Junior Research Fellowships 2018

University of Cambridge - Clare College

Applications are invited for two Junior Research Fellowships in science, tenable for three years.

The fellowships, which will start on 1 October 2018, are intended for researchers in any science discipline who are in the early stages of their careers. 

The successful candidates will have excellent academic records and the potential to continue their research at the highest level. It is expected that the candidates will be either graduate students, in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the last year.

Candidates who have undertaken more than five years’ full-time research, or part-time equivalent, in the sciences are unlikely to be considered unless there are strong mitigating circumstances.

Remuneration for research fellows is set by reference to the Cambridge University general stipend and salary scale with a starting point of spine point 39 (currently £29,799).  This will increase by one spine point each year.  

Research fellows are entitled to a benefits package currently valued at up to £7,200 p.a., excluding accommodation. This includes travel expenses, meals, IT costs, feasts and a furniture allowance.

The College will offer accommodation, if available, and a research fellow who is resident in College will be charged a fee, currently £6,090, towards the cost of accommodation. Research fellows may join the University Superannuation Scheme.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will carry out full-time research for 37.5 hours per week.

Research fellows may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term. They will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.

The competition closes at 13:00 GMT on Monday 13 November 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Monday 4 December 2017 and asked to submit copies of their written works by Friday 8 December. A final decision will be made by Wednesday 31 January 2018.

To apply for a Junior Research Fellowship in science, please go to https://jrf.clare.cam.ac.uk/

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