ESR 11/12 – University of Leeds

Application deadline: August 20th

Early-Stage Researcher (PhD position) in Childhood Deafness and Communication Research Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)

Could you make an outstanding contribution to childhood deafness and communication research? Would you like to contribute to a cutting-edge European research network? Do you want to develop your research career and study for a PhD in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

An opportunity exists for an outstanding early stage researcher to join an interdisciplinary research team from the School of Education, the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds (UK) and the Yorkshire Auditory Implant Centre, to receive supervision for the preparation of a PhD thesis, and to benefit from the combined resources of a major international training network (Comm4CHILD).

As a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, you will receive generous benefits, including a fixed salary/living allowance, plus mobility, travel or career exploration allowances according to the requirements for EU-funded Early Stage Researchers. Individual allowances may vary according to personal factors (such as family status and place of origin) and are calculated in Euros. They may vary, or be adjusted, according to the prevailing rate of Euro/Sterling exchange. There are strict eligibility and residency requirements that must be met.

The researcher will be appointed on a full-time, fixed-term contract at the University of Leeds for a period of three years, which may include internship at one of our network partner organisations in another European country, and travel for research fieldwork. Availability to travel (including internationally), for the purposes of the research and training activities, is a requirement for this post and is fully funded.

The ESR will be supervised by experienced researchers from across the network, collaborate in research, attend joint training events, and contribute to workshops and conferences. The training position is funded for three years, during which time you will pursue a doctoral degree (PhD). 

To explore these posts further, or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Ruth Swanwick, School of Education

Tel: (+44) 113 343 4582, email:  or

Dr Edward Killan, School of Medicine

Tel: (+44) 113 343 9623, email: 

For more details: Candidate Brief