Kavli Institute Junior Fellow

University of Cambridge - Institute of Astronomy

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

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge (Located at the West Cambridge Site), is offering one junior research fellowship. The Kavli Institute Junior Fellowship will be for three years starting in October 2017. Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy or a related field, or have submitted by the start date of the fellowship. The Junior Fellowship is aimed at early stage career researchers. We welcome applicants from observers and theorists with interests relevant to one or more of the scientific themes of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology (see www.ast.cam.ac.uk/kavli), i.e. the Cosmic Microwave Background and the early Universe, the formation and evolution of galaxies and of supermassive black holes, large scale surveys and the low frequency Universe.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop research objectives and conduct collaborative and independent scientific research, write up research work for publication and presentation, assist with grant proposals and use of resources, may be requested to assist with the supervision of graduate students and outreach as requested by the Director of the Kavli Institute. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills.

Salary will be on the Postdoctoral scale (Grade 5 or Grade 7), within the range £25,023 to £28,982 or £28,982-£37,768 p.a. depending on experience plus superannuation benefit. A research allowance of £4,000 pa will be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at http://www.induction.admin.cam.ac.uk/.

Further information on the Kavli Institute and the Fellowship can be obtained from the further particulars  or from Professor Roberto Maiolino, email r.maiolino@mrao.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/11158. 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 submit your application by midnight (GMT) of the closing date of Tuesday, 1st November 2016. If you have any queries about your application,  please contact Ms Sandra Berner (kavlisec@ast.cam.ac.uk).

Please ensure that you upload your CV, covering letter, publications list and research statement in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The names and contact details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted automatically following an application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide references by Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Please quote reference LG09856 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.

The IoA is committed to providing a family friendly environment for researchers and is ensuring that should parental leave be needed during the course of employment, there is provision for extension to contract to compensate for the parental leave taken.

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