This areas is designed to highlight opportunities specifically relevant for researchers, to help you improve your business skills, add experience to your CV or possibly find your next job.

In addition to the vacancies below, more jobs can be found on the Employability and Careers vacancy system (registration required).  

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Type of opportunity




03 Apr 2018 Conference BME Early Career Researchers (hosted @ King's College London)  N/A

2nd BME Early Career Researchers - How to stay in academia?

This all day, free, event is targetted at PhD students who aspire for an academic career, postdoctoral researchers and recently appointed lecturers within the UK.

  • The morning session will have inspirational talks by BME ECR and Academics from various disciplines - the keynote speaker for the day will be Ms Chi Onwurah, the Labour MP for Newcastle Central & Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation.
  • The afternoon session will consist of workshops to encourage and nuture our talented BME researchers and signpost them to resources available
  • In the evening there will be networking on the terrace of Bush House - the keynote speaker for the wine reception networking session is Prof Funmi Olonisakin who was recently appointed the Vice President/Vice-Principal (International) at King's College London.

For more information, and to register, see the conference eventbrite page.

N/A Opportunity to tell your research story academicstories.com N/A

"We are proud to announce that Academic Positions is launching Academic Stories today! Academic Stories is a digital platform for young researchers to inspire and get inspired by unique, world-changing research stories. We feature stories from researchers from all over the world in all different fields."

Readers can be inspired by stories in six different categories:

  1. Career Stories highlights researchers who took an unexpected path to their PhD.
  2. Rising Stars have been recognized internationally for the impact they are having in their field.  
  3. Discoveries is where you’ll find ground-breaking research results,
  4. Inspiring Ideas category is where you’ll come up against the current limits of innovation.
  5. The Science for Humanity category showcases researchers working to make our world a better place.
  6. Researchers in Emphasizing Equality want to make sure everyone’s voices are heard.

Share your story

Are you a young researcher? Visit www.academicstories.com to read all of the inspiring stories and apply to share your own Academic Story!

Rolling deadlines Scholars Programme Tutor Brilliant Club Paid Tutoring experience

Are you a PhD student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?

The Brilliant Club runs a programme for PhDs and Postdocs:

Researchers are recruited on a part-time basis to deliver their Scholar Programme to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils. Recruitment is on a rolling basis and the deadlines are:

  • Autumn Term Programme (November to January) – Apply by end of August
  • Spring Term Programme (February to May) – Apply by end of November
  • Summer Term Programme (June to September) – Apply by end of March
No deadline Job Auticon IT & Compliance Consultant on the autism spectrum - General Call

About Auticon

  • IT and compliance consulting business
  • All consultants are on the autism spectrum
  • > 100 autistic colleagues across Europe (UK, DE, FR)
  • Projects in software testing, development, analytics, compliance & security
  • Clients range from major corporations (GSK, Experian, Siemens, Allianz, UniCredit, etc.) to SMEs and Start Ups

For more information look at their careers site.

No deadline Job European Patent Office Patent Examiner The European Patent Office plans to recruit 200 scientists and engineers to work as patent examiners.  As an examiner you would search and examine patent applications received by the EPO, working at the cutting edge of technology and examining the latest inventions in every technical field.
No deadline Internships / Jobs  Frontiers: Lausanne, London, Madrid  Various

Frontiers in Switzerland are offering full-time, paid, 6 month Editorial Internships, with the possibility of the position becoming permanent.  They would prefer PhD candidates who have recently or will soon complete from a variety of disciplines.  It will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to learn about the rapidly changing environment in scientific publishing from an insider’s perspective and be initiated to the operations of academic journals.

They have various other roles advertised on their careers web page.

 No deadline  Jobs Blu Wireless Technology  Various

Exploiting Bristol’s long heritage in parallel computing and consumer electronics technology Blu Wireless has developed its powerful HYDRA baseband architecture that provides significant cost, power and performance advantages over competing solutions.

With an already impressive list of tier 1 customers signed up, we are looking for technically exceptional, flexible and enthusiastic engineers to add to our now growing world class design team. Even if you don’t see an immediate match with currently open positions, but you are confident you have the right skills, experience and attitude in embedded SW or advanced system design please feel free to contact us.

Examples include:

No Deadline Jobs MAC Ltd Hardware/DSP/FPGA Design Engineers.

MAC Ltd has a core competence in the design of digital signal processing systems (hardware and software) and is looking for high calibre engineers with an interest in developing their skills in FPGA design, embedded DSP software and hardware design, to work as Hardware/DSP/FPGA Design Engineers.

At MAC Ltd you will have the opportunity to put your academic theory into practice and to use your creative skills to arrive at innovative solutions to technical problems.

