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Vacancies

Research Associates in Biological Physics and Fluid Mechanics

Salary: £28,982 to £37,768

Limit of tenure: The funds for these posts are available for 2 years in the first instance and the post may, subject to the availability of funding, be further renewed for an additional year.

Applications are invited for up to three postdoctoral positions in the group of Dr E. Lauga. The positions are focused on the biological physics and fluid mechanics of swimming bacteria and supported by a recently-awarded ERC Consolidator Grant.

The successful applicants will hold (or be about to complete) a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Biophysics, or a closely related field and will join a rapidly expanding effort in biological and soft matter physics within DAMTP and a large research community in fluid mechanics.

The first position(s) will have an emphasis on theory. The ideal candidate will have an extensive mathematical training with a strong track record of theoretical research at the intersection of low-Reynolds number hydrodynamics, statistical physics, and biological physics, and experience with computer programming and simulations.

The second position(s) will have an emphasis on numerical computations. The ideal candidate will have an extensive mathematical training with a strong track record of fundamental research using numerical methods applied to fluid mechanics (such as the boundary element method for Stokes flows and related) and a strong taste for interdisciplinary research problems.

Duties will 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 the research area.

In addition to biological physics and fluid mechanics, Dr Lauga has research interests in the flow of complex fluids, soft condensed matter, and mathematical modelling in continuum physics. For further details about the group, please consult Dr Lauga's current webpage (http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/lauga/) or send an email to e.lauga@damtp.cam.ac.uk

The salary will be on the standard University scale in the range £28,982 - £37,768 per annum depending on previous research experience.

The preferred start date for these positions is preferably in September or October 2016.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9992/. 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 two 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 note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage.

Closing date for applications: 15 May 2016.

Please quote reference LE08778 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.

Institute and Centre Administrator (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,982 - £37,768 per annum

Applications are invited for an Institute and Centre Administrator to lead the administration of the the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information and the EPSRC Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Multimodal Clinical Imaging, both based in the Faculty of Mathematics.

The Institute and Centre Administrator will support the Directors across the range of their responsibilities including: the development of an effective relationship between the Faculty of Mathematics and appropriate partners across the University as well as external to it; developing and implementing a robust governance system for reporting on the Institute/Centre's activities, including the administration of the institutions' websites; supporting Institute/Centre-affiliated research and activities at Cambridge; facilitating the smooth running of the Institute/Centre's secondment students and post-doctoral Research Associates with Addenbrooke's hospital and Cantab Capital Partners; and liaising with potential industry partners and other external stakeholders interested in working in collaboration with the two institutions.

The role will also involve supporting the development of the Institute/Centre, including advising on Institute/Centre policies and procedures, facilitating research funding bids and arranging Institute/Centre-related events. There is also the potential for the postholder to contribute, as directed by the two Directors, to the development and running of the Institute/Centre, particularly in its early stages of development and to work closely with colleagues from across the University administration, Departments and Schools to brief them on the development of the Institute/Centre and ensure that University policies and procedures are followed throughout.

The successful candidate must have a good first degree or equivalent and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including PowerPoint and Excel, and experience in maintaining websites. Experience of managing budgets and the ability to interpret data are essential, together with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to learn quickly. Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with academic colleagues and researchers and to address and communicate highly complex information to individuals and groups at all levels, both verbally and in writing. The ability to build and participate in internal and external working relationships and networks, as well as the ability to manage one's own workload, and to work independently are essential. A good general knowledge of the Higher Education sector and particularly of the research environment is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9564/. 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.

You will need to upload a CV and we also encourage you to upload any additional supporting documentation such as a covering letter and credentials as you feel is appropriate for this post. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LE08405@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Further particulars for this post are available via this link.

Closing date for applications: 09 March 2016.

Please quote reference LE08405 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Research Fellow in the Mathematics of Information (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,982 - £37,768 per annum

A position exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated with the new Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information. The Fellow will be free to pursue independent research related to fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Preference will be given to researchers in Probability and Statistics. The Fellowship is available for three years. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale. The Fellow will receive an allowance of £3K per annum for research expenses.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or closely related discipline before commencing the Fellowship and duties would 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.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9551/. 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.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 3 pages together with the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees 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; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to: LE08394@maths.cam.ac.uk

Information on initial activities of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information can be found here: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/cbs31/MoI/

Further particulars for this post are available via this link.

Closing date for applications: 18 March 2016.

