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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge

  • Department/Location: Kavli Institute for Cosmology
  • Salary: £25,728-£29,799 or£29,799-£38,833
  • Reference: LG16653
  • Category: Research
  • Published: 31 August 2018
  • Closing date: 18 October 2018

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge (Located at the West Cambridge Site), is offering one Newton-Kavli Junior Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics for three years starting in October 2019. The Fellowship programme is jointly supported by the Isaac Newton Trust and by the Kavli Foundation.

Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy or a related field, or be near to completion. Applicants must be at an early stage of their research career. We welcome applicants 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 successful applicant will be expected to develop research objectives and conduct collaborative scientific research, write up research work for publication and presentations, and may be involved in one of more of the various research projects associated with the Kavli Institute. The successful applicant may be requested to assist with 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.

Salary will be on the Postdoctoral scale at Grade 5 for those close to completion of PhD (£25,728 to £29,799) or Grade 7 for those with proof of PhD (£29,799 to £38,833) plus superannuation benefit. A research allowance of £5,000 pa 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 director(at) .

To apply online for this vacancy, please click here. 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), covering letter, publications list and research statement (3 pages max, 11pt fonts) in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. The names 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 Monday, 29th October 2018.

If you have any queries about your application, please contact Mr Steven Brereton (email Kavlisec(at), telephone +44(0) 1223 337516).

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST or Daylight Saving time) Thursday, 18th October 2018.

Please quote reference LG16653 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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