Staff Vacancies


Associate Professorship or Professorship of Ecology

Salary: From: 45,066 p.a.

The Department of Zoology proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Ecology with effect from 1 October 2017. The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship by Pembroke College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. Salary on a scale from £45,066 p.a. plus additional benefits including membership of private healthcare plan, scheme for assistance with house purchase, and free single occupancy accommodation or college housing allowance of £8,027 p.a. Allowance of £2,626 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Other allowances are detailed in the further particulars.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with a strong background in marine ecology, evolutionary ecology or molecular ecology, although applicants with interests in other areas of ecology are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in the field of in marine ecology, evolutionary ecology and/or molecular ecology, or a related subject appropriate to research in these fields.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a research programme and research group, to give undergraduate lectures and tutorials, to supervise graduate students and to carry out examining and administrative duties in the department and the college.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 October 2016.

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Assistant to the Wildcru Unit Manager

Salary: Grade 4: 20,989 - 24,298 p.a

We are looking for a full time assistant to provide support to the Unit Manager, contributing to the comprehensive administration of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, a large research group, based at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre in Tubney.

Working within the administrative team you will use a variety of skills to assist with a wide range of secretarial duties, development activities, financial processes and matters relating to the management of the Tubney Estate.

You will need to demonstrate well-developed organisational skills, the ability to use initiative and to learn new systems, good communication skills, the ability to manage competing priorities and ideally experience of Oxford University R12 Oracle financial software.

If you think you have the enthusiasm and energy to become a member of this busy yet supportive and friendly team, then please apply.

This post is fixed-term until 31 August 2018 and is based at WildCRU, Tubney House, Tubney, Oxford

Applications should be submitted online no later than 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematical Modelling of Mosquito Control

Salary: Grade 7: 30,738 - 37,768 p.a.

PDRA position available on a DARPA funded project to investigate the economics of different mosquito control strategies. Several advances have been made in the control of mosquito populations using conventional and genetic based methods. Understanding the implementation of these technologies requires the development of mathematical models to evaluate cost-effectiveness of existing and potential technologies. This project will focus on the rapid development of mathematical approaches for the analysis and interpretation of dynamical economic frameworks.

The main responsibilities will be the development and analysis of mathematical models for the control of mosquitoes using economic cost-benefit, optimal control approaches.

It is expected that the applicants will have i) significant and relevant research experience (broadly in mathematical biology), ii) an excellent record of research productivity, excellent oral and written communication skills, iii) be highly numerate skills and have the ability to solve problems under pressure together with iv) excellent time management skills, ability to work under pressure to deadline.

Applicants will have a PhD in relevant highly numerate subject

This post is fixed-term for 1 year and will be based in the Department of Zoology, Oxford.

You will be required to upload your CV and supporting statement.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 26 October 2016 will be considered.

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Other vacancies

Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship at Wildcru

Remarkable opportunity to join Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) for 5-years on the The Kadas Family Foundation Senior Research Fellowship in the Geopolitics of Wildlife Conservation, (to be held at Worcester College Oxford). The successful applicant, who it is anticipated may have a background in environmental economics, political science, international relations, development, or indeed conservation biology, will join WildCRU's team developing innovative inter-disciplinary research at the interface of these topics. The focus is likely to include mammals, including carnivores (recent examples are and A recent example of inter-disciplinary discussion at the cutting edge of conservation is the Cecil Summit, of which a taste can be seen at:

Salary in the range £38,896 - £46,414 per annum, commencing on 1 January 2017. The successful candidate will join our team researching the geopolitics of wildlife conservation, and should have a doctorate and at least three years' post-doctoral experience. The deadline is imminent; enquiries to Professor David Macdonald at

Gender & Diversity

We are dedicated to gender equality. In 2010, Zoology was the first department in Oxford to be given an Athena Swan Silver Award in recognition of its success at promoting the careers of women.