Staff Vacancies


Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Hydrodynamic Adaptations of Hillstream Loaches for Extreme Flow Conditions

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

The Department of Zoology is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant funded by the Leverhulme Trust to study the hydrodynamic adaptations of Hillstream loaches for extreme flow conditions. This post is based in the Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS and is fixed-term for 3 years.

Reporting to the principal investigators, the postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research for a discrete research project. There may also be an opportunity for the postholder to do some ad hoc paid teaching.

The postholder will manage own academic research and administrative activities. Adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols as well as testing hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate

The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience in the general area of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, or the biomechanics of animal locomotion in fluids.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 6 July 2015 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

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Part-time Finance Officer (maternity cover)

Salary: Grade 4: 20,781 - 24,057 p.a. (pro rata)

The Department of Zoology is looking to appoint a part-time Finance Officer to work 16 hours per week over four mornings.

The successful candidate will be numerate with good customer care and IT skills. Previous experience in purchasing or payments and of working with Oracle Financials would be an advantage but full training will be given. You must be able to work to deadlines and be accurate with attention to detail, possess good keyboard and numeracy skills, and have a pleasant telephone manner. As you will be expected to deal with people at all levels you should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a fixed-term contract for 10 months to cover maternity leave.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 13 July 2015. Interviews will be held week commencing 27 July 2015.

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