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University of Cambridge

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    Conferencing staff at a formal event in the Dome

    We are a vibrant and ambitious College, committed to the highest standards of education for young women of all backgrounds. For staff, Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern college and offers a wide range of benefits and a pleasant working environment. We hold in high esteem the qualities in our staff of respect, courtesy, courage, collaboration and good-humoured communication. Staff, and Fellows employed by the College, are offered a range of benefits which include:

    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
    • contributory pension scheme
    • death in service benefit
    • discretionary annual bonus scheme
    • subsidised gym facilities
    • cycle scheme
    • on-site parking
    • lunch, provided every day that the kitchens are open.

    Murray Edwards College is an equal opportunities employer and abides by the privacy rules as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and subsequent General Data Protection Regulation. Please click to view a copy of the College's Privacy Statement for Job Applicants.



    Unless otherwise specified, all applications should be completed and sent to the HR Manager by email: or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Applications should be accompanied by a brief covering letter and a completed media and equal opportunities form, unless otherwise stated.  An Application form can be downloaded here.

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    Post-Doctoral Bye Fellowships

    To start from 1 January 2020

    Murray Edwards College seeks to appoint to non-stipendiary Bye-Fellowships up to ten post-doctoral researchers.  Research can be in any field, but the College is looking for no more than five researchers in the Sciences discipline and five in the Arts/Humanities discipline.  Applicants should already hold a post in a Department, Faculty or affiliated institution of the University of Cambridge.  

    Bye-Fellows will be expected to supervise undergraduate students in their specialist field, and to play a part in the academic life of the College, for example, by participating in subject societies and attending termly graduate seminars.  

    Bye-Fellows are members of the Senior Common Room, and are entitled to two meals a week in College.  They also have access to shared teaching space.  They are paid at an enhanced rate (120%) for supervising members of the College.  

    Appointments are made for two years in the first instance, but may be renewed.  

    An application, comprising curriculum vitae, covering letter, and the names of two referees, should reach the College Administrator, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, CB3 0DF (email: by noon on Friday 15 November 2019.  References will only be sought for short-listed applicants.