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Please note that applications for all University vacancies must be received by 12.00 o’clock (midday) on the stated closing date (which can be found in each job listing below).

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Academic Clinical Lecturer in General Practice or Haematology or Gastroenterology (Platform Science (omics) and Bioinformatics)

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences or Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade A63 or A67: £33,790 - £59,765 p.a.. General Practice: Grade A68: £66,308 - £85,953 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143681 Closing Date: 20-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Professor Chris Pugh Contact Email: cpugh@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited from the listed specialties for one post under the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway. This is a fixed-term, 4-year post which offers excellent opportunities to undertake high-quality research within a clinically excellent environment and to undertake clinical work towards gaining a CCT. In addition to the NIHR funded post available, locally funded posts may also be awarded in parallel, subject to funding and assessment against the stated criteria for the role. Applicants should be medically qualified, ST3 and above, have full GMC registration and already hold, or have submitted for Higher Degree (PhD/DPhil/MD).

General Practice: candidates must have completed their clinical training, and be included in the GMC Specialist Register in general practice (exceptional candidates who are nearing the end of their vocational training may also be considered).

Any successful applicant must be able to take up their post no later than 31 March 2020.

The NIHR ACL post will be from the following specialties under the theme of Platform Science (omics) and Bioinformatics:

General Practice, based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Haematology, based in the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Gastroenterology, based in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Old Road Campus, Oxford

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Christopher Pugh using the email address below.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on Friday 20 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Advanced Microscopy Specialist

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7FY
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,817 - £39,152 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144248 Closing Date: 27-JAN-2020
Contact Name: NDORMS HR Contact Email: HR@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an Advanced Microscopy Specialist to participate in a research project led by Dr Marco Fritzsche and Professor Michael Dustin as part of a collaboration between the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR), the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine – Human Immunology Unit (WIMM – HIU) and Micron Imaging Initiative at the University of Oxford, to be based in the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford. The major focus of this collaboration is the development and maintenance of the Extended-resolution total internal reflection fluorescence-structured illumination (eTIRF-SIM) microscope. This eTIRF-SIM technology was initially developed by Professor Dong Li in the group of Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig at HHMI Janelia Farm (USA). The goal is to use the eTIRF-SIM technology in the context of multiple biomedically-motivated projects throughout the KIR, thereby to establish this tool as a day-to-day technology within the Kennedy Imaging Facilities, and to offer the methodology Oxford-wide to new users less-experienced with this approach. It is expected that the post holder develops and pursues their own research project at the interface of biology and optical custom-built microscopy technology.

The postholder will work with Dr Fritzsche’s team to maintain the eTIRF-SIM microscope at the KIR, verify its performance, and provide technical support for users from the groups of Dr Fritzsche and Professor Dustin, the KIR, WIMM and Micron on a day-to-day basis. It is expected that the position will provide opportunities for the postholder to innovate and publish on further developments in microscopy technology and biological insights resulting from the experiments supported.

You will hold a PhD in any of the disciplines of life sciences. You will have expertise and publications in super-resolution microscopy. You will also possess expertise in optical design, microscope construction, laser alignment, and biological sample testing. A proven track-record of collaborative research with experience of experimental design, execution, and analysis is essential.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment until 31 July 2021.

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 noon on Monday 27 January 2020.


Associate Professor (or Professorship) of Geobiology

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, in Association with Wolfson College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 36S: From £48,114 - £64,605 p.a
Vacancy ID: 142831 Closing Date: 20-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Emma Smith Contact Email: emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professorship) of Geobiology to start no later than 31 July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will hold a Fellowship at Wolfson College. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of Geobiology. We encourage applicants with expertise on the influence of life on the Earth system, including but not limited to study of biological revolutions and innovation in Earth history, remote characterisation of biosphere function, the deep biosphere, life in extreme environments, and molecular palaeobiology. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong track record in using or developing tools such as those presented by the ‘omic’ revolution (e.g. bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and/or sedimentary geochemistry/mineralogy to develop our understanding of these biological systems in their geological context. This expertise plays into cutting edge research on the coevolution of the Earth and life in both terrestrial and marine systems either today or in the past, and in understanding the conditions for life on other planets.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in original research in the field of Geobiology and related subjects, secure research funding and engage in the management of research projects. They will also be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate level including lectures, classes, demonstrations and project supervision. They will be expected to take part in University examining as and when requested to do so, and to participate in the administration of the department as and when requested by the Head of Department. The main duties of the college are to engage in advanced study and research, act as a College Adviser for graduate students and take part in the governance and administration of the College by participation in the Governing Body and other committees.

The successful applicant will have a doctorate in earth sciences, biological sciences, or a closely related subject. They will have evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in the field of geobiology, have the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate level, have excellent interpersonal skills necessary for teaching and an ability to attract research funding.

Further details of the position and the application procedure are detailed within the further particulars. Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith using the contact details below. Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Chris Ballentine (email: chris.ballentine@earth.ox.ac.uk; tel: 01865 272938).

Salary from £48,114 p.a. plus academic stipend (currently £2,672 p.a), and additional benefits as detailed below. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 20 December 2019. Interviews will be held on 11 and 12 February 2020 in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Department of Education in association with St John's College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 36S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143615 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Professor Victoria Murphy Contact Email: victoria.murphy@education.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics to be based at the Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford. The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointee will be a Supernumerary Fellow and a member of the Governing Body of the College. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment.

