Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Physical Sciences (three posts)

Salary: £28,982 to £37,768 p.a.

Funding is available for a maximum period of three years.

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for appointment as a Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellow. Two Fellowships will be available in the Department of Chemistry and one Fellowship will be available in the Department of Physics. Applications should fall within the field indicated below:

Chemistry: Organic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry and related areas of Chemistry.

Enquiries should be directed to: Professor David Spring (spring@ch.cam.ac.uk).

Physics: The Department is seeking to appoint in any area of Experimental Solid State Physics, but will particularly welcome applications related to work of its Quantum Sensors, Semiconductor Physics and Thin Film Magnetism research groups.

Enquiries should be directed to: hod@phy.cam.ac.uk.

The Fellowships are intended to enable a small number of outstanding and highly motivated scholars who have demonstrated a capacity for individual research to devote themselves exclusively to research at an early stage in their careers, to develop their academic potential, and to produce work of an international standard within their field.

All Fellowships are to be held from 1 October 2016 or otherwise by negotiation. Fellowships are available for between two and three years. Fellows will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments indicated below. Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their Ph.D. 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 postdoctoral experience by the time the Fellowship is taken up. In addition to holding a Ph.D. or equivalent, candidates should provide evidence of: outstanding academic excellence; a high quality and original research proposal; and evidence of their capabilities as an independent researcher.

The stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £28,982 to £37,768 per annum, with an annual research allowance of £15,000.

An application pack and further details can be found at www.herchelsmith.cam.ac.uk/fellowships/fellow_apply.html, or from the Secretary to the Fund Managers, email duncan.mccallum@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 11 January 2016.