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PhD and Teaching Assistantships in Chemistry

University of Leicester is offering a PhD scholarship. The duration of this scholarship is 4 years. The deadline for applying this position is on January 31, 2015.

University of Leicester is offering two funded graduate teaching assistantships for October 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. Graduate Teaching Assistantships allow research students to fund their PhD through part-time teaching work with the University. Approximately 80 % of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20 % on their GTA responsibilities. Training is provided to help Graduate Teaching Assistants develop their teaching related skills and enhance their professional competencies.

A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of Department and is expected to undertake teaching-related duties within the Department not normally exceeding eight contact hours per week while undertaking research leading to a PhD.

Benefit
These Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for full-time registration and are payable as a full UK/EU tuition fee waiver for four years subject to annual progress review.

The successful applicants will also receive an annual stipend and salary package worth £ 13,863 each year.

Duration
Assistantships are awarded for four years.

Application Requirements
First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in chemistry or a relevant subject. Teaching/demonstrating experience is desirable. Standard English language requirements.

Available only to new applicants who are eligible to pay the UK/EU tuition fee i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country. Available for full-time registration only.

Applicants must be able to start in October 2015 or show evidence of achieving this by October 2015.

How to apply?
Draft a brief (500 words maximum) personal statement explaining why you would like to work in this area and describing any relevant research experience including any research projects that you have undertaken (for example, as part of a previous degree) and listing any academic work you have published or which is awaiting publication.

Prepare your supporting documents with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements: include all relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts; international applicants must provide official copies of their entire course transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used and, where possible, an indication of their class ranking/position in class; supporting documents not in English must be provided with a certified English translation and please also include a full curriculum vitae.

Submit your online application or apply by post.

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