Kavli Institute Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 3 years in the first
instance, with the possibility of extending the term for two additional years
depending on funding.
The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, is offering one or more Kavli
Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics.
Applicants must have a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field, or have
submitted their PhD thesis by the start date of the fellowship. We welcome
applications from observers and theorists with interests relevant to one or
more of the scientific themes of the Kavli Institute (see
https:// www. kicc.cam.ac.uk), 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, evolution of the intergalactic
medium, the nature of dark matter, large-scale structure and precision
cosmology, and gravitational waves.
The successful applicant(s) 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 or more of the
various research projects associated with the Kavli Institute. The successful
applicant(s) 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 either on the Research Associate scale (grade 7, from £34,308
to £42,155) if appointed as Kavli Institute Fellow or, for exceptional and
established researchers, on the Senior Research Associate scale (grade 9,
from £43,414 to £54,949) if appointed as Kavli Institute Senior Fellow. A
research allowance of £10,000 per annum will be provided. A generous
relocation package will also be provided. Further benefits of University
employment are outlined at https:// www. induction.admin.cam.ac.uk/.
Appointment as a Research Associate (grade 7) is dependent on having a PhD.
Those who have submitted their thesis but not yet been awarded their PhD will
initially be appointed as a Research Assistant and amended to Research
Associate when the PhD is awarded. The Research Assistant salary (grade 5)
falls within the range £27,929 to £32,348.
The candidate(s) shall ideally start in October 2023, but alternative
starting dates can be arranged with some flexibility.
The University of Cambridge thrives on the diversity of its staff and
students. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.
The University has several family-friendly policies and initiatives, including
a returning-carer scheme, childcare costs support, University workplace
nurseries, University holiday play-schemes, and a shared parental-leave
policy. As part of its commitment to providing a family-friendly environment
for researchers, the Kavli Institute ensures that should parental leave be
needed during the course of employment, there is provision for extension to
contract to compensate for the parental leave taken.
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter,
publications list and research statement (three A4 pages maximum in 11pt
font) in the Upload section of the online application. The names and email
contact details of three academic referees are a necessary part of the
submission. You should advise nominated referees that their references will be
requested with a deadline of 2nd November 2022.
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and short-listed
candidates will be interviewed in December 2022.
Informal enquires can be addressed via email to kavlisec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk
Please quote reference LG33007 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.
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
5 September 2022
24 October 2022