College Research Associates

King’s College makes up to six appointments to College Research Associates each year in any subject. Applicants must at the time of appointment be of post-doctoral standing, and may be graduates of any university. They must at the time of appointment, and for the duration of the appointment, be employed by the University of Cambridge in a post-doctoral research role. There are no conditions of age or subject attached to these positions, but candidates would normally be early in their research careers.

Applications can be from individuals or from groups of up to three. Appointments will be for two years, potentially renewable for a further two years. Applicants must, at the time of appointment, have funding for at least a full year.

Appointments are made by some members from the Research Committee on the basis of a research application outlining activities to be performed within King’s. This could, for instance, involve work with King’s Fellows or doctoral students, use of college archives or research facilities, or the writing of an article.

Research Associates have access to the SCR, the library and other College facilities. They have the right to lunch and dine in College with one High Table dinner and two lunches per week free of charge. Up to £500 per year of research expenses is available through the Research Committee. Presentation of their work to the Fellowship and Graduate student body will be expected of all Associates at some point during their tenure. Details of competitions for College Research Associate positions can be found below.


Further Particulars

The 2019 competition for post-doctoral College Research Associates has now closed.


Current CRAs

First elected 2016

  • Dr Marta Serrani
  • Dr Thomas Torode
  • Dr Sandra Jasper

First elected ​2017

  • Dr Katherine Brown
  • Dr Lewis Mervin
  • Dr Nazima Pathan
  • Dr Adam Green
  • Dr Julie Laursen       ]
  • Dr Anna Schliehe     ]    joint
  • Dr Kristian Mjaland   ]

First elected 2018

  • Ms Nienke Blom
  • Dr Johannes Lenhard
  • Mr Tobias Mueller
  • Dr Sinead Rocha-Thomas
  • Mr Jack Wright
  • Dr Luke Meredith        ]
  • Dr Alexander Patto     ]   joint
  • Dr Velislava Petrova   ]
An alphabetically ordered list of all the current Fellows at King's, along with their subject and contact information.
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A full list of all of the current Junior Research Fellows at King's and their University contact details.

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