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MAGIC Project Co-ordinator (0.5 FTE, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a part-time project co-ordinator to join the new, high-profile MAGIC project (Managing Air for Green Inner Cities) funded by a £4.1M grant joint between the University of Cambridge (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Department of Engineering, Department of Geography and Department of Chemistry), Imperial College London and the University of Surrey.

This interdisciplinary project aims to develop a novel and fully integrated suite of models and associated management and decision support tools that together allow the design and operation of cities to develop their own natural heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, with clean, cool air providing low-energy solutions for health and comfort. Primarily based in DAMTP, the role holder will co-ordinate all aspects of the project across all above institutions in close collaboration with the lead PI, Professor Paul Linden, and provide administrative support to the other team members (6 academics and 6 post-doctoral researchers).  S/he will be the focal point for all contact with the research group, including staff, 28 academics, students and industry partners.

The key aspect of the job will be to manage a range of projects in co-ordination with a project team including drawing up project plans, organising high-level events and managing and monitoring budgets.   The role also involves the production of briefing documents and setting up and maintaining webpages.  S/he will also be required to arrange and attend partners meetings (taking notes) as well as manage internal and external relationships and keeping up-to-date with market needs.

The successful candidate should be educated to degree level or equivalent and have an understanding of key-sustainability concepts and its relevance to business. S/he should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience with project team, event and budget management, marketing skills, the ability to manage and maintain websites and high-level experience with standard software packages.  An exceptional eye for detail as well as the ability to work independently with a pro-active approach is essential.  

Further details can be found by contacting Prof. Paul Linden at pfl4@cam.ac.uk and at http://www.magic-air.uk/.

Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning 12 December.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 14 December 2020 in the first instance.  

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.  In the Suitability for the Role section please indicate how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria as described in the Further Particulars. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included, at least one of whom should be contactable if you are invited to attend an interview.

Further Particulars for this post are available here

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2016

Please quote reference LE10483 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


University Lectureship in Statistical Mechanics and Soft Matter

Salary: £38,896-£49,230 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Statistical Mechanics / Soft Matter to be held jointly in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and the Department of Chemistry. We welcome applicants from all areas of statistical mechanical theory and simulation relevant to soft materials, including work of wider applicability such as glassy dynamics. Familiarity with modern tools of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, such as large deviation theory and/or stochastic thermodynamics, may be an advantage.

This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of Physical Sciences to promote interdisciplinary activity.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in mathematics, chemistry, physics or a cognate subject, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard. The expectation is that these activities will have strong links to both Departments.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of DAMTP and Chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The total teaching load will be no greater than that of colleagues appointed to single Departments. Duties will also include taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice; investigating new areas of research, adapting and applying appropriate methodologies; and writing up progress reports and papers for publication. They will also be required to write and mark examination papers, dissertation reports and provide references. Candidates will need to be able to actively investigate funding opportunities, submit research grant applications, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, give presentations and participate in working groups. The successful candidate will also contribute to the academic administration of the Departments and the University.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To view Further Particulars for this position and apply online for this vacancy, please click go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11763/. 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 upload a letter of application, a CV, and a Publication List. Because this post is created under the School of the Physical Sciences' Inter-Disciplinary scheme, candidates are also required to upload a statement of their research vision (no more than 6-8 pages of A4) which sets out how their research programme will require them to grounded in and contribute to, both Departments. Contact details of three referees are required.

Informal enquiries should be directed in the first instance to either Professor David Wales (Department of Chemistry) or Professor Mike Cates (DAMTP), both contactable at: LE10397@maths.cam.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight 4 December 2016.

Interviews will be held in January 2017.

Please quote reference LE10397 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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


University Lectureship in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations

Salary: £38,896-£49,230 per annum

To be held jointly in the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations.

Applicants are expected to have expertise in Analysis and General Relativity. Their research is expected to combine nonlinear PDE theory (which may include numerical aspects) with problems connected to gravitational wave detection, stability of black holes and related issues in Theoretical Physics.

This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of the Physical Sciences to promote interdisciplinary activity in the Departments of the School.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard. It is expected that their research programme will be firmly grounded in both Departments.

Applicants will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of both Departments at undergraduate and graduate level. The total teaching load will be no greater than that of colleagues appointed to single Departments. Duties will include: teaching seminars and tutorials, writing and adapting lecture material, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice. The post holder must be able to investigate new areas of research, identify research topics, determine, adapt and apply appropriate methodologies and write up progress reports and papers for publication. They will also be required to write and mark examination papers, dissertation reports and provide references. Candidates will need to be able to actively investigate funding opportunities, submit research grant applications, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, give presentations and participate in working groups. The role holder will also contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Departments and the University.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11771/. 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 upload a letter of application, a CV, and a Publication List. Because this post is created under the School of the Physical Sciences' Inter-Disciplinary scheme, candidates are also required to upload a short (no more than 2 pages of A4) statement of their research vision which sets out how their research programme will require them to operate across, and contribute to, both Departments. Contact details of three referees are also required.

