Staff Vacancies

 

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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Research Coordinator

Salary: Grade 7: 30,738 p.a.

This post will coordinate the research, engagement and impact activities of the Oxford Martin School Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade (OMS-IWT). They will liaise between the members of the research group and their collaborators within and outside the university, to: 1. coordinate OMS-IWT's research, impact and public engagement activities, including fund-raising and development; 2. organise events, workshops and seminars within the programme, both internal and external; 3. maintain relationships between the OMS-IWT team, partners and colleagues within the Martin School, the University and more broadly, including particularly with external collaborative partners and advisors in government, industry and the international NGO sector; 4.develop, write content for, and maintain an active online presence for the Programme, including a website, social media, an e-newsletter; 5. support the programme's Visiting Scholars programme.


This varied and responsible position requires someone with initiative, able to initiate and maintain good relationships with a range of people from different sectors, with experience and skills in relevant areas, and with a strong interest in conservation and the illegal wildlife trade and in translating research into impact. The successful applicant will have: an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject; extensive project planning and organising skills; the ability to maintain and build networks of contacts; the ability to communicate diplomatically with people from around the world coupled with an understanding of the pressures on individuals working in other sectors; previous experience of dissemination to and engagement with a range of audiences and using a range of mediums; excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English, and use information technology appropriately; willingness to undertake travel.


This is a fixed-term post for 3 years and will be based in the Department of Zoology, Oxford.


Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 12 October 2016 will be considered.

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Research Assistant

Salary: Grade 6: 27,328 - 32,600 p.a.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Research Assistant to work with Dr Kayla King in the Department of Zoology, Oxford on a Leverhulme-funded project. The principle aim of the project is to explore the evolutionary processes underlying microbiome-mediated defence against pathogens using a Caenorhabditis elegans-microbe system.


The post requires independence, good communication skills and the ability to present clear, consistent and logical results. You will have a degree in a relevant biological subject including some knowledge of microbiology and evolution. The research involves experimentally evolving C elegans and microbes in the lab, and subsequently conducting assays of nematode and microbe fitness. qPCR will also be conducted on evolved C elegans lineages. The ability to work closely with others as well as independently is essential. You will be well organised, flexible and show a willingness to learn new techniques and skills


This post is full-time and fixed-term for 18 months.


Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 17 October 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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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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12494/abstract and http://www.pnas.org/content/108/34/13937.short). 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWCxTDkLho0

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 david.macdonald@zoo.ox.ac.uk

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.