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Applications are invited for postdoctoral Fellowships funded by the Royal Society and targeted at the early careers of able young scientists. The Fellowships, which are for research in the natural sciences (including agriculture, mathematics, technology, and medical and engineering sciences), provide a recognized first step into an independent research career. They also offer the support and flexibility to be particularly encouraging to female scientists.

There will be about fifteen Fellowships available from 1 October 2001. Each Fellowship offers four years' guaranteed tenure on the Research Staff IA/II scales (starting salaries are likely to be in the range £16,775 - £19,482), and an annual research expenses grant of up to £11,000 for the first year and up to £9,000 for each year thereafter. Fellowships must be held in a university in the United Kingdom.

Applicants should not normally have passed their thirty-fifth birthday by 1 October 2001 and should have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent research experience. Under very exceptional circumstances (i.e. a late start or a career break) applicants over thirty-five years may be considered, but they should contact the Research Appointments Department of the Royal Society for advice before submitting an application. All applicants should either have submitted their Ph.D. or have had no more than four years' research experience at postdoctoral level by 1 October 2001. Career breaks such as maternity leave, European Union national service, and voluntary service overseas can be discounted, but teaching experience and/or time spent in industry since the award of a Ph.D. should be included in the total amount of postdoctoral experience. All applicants should be normally resident in the UK (either currently employed here or have been resident for a continuous period of three years other than for the sole purpose of receiving full-time education). Those already holding substantive posts in a European Union university will not be considered.

Application forms and further information are available on the Society's website (http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/), or from the Research Appointments Department, The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG (fax 020 7930 2170, e-mail ukresearch.appointments@royalsoc.ac.uk). The closing date is 4 p.m. on 9 February 2001. Please note that applications sent electronically cannot be accepted.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 November 2000
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