Job Opportunities in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

CTC features Professors, Lecturers, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Researchers as well as a variety of academic-related and supporting roles.

Those with CTC affiliations include Professors, Lecturers, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Researchers, as well as a variety of academic-related and supporting roles, e.g. parallel programmers and technical staff for the COSMOS supercomputer.

Here you will find any information about current job vacancies at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. We may also, from time to time, post details of relevant positions within other groups or centres at DAMTP.


Temporary University Lecturer in Cosmology (Fixed Term)
Senior Research Associate / Stephen Hawking Advanced Fellowship at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (two posts)

 

Temporary University Lecturer in Cosmology (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Temporary University Lectureship in Cosmology to commence on 1 September 2015 or earlier by negotiation. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of 2 years with appointment for a further 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance. The appointment will be known as the 'CTC Lectureship'.

Candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, physics or equivalent.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute significantly to an ongoing research programme in theoretical cosmology described in the Further Particulars.

They will also be expected to contribute to teaching and other academic activities in the Department, with a lighter load than that for a standard academic post. They will be expected to design and deliver undergraduate and masters-level lecture courses and to perform other academic duties such as those associated with examinations and other forms of assessment. They will be expected to define and carry out a programme of research, including investigating funding opportunities, attending conferences, networking with national/international colleagues and giving research presentations.

Further general information regarding the Department can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Paul Shellard, email: E.P.S.Shellard@damtp.cam.ac.uk.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5441/.

With your application, please upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans. Please also indicate the contact details of three academic referees and ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

Interviews are expected to be held in early January 2015.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Please quote reference LE04707 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Further particulars: Word, PDF.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications:  Monday, 22nd December 2014

 


 

Senior Research Associate / Stephen Hawking Advanced Fellowship at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (two posts)

Two positions exist for a Senior Research Associate / Stephen Hawking Advanced Fellow at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) to work in the general area of Theoretical Cosmology and Gravitation, for a period of up to five years. The CTC hosts research programmes, workshops and conferences linking fundamental theory, cosmology and black holes. DAMTP faculty participating in the CTC include John Barrow, Daniel Baumann, Anthony Challinor, Anne Davis, Pau Figueras, Gary Gibbons, Stephen Hawking, Malcolm Perry, Fernando Quevedo, Harvey Reall, Jorge Santos, Paul Shellard, Ulrich Sperhake, and Paul Townsend. DAMTP also houses the COSMOS supercomputer. There are strong connections with the High Energy Physics group in DAMTP, and groups in the Cavendish Laboratory, the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology.

Duties include: developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects and managing research budgets. The successful candidate will be responsible for the investigation and delivery of his/her own research programmes, and assessing, interpreting and evaluating the outcomes. S/he is expected to extend and apply knowledge, contribute to publications, present, and communicate complex ideas to those with limited knowledge. S/he needs to be able to identify sources of funding, help secure funds and develop links with external contacts. S/he may be expected to contribute towards teaching programmes, supervise postgraduate research students, mentor colleagues and carry out appraisals.

Excellent travel and computing support will be provided and opportunities exist for supervising PhD students.

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply who have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent, and a strong track record of research in the following relevant areas:

1. Cosmology linking fundamental theory to cosmological observables, such as the CMB and large-scale structure.
2. Black holes and gravitational theory, with an emphasis in the application of numerical techniques to the study of General Relativity in anti-de Sitter space and in higher dimensions.

Appointments of Stephen Hawking Advanced Fellows may be made at the Senior Research Associate level with a salary from £38,511 to £48,743, depending on experience.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5599 and click on the 'Apply' button. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please indicate the contact details of three academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System and please encourage them to respond promptly. We will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage.

Specific enquries can also be directed to Dr Daniel Baumann (db275@cam.ac.uk), Dr Pau Figueras (pf289@cam.ac.uk), Professor Harvey Reall (hsr1000@cam.ac.uk), or Professor Paul Shellard (epss@damtp.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LE04839 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 31 December 2014