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Professorship of Nonlinear Mathematical Science

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Nonlinear Mathematical Science invite applications from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in applied mathematics and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13565/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 8 June 2017.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Nigel Peake, Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, telephone 01223 339058 or email n.peake@damtp.cam.ac.uk. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/.

Please quote reference LE12048 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 8 June 2017

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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate x2 (fixed-term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 per annum (Research Associate) or £39,324-£49,772 per annum (Senior Research Associate)

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Faculty of Mathematics. These are funded by an ERC Advanced Grant, entitled Active and Driven Systems: Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics (ADSNeSP), recently awarded to Prof Mike Cates FRS, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.

One position is available for 3 years and the other for up to 5 years. The positions are at Research Associate level (Grade 7) with the possibility of one appointment being made at Senior Research Associate level (Grade 9) for an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

Applicants will have, or be about to receive, a PhD in theoretical physics or cognate area. These positions require familiarity with the concepts and methods of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Specific experience applying these to driven and/or active matter systems would be an advantage, as would be experience with some of the following methodologies: large deviation theory; stochastic thermodynamics; field theory and path integrals; stochastic PDEs; numerical methods for hydrodynamic and stochastic continuum models; computer simulation and analytic methods for particle-based models; coarse-graining and renormalization group approaches.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holders will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. In the case of an appointment being made at Senior Research Associate level, additional duties would include managing research budgets and programmes, identifying sources of funding, contributing to teaching and supervising/mentoring research students and colleagues.

Fixed-term: Funding for one position is available for 3 years and funding for the other position is available for up to 5 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to: LE12153@maths.cam.ac.uk. Note that it is not possible to offer candidate-specific advice on whether to make a formal application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13678/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a one-page summary of research achievements and interests. Please ensure that both your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made 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 before the closing date.

Please quote reference LE12153 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 12 June 2017

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome 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.


Research Associate in the Mathematical Underpinnings of Stratified Turbulence (fixed-term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 per annum

We are seeking a computational/theoretical researcher to join the ongoing research project on the 'Mathematical Underpinnings of Stratified Turbulence' funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This project, a high-profile £2.3M Programme Grant, joint between the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University of Cambridge, and the School of Mathematics of the University of Bristol (led by Prof. Paul Linden as P.I., with Co-I.s Professors Colm-cille Caulfield, Stuart Dalziel and Rich Kerswell, and Dr. John Taylor), aims to integrate quantitatively experiments, computation and theory to provide a new mathematical description of stratified turbulence. At any one time there are typically three PDRAs, two based in Cambridge, and one based at Bristol. The integrated programme requires each team member to spend brief periods at the partner institution.

This position is for a computational/theoretical PDRA. The role holder will conduct direct numerical simulations of stratified turbulence and analyse their results for comparison with and interpretation of the experiments. There is expected to be also a component of data assimilation and model building. Since the key underpinning methodology will be cutting-edge direct numerical simulation, experience in computational fluid dynamics and high performance computing is highly desirable. Familiarity with stratified turbulence and/or dynamical systems is also very desirable but not essential. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. John Taylor (jrt51@cam.ac.uk).

Duties include: developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to research area.

The successful candidate should have or be about to receive a PhD in mathematics, engineering or a closely related area. The starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Further details can be found at http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/pfl4/ResearchProjects1.html

Start date: as soon as possible.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13804/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please upload a full CV and cover letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to the project in light of your research interests and include the contact details of two referees. and Please ensure that they 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.

Please quote reference LE12258 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 23 June 2017

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome 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.


Pavilion and Undergraduate Office Administrator (part time)

Salary: £21,843-£25,298 pro rata

The Department is seeking an experienced and proactive part-time administrator (28 hours per week to be worked between 9-5, Monday to Friday) to provide support for academic and research staff based in one of the Department's four Pavilions. The post holder will also provide administrative support for the Undergraduate functions across the two Mathematics Departments, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics as part of the Undergraduate Office.

The role holder will act as first point of contact for all staff and visitors to the pavilion; provide research grant support, organisation of seminars and conferences, website maintenance/editing and general correspondence. In addition to their duties as Pavilion administrator, the role holder will provide support to the busy Mathematics Undergraduate Office in the following areas: administering the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, acting as first point of contact for internal and external queries relating to admissions, examinations and Faculty business, maintaining key documentation including the lecture timetable, and providing administrative support to the Secretary of the Faculty Board in the servicing of the Board and its committees.