The University wishes to appoint a candidate whose main research and teaching experience is in the area of applied linguistics. The main duties of the post will be: to contribute to the department’s strong research profile in future research assessment exercises through his or her own programme of publications and research funding, to contribute to teaching on Masters courses and to their further development, to supervise graduate students in the broad area of applied linguistics, and to contribute to the research-related activities of the applied linguistics research group.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in an area of relevance to the post, successful experience of social scientific research in the field of applied linguistics, a proven track-record of high quality publications in applied linguistics and a good record of funded research. She or he will have the ability to obtain and manage research grants and manage contract research staff and a strong record of collaboration and teamwork. She or he will also have a strong background of teaching applied linguistics courses and successful experience of teaching high achieving graduate students, including doctoral students.

The appointment will be made in association with St John’s College. The appointee will be a Supernumerary Fellow and a member of the Governing Body of the College.

The Associate Professor will be a member of the Senior Common Room and will be entitled to meals in College. They will be entitled to apply for reimbursement of teaching and research expenses up to a maximum of £5,000 p.a. A Supplementary Duties Allowance of £4,870 p.a. is also available. A purpose-built college nursery provides places for College and University staff and students.

Start date: This post is tenable from Trinity term 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from Professor Victoria Murphy using the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Atomic and Laser Physics (High Energy Density Science)

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road in association with Trinity College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143637 Closing Date: 10-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: EA.HoD@physics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Atomic and Laser Physics (High Energy Density Science – HEDS). The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Trinity College. The post is available from 1 June 2020 and the appointee is required to commence in the post by 31 July 2020.

The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus a housing allowance from the College of £15,000 p.a. (or college accommodation subject to availability). An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.

The Associate Professor will join a vigorous community of physicists exploiting high-power optical lasers and X-ray free-electron-laser (FEL) technology to create, diagnose, and understand matter at extremes of temperature and pressure, such as may be found within the interiors of planets, stars, and, for example, during inertial-confinement fusion implosions. The group at Oxford, and the CLF at STFC, have played leading roles in the development of the recently commissioned HED instrument at the European XFEL in Hamburg. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit an experimental physicist who can help exploit the UK’s significant investment in this, and other HED-relevant facilities worldwide, and to develop further our understanding of extreme states of matter. Whilst the post is for an experimentalist, the postholder will be expected to work closely with theorists, and currently several members of the department straddle the experiment-theory divide. For the first 5 years, there will be a partial secondment of the University component of the post to STFC’s Central Laser Facility, under arrangements described in the Further Particulars.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physics, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high quality creative research in HEDS at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme addressing the fundamental challenges in our understanding of extreme states of matter, to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and to participate in administration of both Trinity College and the Physics Department.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries about the departmental role may be made to Professor Simon Hooker (simon.hooker@physics.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the college role should be addressed to: senior.tutor@trinity.ox.ac.uk.

Please quote departmental reference 143637 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters to: EA.HoD@physics.ox.ac.uk by the same deadline.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 January 2020. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Oxford 12 – 14 February 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Computer Science (Computational Medicine)

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road in association with Keble College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: From: £48,114 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143526 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: hr@cs.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Computer Science and Keble College are recruiting an Associate Professor of Computational Medicine in the Department of Computer Science, to start before 30 July 2020. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at Keble College; Tutors being responsible for the organisation and teaching of their subject within the College.

The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and growing academic department, which has a research profile across the entire spectrum of contemporary computing. You will be expected to engage in independent and original research, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences and seminars. You will also contribute to teaching on the department’s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes.

You will be a member of both the University and the College community; part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community with access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. You will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity.

You will hold a doctorate in computer science, or cognate discipline, have the ability to teach across a range of computer science subjects, and will also have a proven research record of high quality at international level, and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level.

Salary from: £48,114 p.a. (plus substantial benefits including an additional pensionable benefits including college housing allowance of £10,528 p.a., assistance with house purchase and private medical insurance. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 January 2020. Interviews are expected to be held on 14 February 2020.

We would particularly welcome applications from female and black and minority ethnic applicants who are currently under-represented within the Computer Science Department.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.


Associate Professor of Computer Science (Human Centred Computing)

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road in association with Kellogg College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: From £48,114 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143058 Closing Date: 09-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: hr@cs.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Human Centred Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, to start before 30 July 2020. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Kellogg College.

We seek to appoint a leading academic from the field of Human Centred Computing, broadly interpreted, to join the vibrant and rapidly-growing Department of Computer Science, and to contribute to the Human Centred Computing (HCC) research theme within the Department. Researchers affiliated with the HCC theme typically apply interdisciplinary methods and approaches in pursuit of building computer systems responsibly, in ways that actively support individual autonomy and well-being, and promote and protect human, societal and environmental values. We encourage applicants from all area of human-centred computing, but note that research specialisms of particular interest to the present post include: human centred data science/engineering; human/machine collaboration and human centred AI; fairness, privacy, accountability, bias, and ethics in AI and technology; and responsible innovation.

