Job Opening

Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Geophysics (and Biophysics)

University of Cambridge

Posted: 12/01/2017

Open Until: 01/12/2018

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund
invite applications for up to two Fellowships to be held in Departments
in the School of the Physical Sciences (SPS) at the University of
Cambridge from 1 October 2018 (or otherwise by negotiation). Fellowships
are available for two-three years and provide an opportunity for
independent research, although the holders will usually work in close
collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments
in the School. Fellows will receive an annual research allowance of up
to £15,000, in addition to the advertised stipend, and must pursue their
research on a full-time basis in Cambridge.

We welcome applications from researchers in the broad fields of either
geophysics or biophysics.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates
who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three
years at any university but normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard.
Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years of
postdoctoral experience by the time the award is taken up.

All applications, including required documents and references must be
submitted online through the University's recruitment system. Only
applications which include ALL of the following will be considered:
1. Department support letter: Each candidate is required to submit a
letter from a SPS Department in Cambridge outlining their willingness to
host and support the candidate's research during the Fellowship.
Candidates are advised to contact the relevant Department and/or PI(s)
directly prior to submission.
2. Research project summary: One page summary of proposed project,
including the name of the SPS Department which you hope to join.
3. Research project description: A detailed description (maximum 4
pages) of the proposed project. You should consult the relevant
Department and/or other resources to ensure that your proposal is
appropriately related to the group which you hope to join.
4. Curriculum vitae: Maximum 3 pages, outlining academic career,
qualifications with full list of publications to date; Please include
hyperlinks of 3 best publications (not full copies).
5. References: 3 completed references will be required by 12 January
2018. Please ensure that selected referees are fully contactable
throughout the process. Upon submission of your application, referees
will be directly contacted to request that they upload a reference for
you on the University's online recruitment system.

Information about the School of Physical Sciences and its Departments
can be found on the School's website: Information about the
Department of Earth Sciences can be found on our

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for a maximum of 3

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about
the role, please visit: You will need to click on the
'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web
Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before
completing the online application form.

For discipline-related queries, please contact the relevant Head of
Department or PI directly. Other enquiries can be directed to Dr Andy

Please quote reference LB13613 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

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