Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

University of Cambridge - Academic Division

(Four Posts)

Fixed-term: Funding is available for a maximum period of 3 years

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for four Fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2017 or otherwise by negotiation. Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge. Preference will be given to those working at the interface with the physical sciences (for example using computational, engineering, mathematical, synthetic biology or systems biology approaches) and who have or can develop appropriate links with colleagues in the physical sciences. The Fellowships are available for between two or three years.

The Fellowships are intended to enable a small number of outstanding and highly motivated scholars who have demonstrated a capacity for individual research to devote themselves exclusively to research at an early stage in their careers, to develop their academic potential, and to produce work of an international standard within their field.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three years at any university but normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard. Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years postdoctoral experience by the time the Fellowship is taken up. In addition to holding a PhD or equivalent, candidates should provide evidence of: outstanding academic excellence; a high quality and original research proposal; and evidence of their capabilities as an independent researcher.

The stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, with an annual research allowance of up to £15,000.

Further information on the Fellowship scheme and the application process can be found below or at www.herchelsmith.cam.ac.uk/fellowships

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12194. 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.

Informal enquiries may be directed to fwuching.wee@admin.cam.ac.uk.

More information about the School of the Biological Sciences and its Departments can be found on the School's website: http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/.

For discipline-related queries, please contact the relevant Head of Department.  Applicants must clearly indicate that the Department is prepared to accept them and the name of the proposed Principal Investigator with whom they hope to work with.

Please quote reference AK10796 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.

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