Astor Junior Research Fellowship in Physics

University of Oxford - New College

From 1 October 2017

The college invites applications for this post, which is tenable for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, based in New College, Oxford. The person appointed will be expected to undertake advanced research in Physics and will have completed his or her PhD/DPhil or be in the last year of doctoral work at the time of taking up the post, and may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment.

The formal selection criterion for the post is scholarship that demonstrates a substantial contribution to the subject, or potential for such, with an ability to communicate ideas.

This Junior Research Fellowship is intended for researchers at an early stage in their career who show outstanding ability and potential in their chosen field. Applicants will be expected to have a first degree in a subject area appropriate to the fellowship, normally at First Class honours level, and to have completed his or her PhD/DPhil or be in the last year of doctoral work at the time of taking up the post.

The fellowship carries a stipend of £21,050 p.a. (subject to review). The appointment will be pensionable under the USS scheme, the fellow contributing 8% of the stipend and the college 18%.

Fellows are normally entitled to college housing (such as a one bedroom or studio flat) or to claim a housing allowance (currently £1,950 p.a.). Fellows are entitled to free lunch and dinner at the common table when this is available, a research and book allowance (£1,275 p.a.) and an entertainment allowance (£215 p.a.).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the college’s website at, or from the Academic Registrar, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN (tel: 01865 279596; email: The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 4 November 2016.

New College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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