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Applications are invited for the Olga Kennard Research Fellowship for research in crystallography or structural molecular biology. The Fellowship is tenable for five years from 1 October 2001 (or later in the academical year 2001-02). Applicants should have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent research experience, and must be citizens of the European Union, Norway, Israel, or Switzerland. There are no UK residency requirements for this appointment.

Applicants should be aged at least twenty-six years, but should ideally not have passed their fortieth birthday on 1 October 2001. They must have at least three years' postdoctoral experience by that date. Part-time work will be counted pro rata. In very exceptional circumstances candidates aged over forty years who have the right amount of postdoctoral experience may be considered. Candidates wishing to apply under this exceptional clause should contact the Research Appointments Department for advice before submitting an application. Career breaks such as maternity leave, EU 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.

Applicants should propose to hold the appointment in a department in a United Kingdom university or recognized research institute and should note that they will not be considered if they already hold a substantive post in such a department, institute, or in a European Union university. (A substantive post is one which is permanent, i.e. not a fixed-term contract.) The successful applicant will be encouraged to spend up to two years of the Fellowship working at institutions elsewhere in Europe.

The Olga Kennard Research Fellowship is designed to be particularly beneficial for women as it includes the possibility of additional funds for family support, conversion for a period to part-time working, and maternity leave if required. The Fellow will be paid on the academic and academic-related staff (Lecturer A and B) salary scale, which currently runs from £17,755 to £30,967, plus three additional discretionary points up to £34,601. The tenure of these appointments is for five years only, with no possibility of renewal.

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 12 January 2001. Please note that applications cannot be sent electronically and only hard copy applications returned by post will be accepted. Applications arriving after 4 p.m. on 12 January will not be considered.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 December 2000
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