Cumberland Lodge King George VI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cumberland Lodge, the independent educational charity in Windsor Great Park, seeks to appoint a King George VI Postdoctoral Fellow from 1st October 2015.

This two-year Fellowship is open to candidates from academic disciplines relevant to the Cumberland Lodge Programme who have recently completed, or are very close to completing, a doctorate. The Fellowship provides an exciting and unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in planning and running academic and cross-sector conferences and other events. The Fellow will also play a full part in the residential life of Cumberland Lodge, which has the feel of both a college and a country house conference centre.

The appointment is for 37.5 hours a week plus some residential weekend duties. Continue reading

The Wellcome Trust offers NFTS Studentship

The Wellcome Trust is offering financial support for one PhD-level biomedical scientist to undertake a two-year MA at the NFTS in Games Design & Development, Directing Fiction or Screenwriting.

The Trust’s research shows that the overwhelming majority of the public regards television as their most significant source of information about science. It believes that the broadcast media should represent and reflect all areas of science and culture, and therefore should be produced by people from a variety of different backgrounds. It aims to increase the crossover between science and the media and to enable bright, articulate and motivated scientists to explore careers in the broadcast, games and film industries. The award will pay for tuition costs plus a grant to cover basic living expenses for the duration of the studentship.

Applicants should be PhD-level biomedical scientists wishing to explore a career in the broadcast, games and film industries. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, some experience of science communication, and a demonstrable aptitude for working with TV, radio, film or games.

The studentships will only be awarded to applicants who have a confirmed place on the NFTS course of interest. After the application deadline, a shortlist of candidates for interview will be drawn up, with interviews taking place in late July.

The deadline for applications to Screenwriting and Directing Fiction is May 7, 2015 and Summer 2015 for Games Design and Development.  If you are interested in making an application, please contact Dr Jon Wardle – Director of Curriculum and Registrar – by email jwardle@nfts.co.uk.

For more information visit The Wellcome Trust’s website.

New Newton fellowship schemes launched

The Academy of Medical Sciences is launching two new fellowship schemes for international researchers as part of the Government’s Newton Fund, which is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Working with the other National Academies they will offer Newton International and Newton Advanced Fellowships to non-UK scientists working in patient-oriented research over the next five years.

  • Newton International Fellowships will provide early career post-doctoral researchers the chance to benefit from an extended period at a host university or research institution in the UK – for up to two years.
  • Newton Advanced Fellowships will support early to mid-career researchers, who have already established (or are well advanced in the process of establishing) a research group or research network and have a research track record, for up to three years. The focus will be on developing their research strengths through collaboration and providing support for more formalised training and development, including short visits to the UK.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is pleased to be collaborating closely with the Royal Society to deliver these two schemes.

In the first call under these schemes, applications for the Newton Advanced Fellowship scheme are invited from researchers in China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 October at 5pm (UK time). Another call for Newton International Fellowships will open in early 2015 and the Academy is working to include opportunities for researchers in additional countries in future calls for both schemes. Continue reading

Finding jobs using JobOnline – this one for an informatics fellowship

Don’t forget that there are an incredible number of jobs on JobOnline, the vacancies service brought to King’s folk by The Careers Group, University of London.

Use the listing as inspiration for your next career move, to check on salaries, find interesting employers or just to get some part-time work to help pay the bills.

Take a look at this one, for KTP Associate – Robot Vision Scientist (Research Fellow) at Birmingham University: http://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings/student/DisplayVacancy.aspx?id=440cdd09-438e-4244-a667-943e0de431af

2015-2016 EURIAS Fellowship Programme

eurias-logo-web_sans barillet(2)The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. For the 2015-2016 academic year EURIAS offers 44 fellowships (22 junior and 22 senior positions). Continue reading