The successful candidate will be a member of both the University and the College community, and will have access to the excellent research facilities that Oxford offers. You will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of its Governing Body, together with your departmental research, teaching, and examining duties.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in computer science (or cognate discipline), and have an outstanding research and publication record, including the ability to attract research funding. You should have the ability to teach at the graduate level for the Department’s part time MSc programmes (www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/), and a wide range of topics within Computer Science at graduate level, including supervising graduate students.

Combined University and College salary from £48,114 p.a. plus additional benefits including college pensionable allowance of £732 p.a. and an advisor’s allowance of £644 p.a. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title..

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 January 2020. Interviews are expected to be held on 10 February 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Computer Science.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, for example www.cs.ox.ac.uk/aboutus/women-cs-oxford/index.html, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave.


Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 10: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a..
Vacancy ID: 143119 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Professor Kia Nobre, via the EA to the Head of the Department, Nicola Bridge Contact Email: hod.office@psy.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Experimental Psychology based at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, with effect from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Jesus College. The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department whose aim is to conduct world-leading experimental research to understand the psychological and neural mechanisms relevant to human behaviour and to translate these findings into evidence-based public benefits and mental health and wellbeing, education, industry, and policy.

The main duties of this post will be to conduct an independent research programme in your chosen area of social psychology (broadly defined) and to contribute, in your area of expertise, to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department through lectures and practical classes, and to college teaching and tutorials.

You should have a higher degree in psychology or a related science; an ability to contribute to teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students; a strong and developing track record of research in any area of social or developmental psychology; current research funding or an independent research track record likely to attract competitive research grant funding. You will also be expected to participate in the administration of Jesus College and the Department of Experimental Psychology.

An attractive financial package is offered to the successful applicant, including a College housing allowance (if applicable) of £13,237 p.a., plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews will be held in February 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Physical Climate Science

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits
Vacancy ID: 144250 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: aopp-admin@physics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Physical Climate Science with effect from July 2020. The successful candidate will also be appointed as an Official Fellow and Tutor in Physics at Wadham College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on the scale £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus (where qualifying) a college housing allowance of (currently) £9,165 p.a., and access to college research/teaching allowances of up to (currently) £2,000 p.a. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.

The main duties of the post are to carry out, disseminate the results of, obtain funding for, and supervise research at a high international standard in Physical Climate Science, to teach a range of topics in physics via lectures, classes and tutorials, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research.

The postholder will join a vibrant community of scientists in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), which is one of the six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics. AOPP members conduct fundamental research into atmospheres, oceans and surfaces and their interactions, of Earth, planets, moons and asteroids. AOPP’s research can be broadly categorised into climate and planetary physics, with cross cutting themes of planetary circulation and composition as well as cross-cutting methodologies (theory, observations, modelling) intrinsically linking these research areas. The issues addressed are among the most significant and pressing, ranging from the physics underpinning our understanding of climate change to the search for planetary conditions suitable to support life. Physical climate science is central for much of our research.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physics, atmospheric/oceanic physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of internationally leading research in physical climate science. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, have the interpersonal skills necessary to engage with students and colleagues at all levels and will participate in the administration of Wadham College and the Physics Department. They will be expected to develop a World-leading research programme in physical climate science, complementing and strengthening current climate research across AOPP, which can be based on theory, modelling and earth observations.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Philip Stier (philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to Dr Caroline Mawson (senior.tutor@wadham.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 January 2020. Please quote departmental reference 144250 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Social or Developmental Psychology

Department of Experimental Psychology in association with New College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 10a: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143118 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Professor Kia Nobre Contact Email: hod.office@psy.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Social or Developmental Psychology based at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at New College. The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department whose aim is to conduct world-leading experimental research to understand the psychological and neural mechanisms relevant to human behaviour and to translate these findings into evidence-based public benefits and mental health and wellbeing, education, industry, and policy.

The main duties of this post will be to conduct an independent research programme in your chosen area of social or developmental psychology and to contribute, in your area of expertise, to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department through lectures and practical classes, and to college teaching and tutorials.

You should have a higher degree (DPhil/PhD) in psychology or a related science; an ability to contribute to teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students; a strong and developing track record of research in any area of social or developmental psychology; and current research funding or an independent research track record likely to attract competitive research grant funding. You will also be expected to participate in the administration of New College and the Department of Experimental Psychology.

An attractive financial package is offered to the successful applicant, including a College housing allowance (if applicable) of £9,967 p.a. plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews will be held in February 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Space Instrumentation

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road in association with St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30: From £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus benefits
Vacancy ID: 143636 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: aopp-admin@physics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Space Instrumentation to commence in post by 31 July 2020 or before. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,144 - £64,605 p.a. plus a housing allowance of £9,000 p.a. or access to college accommodation, or a housing loan scheme. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.

The postholder will join a vibrant community of scientists in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), which is one of the six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics. AOPP members conduct fundamental research into atmospheres, oceans and surfaces and their interactions, on Earth, (exo)planets, moons and asteroids. The issues addressed are among the most significant and pressing, ranging from the search for planetary conditions suitable to support life to the physics underpinning our understanding of climate change.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of internationally leading research and development in space instrumentation with applications in planetary or earth observations. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level and have the interpersonal skills necessary to engage with students and colleagues at all levels. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme in space instrumentation, with applications in planetary and earth observations, teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in administration at St Edmund Hall and in the Physics Department.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Philip Stier (philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk) or Professor Neil Bowles (neil.bowles@physics.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to: robert.wilkins@seh.ox.ac.uk.

