Applications are invited for three Junior Research Fellowships, one in Sciences and two in Arts, tenable for three years from 1 October 2013.
The Fellowships are intended for researchers who are in the early stages of their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree.
Successful candidates will have excellent academic records and the potential to continue their research at the highest level.
Remuneration for Research Fellows is set by reference to the Cambridge University general stipend and salary scale, with a starting point of spine point 39 (£27,578). It is anticipated that the Research Fellow will carry out full time research (37.5 hours per week).
Candidates who have undertaken more than four years full-time research in the Arts or five years full-time research in the Sciences are unlikely to be considered. Such candidates will have the opportunity to present their case during the application process and the College is prepared to consider exceptions.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide samples of their written work in early 2013. It is recommended that the work for submission should not exceed 20,000 words. The College will look for the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted.
In order for an informed assessment to be made, it is important that sufficient material is made available. The submitted work need not be in its final form, but must provide evidence of outstanding originality and promise.
Junior Research Fellows are entitled to become residents of Clare College, with an allowance of £4,300pa towards their room. They are also entitled to ten meals a week in the College, valued at £4,500pa.
Research Fellows may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during Term. They will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.
To register and apply go to: http://jrf.clare.cam.ac.uk/