|Salary:||£45,585 to £57,696 pa|
|Placed On:||8th September 2023|
|Closes:||12th November 2023|
The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, is offering one Kavli Senior Fellowship in Exoplanets. Applicants must have a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field. We welcome applications from observers, instrumentalists, and theorists with interests relevant to the broad theme of the search for and characterisation of exoplanets.
Successful applicants will be expected to build an independent research program but will have many opportunities for collaborative work with members of the Kavli Institute and the Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe. They will disseminate their research findings through publications and presentations and contribute to public-engagement activities. Successful applicants will have opportunities to assist with the supervision of graduate students. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills.
Salary will be on the Senior Research Associate scale (grade 9, from £45,585 to £57,696). A research allowance of £10,000 per annum will be provided. A generous relocation package will also be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at http://www.induction.admin.cam.ac.uk/.
The University of Cambridge thrives on the diversity of its staff and students. Applications from under-represented groups are particularly welcome. The University has several family-friendly policies and initiatives, including a returning-carer scheme, childcare costs support, University workplace nurseries, University holiday play-schemes, and a shared parental-leave policy. As part of its commitment to providing a family-friendly environment for researchers, the Kavli Institute ensures that should parental leave be needed during the course of employment, there is provision for extension to contract to compensate for the parental leave taken.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter, publications list and research statement (three A4 pages maximum in 11pt font) in the Upload section of the online application. The names and contact details of three academic referees are a necessary part of the submission. You should advise nominated referees that their references will be requested with a deadline of 15th December 2023
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the week commencing 16th January 2024.
The deadline has been extended to allow researchers affected by the situation in the Middle East time to prepare and submit their applications. The extension applies to all applicants.
Please quote reference KA38388 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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