BP-ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellowship - THE BP INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS
- The possibility of a highly flexible working pattern, including part-time working, converting from full-time to part-time and back, sabbaticals and secondments;
- The possibility of claiming limited funds to enable the applicant to take on family responsibilities, where these can be justified on scientific grounds, e.g. childcare or other caregiving costs during collaborative visits or when speaking at a conference; and
- The possibility of claiming limited funds for special support to take care of impairment, disability or health issues.
- Have a PhD in a relevant subject, including Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or related disciplines
Are of any nationality and will be conducting their research in one of the BP-ICAM universities:
- The University of Manchester, Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge in the UK or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US
Can demonstrate excellence in science and in particular in one of the subjects covered above
Are at an early stage of their research career (have completed their PhD but have no more than 8 years of research experience post PhD by the application deadline). Career breaks (eg. maternity/paternity/adoption leave or extended sick leave) and time spent outside the research environment will be taken into consideration; and
Are in current need for flexible support due to personal circumstances at the time of application and for the duration of the fellowship (eg. parenting or caring responsibilities, clinically diagnosed health issues or disabilities).
The applicant’s salary costs up to a maximum of ca. £40,000 pa depending on experience, plus estate costs and indirect costs under full economic costing
Research expenses up to £15k in the first year and up to £10k annually thereafter.
Research expenses can be used flexibly to support the research proposal, eg. for purchasing small equipment and consumables, use of research facilities and travel to conferences
The possibility of requesting funds to broadly support career development including, but not limited to, special support for applicants with disabilities or health issues, childcare or other caregiving expenses to attend conferences, specialised training and assistance for research (up to £10k a year).
- These requests will be considered individually when reviewing the applications and awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Cover letter which explains their need for flexibility and/or special support
Letter of support from the host institution
Contact details for three personal referees
Three-page research proposal, including a budget and a section demonstrating how their research will benefit BP
This should be submitted to the BP-ICAM Materials Scientist, email@example.com by 26 February 2018.
The BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM) was set up by BP in autumn 2012 with a $100 million investment and brings together the strengths of four world-leading universities and BP’s expertise in oil and gas to create an international centre of excellence in advanced materials research.
The academic partnership between The University of Manchester, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign combines game-changing capabilities in structural materials, corrosion, separations, surfaces, deposits, imaging, modelling and self-healing materials.