Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

Fellowship ID: CambUK-RF [#11060]
Fellowship Title: Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pure Mathematics
Fellowship Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/10/01
Application Deadline: 2017/12/15 (posted 2017/10/16, listed until 2017/12/15)
Fellowship Description:    

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Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pure Mathematics

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 pa

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 2018 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 £31,604 to £38,833 per annum, with an annual research allowance of £15,000.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. 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 with whom you have worked 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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for a maximum period of 3 years.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The Department particularly welcomes applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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