Published on 24/07/2014
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Starting salary up to £38,165
Initially 5 years with a possible further extension of 3 years (see Royal Society for further details)
If you wish to apply for a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) to be held at the Institute of Astronomy, in the first instance, you should make contact with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff who has related research interests to discuss the possibility of submitting a request for Institute support.
Applicants must have an appropriate level of experience (between 3 and 8 years of post-Ph.D. research experience at the time of application), significant research recognition (via publications and citations) and be able to demonstrate evidence of independence/leadership potential.
Once applicants have engaged with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff, a pre-application may be made by submitting:
- publication list
- draft research proposal
- name and contact details of the proposed referee (personal reference)
- name of the IoA Staff member who has agreed to support the application.
Materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with attachments as a single .pdf format file.
The Institute's selection committee will begin reviewing applications in early August and those interested are strongly advised to make an early application. In order to be considered, applicants must send their pre-application materials to reach the Institute of Astronomy by 9am Wednesday 27th August at the latest.
Completed applications will have to be submitted on the Royal Society's e-GAP system by 5pm Wednesday 3rd September to give time for checking, approval and ultimate submission by Cambridge University Research Services Division.
The final deadline for submission of applications to the Royal Society is Thursday 11th September 2014.
The deadline for Head of Department/Nominated Referee references/statements to be submitted online using the Royal Society's e-GAP system is 18 September 2014.
Application Deadline Date:
27 August 2014