Find details of current ESRC vacancies, including jobs, research appointments and council appointments.

Jobs at ESRC

You can find details of any current ESRC jobs on the Research Councils' recruitment website

Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs)

The role of the Grant Assessment Panels is to appraise applications submitted under the responsive mode schemes and classify them by grade according to procedures and criteria approved and overseen by the committee with responsibility for the scheme. The GAPs are multi-disciplinary bodies comprising 45 to 50 members in total. The closing date for applications is 17.00 on 16 May 2014.

We are currently recruiting for approximately 15 new posts across a variety of discipline.

Research appointments

Research posts for ESRC centres, programmes and other projects are normally advertised by the institutions that hold the grants.

Posts are also often advertised in the Times Higher Education supplement and the Guardian, and on

We can advertise posts that last for at least one year. If you wish to advertise a post please email

Council appointments

ESRC Council appointments are organised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). You can find details on the Public Appointments website. Any posts will also be listed on this website.

Programme directors

We support large-scale interdisciplinary research programmes that are each made up of 20-25 individual projects. These are based at a number of UK Higher Education Institutions. Programme directors provide overall management, intellectual leadership and academic coherence to these distributed projects. Programme directors are normally appointed on a part-time basis based at an eligible research organisation.

The posts are normally advertised in the Times Higher Education supplement and in the Guardian.