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Postdoctoral Research Associates Scheme

last modified Mar 10, 2016 09:59 AM

Applications are invited from scholars holding recognised postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge
to become a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Queens’ College. Applicants should not be
matriculated members of any other College.


Scholars in any subject discipline may be considered. PDRA positions are available for one year in the first
instance, and may be renewed for a second and final year upon application. A total of four PDRAs will be
recruited annually.


PDRAs will not be elected to Fellowships, nor will they attend Governing Body. They will, however, receive
a personal research allowance of up to £500 per annum. In addition a PDRA will be granted membership of
the Senior Common Room and will be entitled to three meals per week at the College’s expense. Neither
rooms, nor accommodation, will normally be offered.


Completed applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor, c/o Ms Rybicki
(tutorial.secretary@queens.cam.ac.uk), to be received by Friday, 29 April 2016.

A complete application will consist of the following (strict word limits apply):

  • A cover letter to include current job title and the start date of your current appointment plus precise details of your postdoctoral affiliation. If you will be joining a University Department later this year, please state the name of the Department you will be joining and the date.
  • A statement as to why the PDRA is sought (500 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae (two sides of A4)
  • A statement of current and projected research (1,500 words)
  • In addition, applicants should arrange for two confidential academic references to be supplied by the closing date – to be sent directly from referees to:

Incomplete, late or over length applications will not be considered.

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