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Kavli Institute Fellowship in Supernova Cosmology (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for one year in the first instance.

Start date: The candidate shall ideally start in October 2023, but alternative starting dates may be arranged with some flexibility.

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge (KICC) invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Kavli Institute Fellowship to be held at the KICC. Full applications are not required at this stage.

Applicants must have a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field by the start date of the fellowship. For this call, we particularly welcome expressions of interest from observers and theorists with interests in supernova cosmology.

Kavli Institute Fellows are expected to develop research objectives and conduct collaborative scientific research, write up research work for publication and presentations, and may be involved in one or more of the various research projects associated with the Kavli Institute. Fellows may be requested to assist with the supervision of graduate students and outreach activities as requested by the Director of the Kavli Institute. Excellent communication and computing skills are required.

Salary will be on the Research Associate scale (Grade 7, from £35,308 to £43,155). A research allowance of £10,000 per annum will be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at

Expression-of-interest deadline date: 7 June 2023

Please email your expression of interest to by 23:59 BST on the closing date. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Anthony Challinor (

Expressions of interest should be limited to one A4 page (with minimum font size of 11pt). Applicants should outline their prior research experience, why they are interested in this opportunity and how their research programme would enhance activities at KICC in the area of supernova cosmology.

Please quote reference LG36756 in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge thrives on the diversity of its staff and students. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. The University has several family-friendly policies and initiatives, including a returning-carer scheme, childcare costs support, University workplace nurseries, University holiday play-schemes, and a shared parental-leave policy. As part of its commitment to providing a family-friendly environment for researchers, the Kavli Institute ensures that should parental leave be needed during employment, there is provision for extension to contract to compensate for the parental leave taken.

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