Please quote departmental reference 143636 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 December 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professor of Zoology (Conservation Biology)

Department of Zoology, Mansfield Road in association with Balliol College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144123 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Jeannie Scott Contact Email: administrator@zoo.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Zoology and Balliol College are recruiting an Associate Professor in Conservation Biology, broadly defined, with a preferred start date of no later than 1 July 2020. This is a joint appointment between the department and the college. The successful candidate will be an Official Fellow and Tutor in Biology at Balliol College.

The successful candidate will be required to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through a mix of tutorials, lectures, practical classes, field trips and supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a research programme and research group, to supervise graduate students, and to carry out examining and administrative duties in the Department and the College.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate and have postdoctoral experience in a relevant field, and the ability to carry out original, exciting research in conservation biology. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

The salary scale is £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. with an additional £2,804 p.a. if the title of Full Professor is awarded. Additional benefits include a College housing allowance of £12,363 p.a. and access to a shared equity scheme (subject to availability) or college accommodation (of limited availability). There is also a college research allowance of £1,200 p.a. and the option of private medical insurance.

For full details of the role and how to apply, please read the job description.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 2 January 2020.


Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Climate and Earth Surface Processes

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road in association with University College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 36S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144124 Closing Date: 09-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Emma Smith Contact Email: emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Climate and Earth Surface Processes no later than 31 July 2020. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will hold a Non-tutorial Fellowship at University College. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We welcome applications from scientists working in all quantitative aspects of climate science and Earth surface processes, in particular those focused on interactions between the fluid and solid components of Earth’s surface. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) greenhouse gas processes, causes and consequences of rising sea level, carbon cycling, land surface processes affecting climate, water–rock interactions, weathering, evolution of the cryosphere, and scientific questions surrounding the use of Earth resources for climate solutions. The appointee will apply innovative and/or advanced techniques to the study of this important zone at Earth’s surface in order to better understand its role in past, present and future environmental and climatic change.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in original research in the field of climate and/or Earth surface processes, and related subjects, secure research funding and engage in the management of research projects. They will also be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate level including lectures, classes, demonstrations and project supervision. They will be expected to take part in University examining as and when requested to do so, and to participate in the administration of the department as and when requested by the Head of Department. The main duties of the college are to engage in advanced study and research, act as a College Adviser for graduate students and take part in the governance and administration of the College by participation in relevant committees.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Earth Sciences, Physical Climate or a closely related subject; evidence of a substantial and realisable research plan; the ability to teach effectively at an undergraduate and graduate level including in the field; excellent interpersonal skills; and an ability to attract research funding. The appointee will be a Fellow of University College and will provide support to Earth Science Tutorial Fellows and students within the College. This post is advertised at the same time as a second Associate Professorship of Planetary Geology at St Hugh’s College.

Further details of the position and the application procedure is detailed within the further particulars. Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith (emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Chris Ballentine (chris.ballentine@earth.ox.ac.uk) or telephone: 01865 272938.

Combined University and College salary from £48,114 p.a. plus additional College pensionable benefits. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 9 January 2020. Interviews will be held on 27 and 28 February in Oxford.


Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford and Worcester College, 1 Walton Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142830 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Mrs Jenny Houlsby, PA to Professor Christopher Schofield Contact Email: jenny.houlsby@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We wish to appoint a candidate whose research interests involve work applying organic chemistry to advanced materials/polymer science, such as for organic semiconductor devices, microporous or bioinspired materials.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a field relevant to research at the interface of organic chemistry and materials science, and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication at an internationally excellent standard, along with evidence of imaginative research plans and the potential to lead and manage new research initiatives. The postholder will be required to engage in original research at the interface of organic chemistry and advanced materials/polymer science; to collaborate with existing staff; to secure research funding, and to carry out teaching, administration, and demonstrating at undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will also teach undergraduates at Worcester College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the College.

Benefits of the Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College include Governing Body membership, a housing allowance of £9,594 p.a. (or access to rent-free accommodation in the initial period), a research allowance of £1,752 p.a., a study room in college, and full college dining rights.

An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and Worcester College, 1 Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HB.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 6 January 2020 can be considered. Interviews are likely to take place during week commencing Monday 10 February 2020 and candidates must be available to travel to Oxford for this period. Anticipated start date is before the end of July 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The Department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in September 2015 in recognition of its commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.


Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of the Geology of Planetary Processes

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road in association with St Hugh’s College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 36S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144125 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Emma Smith Contact Email: emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) of the Geology of Planetary Processes to start no later than 31 July 2020. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will hold a Non-tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We welcome applications from scientists working in all quantitative aspects of geology and planetary processes, in particular those focussed on applying innovative techniques to develop our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Earth and related planetary bodies. Areas of interest might include (but are not limited to) the processes controlling: the evolution of the protoplanetary disk and how the earliest solids formed; the mineralogical and chemical evolution of planetary interiors; the physical and chemical evolution of planetary crusts; the cycling of elements between the planetary surface and interior; and the geological and geochemical changes after accretion that result in a planet becoming capable of supporting life. This post is advertised at the same time as a second Associate Professorship of Climate and Earth Surface Processes at University College.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in original research in the field of the Geology of Planetary Processes, and related subjects, secure research funding and engage in the management of research projects. They will also be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate level including lectures, classes, demonstrations and project supervision. They will be expected to take part in University examining as and when requested to do so, and to participate in the administration of the department as and when requested by the Head of Department. The main duties of the college are to engage in advanced study and research, act as a College Adviser for graduate students and take part in the governance and administration of the College.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Earth Sciences or a closely related subject; evidence of substantial research accomplishments and/or potential; the ability to teach effectively at an undergraduate and graduate level including in the field; excellent interpersonal skills; and an ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research. The appointee will be a Fellow of St Hugh’s College.

Further details of the post and the application procedure is detailed within the further particulars. Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith (emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Chris Ballentine (chris.ballentine@earth.ox.ac.uk) or telephone: 01865 272938.

Salary from £48,114 pa and additional benefits as detailed in the job description. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews will be held on 25 and 26 February 2020 in Oxford.


Associate Professorship of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road in association with St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Combined University and College salary: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus a College Housing Allowance of £9,000 per annum and other College benefits. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.
Vacancy ID: 143684 Closing Date: 20-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Professor David Paterson Contact Email: david.paterson@dpag.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience based at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, with effect from as soon as possible. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences at St Edmund Hall.

The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department and will engage in high level original and independent research in an area complementary to the Department’s research strategy in Neuroscience. In particular, we are interested in candidates with a strong publishing history in cellular and molecular neuroscience. Shortlisted candidates would have also demonstrated independence through external fellowships or peer review funding. The main duties of this post will be to undertake discovery science, secure external funding to prosecute an independent research programme and educate undergraduate and postgraduate students. Specifically, they will contribute to the Department’s teaching of Biomedical Sciences to the pre-clinical students studying for the 1st BM and FHS Medical Sciences, and of non-medical students studying the FHS course in Biomedical Sciences, as well as college teaching and tutorials.

You should have a higher degree (DPhil/PhD) in a relevant area of research; show evidence of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision and research training, and a strong demonstrable commitment to the organisation and delivery of teaching in both Department and College. You will show evidence of substantial independent research accomplishment and a strong publication record, as well as evidence of a substantial and realisable research plan which will complement the Department’s research strategy. You should also have the ability and willingness to undertake some administrative duties within the Department and the College, and to undertake teaching in the tutorial context and the pastoral care of students.

The combined college and university salary will be on a scale up to £64,605 p.a. plus a College Housing Allowance of £9,000 p.a. and other College benefits. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 January 2020. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are anticipated to take place at the start of March 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Associate Professorships of Economics (4 posts)

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford and Brasenose College, Christ Church College and University College
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 10a: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143502 Closing Date: 23-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: personnel@economics.ox.ac.uk

The University is seeking to appoint four full-time Associate Professors of Economics to start in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Oxford uses the grade of Associate Professor for most of its senior academic appointments. This grade is roughly equivalent to Associate Professor in the USA. Associate Professors are eligible for consideration through regular recognition of distinction exercises for award of the title of full Professor.

Each post is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship, at either Brasenose College, Christ Church, Merton or University College. Duties will include undertaking independent research and securing funding to support the Department’s research activities, together with teaching and supervision responsibilities for the Department of Economics and the College, and Trustee duties (as a member of the Governing Body) at the College.

Applications are invited from candidates with a completed doctorate in Economics and postdoctoral experience in an academic position. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high standard of research achievement and potential, and the ability to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision. Applicants should have an interest in promoting a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace.

The Department and Colleges wish to encourage applicants with research and teaching interests in any field of economics. The Department would welcome applicants willing to teach economic history, financial economics or financial econometrics, but has teaching needs in all fields.

The Colleges require postholders to be willing to teach undergraduates as follows:

Brasenose College: Macroeconomics
Christ Church: Microeconomics
Merton:Macroeconomics
University College: Microeconomics

The appointment is for 5 years in the first instance, with reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.

The department and each college offer an exciting research and teaching environment, and an attractive financial package to the successful applicant. Plus a College housing allowance (currently ranging between £10,630 and £20,000 p.a. or in some cases a low-interest housing loan or college accommodation free of rent subject to availability). In cases of particular merit, the department may make a recommendation to the University for the award of an additional salary supplement above the maximum scale. Please refer to the Further Particulars for details of the wider benefits package offered by the University and each of the three colleges, including the annual research allowances.

Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,804 p.a.

The Department plans to have representatives available to meet with individuals interested in joining the Department of Economics, at the EEA Job Market Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 18–19 Dec 2019.

Candidates need only submit one application to be considered for all three positions, applications must be submitted online via Econjobmarket: https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6149

The closing date for applications has been extended to 12.00 midday on 23rd December 2019. Interviews are expected to be held over two days, 27 and 28 January 2020, and shortlisted candidates are expected to be available for both days.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Assurance Advisor

Finance, Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144134 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and efficient individual to join our Research Accounts team as an Assurance Advisor. Reporting to the Accounting and Assurance Manager the postholder will work closely with the EU Assurance Manager and the Head of Financial Assurance working across the University to provide guidance and support in the assurance of post-award research management. The postholder will develop key relationships with the University’s research funders, departments and Research Services. The successful candidate will need the skills, confidence and professional judgement to interact constructively (and at times, robustly) with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior academics, managers, support staff and external funders.

