Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (one post), School of Physical Sciences. Ref: LG07290

Salary: £28,695 to £37,394, with an annual research allowance of £15,000.

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 Postdoctoral Fellow to pursue research in astronomy in the Institute of Astronomy (West Cambridge site).

The Fellowship may be held from 1 October 2016 or otherwise by negotiation. It is available for between two and three years and provides an opportunity for independent research, although the holder will usually work in close collaboration with an established research group in the Institute of Astronomy (Acting Head Professor Andrew Fabian), see http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk.

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.

The stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £28,695 to £37,394 per annum, with a research allowance of £15,000.

Instructions of how to apply online and further information are both available at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8334.

Enquiries should be directed to: jpm@ast.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: Midday (GMT), Monday 21 December 2015.