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Winton Advanced Research Fellowships Starting 2017/18

Department of Physics

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years

The Winton Advanced Research Fellowship scheme supports outstanding, ambitious scientists with the potential to become independent research leaders in their field.  It provides substantial support to allow Fellows to develop new research programmes that expand the range of research activities within the Department of Physics.  Projects that cross traditional boundaries between physics and other sciences and engineering disciplines are particularly favoured.  A list of current Fellows and their research interests can be found at

Much of the research of the Programme is based in the Maxwell Centre ( that is home to interdisciplinary research on the West Cambridge Science and Technology Campus. The Centre has state-of-the-art laboratory space including research facilities as part of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and office space to foster collaborative research including engaging with industrial partners.

The Fund Managers of the Winton Programme invite applications for up to two Advanced Research Fellowships. Candidates sought are of the calibre to win permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships. Candidates will normally have completed at least one post-doctoral appointment at an institution different to that at which their PhD was obtained. Fellowships will be of 5 years' duration and will provide salary comparable to junior university faculty positions (on the scale currently £39,324-£49,772 per annum) and appropriate support for start-up equipment, graduate students, travel and laboratory operating expenses. Proposed projects should be in new areas or take new approaches in established areas related to research in the broad field of the application of physics to sustainability

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae including a list of publications, the names and addresses of 3 referees; a personal statement of accomplishments to date (up to 1000 words); an outline research proposal (up to 1500 words) with a brief account of research support required (up to 750 words). The research outline should emphasise the novelty of the research approach, but also set out a clear plan of activity.  Closing date for applications is 20th September 2017.

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. 

Those successful at the outline stage will be invited for an interview for which guidance will be provided.  Further information can be obtained by contacting the Winton Programme manager Dr Nalin Patel (

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

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

Please quote reference KA12724 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Winton Annual Report 2017

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