University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Fellowship ID: CambUK-HERCHELSMITH [#21398, LF33839]
Fellowship Title: Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pure Mathematics
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/12/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/03, listed until 2022/12/14)
Fellowship Description:    

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The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to pursue research within the general field of Pure Mathematics. Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge.

The Fellowship is intended to enable an outstanding and highly motivated scholar who has demonstrated a capacity for individual research to focus exclusively on research at an early stage in their career, to develop academic potential, and to produce work of an international standard within the field. The Fellowship is to be held from 1 October 2023 or otherwise by negotiation. The Fellowship is available for up to three years and provides an opportunity for independent research, although the holder will usually work in close collaboration with an established research group.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three years at any university but normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard. Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years postdoctoral experience by the time the Fellowship is taken up. In addition to holding a PhD or equivalent, candidates should provide evidence of: outstanding academic excellence; a high quality and original research proposal; and evidence of their capabilities as an independent researcher.

The stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £34,308-£42,155 per annum, with an annual research allowance of £13,000.

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You will need to upload: •Curriculum Vitae. A full curriculum vitae which should outline your academic career, qualifications and list your publications to date. (Please do not include papers in preparation). It should be a maximum of two pages. •Project Summary. A one page summary of your proposed project, clearly indicating your research area(s)of interest near the top.

•Project Description. A detailed description of your proposed project. It is advised that you consult the departmental website and similar resources to ensure that your proposal is appropriately related to the research interests of the department.

•Publications. A list of three of your best publications. Please do not upload papers but include hyperlinks to the publications.

•Contact details of three referees. At least one of your referees should be someone who is familiar with your work in your major research field. It is important that you supply your referees with your Project Description to assist them in writing their reference reports. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

For information about the Department of Pure Maths and Mathematical Statistics, please see If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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