Staff Vacancies

 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematical Modelling of Mosquito Control (2 posts)

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

Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Mathematical Modelling of Mosquito Control are 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 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; iv) excellent time management skills, ability to work under pressure to deadline; v) a PhD in relevant highly numerate subject.


Both posts are fixed-term for 1 year and will be based at the Department of Zoology, Oxford.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 August 2016 will be considered. Please upload a CV and supporting statement to your application.

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Research Technician

Salary: Grade 5: 24,298 - 28,982 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Technician to undertake molecular laboratory work on the NERC funded project ‘Ecological and evolutionary effects of climate change on rainforest food webs’ led by Professor Owen Lewis (University of Oxford). The appointee will use DNA metabarcoding of existing samples to characterise food webs of Drosophila and their associated parasitoid wasps from tropical forests in northern Queensland, Australia. This post is fixed-term for 4 months.


Laboratory work will be based at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice, under the day-to-day supervision of project collaborator Dr Jan Hrcek (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Dr Chris Jeffs (Oxford).


The successful applicant’s main responsibilities will include DNA extraction and PCR of Drosophila pupae, organising sequencing by external providers, and interpretation of the resulting data. Additional responsibilities will involve the refinement of relevant molecular methods and providing regular updates on progress to the project team.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 19 September 2016.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Conservation Science

Salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range 30,738 - 32,600 p.a.

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting data on preferences and attitudes towards, and the legal and illegal consumption of, bear bile products in China. They will be an experienced inter-disciplinary scientist, with expertise in conducting fieldwork and data analysis in the area of wildlife trade and consumption. They will use a range of novel methods from behavioural economics, psychology and social science, and analyse these data using appropriate statistical methods. They will ideally have previous experience of working in the region, and able to engage actively and constructively with a range of different stakeholders. They will work well within a large, multidisciplinary, multi-site and multi-sectoral team, but also to take the initiative and lead a research team while in the field.


They will hold (or be about to submit) a relevant PhD/DPhil; have relevant experience in the general area of conservation science; possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes (specifically, expertise in conservation economics, wildlife trade dynamics, household surveys, statistical methods in social science, qualitative data analysis); be able to manage own academic research and associated activities; have previous experience of scientific publication in a relevant subject area, and of dissemination to and engagement with a range of audiences and using a range of mediums; and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, organise and lead meetings, and represent the research team.


This post will be based in the Department of Zoology, Oxford and is fixed-term for 36 months.


You will be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statement.


Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 28 September 2016 will be considered.

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Associate Professor (or Professor) in Developmental Biology

Salary: From: 45,066 p.a.

The Department of Zoology proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Developmental Biology 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 St Anne’s College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The salary scale will be from £45,066 p.a. plus additional benefits including college housing allowance of £7,644 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 evolutionary or comparative developmental biology, although applicants with interests in other areas of animal developmental biology are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in the field of biology or another science subject appropriate to research in this field.


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 20 October 2016.

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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 20 October 2016.

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