Current Vacancies at DAMTP

Internal Vacancies

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Internal Vacancies

Research Associate in Optimisation for Inverse Imaging Problems (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394 p.a.

We invite applications for the position of a Post-doctoral Research Associate to work in the area of large-scale optimisation for inverse imaging problems within the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge. The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on the development and analysis of efficient optimisation techniques for large-scale and high-dimensional problems for inverse imaging tasks. For more information please see http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/cia/. The length of tenure will be 3 years in the first instance with a preferred start date of 1 December or as soon as possible after that date.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to research area.

The successful candidate will have (or soon be completing) a PhD in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have experience in numerical analysis and optimisation and variational methods in image processing. Experience in parallel computing and C programming skills are desirable.

Informal enquiries about this position may be made to Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb and Dr Tuomo Valkonen by emailing LE04599@maths.cam.ac.uk.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5322/. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please be sure to include the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your CV, a list of publications and a description of your research. Please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage.

The closing date is Wednesday 19 November 2014.

Please quote reference LE04599 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Undergraduate Office Administrator (part-time)

Salary: £21,391 - £24,775 p.a. pro rata

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a part-time Undergraduate Office administrator to work 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday, afternoons only.

The post will be part of a team providing administrative support for the functions of the Faculty of Mathematics' Undergraduate Office. The Undergraduate Office administers the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, acts as first point of contact for internal and external queries relating to admissions, examinations and Faculty business, maintains key documentation including the lecture timetable, and provides administrative support to the Secretary of the Faculty Board in the servicing of the Board and its committees.

Previous experience of secretarial work is desirable, at least one of which should be at a similar level. The successful applicant should be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics and RSA II secretarial qualification or equivalent.

Excellent IT skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, databases, webpage and email packages are essential together with a knowledge of, or willingness to learn TeX and LaTeX, and the University's computing systems (in particular, the University's student records system, CamSIS).

Excellent organisational and communication skills, and attention to detail, are a must, together with a confident approach and tact in dealing with people at all levels, and the ability and willingness to work on your own initiative and to work within a team.

Further particulars for this position can be accessed via this link.

For enquiries regarding the vacancy or the applications process, please call or email the Undergraduate Office Manager on 01223 337968 or a.dittrich@maths.cam.ac.uk.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5484/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

On the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The closing date for applications is 8 December 2014.

Interviews are expected to be held on 17 December 2014.

Please quote reference LE04737 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Temporary University Lecturer in Cosmology (Fixed Term)

Salary: £38,511-£48,743 per annum

Applications are invited for a Temporary University Lectureship in Cosmology to commence on 1 September 2015 or earlier by negotiation. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of 2 years with appointment for a further 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance. The appointment will be known as the ‘CTC Lectureship’.

Candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, physics or equivalent.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute significantly to an ongoing research programme in theoretical cosmology described in the Further Particulars.  

They will also be expected to contribute to teaching and other academic activities in the Department, with a lighter load than that for a standard academic post. They will be expected to design and deliver undergraduate and masters-level lecture courses and to perform other academic duties such as those associated with examinations and other forms of assessment. They will be expected to define and carry out a programme of research, including investigating funding opportunities, attending conferences, networking with national/international colleagues and giving research presentations.

Further Particulars of this position can be found via this link. Further general information regarding the Department can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Paul Shellard, email: E.P.S.Shellard@damtp.cam.ac.uk.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5441. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

With your application, please upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans. Please also indicate the contact details of three academic referees and ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System. 

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

Interviews are expected to be held in early January 2015.

