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STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield is intending to support two applications for the Ernest Rutherford Fellowship in 2019/20. These are five-year fellowships awarded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. It is the current policy of the Faculty of Science that all successful applicants will be offered an open-ended academic position at the end of their Fellowship.

Details about the Ernest Rutherford Fellowships, and the Faculty of Science's policy on long-term Research Fellows can be found on the following websites:

Applications in the areas of Gravitation and Cosmology, and Solar and Solar-Terrestial Physics will be particularly welcomed.

Expressions of interest should be sent before midday on Monday 12th August to Professor Tom Bridgeland at the address These should include a full CV (a research proposal is not necessary at this stage).

The internal selection process will be completed by Monday 19 August, and the Fellowship application must be received by the STFC before Thursday 19 September.

University Teaching Associate in Statistics

Job Reference Number: UOS023234

Contract Type: Fixed-term from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2021

Working Pattern: 75%, working pattern to be agreed

Salary: Grade 7, £31,302 to £33,199 per annum (pro-rata).

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Arising from a Leverhulme Fellowship awarded to a member of staff in the School, we are seeking to appoint a part-time University Teaching Associate in Statistics to have responsibility for teaching existing modules at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study including Engineering service teaching, The post is fixed-term from 1 October 2019 until 28 February 2021.

You will have or be near to completing a PhD in Statistics (or have equivalent experience), as well as demonstrable excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You will be committed to providing high quality teaching and giving our students the best possible experience.

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Independent Research Fellowships

Our programme for Independent Research Fellows is designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment.

Long-term Fellows in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield get:

  • the offer of an academic position after their Fellowship
  • a PhD student to kick-start their research portfolio

Learn more and apply

Fellowship schemes in mathematics and statistics:

The following fellowship schemes are particularly suitable for researchers in mathematics and statistics. Follow the link above for more information about applying for a fellowship, and our deal for independent research fellows.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who is considering applying for a fellowship and nominating the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield as the host institution. Please either contact a relevant member of the academic staff or email the Head of School ( with brief details of your proposed application.

Scheme Duration (months) Deadline
Royal Society University Research Fellowships 60 Early September
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships 24 Early September
ERC Grants ≤60 Varies
EPSRC Fellowships 36-60 July and December
MRC Fellowships Varies
BBSRC Fellowships 36-60
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 48-84
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 36 March
Newton International Fellowships 24
Royal Society for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships 36 February
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 60 September
NERC Independent Research Fellowships 60 October

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