Current Vacancies at DAMTP
Undergraduate Office Administrator (closing date: 7 April 2014)
Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics (closing date: 15 April 2014)
- Research Council, Royal Society, EU and other external Research Fellowships
- The Royal Society
NERC Independent Research Fellowships
- European Union
- Other sources of information
Salary: £20,972-£24,289 p.a. pro rata
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a part-time Undergraduate Office administrator to work 25.5. hours per week, Monday to Friday.
The post will be part of a team providing administrative support for the functions of the Faculty of Mathematics' Undergraduate Office. The Undergraduate Office administers the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, acts as first point of contact for internal and external queries relating to admissions, examinations and Faculty business, maintains key documentation including the lecture timetable, and provides administrative support to the Secretary of the Faculty Board in the servicing of the Board and its committees.
Previous experience of secretarial work is desirable, at least one of which should be at a similar level. The successful applicant should be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics and RSA II secretarial qualification or equivalent.
Excellent IT skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, databases, webpage and email packages are essential together with a knowledge of, or willingness to learn TeX and LaTeX, and the University's computing systems (in particular, the University's student records system, CamSIS).
Excellent organisational and communication skills, and attention to detail, are a must, together with a confident approach and tact in dealing with people at all levels, and the ability and willingness to work on your own initiative and to work within a team.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities page (available at: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3523/). This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
On the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.
The key duties of the position are available via this link.
For enquiries regarding the vacancy or the applications process, please call or email the Undergraduate Office Manager on 01223 337968 (email@example.com).
Closing date for applications: 7 April 2014
Interviews: 16 April 2014
Please quote reference LE03009 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The Board of Electors to the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics invite applications for this Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, from persons whose work falls in the general fields of applied mathematics and theoretical physics.
Candidates will have an outstanding international reputation in their field of research and will be expected to provide strong academic leadership in research, teaching and other activities of the Department. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision of graduate students and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.
Further information is available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/lucasian.pdf . Alternatively, please contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications, consisting of 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 Tuesday 15 April 2014. To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's Job Opportunities website at: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3425/. 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.
Women are currently under-represented in Professorial posts in the University; therefore we particularly welcome applications from women for this post.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Peter Haynes, Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, telephone +44 (0)1223 337862 or email email@example.com.
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.
Closing date for applications: 15 April 2014
Please quote reference LE02923 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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 £3,600.
Closing date for applications and references: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/ for more information.
The scheme provides 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.
Initially funding is provided for five years with the opportunity to apply for an extension of three additional years. The University Research Fellowship provides researchers with maximum flexibility and can be held part-time, and allows sabbaticals, secondments or international experience.
Application procedure: Applications for this grant should be made via the Royal Society electronic submission system e-GAP (details at https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/). Applicants are also requested to send an outline application to email@example.com under the subject line 'Royal Society Fellowship outline application' by Friday 6 September 2013.
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.
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.
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.
Round opens on 15 January 2014
Closing date: 10 March 2014
In 2011 EPSRC introduced a new unified Fellowship scheme covering all career stages. Previous schemes such a 'postdoctoral', 'career acceleration' and 'leadership' no longer exist as individual schemes. Applications for Fellowships under the new scheme are accepted throughout the year, but applications are accepted only in certain priority subject areas.
See http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/fellowships.aspx for more details.
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/
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/). Applicants are also requested to send an outline application to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line 'NERC Independent Research Fellowships'.
Contact: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/ 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)
In 2011 STFC have introduced a single Fellowship scheme, the Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. These are broadly equivalent to the old 'Advanced Fellowships'. There is no longer a 'Postdoctoral Fellowship' scheme to follow immediately after a PhD.
The Ernest Rutherford Fellowship scheme will enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. This 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 2014. Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics).
Funding: Each Fellowship will last for five years, with 12 being offered annually. Fellows will receive support for their salary and be able to bid for significant additional funds to support their research.
Application procedure: Only 4 applications will be allowed with DAMTP as host Department and DAMTP therefore needs to operate a selection procedure for potential applicants. Intending applicants who wish their Fellowship to be hosted in DAMTP must have discussed with a member of DAMTP academic staff, who will act as their 'sponsor' if their application is successful.
Applicants, after discussion with their sponsor, should by Tuesday 27 August 2013 send a CV and publications list, plus 1-page outline summary of their proposed project, including reasons why Cambridge is an appropriate host institution, to email@example.com under the subject line 'STFC Fellowship outline application'. The sponsor's name should be given in the accompanying email.
Those applicants who have been selected to submit full applications will be notified in early September.
Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; Information on next year's scheme will be advertised as soon as it becomes available.
The EU offers several types of individual fellowships. Two of the most common are:
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.
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.
Other sources of information
Also, you might find vacancies of interest in:
- Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS)
- Statistical Laboratory
- Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP)
- PhD Studentships
- The Cambridge Computational Biology Institute (CCBI)
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.