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Vacancies

Research Associates in Soft Matter Theory (3 posts)

Salary: £31,604-£38,833

Closing date for applications: 4 March 2018

At least three postdoctoral positions are available within the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Faculty of Mathematics. These posts will be funded by research grants and supervised, individually or collaboratively, by Prof Mike Cates FRS, Dr Ronojoy Adhikari and Dr Rob Jack. Research topics include:

A. Machine learning in soft matter: Inference of many-body potentials between optically trapped colloids, of many-body forces between optically trapped active particles, and optimal reconstruction of flow fields around active objects from particle imaging data (funder: Newton Trust).

B. Constitutive modelling of viscoelastic micellar systems: Development of rheological models for reversibly-breakable and reversibly-branched polymeric micelles that are molecularly-inspired, but simple enough for CFD use and to address multiphase flows (funder: Unilever PLC).

C. Arrest and flow of glasses: Development of facilitated dynamical models and/or field-theoretic methods for driven and flowing glasses, collective dynamical processes and their associated free-energy barriers, and their relation to static and dynamic phase transitions. (funder: Royal Society).

D. Hydrodynamics of nonequilibrium processes: Development of improved numerical and analytic models, including full hydrodynamic interactions, for phoretic motion (colloidal self-propulsion and ionic separation processes) and reaction-diffusion processes in soft matter (funder: Royal Society).

E. Nonequilibrium statistical physics of active and driven systems: Development of models of active matter, such as self-propelled colloids, and linking these to more established areas such as reaction-diffusion processes, absorbing-state phase transitions, and conditioned ensembles (funder: ERC).

Depending on the duration of their contracts, appointees may be required to work on more than one of these areas; candidates should be familiar with the concepts and methods of at least one of them. Applicants will have, or be about to receive, a PhD in theoretical physics or cognate area.

Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage his/her own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to possibly assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He/She must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He/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.

Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to: LE14687@maths.cam.ac.uk. Note that it is not possible to offer candidate-specific advice on whether to make a formal application.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16528/ . 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.

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, a one-page summary of research achievements and interests, and the names of at least two academic referees. Applicants should ensure that their referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference to the University's Web Recruitment System before the closing date of 4 March 2018.

The successful candidates would be expected to start between 1 June and 1 December 2018.

Please quote reference LE14687 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 Lecturer in Fluid or Solid Mechanics - DAMTP/Churchill College

Salary: £39,992 - £50,618

Closing date for applications: 26 April 2018

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Fluid or Solid Mechanics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) to commence on 1st October 2018 or sooner by agreement. This is a linked post jointly funded by Churchill College and shall be held in conjunction with a Fellowship at Churchill College. Applicants should hold a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record in an area lying within the broad research activities in fluid and solid mechanics in DAMTP. The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in and commitment to developing the role of women in Mathematics and will need to demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model to female mathematicians.  

Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations. 

As a Title A Teaching Fellow at Churchill College the person appointed will be entitled to the usual rights of a Fellow and will be expected to Direct Studies in Mathematics and to teach undergraduate supervisions in Mathematics for up to six hours per week or 120 hours per academic year. Directing Studies also involves engaging in admissions and outreach/recruitment work, and the College is especially interested in the latter. The fixed payment (as opposed to per capita) element of Direction of Studies and supervisions up to 120 hours per year are remunerated as part of the postholder’s stipend, not separately. Additional teaching and the holding of any major College offices (e.g. pastoral Tutor) are remunerated separately. 

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.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the Head of DAMTP, Professor Nigel Peake, Head of Department (email: LE13279@maths.cam.ac.uk) or to the Senior Tutor of Churchill, Mr Richard Partington (email: Richard.Partington@chu.cam.ac.uk). 

Interviews are likely to be held on either 8 or 22 May.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14949/. 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 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 your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are 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.

For more information please view our Further Particulars here.

Please quote reference LE13279 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented within this field, we would encourage applications from female mathematicians.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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


Pavilion & HR Office Administrator

Salary: £22,214-£25,728

Closing date for applications: 14 May 2018

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics is seeking an experienced and proactive Administrator to provide support for academic and research staff based in one of the Department's four Pavilions. The post holder will also provide administrative support for the HR functions across the two Mathematics Departments, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics as part of the HR Office.

