The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for up to two Fellowships which would be held in Departments in the School of the Physical Sciences (SPS) at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2020 (or otherwise by negotiation). Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge.
Fellowships are available for up to three years and provide an opportunity for independent research, although the holders will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments in the School.
The Fellows will be able to undertake their research in the following departments: Materials Science & Metallurgy, Physics and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).
The Fellowship stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £32,816-£40,322per annum, with an annual research allowance of up to £15,000.
In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three years at any university but excluding Cambridge and Harvard. Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years of postdoctoral experience by the time the award is taken up.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years
Closing date for applications: 31 December 2019. Successful candidates will be contacted by 20 March 2020
All applications, including required documents and references will need to be submitted online through the University's recruitment system. Any submitted application that does not include ALL of the following content required below will not be considered for the Fellowship:
1.Department support letter: Each candidate is required to submit a letter from a SPS Department in Cambridge that outlines their willingness to host and support the candidate's research during the Fellowship. Candidates are advised to contact the relevant Department and / or principal investigator(s) directly prior to submission. The Letter should be signed either by a potential collaborator (PI) or Head of Department.
2.Research project summary: One page summary of your proposed project, including the name of the SPS Department which you hope to join.
3.Research project description: A detailed description (maximum of 4 pages) of the proposed project. You are advised to consult the relevant Department and / or other resources to ensure that your proposal is appropriately related to the group which you hope to join.
4.Curriculum vitae: Maximum of 3 pages outlining academic career, qualifications and full list of publications to date; please include hyperlinks of 3 best publications (not full copies).
5.References: Contact details of 3 referees. The completed references will be required by 17 January 2020. Please ensure that selected referees are fully contactable throughout the process. Upon submission of your application, referees will be directly contacted to request that they upload a reference for you on the University's online recruitment system.
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