The successful applicant will be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics. Proficient in the use of IT, the applicant will be able to demonstrate their competency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and webpage and email packages. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn TeX and LaTeX, and the University's student records system, CamSIS, is essential. Excellent organisational and written and verbal communication skills are also required together with the ability to work both autonomously and as a part of a team.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms June Wilders, PA to the Head of Department and Chief Secretary (email: jew46@cam.ac.uk), or Mrs Sarah Jefferys, Faculty Secretary, (email: Secretary.Board@maths.cam.ac.uk )

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13463/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

On the online form in the Suitability for the Role section you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements set out in the person profile in the further particulars.. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Please quote reference LE11954 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2017

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.



David Crighton Fellowships

Up to four David Crighton Fellowships are available to research students and postdoctoral Fellows in fluid mechanics, acoustics, waves and vibration.  Awards are to be used to cover actual travel and subsistence expenses, up to a maximum amount of £3,800  to facilitate two to three months' study and research beginning in the calendar year 2017.  Successful candidates based outside of Cambridge will have the opportunity to undertake study and research in Cambridge, wherease award winners currently based in Cambridge can utilise funds to travel elsewhere.  Applicants should normally be in the second half of their PhD research, or have no more than three years' postdoctoral experience. 

Closing Date:  16 January 2017


External Vacancies

Research Council, Royal Society, EU and Other External Research Fellowships

The Research Councils, Royal Society, EU and other organisations have several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers for periods of two to five years, or sometimes more. DAMTP has hosted many holders of such Fellowships in the past, most of whom have moved on to very successful longer term academic/research careers. Enquiries are welcomed from those considering applying for such Fellowships with DAMTP as host institution. A first step is to make contact with a relevant member of the DAMTP academic staff (see our Research pages for more information) or else to email the Head of Department (Professor N. Peake, email: N.Peake@damtp.cam.ac.uk) giving brief details of research area and intended application.

Initial discussion with a relevant member of DAMTP academic staff should begin as soon as possible and certainly at least one month prior to the closing date (in some cases earlier). Potential applicants should also email the DAMTP Accountant (Mr J. Foulkes, email: accountant@damtp.cam.ac.uk) at an early stage indicating their intention to apply for a Fellowship and liaise with him over financial aspects as preparation of an application proceeds. For any Fellowship Scheme the completed application must be ready for submission at least 10 days prior to the official closing date. Arrangements for specific Schemes may require earlier preliminary discussion and earlier submission of completed applications.

The following Fellowship schemes are advertised annually (closing dates are usually in the August - November period) but you may find relevant information at the links below. Please refer back to this page on a regular basis for updates on funding opportunities.


The Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/ for more information.

The scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential  to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.  Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to hold their fellowship in an SFI Eligible Research Body. Applicants must have a PhD by the time they apply, we will not accept applicants who have just submitted their PhD.
Applicants must to be at an early stage of their research career and must have between three to eight years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the round.

At the time of application, applicants must either:

· be a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. European Union, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein; or a Swiss citizen

· or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland (a relevant connection can be established if an individual has a PhD from  a university in the EEA or Switzerland, or has worked as a research scientist in a university or research institute in the EEA or Switzerland for at least the past two years, or has done so before taking up an appointment outside the EEA or Switzerland).

Persons holding a permanent post in an EEA or Swiss University or not for profit research organisation will not be considered.

Length of tenure: Initially funding is provided for five years followed by a potential extension of three years. Fellowships will start from 1 October 2017.

Contact: The Royal Society at http://royalsociety.org/grants/contact-us/ for more information.

Closing Date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

See royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/ for more information.

This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Approximately 5 Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships are offered each year, with potential to award an additional 5 funded by the EPSRC.

Closing date: This year's scheme has now closed: information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


Royal Society / British Academy: Newton International Fellowship Scheme

See http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/newton-international/ for more information. Detailed notes of the scheme can be found at: http://royalsociety.org/uploadedFiles/Royal_Society_Content/grants/schemes/Conditions-of-Award-Newton.pdf.

