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Kavli Institute Fellow


  • Job ref : LG09831
  • Post Title : Senior Research Associate
  • Title : Kavli Institute Fellow (Fixed Term)
  • Org Unit : Institute of Astronomy
  • Category : Research
  • Max Salary : £38,896-£49,230
  • Published : 25-Aug-2016
  • End date : 01-Nov-2016

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance. 

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge (located at the West Cambridge site) is offering one senior Fellowship. The Kavli Institute Fellowship will be for five years starting in October 2017. Applicants must be experienced researchers and have a PhD in Astronomy or a related field and a proven track record of independent research in one, or more, of the research themes of the Kavli Institute (see, i.e. the Cosmic Microwave Background and the early Universe, the formation and evolution of galaxies and of supermassive black holes, large scale surveys and the low frequency Universe. The fellowship is targeted at researchers (observers or theorists) who have the potential to become leaders in their fields. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a programme of independent scientific research, prepare proposals to secure research resources (for example, access to high performance computing, large telescopes, or other international facilities), write scientific articles for publication in peer reviewed journals and contribute to the supervision of graduate students and outreach as requested by the Director of the Kavli Institute. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills. 

Salary will be on the same scale as University Lecturers, within the range £38,896 - £49,230 (p.a. depending on experience) plus superannuation benefit. A research allowance of £8,000 p.a. will be provided. 

Further benefits of University employment are outlined at 

Further information on the Kavli Institute and the Fellowship can be obtained from the further particulars or from Professor Roberto Maiolino, email r.maiolino(at) 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. 

Please submit your application by midnight (GMT) of the closing date of Tuesday, 1st November 2016. If you have any queries about your application, please contact Ms Sandra Berner (kavlisec(at) 

Please ensure that you upload your CV, covering letter, publications list and research statement in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. The names and contact details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted automatically following an application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide references by Tuesday, 15th November 2016 

Please quote reference LG09831 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

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