Junior Research Fellowship in Physical and Chemical Sciences
King's College, Cambridge wishes to appoint from 1st October 2020 a Junior Research Fellow (a four-year postdoctoral level position), to work in the Physical and Chemical Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a strong background in any field within Physical or Chemical Sciences. Candidates will usually have completed or about to complete their PhD, but must not have completed more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2020.
This competition is receiving applications from 31 July 2019. The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 a.m. on Friday, 20th September 2019.
The Governing Body of King's College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in the Physical and Chemical Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a strong record in any field of the Physical or Chemical Sciences. The Fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue their own research programme while benefiting from the range of expertise in Cambridge, and King’s College in particular. The project could be based entirely within the college, or could involve a base in one of the University departments.
The successful candidate will join a lively body of post-doctoral research Fellows working across a wide range projects in the Sciences and in the Arts and Humanities. Junior Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body, with full privileges of Fellows. In addition to pursuing research, a Junior Research Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity. Privileges include all meals, limited financial support for expenses associated with research, the possibility of an office and accommodation in College properties. Although these are research posts, Junior Research Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to undertake a small amount of University and/or College teaching.
The stipend attached to all Junior Research Fellowships is £21,716 (pre award of doctorate) rising each year to a maximum of £27,949, according to age and academic qualification. Additional payment is made for teaching. A living-out allowance of £4,000 is made to those not living in college.
Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2020 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2018). Allowance will be made for parental leave or other personal circumstances.
The closing date for application is 9 am on Friday 20th September 2019. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in mid January 2020. The Fellowship will begin on 1st October 2020 and will run until 30th September 2024.
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