Please quote reference LE08394 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Faculty Administrator (part-time)

Salary: £28,982 - £37,768 per annum pro rata

Applications are invited for a part-time Faculty Administrator (0.6 FTE, working days to be negotiated with the successful candidate) to provide high-level administrative and project management support to the Faculty of Mathematics. The role holder will be situated in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, reporting to the Departmental Administrator for this Department who is also the Secretary of the Faculty Board, and provide line management to the Undergraduate Office Manager who manages functions of the Undergraduate Office, providing support to Examiners and Academic Officers.

Duties will include coordinating the six business meetings per year of the Faculty Board and maintaining progress on actions and decisions taken and on associated projects that arise from Faculty Board business, responsibility for the AGM as well as Faculty-wide projects, such as supporting the Athena SWAN application to gain Silver accreditation, the teaching and learning review scheduled for 2016-17, and supporting the preparation for the upcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2020.

You must have a good first degree or equivalent; excellent organisational skills with a meticulous attention to detail, written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, as well as strong IT skills (MS Office packages and web management) are essential. You will also have significant recent and relevant experience of administrative and staff management, preferably in an academic environment and associated with undergraduate and graduate education, an understanding of project management skills, as well as the ability to understand Higher Education finance and gain knowledge of the University’s policies and procedures.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9518/. 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, providing relevant examples to illustrate this. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting: the Mathematics HR Office Manager, Faculty of Mathematics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (email: LE08359@maths.cam.ac.uk).

Further particulars for this post are available via this link.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 11 April 2016.

Please quote reference LE08359 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The GI Taylor Professorship Of Fluid Mechanics

The Board of Electors to the GI Taylor Professorship of Fluid Mechanics invite applications from persons whose work falls within the general field of fluid mechanics and its applications, to take up appointment on 1st October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification. In keeping with the scientific legacy of GI Taylor, we particularly welcome applicants whose work involves close contact with experiment.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9977/. 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.

Further Information is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 9 May 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Nigel Peake, Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, telephone 01223 339058 or email n.peake@damtp.cam.ac.uk. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/.

Closing date for applications: 9th May 2016

Please quote LE08764 on your application and in any correspondance about this vacancy.


Research Associate in Physical Oceanography (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,982 p.a. - £37,768 p.a.

A position exists for a Post Doctoral Research Associate to join the Ocean Dynamics group at the University of Cambridge. The project will use high-resolution numerical simulations to study the turbulent boundary layer beneath a sloping ice shelf.

Ocean-driven melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is causing sea-level rise, and climate models seek to forecast how this contribution will evolve over the coming centuries. However, these models cannot resolve the turbulent ocean processes governing melting, and parameterisation of these processes is limited by incomplete knowledge of the ocean boundary layer beneath ice shelves. The ice-ocean interface forms a unique geophysical setting, with a sloping, rotating, rough, reactive boundary that is extremely difficult to observe and model at the required spatial and temporal scales.

This project seeks to explore the fluid dynamics of the ocean boundary layer beneath ice shelves, and to create new parameterisations for turbulence and melting. The successful candidate will use high-resolution direct numerical and large-eddy simulations to study turbulence in the ice-shelf ocean boundary layer during melt conditions. The project is part of a collaboration between scientists in DAMTP and the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. The successful candidate will be based in DAMTP, but will need to work closely and collaboratively with the whole project team.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Oceanography, Earth Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field, and should have experience using numerical simulations. Experience with stratified turbulence, boundary layers, and/or ocean-ice interactions would be greatly desired.

Duties will 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 the research area.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr. John Taylor by emailing LE08901@maths.cam.ac.uk.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10125/. 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 two 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 and 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.

Limit of tenure: The funds for this post are available for two years in the first instance, and the post may, subject to the availability of funding, be further renewed for a period or periods.

Closing date for applications: 26th May 2016

Please quote reference LE08901 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Research Fellow in the Mathematics of Information (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,982 - £37,768 per annum

A position exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated with the new Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information. The Fellow will be free to pursue independent research related to fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Preference will be given to researchers in Probability and Statistics. The Fellowship is available for three years. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale. The Fellow will receive an allowance of £3K per annum for research expenses.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or closely related discipline before commencing the Fellowship and duties would 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.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9551/. 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.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 3 pages together with the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees 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; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to: LE08394@maths.cam.ac.uk

Information on initial activities of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information can be found here: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/cbs31/MoI/

Further particulars for this post are available via this link.

