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NRICH Hands-On Maths Roadshow Co-ordinator/MMP Schools Liaison (Fixed Term)

Salary: £30,395-£39,609

Closing date for applications: 24 September 2018

The Millennium Mathematics Project (maths.org) is currently seeking an exceptional teacher and mathematics communicator, with a passion for inspiring others and sharing their love of mathematics, to deliver and further develop our Hands-On Maths Roadshow and problem-solving workshops for school students, working in collaboration with our NRICH project team.

The Roadshow presents hands-on problem-solving activities to engage school students with maths and promote the resources developed by our NRICH project. In addition to continuing the highly successful existing Roadshow activities, there is exciting potential for developing new workshop ideas, working with other members of the NRICH team. The post holder will also help to deliver problem-solving workshops and activities at MMP events in Cambridge, including our very popular public and family mathematical events.

The successful applicant will be a graduate in mathematics or a related subject, with excellent communication and organisational skills. Substantial teaching experience in UK primary or secondary schools is essential, and the successful candidate will be able to engage and inspire audiences across a range of attainment levels and ages. The post involves considerable and frequent travel throughout the UK, and occasionally overseas, to work with schools.

This is offered as a full-time post but we would also consider a part-time appointment (minimum 0.6 FTE).

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Ems Lord, NRICH Director (email:ell35@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button in the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Jobs Opportunities page at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17914/. 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 a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post from the person specification in the Further Particulars. The full contact details 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 deadline for applications is 24th September 2018 and interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 4th October 2018.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).

For more information please view our further particulars here

Please quote reference LE15943 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.



Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed term)

Salary: £22,659-£26,243

Closing Date: 5 October 2018

A position exists for a research laboratory technician supporting experimental research in the group of Professor Raymond E.Goldstein within the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The role holder will be responsible to the head of the group.

The role includes maintenance of stocks of various microorganisms (and associated media preparation, sterilisation and glassware maintenance), curation of biological strains and chemical, assistance with health and safety regulation compliance, and assistance with day-to-day research activities within the group.

The successful candidate will have experience in an academic or commercial biological laboratory. They will have a background in handling microorganisms with good aseptic technique and preparing growth media. The ideal candidate will have a HNC-Level or equivalent qualification in a biological subject.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LE16668@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18722/. 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 form, in the suitability for the role section, you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contact details 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.

Please quote reference LE16668 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 5 October 2018.

For further information, please view our further particulars here.

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.


Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Theory of Quantum Computing

Salary: £32,236 to £39,609

Closing date: 4th November 2018

Limit of tenure: two years, the funds for this post are available until the 31st January 2021.

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position, to work with Professor Richard Jozsa within the QuantERA cofund project QuantAlgo, titled "Quantum algorithms and applications". The position is for 2 years, to commence in November 2018 or a mutually agreed alternative date.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in mathematics, theoretical physics or theoretical computer science. It is also desirable to have some prior experience in theoretical quantum computation, that may provide a basis for research in areas relating to quantum computational models or emerging quantum algorithms for applications such as big data and machine learning.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, and to plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Richard Jozsa: LE16587@maths.cam.ac.uk

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18636. 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 indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae, including publication list and a description of your recent research (not to exceed one page).

Please quote reference LE16587 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 Associate in laboratory modelling of natural ventilation (Fixed Term)

Salary: £32,236 to £39,609

Closing date: 11 November 2018

A position exists to work on the EPSRC project 'Managing Air for Green Inner Cities' (MAGIC), which aims to develop an integrated suite of models that supports cities to develop their own natural heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

MAGIC brings together a multi-disciplinary research team to develop a decision support system consisting of: (i) air quality model that interacts with sensor data, providing calculations of air flow, pollutant and temperature distributions, coupled to naturally ventilated buildings, and green and blue spaces; 
(ii) reduced order model that allows rapid calculations for real time analysis and emergency response; 
(iii) cost-benefit model to assess the viability of options and decisions.

Duties include: developing the link between the flow in naturally ventilated buildings and the external air flow, including heat and pollutant transport from the exterior into the building and vice-versa. This will be achieved by developing reduced order models for building air flow based on laboratory experiments and linking them to the large eddy simulation air flow model Fluidity. The post holder will assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies, 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 and plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The research will include conducting laboratory experiments on natural ventilation in a water flume; developing reduced order models that can be linked with Fluidity; conducting studies of case-study buildings; and comparing model results with the case study monitoring data.

The successful candidate 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 and in developing mathematical models; experience with laboratory techniques would also be an advantage.

Limit of tenure: 2 years

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19110/ . 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 full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages). The contact details of two academic referees will be required; please ensure that your referees are aware that they may 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact LE17011@maths.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference LE17011 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 Associate in Theoretical Physics (Fixed Term)

Salary: £32,236 to £39,609

Closing date: 7 December 2018

We invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Physics, funded by Professor David Tong's Simons Investigator Award. The successful appointee would be expected to start on 1 October 2019 for three years.

Candidates should be qualified to undertake research in strongly interacting quantum theory. Possible avenues for research include topological phases of matter, supersymmetric gauge theories, holography and string theory. Other members of the group with interest in this area include Nick Dorey, Harvey Reall, Jorge Santos and David Skinner.

The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Theoretical Physics or a closely related area prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties would include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects. The role holders will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They 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 their 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/19064/ . 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, list of publications, and a research statement (one page only). 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.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LE16966@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference LE16966 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.


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.   Successful candidates based outside of Cambridge will have the opportunity to undertake study and research in Cambridge, whereas award winners currently based in Cambridge can utilise funds to travel elsewhere.  Under normal circumstances we would expect fellowships to be taken up within 12 months of the successful candidates being notified of the outcome of the competition.  Applicants should normally be in the second half of their PhD research, or have no more than three years' postdoctoral experience.

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.

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 N. Peake, email: N.Peake@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: accountant@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.  Work permits are a matter for direct negotiation between the institution, the Department of Employment and the Home Office.

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. 

STFC no longer defines eligibility for Ernest Rutherford fellowships in terms of a minimum number of years of experience.  Instead, applicants should read the competency profile in Annex 1 to determine if you have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship. 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 Friday 10 August 2018, 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 (gr-secretary@damtp.cam.ac.uk) under the subject line 'STFC Fellowships - DAMTP Internal Selection Procedure'. 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 in the week commencing 20 August 2018.

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.