King's College wishes to appoint, with effect from 1 October 2015, one or more Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellows. Applications are welcome in any area of the Physical or Chemical Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering. Candidates must have external funding support for their salary for at least two years from 1 October 2015. This includes, but is not restricted to, research appointments from the Royal Society, the British Academy, the various Research Councils of the United Kingdom, the Wellcome Trust and the Leverhulme Trust.
The main function of the Non-Stipendiary Fellowships is to offer researchers who have already secured external funding at Cambridge University the chance to participate in College life and enjoy the benefits of a College Fellowship.
The College offers generous help with accommodation. This takes one of two forms: single, rent-free accommodation in College or an annual subsidy (currently £4,000) for fellows who live out of College. There is also a shared equity scheme. A Research Fellow has the right to take free meals in College for most of the year. The holder of the Fellowship can apply for research support. This can be used for attending conferences, visiting other academic institutions and other such expenses (this is currently £1,000 but may change). Some support for pre-school children is also available.
The external salary can be supplemented by undertaking teaching within the College. The additional remuneration obtained in this way would usually lie in the range of £2,000 to £4,000 per annum, depending on the amount of teaching undertaken.
Research Fellows of the College will be encouraged and expected to participate in the social and intellectual life of the College through attending academic events, appearing at lunch and dinner, and discussing research with Fellows and graduate students. From time to time the Research Managers organise evenings when Junior Research Fellows are asked to give a short presentation on their work.
See the method of application. The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 30 April 2015; short-listed candidates must be available for interview on Thursday 16 July 2015.