Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences 2018–2022

King's College, Cambridge

King’s College Cambridge invites applications for a four-year Junior Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project in some aspect of the Biological Sciences.

The stipend of the Junior Research Fellow will be funded solely by King’s College, although the candidate will need to find a laboratory offering the facilities needed for his/her research.  No bench fees will be paid by King’s College. The area of research is open and should be stated by the candidates, within the parameters of Biological Sciences, including Medical Sciences.

The Junior Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body, with full privileges of Fellows. In addition to pursuing research, a Junior Research Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity. Privileges include all meals, limited financial support for expenses associated with research, the possibility of an office and accommodation in College properties. Although these are research posts, teaching is likely to be made available if desired.

The stipend attached to all Junior Research Fellowships is £20,874 (pre award of doctorate) rising each year to a maximum of £26,864, according to age and academic qualification. Additional payment is made for teaching. A living-out allowance of £4,000 is made to those not living in college. Further information about the College may be obtained from the College website (


Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2018 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30thSeptember 2016). Appropriate allowance will be made for any time out taken for maternity or paternity leave, other caring responsibilities, or exceptional circumstances.


The closing date for application is midday on Monday, 16th October 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on 28th February 2018. Please ensure that you will be available for interview, as it is not possible to arrange other times for interviews. The Fellowship will begin on 1st October 2018 and will run until 30th September 2022.


Full details, including the method of application, are given on the King's College website

King’s College follows an equal opportunities policy.

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