Doctoral Position in Engineering and Physical Sciences

University of Leeds

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize Fellowship 2021 - Two Fellowships available

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have experience of working in a research laboratory/research environment at a postgraduate level? Are you looking to establish a research career in Science or Engineering at one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

The Doctoral Prize scheme supports Fellowships of two years’ duration for exceptional researchers who have been in receipt of EPSRC funding (fees and/or maintenance) during their PhD. To be eligible for this year’s scheme candidates must have a PhD (awarded after October 2020), or have sat their viva or submitted their thesis for examination between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021.

Your research area must fall under the EPSRC remit.

These prestigious Fellowships are designed to support you in the development of your independent research and innovation career. As part of the programme we will offer you flexible support, including induction, mentoring and career development planning. You will also be assigned a mentor and a formal supervisor appropriate to your area of research.

This is a national scheme and all EPSRC–supported postgraduate researchers (PGRs) are encouraged to apply. You will be expected to start between 1 August 2021 and 30 October 2021. If you have already been offered or hold a professional research or academic-related position with a contract for 12 months or more, you will be considered to have achieved the aims of this programme and as such will not be eligible.

Please view the Candidate Brief for full details on how to apply and what your application should include.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held middle of June 2021.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Caroline Neave, Postgraduate Scholarships Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4894 or email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculties of Engineering & Physical Sciences / Environment / Biological Sciences
School/Institute: EPSRC Doctoral Prize
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322
Appointments will be made at spinal point 30 (£33,797), plus a £13,000 grant as additional funding for outreach
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding))
Release Date: Friday 05 March 2021
Closing Date: Sunday 11 April 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSRC1005
Downloads: Supplementary Information Supporting Statement Head of School - Contact Information

Apply