Staff Vacancies

 

Postdoctoral Computational Scientist in Disease Modelling

Salary: Grade 8: 38,511 - 45,954 with a discretionary range to 50,200 p.a.

The Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford is looking for a Postdoctoral Computational Scientist for a fixed-term of 4.5 years to lead a programme of research and development at the interface of malaria epidemiology, malaria spatial dynamics and control, statistical analysis, algorithm development, and policy. The postholder will bring together datasets and concepts describing human and mosquito mobility, human malaria infections and epidemiology, human health systems and health seeking behaviour, mosquito ecology, intervention distribution and effectiveness, and human population distributions. They will iteratively modify the resulting software to serve the interests of core constituencies.

The main responsibilities will be to undertake innovative applied research in the development and application of malaria models; develop and implement new computational and statistical methods, contribute and develop ideas for new and collaborative research projects, lead the publication and dissemination of research findings; provide scientific advice and support for group members and manage own area of a larger research budget.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field of science (e.g. a relevant area of biology, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry), postdoctoral research experience, and competence in at least one programming language (C, C++, JAVA, R are preferred). The interview will include a 30 min programming test.

The candidate will join a large and dynamic group under the supervision of Professor David L Smith. Funding is available to support training and conference attendance.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 24 November 2014 will be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 24 November 2014)
 

Postdoctoral Computational Scientist in Disease Modelling

Salary: Grade 8: 38,511 - 45,954 with a discretionary range to 50,200 p.a.

The Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford is looking for a Postdoctoral Computational Scientist for a fixed-term of 4.5 years to lead a programme of research and development at the interface of malaria epidemiology, malaria spatial dynamics and control, statistical analysis, algorithm development, and policy. The postholder will bring together datasets and concepts describing human and mosquito mobility, human malaria infections and epidemiology, human health systems and health seeking behaviour, mosquito ecology, intervention distribution and effectiveness, and human population distributions. They will iteratively modify the resulting software to serve the interests of core constituencies.

The main responsibilities will be to undertake innovative applied research in the development and application of malaria models; develop and implement new computational and statistical methods, develop data visualisation tools to help stakeholders interpret the results; lead the publication and dissemination of research findings; provide scientific advice and support for group members and manage own area of a larger research budget.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field of science (e.g. a relevant area of biology, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry), postdoctoral research experience, and competence in at least one programming language (C, C++, JAVA, R are preferred). The interview will include a 30 min programming test.

The candidate will join a large and dynamic group under the supervision of Professor David L Smith. Funding is available to support training and conference attendance.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 24 November 2014 will be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 24 November 2014)
 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cell and Molecular Evolution

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 with a discretionary range to 40,847 p.a.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience of experimental developmental biology and gene function analysis. The postholder will join a research group working on evolution and development, with responsibility for carrying out research within the ERC project entitled GENEVA ‘Genome Evolution in the Animal Kingdom’.

Your research will centre on experimental testing of the functions of duplicated genes in animal development, using procedures such as RNAi, ChIP, FISH and EMSA. Involvement in related research centred on molecular evolutionary analysis of high-throughput genome and cDNA sequencing data is also possible. You will be also expected to provide guidance to other members of the research group, including PhD and project students, and technicians.

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil in laboratory-based experimental science and have practical experience of cell culture, translation, protein purification, immunocytochemistry, construction and manipulation of DNA vectors. Also practical experience of either ChIP or EMSA.

This a fixed-term contract for 15 months based at the Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 24 November 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 24 November 2014)
 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Genome Evolution

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37 394 with a discretionary range to 40,847 p.a.

The postholder will join a research group working on evolution and development, with responsibility for carrying out research within the ERC project entitled GENEVA ‘Genome Evolution in the Animal Kingdom’.

We are seeking postdoctoral researchers with experience of experimental developmental biology and gene function analysis.

Your research will centre on experimental testing of the functions of duplicated genes in animal development, using procedures such as RNAi, ChIP, FISH and EMSA. Involvement in related research centred on molecular evolutionary analysis of high-throughput genome and cDNA sequencing data is also possible. You will be also expected to provide guidance to other members of the research group, including PhD and project students, and technicians.

Applicants are expected to hold a PhD/DPhil in laboratory-based experimental science.

This a fixed-term contract for 15 months based at the Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 26 November 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 26 November 2014)
 

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.

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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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