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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow (7 posts available)

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Salary is awarded at £39,226 pa inclusive of London allowance
Expiry Date
The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership or Centre for Doctoral Training.

Job Description

Fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, research and professional skills.


At Stage One of the application process, applicants are required to complete a LSE ESRC PDF Scheme Eligibility Application Form. Applicants that reach Stage Two of the application process will be required to submit a full application proposal detailing their aims and objectives to be achieved during the fellowship.  This might include: production of publications in order to help establish a track record; engaging with a range of different audiences to communicate research findings; building networks to develop impact opportunities and inform and support further development; collaboration with users through an internship or placement; further training to improve research and related skills; or developing funding proposals and carrying out further limited research based on their PhD.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


Candidates should have the following:


A PhD completed at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC DTP or CDT.
A PhD awarded or thesis submitted and viva voce passed with minor corrections by 22 March 2019.
Not more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience from the viva pass date to the 22 March 2019.
The ability to design and develop an innovative and feasible programme of research and activities which meets the aims of the ESRC and the host department.
The ability to communicate the goals and results or their research to academic and non-academic audiences both in writing and verbally.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


As part of the application you are required to complete the LSE ESRC PDF Scheme Eligibility Application Form.  Please upload this as part of your application in conjunction with the how to apply document.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email,uk  


The closing date for receipt of Stage One (Initial) applications is 6th February 2019 and for Stage Two applications the closing date will be 22 March 2019 (16.00 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to 

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