Multiple Postdoctoral Fellowship positions at the University of Cambridge

Scholarship:  Fully-funded
Degree:   Ph.D. and/or M.D.
Nationality: International Students
Location: UK
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The University of Cambridge (UOC), located in Cambridgeshire, UK, is a public research university with a traditional college system. It is a member of the Russell Group of Universities, the Golden Triangle, Doxbridge and G5. The University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world, formerly a society of scholars founded in 1209.

The University is a member of the Russell Group of Universities, the Global Consortium of Universities and Colleges, the Golden Triangle, the International Collaborative Network for Applied Science and Technology Development and the Cambridge University Healthcare Partnership, and is home to the Silicon Fen, a technology hub. It has eight Arts and Science museums, a library system with over 15 million volumes and the world’s oldest publishing house, Cambridge University Press.

Ranked 5th in THE World University Rankings, 3rd in QS World University Rankings, 8th in U.S. News World University Rankings and 3rd in Soft Science World University Rankings for 2021-2022.

Available Subjects:

(1) Postdoctoral Position Summary/Title: Research Assistant/Associate in Empirical Finance (Fixed Term)
We are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate to work at the Cambridge Research Fund for Finance (CERF), based in Cambridge city centre at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.CERF was established in 2001 as an independent endowment of the University of Cambridge.The formal aim of CERF is to promote research within the University on all aspects of finance, financial institutions and financial markets, and their relationship to economic behaviour and performance.
Deadline: 31 January 2023
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(2) Postdoctoral Position Summary/Title: Research Assistant/Associate Researcher in Rendering of 3D HDR Displays (Fixed Term)

We have a position available to work on the rendering of hyper-realistic 3D HDR displays with a start date of March to June 2023. The aim of the project is to develop new rendering techniques for future display technologies, capable of reproducing realistic depth cues, accurate colours and high dynamic range. The successful candidate will use traditional computer graphics, neural and image-based rendering methods to generate highly realistic content for our hyper-realistic displays ( Our goal is to create a pipeline that allows us to capture a 3D scene with high colour and geometric accuracy, represent it effectively and then render it in real time on our displays. We are particularly interested in the reproduction of skin tones and specular materials.

Deadline: 3 February 2023

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(3) Postdoctoral position abstract/title: AP4L: Adaptive PETs to protect and motivate people in life transitions (fixed duration)

The Department of Computer Science and Technology has a research assistant/associate researcher position for the EPSRC-funded Adaptive PETs to Protect and emPower People in Life Transitions (AP4L) project. We wish to appoint a computer scientist reporting to Dr Alice Hutchins. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Universities of Surrey, Queen Mary, Strathclyde, Edgware Hill and Edinburgh.

Closing date: 12 January 2023

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(4) Postdoctoral position summary/title: Visual models and metrics for deep learning and optimisation

A position is available to work on deep learning and optimisation of visual models and metrics. The project aims to develop a range of image/video cost functions and evaluation metrics that predict the perceptual degradation of visual quality, taking into account important factors such as display size or colour gamut. We are particularly interested in new display modalities such as AR and VR. this work is being carried out in collaboration with our industrial partner Meta Reality Labs.

Deadline: 10 February 2023

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(5) Postdoctoral position summary/title: Research Assistant/Research Associate in Condensed Matter Physics Theory x 2 (fixed term)

The post holder will work with some of the researchers listed above to carry out postdoctoral level research based on an agreed research topic. Collaboration with other members of the group, particularly other postdocs and junior members, as well as within and outside the department, is highly encouraged. The incumbent will also contribute to the general life and scientific environment of the Condensed Matter Theory Group, for example by contributing to internal and external seminars of the organisation and by providing short postgraduate level lectures based on their current research topic.

Deadline: 15 January 2023

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(6) Postdoctoral Position Summary/Title: Health Data Scientist (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, funded by Cancer Research UK, for a key analytical role. A key responsibility of the post will be to investigate the prevalence and portability of models for early detection and diagnosis of cancer using population-wide electronic health records.

Closing date: 22nd January 2023

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(7) Postdoctoral Position Summary/Title: Assistant Researcher (Duke-Correa Lab) (Fixed Term)

This project will focus on understanding the effects of whipworm infection on the fate of intestinal epithelial stem cells, and on stromal and immune cell responses that lead to changes in mucosal physiology and inflammation that allow chronic infections to occur. Specifically, the project will describe changes in gene expression (using bulk, single cell and spatial transcriptomics) in intestinal epithelial cells and stem cell niches during infection and after parasite eradication. Parasite-regulated stem cell remodelling pathways will be further investigated using lineage tracing and imaging techniques, and stem cell and stromal cell functions will be assessed using organoid assays. We anticipate that this work will lead to fundamental new knowledge about the whipworm mucosal niche, potentially yielding new targets for anti-parasitic therapies and providing new insights into how intestinal epithelial cells repair damage, with relevant applications in intestinal inflammatory diseases.

Deadline: 15 January 2023

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(8) Postdoctoral position abstract/title: Scalable and exact global optimisation beyond polynomials

A postdoctoral research assistant position is available in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the research group of Professor Hamza Fawzi. Funding for the position will come from Professor Fawzi’s UKRI Frontiers/ERC start-up grant entitled ‘Conic relaxation: scalable and exact global optimisation beyond polynomials’.

Closing date: 5 March 2023

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(9) Postdoctoral Position Summary/Title: Medical Imaging Artificial Intelligence Fellow (Fixed Term)

The Brain Cancer Virtual Institute (BCVI) at the Cambridge Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, University of Cambridge, is seeking an imaging data scientist to pioneer the combination of novel imaging datasets (DMI/MRI/PET) with genome-wide and transcriptomic data (from the Minderoo Precision Brain Tumour Initiative) for real-time clinical decision making. This novel and exciting first-of-its-kind UK project will analyse and assimilate imaging data incorporated into sequencing data from liquid biopsies and biopsy samples to diagnose and plan precision treatments for brain cancer patients.

Deadline: 15 January 2023

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(10) Postdoctoral position summary/title: Molecular and Cellular Metabolism (fixed term)

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly committed postdoctoral scientist to join the laboratory of Professor Sadaf Farooqi (, which is recognised as being at the forefront of international research in understanding the genetic basis of human obesity. We are initiating a new and exciting research programme to identify the mechanisms that keep some people thin in an obesogenic environment. Our goal is to determine how genetic variants found in persistently lean populations ( affect key molecular and cellular mechanisms such as thermogenesis, lipolysis and the neural regulation of appetite. This work has strong translational potential and will support the identification and validation of novel weight loss drug targets.

Deadline: 15 January 2023

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