Excellence 100



Doctoral Prize Fellowship – up to 10 positions available across all Schools

This is a rare opportunity at such an early career stage to gain a prestigious 2-year Fellowship to pursue your own ambitious research idea and develop your skills as an independent researcher.

Top 10

Ranked Top 10 in England
for Research Intensity
Research Excellence Framework 2014


6th in the
Times Higher Education
'Table of Tables' 2017


Awarded seven
Queen's Anniversary Prizes
for the Quality of our research

Investing in our staff

Our staff are the key to our ongoing success. There’s an atmosphere of determination and a will to succeed, creating an environment that inspires everyone to be the very best they can be.

Based in the department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Professor Lisa Jackson's research interests lie in the field of risk and reliability assessment. This area encompasses such topics as reliability of engineering systems, system safety and enhanced service provision across multiple domains.

Dr. Niladri Banerjee is a lecturer in the Department of Physics at Loughborough University. His research interests are in the area of magnetism, spintronic devices and proximity effects in superconductor-ferromagnet heterostructures.

Our five research areas are recognised internationally for their strength and quality. They are embedded in the University’s heritage and are excellent examples of the breadth of research at Loughborough.

Dr Sarah Parker joined the University in 2016. Her research within the School of Arts, English and Drama focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, with an emphasis on women’s poetry, decadence and aestheticism, gender and sexualities, and visual cultures.


Professor Rachel Thomson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Professor of Materials Engineering, is just one of our star performers. Find out about her cutting-edge research and how she is spearheading a major new STEM development on campus.

As Professor of Information and Knowledge Management, Professor Tom Jackson is just one of our leading lights. Tom is the Director of the Centre for Information Management. His research areas are Electronic Communication and Information Retrieval, and Applied and Theory based Knowledge Management.

Professor Emily Keightley explains how being part of the Communication and Culture ‘Beacon’ has opened up opportunities for new cross-disciplinary research collaborations. Emily has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award to run a project on cultural memories of Partition of India.


Current opportunities

We have up to 10 Doctoral Prize Fellowship positions available across all our Schools.

During the Fellowship you will be expected to prepare and submit for an appropriate externally-funded Research Fellowship to advance your research plans further. You must have passed your PhD examination, including completion of any corrections to the satisfaction of your examiners, by the time your Doctoral Prize Fellowship begins. You must also be within two years of your PhD examination on the closing date for applications.

We would particularly like to encourage BME and female applicants as we are actively seeking to increase numbers of academic staff from these areas. Applications from those who might want to work part-time are also welcome.

Closing date for applications: 10 May, 2018