Presidential Academic Fellowship in Engineering and in Industrial Biotechnology – United Kingdom

Applications are invited for Fully Funded Presidential Academic Fellowship in Engineering and in Industrial Biotechnology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.


Applications are invited for University of Manchester Presidential Fellowships aimed at outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage in their academic careers. In this round of Presidential Fellowships we are placing specific focus on appointing in the areas of (i) Engineering (all areas of Engineering including Computer Science) and (ii) Industrial Biotechnology (including chemical biology and its interface with materials), but will consider applications in other reseach areas. Fellows should show a high level of creativity and ambition in their ideas and want to develop potentially transformative research. We provide a vibrant and inspiring environment to pursue outstanding research and teaching. Successful candidates will benefit from the innovation and collaboration upon which Manchester’s success has been built. Fellowship holders will be mentored and given all appropriate assistance in winning external funding and Awards. They will undertake a limited amount of teaching (up to 6 hours per week).


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Annual salary of £40,792 to £50,132 (according to relevant experience)
  • An initial four-year Fellowship leading to a permanent and appropriate academic contract (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • Up to £5,000 per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms
  • Generous research and travel expenses
  • Access to world-leading facilities
  • Mentorship from a senior University of Manchester academic
  • Participation in our New Academics Programme
  • Outstanding networking, learning and development opportunities


To be eligible for Fellowship, an applicant must have:

  • A relevant PhD (or equivalent qualification) awarded prior to commencing the appointment
  • Ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme
  • A sustained record of publication output
  • Ability to plan and build a team and deliver outstanding results
  • Ability to inspire and engage students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to assess and organise resources
  • Commitment to the value and goals of The University of Manchester, including Goal 3 –social responsibility
  • An understanding and application of the principles of equal opportunity in relation to research, teaching and the wider University context.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Contact: Jen Clayton

Fellowship Link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Manchester
Degree/Course: Fellowship
Deadline: September 25, 2019
Country: United Kingdom
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