Non-stipendiary Research Fellowships

The Governing Body of Darwin College, Cambridge invites applications for a number of 3 year non-stipendiary Research Fellows with effect from 1 October 2018.  The candidate who heads the list will be designated the Charles and Katharine Darwin Research Fellow. Then, the top candidate in the sciences will be awarded the Schlumberger Research Fellowship sponsored by Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited.

The Fellowships are open without limitation of subject and to men and women from any university, irrespective of age.  The Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers who are completing, or who have recently completed, their PhD Degree.   No candidate should normally have completed more than seven years of research since the start of their doctorate by 1 October 2018. The function of these Fellowships is to provide a formal, supported starting point for an academic career.

Applications should be made at by 12 November 2017. Election will be made in early 2018 and the Fellowships will run for three years from 1 October 2018.

The documents should incorporate (a) curriculum vitae, (b) an account, in not more than 500 words, of the proposed research and the background to it, (c) a summary of research for a non-specialist audience, (d) an assurance that, where necessary, appropriate research arrangements (for example with a laboratory) have been made, (e) a statement about how candidates propose to fund themselves during their tenure of the Research Fellowship, (f) the names and contact details of two referees who will also need to submit a reference online by 12 November 2017, and (g) a list of published or unpublished work that would be available for submission, if requested. In December 2017 selected candidates will be invited to submit copies of written work and may be called for interview on 11 January 2018. Election will be made as soon as possible thereafter.

Conditions and Emoluments
The successful candidates will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the College. They include the obligation to reside in or near Cambridge for at least two-thirds of each University Term, unless excused by the Governing Body.

All Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body, and are entitled to dine and lunch free of charge at the normal College table whenever meals are served (up to a limit of seven meals in each week), with the exception that the occasional special dinner must be paid for.  Guests, normally not exceeding two in number on any one occasion, may be entertained at lunch or dinner, ten of them free of charge within any quarter of the year.  

Research Fellows may claim a research allowance towards receipted research expenses of £300p.a., increasing to £600p.a. for the Charles and Katharine Darwin Research Fellow, and (for the first two years only) to £750p.a. for the Schlumberger Research Fellow who may also claim a further sum of £750 p.a. to defray the costs of organising seminars, in College, related to the chosen research topic.  

It may be possible to provide limited rented accommodation for up to two years, subject to availability, for which a charge will be made.

- The College follows an equal opportunities policy –

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