Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance with the possibility of extending the term for 2 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 http://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 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 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 £32,816 to £40,322) if appointed as Kavli Institute Fellow or, for exceptional and established researchers, on the Senior Research Associate scale (grade 9, from £41,526 to £52,559) if appointed as Kavli Institute Senior Fellow. A research allowance of £10,000 per annum will be provided. A relocation allowance up to £3000 will also be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at http://www.induction.admin.cam.ac.uk/.
Appointment at Research Associate level (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 level when the PhD is awarded. The Research Assistant salary (grade 5) falls within the range £26,715 to £30,942.
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and short-listed candidates will be interviewed in December 2021.
The candidate shall ideally start in October 2022, but alternative starting dates can be arranged with some flexibility.
Please submit your application by 23:59 BST of the closing date of Monday, 25th October 2021. If you have any queries about your application please contact Mr Steven Brereton (kavlisec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) who is also the contact for informal enquiries.
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 contact details of three academic referees will be requested with a deadline for receipt of references of 3 November 2021.
Please quote reference LG27880 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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