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The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology welcomes expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) with UKCEH as their host organisation. 

Salary: £38,900 to £41,500 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to exceptional performance.

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research institute carrying out excellent environmental science with impact. Our 500 scientists work to understand the environment, how it sustains life, and the human impact on it. We provide the data and insights that governments, businesses and researchers need to create a productive, resilient and healthy environment. To learn more about UKCEH, please see our About Us page.

The Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is a UK Research and Innovation scheme which supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential, providing up to £1.5m support over four years, with the opportunity to extend to up to seven years. This provides long-term, flexible support to enable those funded to tackle ambitious and challenging research and innovation, while developing their own careers.

Applications are welcome from those returning to research or innovation from a career break or following time in other roles. Fellowships may be held on a part-time basis.

Full details on eligibility are available in the ‘Person Specification’ section on the UKRI FLF website. It is strongly recommended that potential applicants carefully read the person specification and consider their fit to the scheme. Any offer of employment will be conditional on permission to work in the UK.

How to express interest

This scheme requires significant host institution support, which UKCEH will provide to support potential candidates. If you are interested in applying for a UKRI FLF round 6 application with UKCEH as the host, please contact marking your email ‘UKRI FLF Round 6’.  

Please include in your email a short CV and a short abstract describing the proposed research area and its fit to UKCEH strategy (no more than 250 words) by the 23 October 2020. If you are selected by UKCEH to apply for this scheme, we will provide full support with the application submission and expect a full draft science case of the proposal by the 20 November 2020 to meet the UKRI deadline of 10 December 2020.