Quote Reference: LE04707

Closing Date: 22 December 2014


Senior Research Associate / Stephen Hawking Advanced Fellowship at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (two posts)

Two positions exist for a Senior Research Associate / Stephen Hawking Advanced Fellow at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC)  to work in the general area of Theoretical Cosmology and Gravitation, for a period of up to five years. The CTC hosts research programmes, workshops and conferences linking fundamental theory, cosmology and black holes – see www.ctc.cam.ac.uk. DAMTP faculty participating in the CTC include John Barrow, Daniel Baumann, Anthony Challinor, Anne Davis, Pau Figueras, Gary Gibbons, Stephen Hawking, Malcolm Perry, Fernando Quevedo, Harvey Reall, Jorge Santos, Paul Shellard, Ulrich Sperhake, and Paul Townsend. DAMTP also houses the COSMOS supercomputer. There are strong connections with the High Energy Physics group in DAMTP, and groups in the Cavendish Laboratory, the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology.

Duties include: developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects and managing research budgets. The successful candidate will be responsible for the investigation and delivery of his/her own research programmes, and assessing, interpreting and evaluating the outcomes. S/he is expected to extend and apply knowledge, contribute to publications, present, and communicate complex ideas to those with limited knowledge. S/he needs to be able to identify sources of funding, help secure funds and develop links with external contacts. S/he may be expected to contribute towards teaching programmes, supervise postgraduate research students, mentor colleagues and carry out appraisals.

Excellent travel and computing support will be provided and opportunities exist for supervising PhD students.

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply who have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent, and a strong track record of research in the following relevant areas:

  1. Cosmology linking fundamental theory to cosmological observables, such as the CMB and large-scale structure.
  2. Black holes and gravitational theory, with an emphasis in the application of numerical techniques to the study of General Relativity in anti-de Sitter space and in higher dimensions. 

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5599/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please indicate the contact details of three academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System and please encourage them to respond promptly.  We will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage.


Specific enquries can also be directed to Dr Daniel Baumann (db275@cam.ac.uk), Dr Pau Figueras (pf289@cam.ac.uk), Professor Harvey Reall (hsr1000@cam.ac.uk), or Professor Paul Shellard (epss@damtp.cam.ac.uk).

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

Quote Reference: LE04839

Closing Date: 31 December 2014


ERC funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate in General Relativity and High Energy Physics (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394 per annum

We hope to be able to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work in the area of numerical general relativity in higher dimensions and in holographic settings within the General Relativity group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge. The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on the study of the dynamics of black holes in higher dimensions and in anti-de Sitter spaces, with an emphasis on applications to heavy ion physics. The General Relativity group in DAMTP has strong links with other groups in the department, such as the High Energy Physics and the Cosmology groups. This should be an ERC funded post, and the length of the tenure will be for 3 years. The preferred start date is 1st of October 2015.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to research area.

The successful candidate will have (or soon be completing) a PhD in the relevant areas described. The ideal candidate will have experience in numerical computations in general relativity and/or in holographic settings. Experience in parallel computing and C++ programming skills are desirable. Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr Pau Figueras (p.figueras@damtp.cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5562/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please indicate the contact details of three academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed two pages). Please note that your referees will be contacted automatically after you have submitted your application.

Please quote reference LE04810 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing Date: 31 December 2014

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.


Research Assistant

Salary £24,775-£27,864 p.a.

A vacancy exists in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge for a Research Assistant (RA) for a fixed-term of four months from March 1st, 2015 until June 30th, 2015.

The post-holder will participate in theoretical modeling and laboratory experiments of segregation in granular materials. In particular, the RA would:

  1. Develop a model to describe segregation of an avalanching bimodal mixture of particles in a narrow channel. As the mixture avalanches down and hits the bottom wall, the grains deposit and form an upward traveling shock. The frozen deposit of the grains forms an imprint of the degree of segregation in a downhill position. A theoretical model includes the segregation and mixing terms as a function of downhill position, using shock relations across the flow/deposition interface.

  2. Conduct laboratory experiments on segregation in an inclined, small flume at DAMTP, Cambridge in the state-of-the-art GK Batchelor Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics. In the experiment, two phases of grains are brought together in an inverse orientation and reverse their position as they move downhill. Measurements of particle position and velocities, including a measure of segregation velocity, can be derived from high-speed images and used as a test-case for the theoretical model.

