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No 6174

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Vol cxl No 15

pp. 457–484

College Research Fellowships

Robinson College


Robinson College invites applications for election to a Research Fellowship starting on 1 October 2010, lasting for three years, until September 2013. The Fellowship is open to graduates working in Computer Science, Engineering, and Natural Sciences (Biological and Physical). The holder of the Henslow Fellowship is expected to pursue full-time research based in Cambridge.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit written work for assessment; on the basis of this assessment, a smaller number of candidates will be invited for interview. Prospective applicants should be aware that the standard of work needed to progress to the two later stages of the competition is extremely high; international prospective applicants also need to be aware that the College is not in a position to pay air fares for those short-listed for interview in Cambridge.

The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university; there is no age limit, but the Fellowship is designed to support those who are at an early stage in their academic careers, and it will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. Degree (or equivalent), or is close to completing.

The stipend of a Research Fellow is at point 30 on the academic single spine (currently £20,834 a year) with a ten per cent reduction for an appointee who has yet to complete a Ph.D. Degree. The post is pensionable within USS. Research Fellows are entitled to free single accommodation in College, subject to availability.

A Research Fellow becomes a member of the Governing Body of Robinson College and will be expected to contribute to the life of the College’s academic community.

Further information is available on the Robinson College website ( or from the Senior Tutor by email ( Application forms, downloadable from the College website, must be received by 26 February 2010. Candidates should arrange for two academic references to be emailed directly to by the same date.

Interviews will be held in May 2010, and the College Council will make an election shortly thereafter. The appointment will be conditional upon the candidate providing satisfactory evidence of the right to work in England in the capacity offered, together with proof of entry clearance or leave to remain. Note: if no suitably qualified settled worker is available or no suitably qualified worker with the right to work is available, subject to UK Border Agency rules, the College could provide sponsorship for entry for the duration of the Fellowship.