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No 6168

Thursday 26 November 2009

Vol cxli No 9

pp. 254–289

College Research Fellowships

Darwin College


The Governing Body of Darwin College and Microsoft Research Ltd jointly invite applications for a stipendiary Research Fellowship supporting research in the field of adaptive computing (including topics such as machine learning, probabilistic inference, and computer vision, as well as biomedical applications of these topics).


Graduates of any university are eligible to apply, irrespective of age, provided they have a Doctorate or an equivalently recognized qualification, or expect to have submitted a thesis before taking up the Fellowship.


The Fellowship will be tenable for two years and is expected to commence in October 2010 or on a mutually agreed date no earlier than 1 June 2010. In some cases it may be possible to extend the Fellowship for a third year, subject to the agreement of both Microsoft Research and Darwin College.


The successful candidate will engage in research full-time at the Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge. The Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body of Darwin College and will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the College which may be seen on the College website ( or on request to the Bursar. The Statutes include the obligation to reside in or near Cambridge for at least two-thirds of each University term, but the Governing Body will normally excuse absences made necessary by the nature of the research undertaken.

Stipend and emoluments

The Fellow will be a full employee of Microsoft Research Ltd at a salary which will be dependent upon experience. The Fellow will be able to take seven meals a week at the normal College table free of charge and additional or special meals at her or his own expense. Guests, not normally exceeding two in number on any one occasion, may be invited to lunch or dinner, ten of them free of charge within any quarter of the year. It may be possible to provide limited rented accom­modation, subject to availability, for which a charge will be made.


Applications (in Word, PDF, or txt format only) should be emailed to with the subject line ‘Darwin Microsoft Fellowship’. They should be received by 15 March 2010 and include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) an account, in not more than 1,000 words, of the proposed research, including a brief statement of the aims and background, (3) the names and addresses of three referees (including telephone numbers and email addresses), who should be asked to email references immediately direct to the above email address, and (4) a list of published or unpublished work that would be available for submission if requested. Short-listed candidates will be asked to make themselves available for interview at Darwin College on a date to be arranged. Travelling expenses for interviewees will be covered.

The College follows an equal opportunities policy.

St Edmund’s College


Applications are invited for up to two post-doctoral non-stipendiary Research Fellowships tenable from 1 October 2010 for two years initially, with the possibility of renewal for a further year. Applicants should be of post-doctoral level or expect to attain it by 1 October 2010, should have adequate financial support from a grant or contract for research, and should normally be resident and conducting their research in Cambridge in any academic field. The successful candidates will be entitled to Fellow’s Commons.

Further particulars, including a checklist to be completed by applicants, may be obtained from the Master’s Secretary (email, tel. 01223 336122), and can also be downloaded from the College website (

Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a research proposal, not normally exceeding 1,000 words, and the names of two referees, whom the candidate should ask to write directly to the Master, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN. Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit a substantial piece of work relating to their research for evaluation. The closing date for receipt of applications and references is Friday, 22 January 2010. It is hoped to interview on Thursday, 11 March 2010.