The University has a world-class research base and the Research Accounts team provides front-line support for the 120 Research-active departments holding over 5,000 research projects. Research Income in 2017-18 was £579million.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a relevant role, including internal or external audit or financial controls and the ability to work in a complex environment. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills together with the ability to deal sensitively with key issues and gain the confidence of senior University officers and accounting professionals and have the ability to take the initiative to identify high risk areas and suggest options for obtaining assurance, with a strong sense of purpose and ability to understand complex environments. The postholder will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to communicate across all levels in the University; ability to hold to account as well as to encourage change.

The Finance Division employs approximately 160 staff, most of whom are based at Hythe Bridge Street, just a short walk into central Oxford.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 6 January 2020 can be considered. Interviews will be held week commencing 20 January 2020.


BioEscalator - Receptionist (variable hours)

Medical Sciences Divisional Office, BioEscalator, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143818 Closing Date: 12-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Claire Shingler Contact Email: claire.shingler@medsci.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for a variable hours receptionist for the BioEscalator at Oxford University. This incubator for start-up and spin-out companies in the biomedical sciences has been open for 1 year and was purpose-built to support the translation of medical innovation in Oxford from the lab to the clinic. The BioEscalator was funded by a Government City Deal grant and the University and enjoys a high profile internally and externally. As such, we welcome a wide range of visitors from within the University and the commercial world (including investors, scientists and entrepreneurs) and run a large number of events.

As a member of our receptionist team, you will provide the all-important first contact for our tenants and visitors in a busy, buzzing, commercial environment. You will be dealing with a wide range of enquiries and requests in a friendly and professional manner, as well as ensuring the smooth running of the meeting rooms, the Hub breakout space and providing support for events. You will also provide administrative support to the Business Manager.

We are looking for someone who enjoys meeting and helping people, is confident, proactive, highly organised with great attention to detail and a can-do attitude. This person will be a key member of our friendly team at this exciting phase for the BioEscalator and will be required to provide reception support during periods of planned and unplanned absence.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the BioEscalator Business Manager, Claire Shingler using the email address below.

This is a fixed-term post for 12 months and is available immediately.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 12 December 2019 and we expect to hold interviews during the week beginning 6 January 2020.


Building Facilities Technician

Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143999 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Chemistry is recruiting for a Building Facilities Technician to provide support and assistance to the existing facilities management team in matters relating to day-to-day maintenance, repairs and servicing of the laboratory and building environment within the department, ensuring that the building and equipment across the Chemistry estate are professionally maintained and serviced in a timely and efficient manner.

You will be required under the guidance of the Building Manager, alone or in conjunction with others, to use a range of skills and system knowledge including ‘hands on’ participation in technical tasks as required, to ensure a safe, efficient, productive and high quality research and teaching environment.

You will have a good level of demonstrable DIY skills, with the ability to switch for example from changing light bulbs to small building projects and back with confidence, including use of power tools, workshop machinery, ladders and scaffold towers. Along with experience in trouble shooting smaller items of laboratory equipment and carrying out mechanical or small scale electrical repair work. You will be qualified to City & Guilds, NVQ or equivalent and have a demonstrable knowledge of relevant Health and Safety requirements.

You will have good IT skills including MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). Experience of working in a workshop and/or building maintenance will be an advantage.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford and is full-time, permanent and available immediately.

In applying for this position, you will also be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks.

The closing date for applications 12.00 midday on Wednesday 8 January 2020. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

The University of Oxford is a bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a silver award holder.


Career Development Fellow (up to 2 posts available)

Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143910 Closing Date: 19-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Administrator Contact Email: admin@pharm.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Pharmacology is seeking to appoint up to two Career Development Fellows by early 2020. Aimed at outstanding experienced and early career researchers, these posts will provide space, access to facilities and support to enable the postholders to establish their own independent research programme.

Are you working on a research programme aligned to one of the Department’s main [research themes]: signalling; cardiovascular pharmacology; neuropharmacology; or medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and drug discovery?

[research themes]https://pharm.ox.ac.uk/research#themes

You must have a PhD in a relevant subject area plus post-qualification research experience and a strong publication record. You should be able to demonstrate experience of managing and planning research projects and have the potential to develop and lead a programme of innovative and original research.

The Department will support you with dedicated research space and access to departmental facilities and equipment where required. You will be aligned to an existing research group within Pharmacology and will be assigned a mentor to help you to develop your career. In return, you will be expected to work towards a obtaining a grant to fund your own independent research programme (which could include a personal fellowship) for which full support and guidance will be available.

In return, you will be expected to: develop your own research programme, write research articles for leading journals and present papers at national conferences, raise research funds through grant applications, develop new ideas for research projects, and organise and agree objectives for your team.

The Fellowships are offered for up to 5 years, on a fixed-term contract basis, with a review after the first 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 19 December 2019. Interviews will be held Monday 27 January 2019.


