Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance and the post is expected to start no later than October 2023.
The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, is offering one Kavli Senior Fellowship in Exoplanets.
Applicants must have a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field. We welcome applications from observers, instrumentalists, and theorists with interests relevant to the broad theme of the search for and characterisation of exoplanets.
The successful applicant will be expected to conduct an independent programme of scientific research, write up research work for publication and presentations, and may be involved in collaborative research projects associated with the Kavli Institute and the Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe.
The successful applicant may be requested to contribute to the supervision of graduate students, seminar organisation and outreach. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills.
Salary will be on the Senior Research Associate scale (grade 9, from £43,414 to £54,949). 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 http://www.induction.admin.cam.ac.uk/.
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. As part of its commitment to providing a family-friendly environment for researchers, the Kavli Institute ensures that should parental leave be needed during employment, there is provision for extension to contract to compensate for the parental leave taken.
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 20th January 2023.
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the week commencing 23rd January 2023.
Click the 'Apply' URL link below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Please submit your application by 23:59 GMT of the closing date of Tuesday, 20th December 2022. If you have any queries about your application or wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact the Kavli Administrator (kavlisec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).
Please quote reference LG34176 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.