Newton-Kavli Junior Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Cambridge
Department Name: 
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Institute of Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge (Located at the West Cambridge Site), is starting a new programme of Newton-Kavli Junior Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics. The Fellowship programme is jointly supported by the Isaac Newton Trust and by the Kavli Foundation. Within this context the Institute is offering one junior research fellowship for three years starting in October 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy or a related field, or have submitted by the start date of the fellowship. Applicants must be at an early stage of their research career. We welcome applicants from observers and theorists with interests relevant to one or more of the scientific themes of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology (see, 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, the intergalactic medium, large scale structures 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 of 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 as requested by the Director of the Kavli Institute. Applicants must have excellent communication and computing skills.

Salary will be on the Postdoctoral scale (Grade 5 or Grade 7), within the range £25,298 to £29,301 or £29,301-£38,183 depending on experience plus superannuation benefit. A research allowance of £5,000 pa will be provided. Further benefits of University employment are outlined at

Further information on the Kavli Institute and the Fellowship can be obtained from the further particulars or from Professor Roberto Maiolino, email director(at) .

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There 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.

Full application instructions are given at the link below. If you have any queries about your application, contact Ms Sandra Berner (email kavlisec(at), telephone +44 (0) 1223 337516.

The closing date for application is midnight (BST or Daylight Saving Time) Thursday, 19th October 2017.

Please quote reference LG13025 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The department is committed to providing a family friendly environment for researchers and is ensuring 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 (

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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LG13025 Newton-Kavli Junior Fellow