  3. As a potential extension to the above work, model this system in an existing discrete element model using appropriate relations for the force interactions. The successful candidate will be a current Masters, PhD-student or a recent graduate with a strong background in quantitative science, such as physics, (mechanical or civil) engineering, applied mathematics, earth science, etc. Applicants with experience with conducting experiments in the laboratory or conducting numerical DEM modeling are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate needs to start around March, with little flexibility to start slightly earlier or later. The post is funded through to the end of June 2015.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 months in the first instance.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5651/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Potential candidates are invited to contact the PI, Dr. Nathalie Vriend (nv253@cam.ac.uk), directly for more information.

Please quote reference LE04884 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research positions.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Quote Reference:  LE04884

 

Closing Date:  3 January 2015

 

Interviews are expected to be held in mid January 2015.


University Lectureship in Astrophysics

Salary: £38,511 - £48,743 p.a.

 

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Astrophysics to commence on 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

 

Candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, physics or equivalent, and have an outstanding record of research in an area relevant to the research interests of the DAMTP Astrophysics Group. (See ‘Astrophysics in DAMTP’ section of the Further Particulars.) For more information about this and other groups in DAMTP see: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to teaching and other academic activities in the Department. They will be expected to design and deliver undergraduate and masters-level lecture courses and to perform other academic duties such as those associated with examinations and other forms of assessment. They will be expected to define and carry out a programme of research, including investigating funding opportunities, attending conferences, networking with national/international colleagues and giving research presentations.

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Gordon Ogilvie (email: gio10@cam.ac.uk) or to Professor Peter Haynes (Head of Department, email: phh@damtp.cam.ac.uk).

 

Further particulars of this position can be found via this link. Further general information regarding the Department can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5439/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

With your application, please upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans.  Please also indicate the contact details of three academic referees and ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

 

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

 

Quote Reference:  LE04699

 

Closing Date:  5 January 2015

 

Interviews are expected to be held in early February 2015.


Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Astrophysics and High Energy Physics

Salary: £28,695-£37,394 per annum

These Fellowships could potentiatlly be held in DAMTP to work on any subject within the subject areas Astrophysics, High Energy Physics and General Relativity and Cosmology (See http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research for more information on research at DAMTP).

For further details, please see http://www.herchelsmith.cam.ac.uk/fellowships/SPS.html.

The Fellowships are intended to enable a small number of outstanding and highly motivated scholars who have demonstrated a capacity for individual research to devote themselves exclusively to research at an early stage in their careers, to develop their academic potential, and to produce work of an international standard within their field.

All Fellowships are to be held from 1 October 2015 or otherwise by negotiation. Fellowships are available for between two and three years. Fellows will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments indicated below. Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge.

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 normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard (fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years postdoctoral experience by the time the Fellowship is taken up). In addition to holding a PhD or equivalent, candidates should provide evidence of: outstanding academic excellence; a high quality and original research proposal; and evidence of their capabilities as an independent researcher.

The stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £28,695 to £37,394 per annum, with an annual research allowance of £15,000.

An application pack and further details on can be found at www.herchelsmith.cam.ac.uk/fellowships or from the Secretary to the Fund Managers, e-mail duncan.mccallum@admin.cam.ac.uk.

The Fellowships will be held in any one of the following departments:

Institute of Astronomy: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk (Head of Department: Professor Andrew Fabian)

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/ (Head of Department: Professor Peter Haynes)

Department of Physics: http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk (Head of Department: Professor Andy Parker)

Enquiries should be directed to: herchelsmith@phy.cam.ac.uk

The closing date is 5 January 2015.


HR Office Administrator (part-time)

Salary: £21,391 - £24,775 p.a. pro rata

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced part-time administrator (18 hours per week, Monday to Friday) to join the HR Office for the two Mathematics Departments of the University of Cambridge: the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS).

