Opportunities

There are many routes into the EGI. For information about postdoctoral positions, DPhils or internships that are currently available, please visit the links to the left.

TWO SHORT-TERM GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. 

1. Graduate Research Assistant – Social Learning and Ecology of Birds

Salary: Grade 6: £26,527 – £31,644 with a discretionary range to £34,565 p.a.

A Graduate Research Assistant position is available, for a fixed-term of 9.5 months, to work on a project studying social learning and information transmission on social networks of birds. The post will be based in the Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The main duties of the postholder will be to carry out fieldwork near Oxford to support the collection of data on social learning and social relationships in wild birds. The postholder will participate in field experiments testing hypotheses about the way that information spreads between individuals in populations, as well as working to collect long-term population data on breeding populations of tits.

The successful candidate will have a BSc in biology or a related subject, and demonstrate skill and enthusiasm for biological research. Experience of fieldwork under arduous conditions, and of working as part of a team are essential; fieldwork skills involving birds, including a UK ringing licence are strongly desirable.The post is based in a dynamic and research-active institute, of c. 50 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Further details about the institute available at: www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/.Informal inquiries (with CV) to Professor Ben Sheldon (ben.sheldon@zoo.ox.ac.uk).Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 18 August 2014 will be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 18 August 2014)

2. Graduate Research Assistant – Social Learning and Ecology of Birds

Salary: Grade 6: £26,527 – £31,644 with a discretionary range to £34,565 p.a.

A Graduate Research Assistant position is available, for a fixed-term of 5.5 months, to work on a project studying social learning and information transmission on social networks of birds. The post will be based in the Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The main duties of the postholder will be to carry out fieldwork near Oxford to support the collection of data on social learning and social relationships in wild birds. The postholder will participate in field experiments testing hypotheses about the way that information spreads between individuals in populations, as well as working to collect long-term population data on breeding populations of tits.The successful candidate will have a BSc in biology or a related subject, and demonstrate skill and enthusiasm for biological research. Experience of fieldwork under arduous conditions, and of working as part of a team are essential, as are fieldwork skills involving birds, including a UK ringing licence.The post is based in a dynamic and research-active institute, of c. 50 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Further details about the institute available at: www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/.Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 18 August 2014 will be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 18 August 2014)