Postdoctoral Research Associateships

The College intends to select around 10 individuals for admission to its MCR as Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRA) in October 2021. It remains committed to nurturing the development of its Postdoctoral community and aims to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic to provide the best possible experience whilst adhering to Public Health England (PHE) requirements.

Before applying, applicants should be aware that the College may be required to limit access to the use of social spaces as well as dining and catering facilities during their tenure to safeguard the College community.

Where PHE guidance allows, the College aims to provide the following benefits of associateship:

  • access to dining and catering facilities
  • access to the Jerwood library
  • access to sports facilities
  • access to the MCR common room, teaching rooms
  • access to societies such as choir, music and the Boat Club
  • provision of a College pigeonhole for mail

PDRAs are represented in the MCR and on the Postgraduate-Students-PDRA Committee. PDRAs are welcomed and encouraged to participate in College life including academic support sessions, involvement with undergraduate subject-specific societies, McMenemy Seminars and the annual Marshall McLuhan Symposium.

A Postdoctoral Research Associateship will normally be tenable for two years, with the option of renewal, co-terminous with a postdoctoral engagement by the University or affiliated institution. Please note that this is not a Fellowship. In exchange for a fee of £200 per academic year plus an initial refundable deposit of £100, PDRAs enjoy the privileges and facilities of the College granted to postgraduate students, with certain limited exceptions.

If PHE guidance allows, there will be a welcome dinner for all PDRAs, as well as High Table dinners with College Fellows (3 per year are free of charge).

Applications close on the 6 September 2021 with interviews on the 20 September 2021.

Please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Clare Kerr, for any queries.

Download an application form here


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