potential mentors to be sent to Ed Gregson-Williams ( by 8th November, 2019.

This is a prestigious MRC fellowship scheme and, accordingly, a 5-page research proposal and a 1-page skills development plan will be requested from candidates invited to full application.

Your full application will be reviewed by the Host Leadership Team, who will also obtain confirmation from your project sponsors that they are happy to support the project. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit Exeter to meet colleagues and undertake a formal interview.

More information can be found on the MRC website:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.