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Senior Research Fellowship in the Geopolitics of Wildlife Conservation
Closing date: 15th February 2019

WildCRU and Worcester College Oxford are pleased to announce a fixed-term Research Fellowship arising from generous benefactions.

The Kadas Family Foundation Senior Research Fellowship in the Geopolitics of Wildlife Conservation, to be held in association with the world-renowned Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, is a 3-year position, salary in the range £40,792 – £48,677 per annum, commencing on 1st May 2019.  The postholder will be based at WildCRU’s Recanati-Kaplan centre, Tubney, Oxfordshire, as well as Worcester College in Oxford.

The main duties will be to pursue research in the geopolitics of wildlife conservation, to publish with high impact and to present at major conferences. The person appointed will have the skills and experience to do so at an advanced international level, as evidenced by a track record of publication in major journals, experience of using analytical methods, and ability to communicate and present at scientific meetings. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant (natural or social) science discipline.

Further particulars and information about how to apply may be found here.


Five short-term Field Assistant positions
Closing date: 17th February 2019

Five short-term field assistant positions are available to work collecting data on the breeding biology of blue tits and great tits, based at the Edward Grey Institute, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford. 

Each post is available for two months full time, from approximately Monday 1st April to Friday 31st May, 2019. The main duties of the post-holders will be to carry out fieldwork at Wytham Woods, near Oxford, and to assist in the collation and input of data. Further details about the project see The hours are variable, but will include some weeks of very intensive fieldwork (the exact dates of the period of intensive work cannot be specified as it depends on the timing of the spring each year).

Successful candidates must have (or be qualified to obtain) a BTO permit to ring adult and nestling tits, be able to demonstrate skill and enthusiasm for biological research as well as experience of fieldwork under arduous conditions, and of working as part of a team. Informal inquiries about the positions should be emailed to Dr Ella Cole (

The posts are based in a dynamic and expanding research-active institute, of c. 50 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Further details about the institute available at:

Salary: All field assistants will be accommodated in a large shared house close to Wytham Woods free of charge (utility bills and council tax included) and will each receive an additional £2,000 living expenses for the duration of the post.

Start date: 1st April 2019

To apply: please email a CV, together with a covering letter explaining your interest and skills plus the email addresses of two referees to Ms Lynne Bradley, PA to Professor Ben Sheldon (

Closing date: Sunday 17th February. All applications will be acknowledged. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the last week of February 2019.




The University of Oxford's online recruitment system can be found here. (This system is used for the majority of vacancies at the University.)

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