Institute of Astronomy

Vacancies

The Institute of Astronomy offers a number of PhD and Masters opportunities each year. Details of these can be found on the admissions pages.

Current and previous employment opportunities at the Institute can be found below.

Open Vacancies

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Published on 11/06/2015 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
See call documentation for details
Starting Date: 
01/10/2019
Tenure: 
Up to 24 Months

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to be held within the Institute.

Eligibility information;

  • You must have a PhD (or at least 4 years research experience)

  • You must not have resided or worked in the UK for more than 12 months during the three years up to the submission deadline

Additionally, applicants are expected to have significant research recognition (via publications and citations) and be able to demonstrate evidence of independence/leadership potential.

Full details of eligibility and call documentation can be found on the European Commission website

In the first instance applicants should make contact with a member of the Institute’s Academic Staff who has related research interests to discuss the possibility of hosting the fellowship within the Institute.

Completed applications will have to be submitted through the European Commission’s EPSS system by 4pm GMT Wednesday 12th September 2018, but we would expect interested applicants to contact a member of our academic staff as soon as possible, and at the very latest by 5pm GMT Friday 24th August 2018.

 

Application Deadline Date: 
24 August 2018

Closed Vacancies

Royal Society University Research Fellowships

Published on 23/07/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
Starting salary up to £40,354.58
Starting Date: 
01/10/2019
Tenure: 
Initially five years with a possible further extension of three years (see Royal Society for further details)

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite pre-applications from suitably-qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) to be held within the Institute.

Application Deadline Date: 
6 August 2018

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

Published on 03/07/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
£39,993 to £50,618
Starting Date: 
01/10/2019
Tenure: 
Up to five years

The Institute of Astronomy will offer to support up to four applications (our quota) for the STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship scheme. Potential applicants should first contact a member of the Institute's Academic Staff to discuss the possibility of submitting a pre-application to the Institute's selection committee which will review requests.

Application Deadline Date: 
13 August 2018