Tasso Leventis Professorship of Biodiversity

The University intends to make an appointment to the Tasso Leventis Professorship of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology (part of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division) with effect from 1 January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The professor will provide leadership in research and teaching in biodiversity and in the application of research findings to the problems which face ecologists, policymakers and humankind in general. The professor will also teach aspects of the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Biodiversity as a research field has been strengthened in the Department of Zoology at Oxford by recent appointments in ecology and conservation biology, and by the development of the Department's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Tubney. In parallel, new and related positions have been created in the School of Geography and the Environment, while the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment brings political and policy expertise to the area. The Professorship is endowed by a generous benefaction from the Tasso Leventis Conservation Foundation. The Tasso Leventis Professor will also hold a Professorial Fellowship at Merton College, one of Oxford's oldest Colleges. Lord May of Oxford holds an Emeritus Fellowship at the College, which also houses the Linacre Professor of Zoology and a second professorship in Biodiversity.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Peter Holland FRS at peter.holland@zoo.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 271185. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

Staff Vacancies


Malaria Atlas Project Manager

Salary: Grade 9: 43,745 - 50,688 with a discretionary range to 55,375 p.a.

This senior post will join a multi-disciplinary team of scientists working on the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). Malaria is a major killer in many regions of the world and MAP was founded in 2005 to assemble unique databases and develop cutting-edge geospatial modelling approaches to help policy-makers as part of a global effort to tackle this infectious disease (www.map.ox.ac.uk/). Under new funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the postholder will lead the ROAD-MAP project that underpins MAP's data acquisition, curation and dissemination roles, as well as acting as a senior advocate and liaising between MAP and our network of policy and academic partners.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, a strong understanding of the principles of data management, and data sharing, and the ability to plan, organise, and manage complex projects. Importantly, you will have the gravitas and communication skills required to engage senior figures in the scientific and public health communities.

The position is fixed-term until 31 March 2019 and this post will be based the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Peter Gething via email: peter.gething@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications made online will be considered before the closing deadline of 12.00 midday on 27 August 2014. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 27 August 2014)

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