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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge


Department/Location : Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge - Department of Physics
Salary : £32,816 - £40,322 or £41,526 - £52,559
Reference : KA23848
Category : Research
Published : 24 August 2020
Closing date : 26 October 2020
Junior/Senior Kavli Institute Fellow


The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, is offering one Kavli Fellowship in Cosmology and Astrophysics.

Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy or a related field, or have submitted by the start date of the fellowship. We welcome applications from observers and theorists from all career stages and seniorities, both Junior and Senior, 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.

Salary will be either on the Research Associate scale (grade 7, from £32,816 to £40,322) or at the Senior Research Associate scale (grade 9, from £41,526 to £52,559).

A research allowance of £8,000 pa will be provided. A relocation allowance up to £3000 will also be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at

Fixed-term: Three years in the first instance; potentially renewable to two additional years subject to funding.

Application Process

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. 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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter, publications list and research statement (3 A4 pages maximum, 11pt fonts, including any figures and bibliographic references) 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 following your application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide references by the deadline of midnight (GMT) Wednesday, 4th November 2020.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th October 2020. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Steven Brereton (Kavli Institute Administrator), email: .

Please quote reference KA23848 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Additional information on this vacancy and additional documents are available on the advert published on the University’s site.