Previous opportunities

The British Academy has just launched a new funding scheme:

  • For academics at any career stage
  • In any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences
  • Who are based in any country overseas (including Japan)
  • Who would like the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice (to develop links and collaborations with UK colleagues and other scholars around the world)
  • For up to six months.

Candidates need not necessarily apply to develop collaboration with UK scholars active within the social sciences or the humanities, but are also open to applicants who wish to work with UK colleagues in other areas or disciplines (including scholars within the natural, medical, or engineering sciences), in a cross- or inter-disciplinary way.

For more information, please contact the British Academy:

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to:

  • receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arriva
  • then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer.

The Fellowship to take place during fixed period: Tuesday 12 June to Wednesday 22 August 2018, and includes:

  • Return international airfare
  • maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY)
  • research support allowance (158,500 JPY)
  • overseas travel and accident insurance policy

For eligibility and application details visit the JSPS London website: http://www.jsps.org/funding/2017/11/jsps-summer-programme-2018-for-mphil-or-phd-students.html

Any enquiries should be sent to: science@britishcouncil.or.jp.

PGRs, ECRs, supervisors, PGR Directors, academic and professional services staff are invited to bid for amounts of up to £5K to support innovative and creative proposals to strengthen the research environment and sense of community for PGRs and ECRs.


Proposals must be no longer than 500 words and can be submitted via the following link: https://surrey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/building-research-communities-competition-2. They will be judged by a panel of representatives from the Doctoral College against the following three criteria:

  • Coherence:  Does the proposal include a clear description of activities and/or events that will help to strengthen the research environment for PGRs and/or ECRs? Is a rough estimate of the costs for planned activities included?
  • Community: Does the proposal facilitate interactions across different groups of researchers and/or different disciplinary boundaries?
  • Future orientation: How will the proposal support future research culture strengthening activity?


  • The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 12th January 2018 (23:59).
  • Successful applicants will be notified during the week commencing 22nd January 2018.

Other information:

  • Any funds awarded must be spent within the financial year (by 31st July 2018).
  • The Doctoral College will host an event at the end of the academic year for good practice and lessons learnt from the competition to be shared.
  • The Urban Living Research Theme will be launching its Awards Scheme shortly. You are permitted to submit complementary, but not identical, applications to both competitions.

For any queries, please contact doctoralcollege@surrey.ac.uk.

This is an excellent opportunity for your researchers to gain a rare experience of working in a leading technology company’s R&D labs in Japan, allowing them to conduct new research within their field and learn about key R&D techniques as well as about different country and workplace cultures

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme (TFP) offers outstanding scientists an opportunity to apply to join Toshiba’s research and development laboratories in Japan, initially for one year, on a Research Fellowship Contract

For more details and to apply visit: www.toshiba.eu/fellowship.

Google, in partnership with EmployAbility, is proud to present the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will each receive a €7,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant's academic background, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science. Full terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.

For more details and to apply visit: www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/google-europe-scholarship-for-students-with-disabilities-2018/590/

Doctoral Students spend 1 year in US.

A Kennedy Scholarship gives full-funding – tuition and health insurance plus a means-tested stipend for living costs of up to $26,000 - for graduate study at all of the Schools and Departments at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

UK-registered doctoral students are welcome to apply for an additional year of research towards their PhD.

The Trust particularly welcomes students with links to faculty in the Media Lab and CSAIL or those working in digital technology and/or policy in other Harvard and MIT schools. Potential Harvard GSAS Special Student or Visiting Fellow applicants should consult the list of eligible departments at gsas.harvard.edu/programs-study/non-degree-programs

NB: Those applying for awards must be all of the following: 

  • British citizens at the time of application
  • ordinarily resident in the UK
  • wholly or mainly educated in the UK

For full details see the ECC job vacancies web site and http://www.kennedytrust.org.uk.

PhDs gain 1 uear as a visiting fellow at Harvard

A Frank Knox Fellowship comprises full tuition and health fees plus a stipend for living expenses of at least $30,000 pre-tax. It will fund graduate study at all of the Schools and Departments at Harvard University. Knox Fellows must be in residence at Harvard throughout the academic year.

Person requirements: The Fellowships advertised in the UK are open to men and women who are British citizens at the time of application, normally resident in the UK who: 

  • are studying for a first or higher degree and will graduate in the academic year 2017- 18 OR
  • are a UK-registered PhD student hoping for an additional year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard; OR
  • have completed a first or higher degree and graduated no earlier than 2013.

For full details see the ECC job vacancies web site and http://www.frankknoxfellowships.org.uk.