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TRAIN@Ed is an ambitious new scheme to give postdoctoral researchers from around the world the opportunity to develop by providing bespoke opportunities to engage with industry and a dedicated skills development programme designed to help the Fellow is establishing a career in research.

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TRAIN@Ed will allow Fellows to be employed for three years, with a focus on collaborative research with industry, the creative arts or third sector organisations. Training, mentoring and career development of the Fellows will be major features of their time. The “cohort” experience is based on the Edinburgh’s very successful Chancellor’s Fellows scheme.

This is a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND scheme. It will act as a new innovation tool at the university employing people as joint industry-academic fellows that can work to deepen collaborative partnerships. The aim of the “experienced researcher” programme is to facilitate recruitment of international postdoctoral Fellows with around 2 years post PhD experience.

The University of Edinburgh is focussed on improving our many collaborations with businesses in light of the regional City Deal, as well as positioning us in a position of availability in the UK. We believe that developing strong, trusting relationships between the University and external partners locally and globally is the foundation for many future successful collaborations. Research fellowships will be based in one of six themes of importance to both Edinburgh and Scotland.

The TRAIN@Ed project will recruit 25 fellows from around the world over a five year period, with the first cohort starting before the end of 2018. Calls will be open to all researchers who are eligible for Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Experienced Researcher schemes and to the mobility requirements of the COFUND scheme i.e. no more than 12 months spent in the UK in the last three years.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No [801215].

Vacancies available from Monday 27th August 2018

Closing dates for applications is 17.00 (5pm) GMT on Friday 19th October 2018


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