The role holder will act as first point of contact for all staff and visitors to the pavilion; provide research grant support, organisation of seminars and conferences, website maintenance/editing and general correspondence. In addition to their duties as Pavilion Administrator, the role holder will provide support to the busy Mathematics HR Office, coordinating recruitments and appointments as well as taking the lead in at least one area of HR administration.

The successful applicant will be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics and ideally, hold an RSA II secretarial qualification or equivalent. Proficient in the use of IT, the applicant will be able to demonstrate their competency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and webpage and email packages. Excellent organisational and communication skills are also required together with the ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team.

The key duties of the position can be accessed here.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Mrs June Rix, PA to the Head of Department and Chief Secretary (email: jew46@cam.ac.uk), or Ms Julie Bazin, HR Office Manager (email: jb520@cam.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact : LE15347@maths.cam.ac.uk.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17266/. 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.

Interviews are expected to be held w/c 21st May 2018

Please quote reference LE15347 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.


Institute & Centre Administrator (Fixed Term)

Salary: £29,799-£38,833

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2018

Applications are invited for an Institute and Centre Administrator to lead the administration of 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, 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 in a science based subject 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.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LE15419@maths.cam.ac.uk.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button in the link of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17343/. 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 and any additional supporting documentation, such as credentials, as you feel is appropriate for this post. In your covering letter, please clearly state how your knowledge, skills and experience match the criteria specified as being assessed by application form in the person profile section of 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 further particulars for this position can be viewed here.

The deadline for applications is 30th May 2018 and interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Please quote reference LE15419 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 Associate in Mathematical Image Analysis and Machine Learning for Better Food Microstructures (Fixed Term)

Salary: £31,604-£38,183

Fixed term: 18 months

Closing Date: 15 June 2018

The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) and the Cambridge Image Analysis group (CIA) in collaboration with Unilever are seeking strong candidates for a Research Associate position to work on a collaborative project on the analysis of microstructures in food products. The post holder will be employed by the University of Cambridge and affiliated with both CCIMI and CIA.

The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on the development of image analysis methods for segmenting and classifying microstructures in electron microscopy images of food microstructures. Further information is available in the Further Particulars.

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 this position.

Applicants must have (or about to receive) a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or a closely related discipline), and have a demonstrably excellent research record and future research potential.  The ideal candidate will have experience in image analysis, in particular image segmentation and classification, and in machine learning.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17355/ 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, research statement (no more than two sides of UK A4 size of current and proposed research), list of publications and the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

For more information please view our further particulars here.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 25 June 2018.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the coordinator for this recruitment at: LE15430@maths.cam.ac.uk

The University of Cambridge values diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and historically have been, under-represented on the University of Cambridge Mathematics Departments’ research staff.

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


Two Research Associates in Experimental Biological Physics (Fixed Term)

Salary: £31,604-£38,183

Fixed term: 2.5 years

Closing date: 22nd June 2018

Applications are invited for two experimental postdoctoral positions in the group of Prof R E Goldstein to work in the area of population dynamics of marine microorganisms, supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Successful applicants will join the established and growing effort in biological physics within DAMTP. There are strong connections as well with related fields such as physics, biochemistry, and zoology.  For further details about the group, please consult the group webpage (www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gold/).

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. 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 this position.

The successful candidates must have a PhD in the physical or biological sciences or related areas. The ideal candidates will have extensive experience in microscopy, micromanipulation, growth of microorganisms, and dynamical systems theory.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17519/ 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, research statement (no more than two sides of UK A4 size of current and proposed research), list of publications and the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

Informal enquiries about this position may be made to the coordinator for this recruitment at: LE15571@maths.cam.ac.uk

The positions are available for up to 2.5 years. The salary will be on the standard University scale in the range £31,604-£38,183 depending on previous research experience.

These positions are available starting from August 2018 (or by negotiation).

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

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:   31 January 2018


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. 

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 2018. 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 18 August 2017, 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 21 August 2017.


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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