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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge

    • Department/Location: Department of Physics, Cambridge
    • Salary: £40,792-£51,630
    • Reference: KA20353
    • Category: Research
    • Published: 2 September 2019
    • Closing date: 21 October 2019

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology represents a single site at which the University's cosmologists and astrophysicists from different academic departments can share knowledge and work together on major projects. In particular, KICC brings together scientists from three different departments, the University's Institute of Astronomy (IoA), the Cavendish Laboratory (the Department of Physics) and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).

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 2020. 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. We welcome applications from observers and theorists with interests relevant to one or more of the scientific themes of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology (see, i.e. the Cosmic Microwave Background and the early Universe, the formation and evolution of galaxies and of supermassive black holes, the Epoch of Cosmic Reionization, the intergalactic medium, large scale structures and precision cosmology, and Gravitational Waves.

The fellowship is targeted at experienced researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their fields.

The successful applicant will work within the Kavli Institute for Cosmology and will be expected to conduct a programme of independent scientific research, but also collaborate with researches in Cambridge, prepare proposals to secure research resources (for example, access to high performance computing and major observing facilities), write scientific articles for publication in peer reviewed journals and contribute to the supervision of graduate students and outreach activities as requested by the Director of the Kavli Institute. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills.

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

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Salary will be on the same scale as University Lecturers, within the range £40.792-£51.630 (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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Clare Bates, HR Administrator, who is responsible for recruitment to this position by email hr(at) Further information on the Kavli Institute and the fellowship can be obtained from Professor Roberto Maiolino, email director(at)

The closing date for application is midnight (BST or Daylight Saving Time) Monday, 21st October 2019.

Please quote reference KA20353 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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