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Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Extreme Universe)

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for up to two Fellowships which would be held in the School of the Physical Sciences (SPS) of the University of Cambridge, either in the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) or the Department of Physics or the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) all located at the west cambridge site. The fellowships are tenable from 1 October 2019 (or otherwise by negotiation) to research into the Extreme Universe. The fellowships provide an opportunity for independent research, although the holders will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments in the School.

Royal Society University Research Fellowships

The Royal Society University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists with an opportunity to build an independent research career. This is a very popular call and we are asking all interested candidates (candidates from outside the Department as well) to contact and as soon as possible but no later than 3rd August 2018. This is important as the University's Research Operations office, who will submit all applications to the funder, have requested that all applications are submitted to them by the Tuesday 28nd August 2018 (including Head of Department statements and completed references).

EPSRC Fellowships

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The Science and Technology Facilities Council offers 12 Fellowships in total each year to early-career researchers in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Accelerator Physics. A quota system applies for each university. Interested candidates should therefore contact a member of academic staff with a research similar to your own as soon as possible for information and guidance. 

Potential candidates are requested to email their full CVs with a short statement of research proposal to the Rutherford Hub Admin Team (  by Friday 10th August 2018.

College RF/JRF Physics Related Posts

Details of calls for applications for College RF and JRF posts can be found on the University's Job Opportunities web-pages, listed under either Academic or Research.
They are also published on College websites and in the University's Reporter.

Applicants for College JRFs in the sciences are normally required to submit a statement from the Head of the Department in which they intend to hold their fellowship agreeing to accommodate the Research Fellow in that Department, if elected.  However, before such a letter can be generated, applicants need to obtain the agreement of a Faculty Member within the Department to host them. Once the Faculty Member has confirmed their willingness to host the applicant, a Head of Department support letter can be generated. The Head of Department's office normally requires two week's notice to generate such letters.

Winton Programme Studentships and Fellowships

Further details of opportunities within the Physics of Sustainability can be found here.