Staff Vacancies


Part-time Technician

Salary: Grade 5: 24,057 - 28,695 p.a. (pro rata)

A technician is sought for a 6-month, part-time position in the King Lab group in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.

The technician will maintain the research group animals and assist research staff in their experiments. As technician in charge, working unsupervised the postholder has direct responsibility for the animals in close liaison with the PI and relevant postdoctoral fellows and research assistants, providing technical support for evolution experiments and postgraduate teaching involving live specimens.

The technician will also maintain the lab space, including cleaning the space, ordering, and monitoring the equipment for research purposes. They should be trained and experienced in maintaining a range of invertebrates (C. elegans, aquatic snails) and Category II bacterial pathogens.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 1 December 2014.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 1 December 2014)

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Microbial Social Evolution

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant is required to join a research group examining social evolution in bacteria.

The PDRA’s main roles will be:
(1) carry out experimental studies on bacteria, looking at the fitness of different strains under different conditions;
(2) assay phenotypes of strains isolated from the human lung;
(3) sequence and analyse sequence data from strains isolated from the human lung.

The PDRA will therefore be required to manage a combination of theoretical and empirical projects. This will involve: culturing and experimental evolution of bacteria; fitness assays; phenotypic (e.g. siderophores, bacteriocins) and genotypic studies of isolates from long term lung infections.

The PDRA must have a PhD at the interface of evolutionary biology and microbiology, as well as experience in: evolutionary theory (e.g. kin selection models); microbial experimental evolution; sequencing and sequence analysis; microbiology with Pseudomonas lung isolates.

This a fixed-term position until 30 September 2015 based in the Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 3 December 2014 will be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 3 December 2014)

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