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The Henslow Research Fellowship

University of Cambridge - Girton College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: see advert text.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2021
Closes: 18th January 2021
Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to be held in science, starting on 1 October 2021 and tenable for three years. The Fellowship is open to graduates working in the fields of Natural Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. The holder of the Henslow Fellowship is expected to pursue full-time research based in Cambridge.

This is open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion.

The competition involves assessment of candidates' submitted work and interview. Those interested should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high.

The appointed Research Fellow is required to provide the equivalent of between four and six hours of paid supervision teaching per week during the twenty weeks of the teaching year; in some circumstances, this requirement may be reduced in the first year of Fellowship. Of these hours, four per week will be at an enhanced rate of pay under a Category Aa Lectureship contract; additional hours up to the permitted maximum will be paid at the standard inter-collegiate rate.

The emoluments of the Fellowship are reviewed annually. The present scale (From 1 August 2020) will rise by two annual increments from £20,675 to £23,067 p.a. for Research Fellows who have not yet obtained their Ph.D. and from £21,814 to £24,461 p.a. for post-doctoral Research Fellows. The Fellowship is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme and emoluments are paid monthly in arrears by bank transfer. Research Fellows may claim research expenses up to a total of £2,500 over the three years. Accommodation, if required, and all meals will be provided at Girton for the duration of the fellowship.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 January 2021. Longlisted candidates will be invited to submit work by Friday 12 February 2021, and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 17 March 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, travel and in-person interviews may not be possible; in such circumstances, interviews will be conducted remotely. However, should interviews be undertaken in person, then overseas candidates should note that the College cannot be responsible for payment of air fares should they be short-listed for interview.

Further details of the appointment and the online application process are available from the College website. Applications should be made online using the Fellowship Application System:

Please note that the College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and thus for and looks after its employees, ensuring fair and equal treatment. Any necessary adjustments will be considered to the above in keeping with the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010.

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