The deadline for applications is midnight 7 December 2016.

Interviews will be held in January 2017.

Please quote reference LF10403 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LF10403@maths.cam.ac.uk.

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

The Departments would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

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


Research Associates in Astrophysics (up to 3 posts)

Salary: £29,301 - £38,183 per annum

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Up to three positions may be offered, depending on the availability of funding. The successful candidates will work with academic staff (Dr Henrik Latter, Professor Gordon Ogilvie, Dr Roman Rafikov and Professor John Papaloizou FRS) on theoretical and computational projects related to the dynamics of accretion discs, the formation, evolution and dynamics of exoplanets, and the tidal interactions of planets, stars and discs.

The positions are expected to be available from 1 April 2017, but the start date is flexible and could be delayed until October 2017 at the latest. The funds for these posts would be available for up to 3 years. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of theoretical astrophysics, fluid dynamics or magnetohydrodynamics, and have an established track record of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holders 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. The successful candidates must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They 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 the research area.

Further information about the Astrophysics Group can be found at http://damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/astro/

Informal enquiries may be made to Henrik Latter (hl278@cam.ac.uk), Gordon Ogilvie (gio10@cam.ac.uk) or Roman Rafikov (rrr@damtp.cam.ac.uk).

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12149/. 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 at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made 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 deadline for applications is midnight 31 December 2016.

Please quote reference LE10760 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, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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


Research Associates in Cosmology and in Gravitation (2 posts)

Salary: £29,301 - £38,183 per annum

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Relativity and Gravitation Group and the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The successful candidates will work with academic staff (John Barrow, Anthony Challinor, Mihalis Dafermos, Anne Davis, James Fergusson, Gary Gibbons, Stephen Hawking, Harvey Reall, Jorge Santos, Paul Shellard, and Ulrich Sperhake) and research staff (Tobias Baldauf, David Marsh, and Ewald Puchwein) on theoretical and computational projects related to CMB observations and inflation, scalar fields, and black holes and gravitational physics. The specific projects are:

The first position focuses on advancing the confrontation between observational CMB and large-scale structure data and the standard inflationary paradigm. The research programme includes developing robust predictions from inflationary models for the distribution of galaxies through quantitative developments in gravitational perturbation theory, as well as obtaining insights in inflationary theory, in light of observational information about higher-order correlators and tensor modes.

The second post will study black holes and gravitational physics. The purpose is to model the dynamics of astrophysical system containing black holes and neutron stars and their gravitational wave emission in the framework of Einstein's general relativity and generalizations of the theory.

The positions are expected to be available from 1 April 2017, but the start date is flexible and can be delayed until October 2017. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of theoretical physics, and have an established track record of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holders 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. The successful candidates must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They 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 the research area.

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

Further information about the Relativity and Gravitation Group can be found at http://damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Shellard (LE10920@maths.cam.ac.uk).

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12331/. 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 at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made 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; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

The deadline for applications is 4 January 2017.

Please quote reference LE10920 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, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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


Research Associates/Senior Research Associates in Statistics and Mathematics of Information (up to 3 years)

Salary: £29,301 - £49,772 per annum

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associates to work on six different projects in the area of statistics and mathematics of information, very broadly interpreted (based in the Department of Pure Mathematics & Statistics and the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics).

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.  He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts.  He or she 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 the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in all positions.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or closely related discipline). The successful candidate will have a demonstrably excellent research record and future research potential.  Some Appointments (as indicated) will be made at either Research Associate/Fellow (RA/RF) or Senior Research Associate/Fellow (SRA/SRF) level (where you would also be expected to manage research budgets and programmes, identify sources of funding, contribute to teaching and supervise/mentor research students and colleagues), depending on experience.  

The following projects are available:

RF/SRF -  Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (3 positions), up to 3 years

PIs: Carola Schönlieb/John Aston

The Fellow (or Senior Fellow) will be free to pursue independent research related to fundamental mathematical and statistical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data, interpreted very broadly (including but not limited to applied computational analysis, optimization and statistics).


RA/SRA -  Statistical Scalability for Streaming Data (2 positions), 3 years

PIs: Richard Samworth/John Aston

These positions (RA/SRA) are linked to two additional positions currently advertised at Lancaster University (see https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1709 for details) associated with the Statistical Scalability Programme Grant, to work on aspects of theoretical, methodological or computational statistical analysis.


RA - Mathematics and Statistics of Imaging Healthcare (at least 1 position), 2 years in first instance.

PIs: Carola Schönlieb/John Aston

This RA position is associated with the CMIH in Cambridge, and will focus on mathematical/statistical aspects of clinical imaging.


RA -  Kronecker Products for Imaging and Genetics, 2 years

PI: John Aston / Lexin Li (Berkeley)

The role holder will be employed for 1 year in Cambridge, and then for 1 year in Berkeley, to work on the integration of Kronecker Product methods for the analysis of Imaging and Genetics data.