The Scheme has been established to select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. Fellowships include £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. Funding, worth £6,000 per year for ten years after the Fellowship ends, may be available to support follow-on activities to enable Newton Fellows to build long-term links with the UK.

Applicants should have completed a PhD and have held no more than two postdoctoral positions or equivalent experience at a comparable level. Applicants should also be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application.

Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.



EPSRC

In 2011 EPSRC introduced a new unified Fellowship scheme covering all career stages. Previous schemes such a 'postdoctoral', 'career acceleration' and 'leadership' no longer exist as individual schemes. Applications for Fellowships under the new scheme are accepted throughout the year, but applications are accepted only in certain priority subject areas.

See www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/ for more details.


NERC

Independent Research Fellowships

The NERC Independent Research Fellowship scheme offers five-year awards to support outstanding early-career environmental scientists enabling them to develop their research, start to build a research group and become internationally recognised.  Applicants must have no more than 8 years postdoctoral research experience prior to the closing date and must have received a PhD before taking up a Fellowship. For more details see: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/

Application procedure:  Applications should be made using the Joint electronic-submission (Je-S) system to prepare and submit Fellowship proposals (for more details see:  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/).  Applicants are also requested to send an outline application to hod-sec@damtp.cam.ac.uk under the subject line 'NERC Independent Research Fellowships'.

Contact:  http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/irf/ for more information.

Closing date for applications: This year's scheme has now closed; information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


STFC (formerly PPARC)

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

STFC offers up to 12 Ernest Rutherford Fellowships annually which provide five years of funding to outstanding researchers at an early stage of their career.  The aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme.

Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality.  Where applicable, you will need to comply with Department of Employment requirements and hold a work permit prior to taking up the Fellowship. 

See  www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship/ for further details.

Eligibility: Ernest rutherford Fellowships are intended for early career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position.  You are not eligible if you currently hold a permanent academic position or the equivalent in institutions other than universities.  If you secure a permanent position prior to the offer of a Fellowship you will be ineligible to hold the Fellowship.  

Applicants must have 5 years research experience from the start of their PhD programme, with normally a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral experience by 1 September 2017. Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics) and afford scope for original work.

Funding: Each Fellowship will last for five years, with 12 being offered annually. Fellows will receive support for their salary and be able to bid for significant additional funds to support their research.

Application procedure: Only 4 applications will be allowed with DAMTP as host Department and DAMTP therefore needs to operate a selection procedure for potential applicants. Intending applicants who wish their Fellowship to be hosted in DAMTP must have discussed with a member of DAMTP academic staff, who will act as their 'sponsor' if their application is successful.

Applicants, after discussion with their sponsor, should by Wednesday 10 August 2016, send a CV and publications list, citations summary information plus a one-page outline summary of their proposed project, including reasons why Cambridge is an appropriate host institution, to James Parke (jp627@cam.ac.uk) under the subject line 'STFC Fellowships - DAMTP Internal Selection Procedure - deadline 30 August'. The sponsor's name should be given in the accompanying email.

The application form is now available via the Je-S system. Guidance for completing proposals is available from http://www.stfc.ac.uk/files/ernest-rutherford-fellowships-guidance.

Those applicants who have been selected to submit full applications will be notified early in week commencing 15 August 2016

Closing Date:  This year's scheme has now closed.  Information on next year's round will be advertised here as soon as it becomes available.


European Union

The EU offers several types of individual fellowships. Two of the most common are:

Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF)

Who can apply?

Researchers based in EU Member States or Associated Countries can apply for an IEF. You must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. Generally, you must carry out the project on the premises of a host organisation in an EU or Associated Country other than your own. Special consideration is also given to those returning to a research career after a break.

International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

Who can apply?

Researchers moving from Third Countries to EU Member States or Associated Countried are eligible for an IIF. To apply, you must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. But that is the minimum - the more experience you have, the better will be your chances of being accepted for this action.

Your application for an IIF should be made in liaison with the organisation or institution that would be willing to host you in Europe. Host organisations can be universities, research centres or companies.

DAMTP welcomes enquiries from potential applicants under those two schemes. Normally there is one round of applications a year, around August.

See also http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ for further details.




Please note that the deadline for submitting completed applications to DAMTP is at least 10 days prior to the official closing date. Initial discussion with a relevant member of DAMTP academic staff should begin as soon as possible and certainly at least one month prior to the closing date.



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