Career Development Fellow in Accounting

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 143669 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Tracy Fahey Contact Email: Researcherhr@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the position of Career Development Fellow in Accounting at Saïd Business School. Based in the FAME (Finance, Accounting, Management Science and Economics) academic area, the Fellow will be expected to define and execute a research agenda in accounting. The appointee will work closely with faculty in the Accounting group, but it is expected that s/he will be fully integrated into the academic and scholarly life of the academic area. Further information about our groups, our research and its impact can be found at: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/research-areas

The Fellow will be expected to produce independent academic research aimed at top peer-reviewed journals and to present this research at national and international conferences, define research projects with a high impact on practice or policy and manage research projects and joint research impact activities with partners in the spheres of regulation, policy and/or practice. The successful candidate will also teach on courses (half the load of full-time faculty), primarily on those related to accounting and help supervise research students, including doctoral students and visiting researchers from other universities.

The successful candidate will hold or be working towards a PhD in accounting or a closely related field and will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. The postholder will also have a commitment to teaching and supporting the teaching activities of the FAME group.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Please submit two references with your application. To apply for this role and for further details, please click on the below link.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019.


Chichele Professorship of Economic History

Faculty of History in association with All Souls College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic :
Vacancy ID: 143985 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk

The University of Oxford intends to appoint a distinguished economic historian to the Chichele Professorship of Economic History. You will play a crucial role in helping to lead our high-powered research cluster in this field, and in delivering our very successful Master’s programmes in Economic and Social History.

You may specialise in any aspect of economic history from any period and region, but will have wide interests in the field, an excellent record of innovative research and publications, and the capacity to lead and inspire others working in economic and social history more broadly.

Start date: 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The closing dates for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 13 January 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Clinical Research Nurse

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 with adiscretionary range to £38,017 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 144197 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Phillippa Wall Contact Email: orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse (adult) to join the Jenner Vaccine Trials-NDM team, part of the Jenner Institute within the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

You will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day clinical and administrative aspects of first-in-man, phase I and IIa clinical trials in healthy adults across a diverse range of disease themes including malaria, TB, HCV, influenza, Zika and other emerging pathogens.

As part of a multidisciplinary team you will be involved in assisting in the selection and screening of healthy volunteers, administration of vaccines, monitoring for adverse events whilst maintaining accurate and comprehensive records, also assisting in the work of the group as a whole. You will be a NMC Registered Nurse (adult), have experience of venepuncture skills and practice. Good computer literacy skills to include MS Office.

This is a full-time appointment although part-time (min 80%) may be considered. This post is available immediately for a fixed-term period of 2 years (with the possibility of an extension) and funded by EU Optimalvac and Wellcome Trust.

Depending on experience this post may be offered at Grade 5 (£25,941 - £30,942 p.a.) with reduced duties.

Applications for this vacancy are made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post. Please quote reference 144197 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 6 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews for this position will be held in the first or second week of February 2020.


Clinical Research Nurse

RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a
Vacancy ID: 144306 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Harry Clarke Contact Email: cvm_personnel@cardiov.ox.ac.uk

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse to join our team of internationally recognised researchers within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM). The successful applicant will help to deliver existing studies, as well as contribute to the setup of new studies both within the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance (OCMR) and the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) located in the John Radcliffe Hospital. Good team working is key to our success, so excellent communication skills and good working relationships are essential to this post. The postholder will work collaboratively with chief and principle investigators, co-investigators, research nurses and allied research staff to undertake safe, high quality, participant focused research in accordance with, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and the Research Governance Framework for Health and Care.

With training and support the postholder will manage a portfolio of cardiac studies involving cardiac tests such as MRI, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and echocardiography. The role will involve the identification of participants for study enrolment, informed consent, clinical data collection and management, sample collection and the safe and accurate processing of blood samples in an onsite laboratory.

The applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent academic experience and be a registered Nurse; entry on part 1 (adult) of the NMC register. Previous experience working with cardiac patients would be desirable.

This is a full-time appointment on a fixed-term contract available for 2 years. You will be based at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR), John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 0, Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 January 2020 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 20 January 2020.


Clinical Research Training Fellow

Department of Oncology, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade E64: £32,569 - £52,200 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144099 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: Recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated senior clinical trainee in radiation or clinical oncology to work towards a DPhil, in a high calibre research environment. This 3-year position is funded through the CR-UK accelerator award ART-NET (Advanced Radiation Technology Network). The ART-NET grant supports research across five leading UK centres (Oxford, Institute for Cancer Research. Manchester, UCL and Leeds). The principal aim is to investigate the potential benefits of MRI-linac for delivery of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy RT (SABR) in gastrointestinal malignancies.

The first UK Viewray MRIdian MR guided Linear accelerator has been installed in Oxford in a collaboration between the University of Oxford and GenesisCare. The team will evaluate the feasibility, safety, dosimetric advantage and potential clinical benefit of MR guided radiotherapy in pancreatic and hepatic malignancies. The opportunity to be an integral part of the team using the first Viewray MRIdian in the UK will provide both extensive clinical experience and research opportunities. A specific project will be identified according to the successful applicant’s interest within this field of work.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual with a desire to undertake academic training in radiation oncology, with a view to making a major contribution in their future career as an academic clinician or clinician scientist in Radiation Oncology.