RA - Uncertainty Quantification and Modern Statistical Inference, 2 years

PI: Richard Nickl

The Research Associate will work in the areas of  mathematical statistics, high-dimensional and non-parametric statistics and Bayesian non-parametrics.


RA - Statistical Methodology and Theory, 1 year

PI: Richard Samworth

This project will involve developing new statistical methodology and theory to address contemporary challenges, such as high-dimensional data, or data coming from a population that satisfies a nonparametric shape constraint. Preference will be given to applicants with particular interest in nonparametric and high-dimensional statistical inference.


Applicants should indicate the project(s) they wish to be considered for but there is no need to submit multiple applications if more than one of the above positions are of interest.

To apply online for this vacancy, please follow the instructions at http://postdoc.maths.cam.ac.uk/.  Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full CV, a 2-page research plan, and a cover letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to the project in light of your research interests. Please ensure that at least one referee is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be asked to upload a reference for you to our web-based system.


Informal enquiries can be made by emailing LF10840@maths.cam.ac.uk.  

Please quote reference LE10840 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, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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


University Lectureship in Theoretical Cosmology

Salary £39,324-£49,772 per annum

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Theoretical Cosmology to commence on 1st October 2017 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.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent and have an outstanding record of research in theoretical cosmology, to be interpreted in the broadest sense. For more information about the research of the department see: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research.

This position is linked to the Relativity and Gravitation (GR) Group, which is associated with the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC). The GR group is supported by an STFC Consolidated grant and other funding to pursue research in cosmology, CMB and large-scale structure, inflation and the early universe, numerical relativity, black holes, quantum gravity and unified fundamental theories. The CTC (www.ctc.cam.ac.uk), funded through endowments, supports a topical programme in these research areas with visiting fellows, postdoctoral fellowships, workshops and conferences intended to attract the world's leading theorists and most promising young researchers. The group hosts the COSMOS Intel Parallel Computing Centre, which pioneers provision of research programming support on the latest HPC architectures, and it operates the COSMOS supercomputer (www.cosmos.damtp.cam.ac.uk), part of the national STFC DiRAC Facility. The group enjoys close and collaborative links with astrophysics and cosmology groups at the Institute of Astronomy and the Cavendish Laboratory, which are strengthened through full participation in the interdepartmental Kavli Institute for Cosmology (www.kicc.cam.ac.uk).

The successful candidate's duties will include contributing to teaching seminars and tutorials, writing and adapting lecture material, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice. They must be able to investigate new areas of research, identify research topics, determine, adapt and apply appropriate methodologies and write up progress reports and papers for publication. They will be required to write and mark examination papers, dissertation reports and provide references. They will need to be able to actively investigate funding opportunities, submit research grant applications, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, give presentations and participate in working groups.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to LE10674@maths.cam.ac.uk

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit:http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12052. 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.

You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made 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; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

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

The deadline for applications is midnight 30 January 2017.

Please quote reference LE10674 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

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


David Crighton Fellowships

Up to four David Crighton Fellowships are available to research students and postdoctoral Fellows in fluid mechanics, acoustics, waves and vibration.  Awards are to be used to cover actual travel and subsistence expenses, up to a maximum amount of £3,800  to facilitate two to three months' study and research beginning in the calendar year 2017.  Successful candidates based outside of Cambridge will have the opportunity to undertake study and research in Cambridge, wherease award winners currently based in Cambridge can utilise funds to travel elsewhere.  Applicants should normally be in the second half of their PhD research, or have no more than three years' postdoctoral experience. 

Closing Date:  16 January 2017


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. Foulkes, email: jf392@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 2017.

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


Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

See royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/ for more information.

This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Approximately 5 Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships are offered each year, with potential to award an additional 5 funded by the EPSRC.

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.


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 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.



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 www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/ 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

STFC offers up to 12 Ernest Rutherford Fellowships annually which provide five years of funding to outstanding researchers at an early stage of their career.  The aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme.

Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality.  Where applicable, you will need to comply with Department of Employment requirements and hold a work permit prior to taking up the Fellowship. 

See  www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship/ for further details.

Eligibility: Ernest rutherford Fellowships are intended for early career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position.  You are not eligible if you currently hold a permanent academic position or the equivalent in institutions other than universities.  If you secure a permanent position prior to the offer of a Fellowship you will be ineligible to hold the Fellowship.  

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 2017. Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics) and afford scope for original work.

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 Wednesday 10 August 2016, send a CV and publications list, citations summary information plus a one-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 Fellowships - DAMTP Internal Selection Procedure - deadline 30 August'. The sponsor's name should be given in the accompanying email.

The application form is now available via the Je-S system. Guidance for completing proposals is available from http://www.stfc.ac.uk/files/ernest-rutherford-fellowships-guidance.

Those applicants who have been selected to submit full applications will be notified early in week commencing 15 August 2016

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.


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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