The successful applicant will join a small, busy team of HR Administrators who provide full support for all HR functions in both Departments. DAMTP and DPMMS are large departments with around 50 and 40 academics (professors, readers and lecturers) respectively and almost 100 and 40 contract research staff respectively. Working closely with the HR Office Manager as well as autonomously, the role holder will deal with a wide range of tasks and take the lead in several, more specific areas of HR administration such as the end of contracts process and recruitment administration.

The successful applicant should be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent, have experience of maintaining office systems and office procedures, and possess good IT skills. Excellent organisational skills, a keen attention to detail and confidence and tact in dealing with people at all levels are essential, as is the ability to deliver a high level of customer service. The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment is highly desirable. Experience of working in a Higher Education environment and some experience in HR would be an advantage, but full training will be given.

Further particulars for this position can be accessed via this link.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms Julie Bazin, HR Office Manager (email: hr-office@maths.cam.ac.uk)

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5427/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

On the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The closing date for applications is 18 January 2015.

Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 26 January.

Please quote reference LE04689 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


David Crighton Fellowships

See www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/vacancy/crightonfellowship.html for more information.

Up to four David Crighton Fellowships are available to research students and postdoctoral Fellows in fluid mechanics, acoustics, waves and vibration to undertake a visit for two to three months' study and research either in Cambridge, if they are currently based outside Cambridge, or elsewhere, if they are currently based in Cambridge. The award is to be used to cover actual travel and subsistence expenses; the maximum amount of any one award is currently £3,800.

Closing date for applications and references: 16 January 2015


External Vacancies

Research Council, Royal Society, EU and Other External Research Fellowships

The Research Councils, Royal Society, EU and other organisations have several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers for periods of two to five years, or sometimes more. DAMTP has hosted many holders of such Fellowships in the past, most of whom have moved on to very successful longer term academic/research careers. Enquiries are welcomed from those considering applying for such Fellowships with DAMTP as host institution. A first step is to make contact with a relevant member of the DAMTP academic staff (see our Research pages for more information) or else to email the Head of Department (Professor P. H. Haynes, email: P.H.Haynes@damtp.cam.ac.uk) giving brief details of research area and intended application.

Initial discussion with a relevant member of DAMTP academic staff should begin as soon as possible and certainly at least one month prior to the closing date (in some cases earlier). Potential applicants should also email the DAMTP Accountant (Mr J. M. Turner, email: j.m.turner@damtp.cam.ac.uk) at an early stage indicating their intention to apply for a Fellowship and liaise with him over financial aspects as preparation of an application proceeds. For any Fellowship Scheme the completed application must be ready for submission at least 10 days prior to the official closing date. Arrangements for specific Schemes may require earlier preliminary discussion and earlier submission of completed applications.

The following Fellowship schemes are advertised annually (closing dates are usually in the August - November period) but you may find relevant information at the links below. Please refer back to this page on a regular basis for updates on funding opportunities.


The Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/ for more information.

The scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential  to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.  Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to hold their fellowship in an SFI Eligible Research Body. Applicants must have a PhD by the time they apply, we will not accept applicants who have just submitted their PhD.
Applicants must to be at an early stage of their research career and must have between three to eight years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the round.

At the time of application, applicants must either:

· be a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. European Union, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein; or a Swiss citizen

· or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland (a relevant connection can be established if an individual has a PhD from  a university in the EEA or Switzerland, or has worked as a research scientist in a university or research institute in the EEA or Switzerland for at least the past two years, or has done so before taking up an appointment outside the EEA or Switzerland).

Persons holding a permanent post in an EEA or Swiss University or not for profit research organisation will not be considered.

Length of tenure: Initially funding is provided for five years followed by a potential extension of three years. Fellowships will start from 1 October 2015.

Contact: The Royal Society at http://royalsociety.org/grants/contact-us/ for more information.

Closing Date: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/dorothy-hodgkin/ for more information.

This scheme is for excellent scientists in the UK at an early stage of their career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Female candidates are particularly invited to apply. About 5 Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships are offered each year.

