Junior Research Fellowships

University of Cambridge - Queens’ College

The College intends to appoint two Junior Research Fellows, one in Earth Sciences and one in Sociology from 1 October 2018. The competition is open to eligible graduates who are engaged in research in either of the following subject areas: Earth Sciences; or Sociology. (Within Sociology, preference may be given to applications from researchers working on Human Rights or Digital Societies.)


The purpose of the Junior Research Fellowships is to offer early-career academics of exceptional intellectual calibre the opportunity to pursue excellent research for up to three years at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

The Junior Research Fellowships are early-career appointments open to graduates who are well advanced in their doctoral research or who have recently completed it, and they may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. The Fellowship is stipendiary in the case of those for whom it would be their first substantial salaried academic or research appointment. Salary starts at £21,843 for a postdoctoral appointment (or £18,920 for a pre-doctoral appointment), together with benefits worth over £4,270 p.a. Candidates who have recently taken up, or are about to take up, a salaried postdoctoral research position within the University of Cambridge are eligible and welcome to apply for a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship. Successful candidates will be encouraged to take an active part in the academic life of the relevant department of the University of Cambridge.

Applications Procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via our online application system: app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/qu_jrf.aspx

Completed applications must be submitted via the online system no later than 12:00 BST (11:00 GMT) on Friday 1 September 2017. Applicants are entirely responsible for ensuring the completeness of their applications. Neither incomplete nor late applications will be considered.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017.


If you, your research supervisor or your referees have any queries about the online application procedure or are unable to use the online application form, please contact Miss Beverley Harris (Deputy Head of Tutorial Services) by e-mail (jrf@queens.cam.ac.uk) or telephone (01223 331941 or +44 1223 331941) for further advice.

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