Staff Vacancies

 

Associate Professor (or Professor) of Ecology

Salary: From: 46,336 p.a.

The Department of Zoology and Pembroke College are recruiting an Associate Professor of Ecology to start from 1 September 2018. 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.

Salary on a scale from £46,336 p.a. plus additional benefits including membership of private healthcare plan, scheme for assistance with house purchase, and housing allowance (currently £8,230 p.a.) or free single occupancy accommodation (subject to availability). An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The Department of Zoology is recognised internationally for its research on ecology and evolutionary biology. Pembroke College has a strong tradition in biology and is a welcoming community for academics in this area, with the scope for exciting inter-disciplinary partnerships. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with a strong background in disease ecology, marine ecology or microbial ecology, although applicants with interests in other areas of ecology are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will lead a research programme and research group, give undergraduate lectures and tutorials, supervise graduate students and carry out examining and administrative duties in the Department and the College. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in the field of ecology, or in a related subject appropriate to research and teaching in this field.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained from below or by contacting the Head of Department Professor Ben Sheldon using the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 20 October 2017)
 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bacterial Evolution

Salary: Grade 7 - 31,604 - 38,833 p.a.

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the MacLean lab at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, to work on the evolution of an important bacterial pathogen, P. aeruginosa, during short-term acute infections.

To accomplish this goal, the postholder will use large scale lab assays and extensive whole genome sequencing to characterise a collection of longitudinal samples of P. aeruginosa that have been collected from patients in hospitals across Europe. Specifically, the postholder will use large scale assays to measure fitness, antibiotic resistance and mutation rate in the clinical isolates, and analyse Illumina and Nanopore sequence data from the isolates. Using this approach, we will address a range of novel and important questions that are at the interface of evolutionary biology and medicine:

(i) Do bacterial populations evolve during short-term infections? If so, can we identify key evolutionary routes involved in the transition from environmental bacteria to pathogens? (ii) What are the short-term evolutionary consequences of antibiotic use? (iii) How do bacterial populations adapt to host immune responses? (iv) How do mutation rates evolve during infection?

This post is ideally suited to researchers who have experience in both bacterial genomics and experimental microbiology, but applicants who only have experience in genomics are also welcome. The postholder will be given the opportunity to contribute to the development and direction of this project, and these positions are ideally suited for ambitious researchers with good team-work and leadership skills. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (or near completion) in a relevant subject area.

Enquiries with CV should be made by email to: craig.maclean@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

All applications must be made online and you will be required to upload a CV.

The closing date for this application is 12.00 noon on 26 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 26 October 2017)

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