Closing date: 12  January 2015


Royal Society / British Academy: Newton International Fellowship Scheme

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/newton-international/ for more information. Detailed notes of the scheme can be found at: http://royalsociety.org/uploadedFiles/Royal_Society_Content/grants/schemes/Conditions-of-Award-Newton.pdf.

The Scheme has been established to select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. Fellowships include £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. Funding, worth £6,000 per year for ten years after the Fellowship ends, may be available to support follow-on activities to enable Newton Fellows to build long-term links with the UK.

Applicants should have completed a PhD and have held no more than two postdoctoral positions or equivalent experience at a comparable level. Applicants should also be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application.

Closing date: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.



EPSRC

In 2011 EPSRC introduced a new unified Fellowship scheme covering all career stages. Previous schemes such a 'postdoctoral', 'career acceleration' and 'leadership' no longer exist as individual schemes. Applications for Fellowships under the new scheme are accepted throughout the year, but applications are accepted only in certain priority subject areas.

See http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/fellowships.aspx for more details.


NERC

Independent Research Fellowships

The NERC Independent Research Fellowship scheme offers five-year awards to support outstanding early-career environmental scientists enabling them to develop their research, start to build a research group and become internationally recognised.  Applicants must have no more than 8 years postdoctoral research experience prior to the closing date and must have received a PhD before taking up a Fellowship. For more details see: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/

Application procedure:  Applications should be made using the Joint electronic-submission (Je-S) system to prepare and submit Fellowship proposals (for more details see:  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/).  Applicants are also requested to send an outline application to hod-sec@damtp.cam.ac.uk under the subject line 'NERC Independent Research Fellowships'.

Contact:  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/ for more information.

Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


STFC (formerly PPARC)

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The Ernest Rutherford Fellowship scheme was introduced to enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. The scheme will encourage talented researchers in UK universities to remain in the country and at the same time attract outstanding overseas researchers to the UK.

See http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1826.aspx for further details.

Eligibility: Applicants must have 5 years research experience from the start of their PhD programme, with normally a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral experience by 1 September 2015. Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics).

Funding: Each Fellowship will last for five years, with 12 being offered annually. Fellows will receive support for their salary and be able to bid for significant additional funds to support their research.

Application procedure: Only 4 applications will be allowed with DAMTP as host Department and DAMTP therefore needs to operate a selection procedure for potential applicants. Intending applicants who wish their Fellowship to be hosted in DAMTP must have discussed with a member of DAMTP academic staff, who will act as their 'sponsor' if their application is successful.

Applicants, after discussion with their sponsor, should by Tuesday 26 August 2014 send a CV and publications list, plus 1-page outline summary of their proposed project, including reasons why Cambridge is an appropriate host institution, to James Parke (jp627@cam.ac.uk) under the subject line 'STFC Fellowship outline application'. The sponsor's name should be given in the accompanying email.

Those applicants who have been selected to submit full applications will be notified in early September.

Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


European Union

The EU offers several types of individual fellowships. Two of the most common are:

Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF)

Who can apply?

Researchers based in EU Member States or Associated Countries can apply for an IEF. You must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. Generally, you must carry out the project on the premises of a host organisation in an EU or Associated Country other than your own. Special consideration is also given to those returning to a research career after a break.

International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

Who can apply?

Researchers moving from Third Countries to EU Member States or Associated Countried are eligible for an IIF. To apply, you must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. But that is the minimum - the more experience you have, the better will be your chances of being accepted for this action.

Your application for an IIF should be made in liaison with the organisation or institution that would be willing to host you in Europe. Host organisations can be universities, research centres or companies.

DAMTP welcomes enquiries from potential applicants under those two schemes. Normally there is one round of applications a year, around August.

See also http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ for further details.




Please note that the deadline for submitting completed applications to DAMTP is at least 10 days prior to the official closing date. Initial discussion with a relevant member of DAMTP academic staff should begin as soon as possible and certainly at least one month prior to the closing date.



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