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Oppenheimer Research Fellowship: Notice

The Committee of Management for the Ernest Oppenheimer Fund invite applications for an Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (to be held at Cambridge University) in the field of colloid science and surface chemistry, including applications to metallurgical reactions.

The Fellowship will be tenable for three years in an appropriate department in the physical or biological sciences, commencing normally from 1 October 2002. Applicants should normally be under the age of thirty years of age on that date and will have a Ph.D. Degree or will have submitted a thesis for a Ph.D. Degree by 1 October 2002.

The stipend is based on age; the range is £17,451 (age twenty-five years) to £24,193 (age thirty-two years). The Committee are able to make contributions towards certain research expenses and towards travel and removal expenses if the Fellowship is awarded to a candidate outside the United Kingdom.

Applications should reach the Secretary of the Committee of Management, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, by 14 December 2001, and should be accompanied by ten copies of

(a) A statement of the applicant's age, academic career, qualifications, and teaching experience; and of published or unpublished work.
(b) Statements of up to about 1,000 words each, describing respectively the applicant's previous (and current) research, and proposed programme, if elected.
(c) The names, and postal and e-mail addresses, of not more than two persons who would be willing to give a confidential assessment of the applicant's research to the Committee of Management, at least one of whom should be an external referee. Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write direct to the Secretary by 14 December 2001.
(d) The written approval of the Head of the Department in Cambridge in which the applicant hopes to work.

(There are no application forms as such.)

The Committee of Management hope to make a decision by the end of February 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 21 November 2001
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