Stipendiary; 4 years fixed term 

Stipend £27,396 (with a PhD) £23,149 (without a PhD)

Christ’s College Cambridge invites applications for a Charles Darwin and Galapagos Islands Fund Junior Research Fellowship. It will be tenable for four years from no later than 1 October 2024 and is not renewable. The Fellowship is offered for research in any areas relevant to present-day aspects of the work originally undertaken by Charles Darwin (the Natural Sciences in their broadest sense), including:

·         Life Sciences: terrestrial or marine

·         Conservation Studies (including the socio-economic impact of conservation)

·         Sustainability Analysis

·         Climate Change Analysis

·         Oceanographic Research

·         Earth Sciences

The anticipation is that this work will help to promote the scientific understanding, conservation and/or long-term sustainability of the Galapagos Islands.

A Junior Research Fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out novel research in a stimulating academic environment. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1 January 2022.

The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £27,396 (with a PhD) and £23,149 (without a PhD) and the successful candidate will be afforded the full privileges of a Fellow of the College. 

Applications should be sent to to arrive no later than 12 noon on Thursday 19 October 2023, and should include a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience, a research statement and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as an academic referee. Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference directly to so that references are received by the same closing date of noon on Thursday 19 October 2023.

A stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for a successful applicant who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.

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