Darwin College Research Associates 2024

Darwin College intends to appoint a number of College Research Associates from 1 October 2024. These positions are tenable for one year with an annual possibility of renewal for a further year to a maximum term of three years.

The scheme aims to provide researchers with a substantial association with the College, but such association will not include membership of the Governing Body.

Candidates must be of postdoctoral standing, and may be graduates of any university. They will normally hold a funded position requiring them to conduct research in the University of Cambridge or in a directly associated research institution and the appointment will be co-terminous with that position.

Successful candidates will normally be within six years (full-time equivalent) of having completed the requirements for the PhD (or equivalent) degree.  Career breaks and/or full-time-equivalent working will be taken into account.  Candidates will be selected with reference to their ability to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience.

The Selection Panel will also consider candidates’ willingness to contribute to the intellectual, sporting, and cultural life of the College.  This could be evidenced through regular engagement with extra-curricular activities in the wider academic community. At Darwin College involvement can take many forms. For example, members can assist in organising the lunchtime research seminar series and the annual Darwin College Lecture Series, as well as taking on leadership roles in College clubs and societies.

Postdoctoral Research Associates will:

  • be entitled to meals at Guest rates
  • have use of sporting/social facilities
  • be entitled to membership of the Darwin College Students Association
  • after completion of a period of one year become members of the Darwin College Society

Applications should be submitted at https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/darwinra/

by 5 pm on 8 June 2024 and include;

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A 400 word statement of current and future research plans comprehensible to lay readers
  • A short statement (200 words maximum) providing the reasons for desiring a College membership and the ways in which the applicant will contribute to College life, alongside their research
  • In the questionnaire section please supply contact details of 2 referees who may be contacted if the College decides to offer you a postdoctoral research associate membership

Referees should be senior members of the University of Cambridge or other academic institutions.

Appointments to these positions will be subject to a selection committee and may include an interview.

Enquiries should be sent to Janet Gibson at jg323@cam.ac.uk

The College reserves the right not to make an appointment


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