Staff Vacancies

 

Part-time Future of Food Research Programme Coordinator

Salary: Grade 6: 27,057 - 32,277 p.a. (pro rata)

Applications are invited for a part-time (18.25 hours per week) Future of Food Research Programme Coordinator for the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, a cross-university initiative whose aims are to link together Oxford researchers working on all aspects of the food system, support interdisciplinary research in this area, facilitate interactions between university researchers and policy makers in the UK and abroad, and communicate the outputs of food research at Oxford University.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in the natural or social sciences, have excellent administrative and communications skills, and the ability to network effectively with a broad range of contacts from a wide range of backgrounds, levels and nationalities. Experience of working in a Higher Education Institution/other large organisation and an interest in food security issues would be an advantage.

The position is fixed-term until the 31 December 2016.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 18 September 2015.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Evolution

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 with a discretionary range to 40,847 p.a.

A postdoctoral research assistant position is available at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology to work with Craig MacLean on the evolutionary biology of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. The overarching goal of this project is to understand the evolutionary drivers of antibiotic resistance in clinical pathogens populations using a combination of approaches from experimental evolution, clinical microbiology, and population genetics.

This post will study the evolutionary dynamics of resistance using phenotypic assays of time series of sequenced isolates of P aeruginosa and S aureus collected from individual patients combined with experimental evolution using clinical isolates. The postholder will be responsible for running selection experiments aimed at investigating the evolutionary drivers of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. Successful applicants for this post will have previous experience in experimental evolution, and will ideally have experience in bacterial molecular genetics.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or previous relevant experience in experimental evolution or microbiology.

This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and successful applicants will be offered a 3 year fixed-term contract, with a possible extension for a further 2 years. 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.

Enquiries with CV should be sent to: craig.maclean@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 30 September 2015.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 30 September 2015)
 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Genomics of Antibiotic Resistance

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 with a discretionary range to 40,847 p.a.

A postdoctoral research assistant position is available at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology to work with Craig MacLean on the evolutionary biology of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. The overarching goal of this project is to understand the evolutionary drivers of antibiotic resistance in clinical pathogens populations using a combination of approaches from experimental evolution, clinical microbiology, and population genetics.

This post will study population and molecular genetics of resistance using whole genome sequences of isolates from clinical samples and selection experiments. The postholder will be responsible for investigating the molecular evolution of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. The successful applicant will have previous experience in population genetics and analysing bacterial sequence data from NGS platforms and a PhD or previous relevant experience in bioinformatics, bacterial genomics, or evolutionary genomics.

This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the successful applicant will be offered a 3 year fixed-term contract, with a possible extension for a further 2 years. 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.

Enquiries with CV should be sent to: craig.maclean@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 30 September 2015.

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 30 September 2015)

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