Short Project Vacancy at the Doctoral School for an Associate Researcher – Apply by Friday 15th August

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Associate Researcher: Short Project Vacancy

The Doctoral School are looking for a Sussex Doctoral Researcher to help with a project to map the training available to doctoral researchers across the University, so that research students and their supervisors have a clearer idea of what is on offer at department, School and University level.

The project will last for approximately 10 weeks, and the researcher will be expected to work for 1 day per week on the project.

The successful applicant will be a computer literate Sussex doctoral researcher (currently registered for a PhD, ESW, EdD) with good communication, research and writing skills. Some experience of web development work would be advantageous.

For further details on the post and how to apply see the Careers & Employability website.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15th August 2014.



NatureJobs Career Expo 2013: London, 19th September

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Nature Jobs Career Expo 2013Naturejobs Career Expo 2013 will take place in London on 19th September.

The event is focused on providing career opportunities for young, science based researchers.

• FREE exhibition

• 50+ employers expected

• Networking opportunities

• Insightful conference sessions • In-depth company workshops • One on one CV reviews

Please refer to the event website for more details: http://www.nature.com/natureconferences/njce2013/index.html

Brilliant Club: paid Summer placements for Sussex doctoral and post-doctoral researchers

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The Brilliant ClubThe Brilliant Club Summer Placements: A meaningful, well-paid teaching opportunity for researchers at the University of Sussex.

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities.

Over the course of this academic year we have placed 120 researchers in low participation schools in London, the South East and the West Midlands, where they have worked with over 2000 pupils.  14 of these tutors have come from the University of Sussex. Now, our summer placements will be giving researchers the chance to design and deliver a series of university-style tutorials based on their own research to high performing A-Level pupils (16-18 yrs), many of whom will be considering an application to study your subject at a top university.

During June and July, our tutors will be placed in a pair of schools in close proximity to one another, and they will work with a group of six high-performing pupils in each school, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition necessary to secure places at top universities. Tutors will be supported by a training programme consisting of two half-day sessions and will accompany their pupils on two university trips, which will include their introductory and concluding tutorials.

In addition to earning up to £500 per placement, successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials based on their own research with a chance to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. As well as this, they will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to highly-selective universities.

Download the following documents for more information:

To apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor this summer, please find the application form on our website www.thebrilliantclub.org and send the completed form with a copy of your CV to apply@thebrilliantclub.org

We will be running the first assessment centre on Saturday 13th April, so early applications are strongly encouraged. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email us at apply@thebrilliantclub.org

Opportunity to earn money for private tutoring

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Happy New Year, and welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing / productive / exciting / restful (delete as appropriate) break. The Doctoral School Blog kicks off 2013 with a welcome opportunity for doctoral researchers and postdocs…

cartoon picture of textbooksShanyn Altman (S.A. Tutors) is looking for PhD and postdoc researchers to take on some part-time flexible tutoring on a one-to-one basis. Around £20-£30 per hour.

Interested? Then email S.Altman@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

Research collaboration opportunities in Japan

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) London is currently offering scholarships for young researchers to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese universities and research institutions during visits of one to twelve months. JSPS is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science.

Researcher exchange is a good way of building ongoing research collaboration with Japanese universities, many of which have very strong research records. However, they currently send out more young researchers than they receive, and this imbalance makes further collaboration harder.

The details of the scholarship are as follows:

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term)

Application Deadline: Monday 3rd December 2012 Fellowships must be started between 1st May 2013 and 31st March 2014.

Eligible applicants must be either within 2 years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2 April 2007.

All research fields are eligible.

Please visit the JSPS London website for further information:

The Brilliant Club: find out more tomorrow 15:30

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Sorry for the double-post today, but this one can’t wait… From the Doctoral School inbox: tutoring in inner-city schools – a paid opportunity for doctoral researchers and research staff. Information session tomorrow afternoon at 15:30.

Exciting PhD opportunity: Meaningful and well-paid programme delivering university-style tutorials in low participation inner-city schools.  If you would like to find out more please come to an information session on Wednesday 7 November from 3.30-4.30 in Arts A002

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that recruits, trains and pays PhD students to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of high performing pupils aged 9-18 who attend primary and secondary schools in low-participation areas. Our vision is an education system in which young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities and we are looking to recruit a cohort of motivated PhD students from all subject backgrounds to help us work towards it.

Our Researcher Development Programme has been designed with PhD students and Early-career researchers (Post-docs) in mind and you will have the opportunity to deliver three placements throughout the year with an ongoing training and support programme led by teachers rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. PhD tutors will be paid c. £1450 plus travel allowance to participate in this scheme. We encourage early applications for this scheme so that researchers can complete one placement before Christmas. We will endeavour to place PhD students in a geographically-suitable school. It is also possible to work on a single, standalone programme (paid c.£450 per programme plus travel allowance).

To find out more about the organisation and the opportunities for researchers please download our PhD student brochure by clicking this link. You can also find out more about The Brilliant Club by visiting our website: www.thebrilliantclub.org. If you would like to submit an application, or have any questions about the process, please get in touch: apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

We are currently recruiting for placements beginning in November so if you are interested, please get in touch soon. apply@thebrilliantclub.org.