College Research Associates 2017
St John's College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from 1 September 2017. Candidates must be of postdoctoral standing, and may be graduates of any University. They would normally hold awards made in a national or international competition for the purpose of conducting research in the University of Cambridge or at an associated research institution, as listed here. Examples of such awards are the Royal Society University Research Fellowships, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Research Council Fellowships or Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowships.*
*The College is aware that the results of the Royal Society and British Academy Fellowship competitions are not confirmed until May 2017. Potential recipients of these awards may still apply for this scheme and if shortlisted for a College Research Associate position, will be asked to confirm that funding has been secured for a postdoctoral position in Cambridge.
There are no conditions of subject attached to these positions, but the successful applicants are likely to be within six years of having completed the requirements for the PhD (or equivalent) degree. Candidates will be selected by reference to their ability to contribute to the intellectual, educational, and social life of the College.
The appointment of College Research Associate will normally be coterminous with the postdoctoral award in the University of Cambridge. Various College benefits are offered though no stipend or honorarium will be payable, and no room or accommodation will be provided. The positions do not carry any teaching obligation, but involvement in College life is welcomed. Such involvement might for example take the form of outreach projects, mentoring students or teaching.
Applicants should submit a single Word or PDF file via email comprising, in the order given below:
• a curriculum vitae;
• a 500-word statement of current research and future plans;
• a short statement providing the reasons for desiring a College connection including an indication of how the applicant would like to become involved in the College.
No covering letter is required.
Applicants are further required to ensure that two letters of reference are submitted via email. Referees will be senior members of the relevant Cambridge department or faculty, or scholars of equivalent seniority in other universities who are able to comment on the work of the applicant.
Applications and references should be addressed to the President and sent to email@example.com.
Applications (including references) must be received by 14.00 BST on Thursday 4 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be interviewed on Monday 26 June, 2017.