University of Cambridge – School of the Physical Sciences
Applications are invited for an Ernest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship to be held at Cambridge University in Colloid Science as broadly interpreted within the fields of biology, surface chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. These Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for independent research, though the holders usually work in collaboration with an established research group. Applications are encouraged from women and men who have completed or expect to have completed a PhD by 1 October 2011, as well as from those who have spent a cumulative total of not more than three years in post-doctoral research. The University is committed to equality of opportunity.
Tenure is for three years in an appropriate department commencing normally from 1 October 2011. The stipend range for 2009-10 is £27,319 to £35,646 (pay award pending). A contribution may be made towards travel and removal expenses, and up to £10k p.a. will be made available for research expenses.
The Oppenheimer Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any other paid position, or position which would normally attract a stipend. In exceptional circumstances the Oppenheimer committee may consider a top-up.
Applications (on paper) should reach the Secretary of the Committee of Management, School of Physical Sciences, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX by 24 January 2011 and should be accompanied by 10 copies of:
(a) CV (2 pages maximum) including academic career, qualifications (with class of degree and position in course as x/y), any relevant teaching experience; list of papers published and in press.
(b) Two statements, describing respectively the applicant’s previous and current research (1 page maximum), and the proposed research programme, .including its relevance to colloid science (3 pages maximum).
(c) Please ensure that applications are submitted in a font no smaller than 11 pt.
Applications exceeding the specified length (CV, 2 pages; previous and current research, 1 page; proposed research, 3 pages) or in a font size smaller than 11 point will not be accepted.
(d) The names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two persons (only) who would be willing to give a confidential assessment of the applicant’s research to the Committee of Management, at least one of whom should be an external referee. Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write direct to the Secretary by the closing date.
(e) The written approval of the Head of the Department in Cambridge in which the applicant hopes to work
(f) Completed form CHRIS/6 Cover Sheet for CVs available from: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/.
A list of projects recently funded is available from: PhysicalSciences@admin.cam.ac.uk.
The Committee of Management hope to make a decision by the beginning of March 2011.
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