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Research Fellowships

University of Cambridge - Gonville & Caius College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,979 to £23,535
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2018
Closes: 28th September 2018

Gonville & Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect four Research Fellows in 2019.  Candidates should be graduate students or post-doctoral researchers who will be in either their final year of doctoral research, or within one year of the first submission of their PhD for Arts candidates or two years for Science candidates. Research Fellowships are awarded to men or women of exceptionally strong academic record who have produced innovative doctoral research in any branch of the Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and Medicine) or Arts (including all subjects in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences). 

The Fellowships will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2019.  Research Fellows have the full entitlement of Fellows; they are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.

The College would like to make it clear that it would welcome applications from eligible candidates who are applying for or have already been appointed to a salaried post-doctoral position in a laboratory, department or faculty in Cambridge. Such a person appointed to a Research Fellowship would be entitled to all the other benefits of a Research Fellow. If the post-doctoral position comes to an end before the end of the four-year fellowship, the College’s usual stipend will apply for the remainder of the time.

The current stipend of a Research Fellow is £20,979, rising by three annual increments to £23,535.  In addition, the College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy) and 10 free meals per week.  There are also opportunities for College teaching (up to six hours per week), which attracts extra payment.  Certain research expenses may be reimbursed.  Research Fellows who choose to live outside the College are eligible for a housing allowance.

Candidates must submit with their application written work for assessors of at least 30,000 words in length, sometimes including a complete PhD of about 80,000 words, and/or published work, the main body of all of which must be in English, apart from quotations.

Applications must be completed by Friday 28 September 2018.  The election will be held on Friday 11 January 2019 and candidates should ensure that they will be available for interview on that day if so required.

Full details of our application procedures for 2019 are now available online at

There are 31 colleges within the collegiate University of Cambridge. Each college is an independent institution and appoints its own staff.  

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