Closing date for applications: 18 March 2016.

Please quote reference LE08394 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Faculty Administrator (part-time)

Salary: £28,982 - £37,768 per annum pro rata

Applications are invited for a part-time Faculty Administrator (0.6 FTE, working days to be negotiated with the successful candidate) to provide high-level administrative and project management support to the Faculty of Mathematics. The role holder will be situated in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, reporting to the Departmental Administrator for this Department who is also the Secretary of the Faculty Board, and provide line management to the Undergraduate Office Manager who manages functions of the Undergraduate Office, providing support to Examiners and Academic Officers.

Duties will include coordinating the six business meetings per year of the Faculty Board and maintaining progress on actions and decisions taken and on associated projects that arise from Faculty Board business, responsibility for the AGM as well as Faculty-wide projects, such as supporting the Athena SWAN application to gain Silver accreditation, the teaching and learning review scheduled for 2016-17, and supporting the preparation for the upcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2020.

You must have a good first degree or equivalent; excellent organisational skills with a meticulous attention to detail, written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, as well as strong IT skills (MS Office packages and web management) are essential. You will also have significant recent and relevant experience of administrative and staff management, preferably in an academic environment and associated with undergraduate and graduate education, an understanding of project management skills, as well as the ability to understand Higher Education finance and gain knowledge of the University’s policies and procedures.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9518/. 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, providing relevant examples to illustrate this. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting: the Mathematics HR Office Manager, Faculty of Mathematics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (email: LE08359@maths.cam.ac.uk).

Further particulars for this post are available via this link.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 11 April 2016.

Please quote reference LE08359 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The GI Taylor Professorship Of Fluid Mechanics

The Board of Electors to the GI Taylor Professorship of Fluid Mechanics invite applications from persons whose work falls within the general field of fluid mechanics and its applications, to take up appointment on 1st October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification. In keeping with the scientific legacy of GI Taylor, we particularly welcome applicants whose work involves close contact with experiment.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9977/. 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.

Further Information is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 9 May 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Nigel Peake, Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, telephone 01223 339058 or email n.peake@damtp.cam.ac.uk. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/.

Closing date for applications: 9th May 2016

Please quote LE08764 on your application and in any correspondance about this vacancy.


Research Associates, Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC) (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,982 p.a. - £37,768 p.a.

Six post-doctoral positions are available to work on EPSRC Grant ‘Managing Air for Green Inner Cities’ (MAGIC), a high-profile £4.1M grant joint between the University of Cambridge (led by Prof. Paul Linden), Imperial College London (led by Prof. Christopher Pain) and the University of Surrey (led by Prof. Alan Robins). This interdisciplinary project aims to develop a new modelling capability and decision support system to reduce air pollution and air temperatures in cities.  One full-time position is available in DAMTP, as well as another full-time position shared 50/50 between DAMTP and Engineering/Architecture.  The first is fully funded by MAGIC and is concerned with interior ventilation and air flow modelling and the second is 50% funded by MAGIC and 50% by LoHCool (Low carbon climate-responsive Heating and Cooling of Cities) and is concerned with building energy and external flow simulation.

The aim is to couple models of building interior airflows with external flows using state-of-the-art large eddy simulation computations. The computations will be supported by laboratory and wind tunnel studies and validated against monitoring data.

The role holders in DAMTP 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.

The successful candidates should have or be about to receive a PhD in fluid mechanics or a related field and experience in applications to convective or turbulent flows. The candidates should also have experience in developing mathematical models and experience with laboratory techniques would also be an advantage.

Starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Further information on the projects and how to apply for the position that matches your research interest(s) can be found at http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/vacancy/ as well as http://www.magic-air.uk/ and by contacting Prof. Paul Linden (pfl4@cam.ac.uk) for the Cambridge posts, Prof. Christopher Pain (c.pain@imperial.ac.uk) at  Imperial, and Prof. Alan Robins (a.robins@surrey.ac.uk) at Surrey.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online 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/10127/. 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 two referees on the form and upload a full CV and covering letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to the project in light of your research interests.

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 research staff.

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

Further particulars for this post are available via this link.

Closing date for applications: 12 June 2016

Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 11 July 2016.

Please quote reference LE08903 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS AND REFERENCES IS NOW: 29th FEBRUARY 2016.


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 2016.

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: 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: 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

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 2016. 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 Friday 14 August 2015 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 14 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/1826.aspx

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

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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