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 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(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 http://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.
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
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.