University of Sheffield Research Fellowships support insight

University of Sheffield Research Fellowships support insight

 January 31, 2019

The University of Sheffield has an exciting programme of externally funded Independent Research Fellowships designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment.

The University of Sheffield's Faculty of Science has world-class research and facilities where you can work in a highly collegiate environment, shaped by an ethos of "science without boundaries".

The fabulous benefits of an Independent Research Fellowship at The University of Sheffield include:

  • The offer of an academic position after your Fellowship
  • Support with a PhD student to launch your research portfolio
  • Mentoring during your application, fellowship and after progressing to a permanent contract
  • Invitation to join the independent College of Fellows, to give your community a strong and collective voice

Meet two women in the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Science who have thrived at the University of Sheffield thanks to their Independent Research Fellowships.

Dr Megan Freeth, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield

Dr Megan Freeth (pictured above) completed an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University Sheffield. She came to Sheffield to create new research collaborations, develop her eye-tracking research and learn to conduct electroencephalography (EEG) research under the guidance of Dr Elizabeth Milne.

During her fellowships Megan advanced her understanding of the real world social attention processes in autism, investigated the role that autistic and social anxiety traits play in social attention mechanisms and also researched the neural basis of attention. Following her fellowships Megan moved on to a permanent lectureship in the Department of Psychology.

Dr Rebecca Corrigan, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Sheffield

Sheffield University

Dr Rebecca Corrigan is a molecular microbiologist in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and the Florey Institute, and is interested in the study of the cell-signalling and virulence mechanisms of the Gram-positive pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. She received a Royal Society and Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Research Fellowship.

"What attracted me to Sheffield is the remarkable mixture of biochemists, microbiologists, structural biologists, all working together in my department. This makes collaborations incredibly easy and so conducive to multidisciplinary research," she says. "The unique approach of the Florey Institute, which combines clinicians and researchers under one umbrella, was just the icing on the cake."

Join talented women like Rebecca and Megan at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield accept informal applications for Independent Research Fellowships all year, so get in touch with the relevant Head of Department or the Faculty of Science Director of Research and Innovation

With a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and gender equality, there are plenty of opportunities for strong candidates in a host of academic and support roles. Search and apply for exciting and challenging jobs with the University of Sheffield today. 

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