Oppenheimer Research Fellowship (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Office of the School of the Physical Sciences

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for an Ernest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship to be held at Cambridge University in Colloid Science as broadly interpreted within the fields of biology, surface chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. These Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for independent research, though the holders usually work in collaboration with an established research group. Applications are encouraged from researchers who will have completed a PhD by 1 October 2018 and have spent not more than three years after a PhD viva or defence in post-doctoral research by 1 October 2018.

The post will be based in Cambridge in an appropriate department.

Tenure is for three years commencing from 1 October 2018. The stipend range is £31,604 to £38,833. A contribution may be made towards travel and removal expenses, and up to £15k p.a. will be made available for research expenses.

The Oppenheimer Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any other paid position, or position which would normally attract a stipend.

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

www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15426. 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.

Please refer to the Further Information document (the Application Process section) for detail on how to complete an application for this Fellowship.


Please include, in the online application form, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees (only) who are willing to give a confidential assessment of your research to the Committee of Management; at least one of these should be an external referee. Please ask these two referees to write direct to the Acting Secretary, Georgina Fuller, at physicalsciences@admin.cam.ac.uk by the closing date of 2 January 2018.

The References section of the online application form gives an option regarding the stage at which referees are contacted. Please note that, as outlined above, both references need to be sent to physicalsciences@admin.cam.ac.uk by the closing date of 2 January 2018.

Please note that a security check may be required, depending on your research area.

The Committee of Management hopes to make a decision by the middle of February 2018.

A list of projects recently funded is available. To request this list, please write to Georgina Fuller at physicalsciences@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Georgina Fuller at physicalsciences@admin.cam.ac.uk or to the Departmental Administrator at the Department in which you hope to work.

Please quote reference LA13716 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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