The postholder will possess a medical degree and will be a GMC registered Medical Practitioner (or be eligible for registration), with full-time hospital service in the SpR or higher grade. They will also require clinical experience in radiotherapy and be on a recognised specialty training programme. Evidence of adequate clinical oncological experience and familiarity with radiotherapy planning technology and interpretation of radiotherapy plans is also essential for this role.

The post is open to those from the UK and also from abroad, but candidates must be eligible to undertake clinical practice in the UK. Candidates from outside the EU will be responsible for paying their own DPhil fees. Successful applicants will be required to hold an honorary clinical contract and therefore must ensure that they have fulfilled all the criteria required of the General Medical Council and National Health Service. Please see the General Medical Council website for further details.

This is a full-time post offered for a fixed-term of 3 years.

All applicants must complete a short application form, upload a CV and supporting statement.

Further information from Professor Tim Maughan’s PA (claire.garbett@oncology.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 January 2020.


Clinical Trials Play and Study Assistant

Department of Paediatrics, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144269 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Laura Walker Contact Email: laura.walker@paediatrics.ox.ac.uk

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you interested in a new career direction?

We have an excellent opportunity for an individual with experience working with children to join our team at the Oxford Vaccine Group to help in clinical research. This is a full-time post (part-time hours will be considered).

Part of the Department of Paediatrics, Oxford University, we are a clinical research group based at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine at the Churchill Hospital. We are seeking person to act as an assistant for our research nurses and doctors. The primary responsibility will be to provide support to the research team by distracting the babies and children during blood tests and immunisations within family homes. You should have a caring and friendly approach towards families and young children and previous experience of working with children is essential. You would also be required to help with office duties so familiarity with computers and general clerical tasks is essential.

The post involves extensive travel which would be facilitated by having access to own reliable transport (mileage payments are given). For an informal visit or for further information, please contact: Laura Walker, Senior Clinical Trials Assistant on 01865 611400. This post is a fixed-term post (12 months), with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The role is available to start as soon as possible, applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019.


Computational Biologist

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143715 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@imm.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead the training of biomedical scientists in data science and computational biology skills and develop their own research in computational biology.

The successful candidate will play a key role in a new strategic programme in Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science Training within the Centre for Computational Biology in the MRC Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine. The programme’s mission is to provide substantial expertise and to add value to ongoing research across the University of Oxford by training and mentoring biomedical scientists in data science and computational biology skills, methods and working practices. The Computational Biologist will be involved in the day-to-day management of the programme, including planning and delivering bioinformatics training and supervising fellows in computational biology research projects. The Computational Biologist will also lead research projects in computational genomics.

You will hold a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or related discipline. You will be familiar with working in a Linux operating system and proficient in a least one programming language (e.g. Python, R). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to convey concepts to other scientists in different fields of research, and previous experience in delivering training are essential.

The position is available fixed-term until 31 March 2022 in the first instance, funded by the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Oxford Centre.

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

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 16 December.


Course Administrator

Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144135 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: personnel@conted.ox.ac.uk

A well-organised, flexible and accurate administrator is required to join the busy Student Administration team within the Department for Continuing Education.

You will be responsible for a range of student administration for a portfolio of non-accredited courses and conferences within the Department. You will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, a high level of accuracy and an ability to work flexibly to deadlines with minimal supervision. Also required are good interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work well in a team environment and excellent customer service skills. The successful candidate must be competent in a range of standard IT applications and be able to learn new IT systems quickly.

The appointment is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance with 38 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays and Christmas closure. A pension scheme is available.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 16 January 2020.


Customer Services and Operational Support Assistant

Estates Services – Security Services, The Old Observatory, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144118 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

The role is to provide support to the Customer Services and Operational Support Manager in the delivery of consistent customer service excellence. The postholder will have responsibility for administering Security Services’ information database, and for ensuring that accurate customer information is available to operational service delivery teams.

You will be based at the Old Observatory but will be required to attend customer meetings across the University Estate.

You will be working full time and, aside of Bank Holidays and University closure days at Christmas and Easter, you will receive 24 days leave per year and membership of the University Pension Scheme.

Further information and details on how to apply are available by clicking the 'Apply Now' link below.

Please direct informal enquiries about this post to Amanda Whelan (tel: 01865 282164) or David Smith (tel: 01865 282068).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place in January 2020.


Data Acquisition Engineer

Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143932 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Mrs Sue Geddes Contact Email: sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Data Acquisition Engineer in the electronics group with an emphasis on Control and Data Acquisition for accelerator science and technology.

The post is open ended externally funded, subject to the successful completion of the standard probation period of 1 year.

The post will principally support projects within the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science.

The postholder is highly skilled at DAQ, Controls, FPGA electronics design, prototyping, testing and analysis. Designs typically include the processing of high-speed data and high volumes of data as well as controlling processes. The person is able to lead and is comfortable with sharing knowledge.

Applicants should possess a degree in electronics engineering or closely related subject. They should have a strong background in Data Acquisition and Control system design with a sound knowledge of large programmable Devices (e.g. FPGAs).

Candidates are expected to demonstrate that they can lead and manage projects from feasibility and conceptual design through to manufacture, final assembly, testing and commissioning.

Previous experience in a scientific research environment, especially with particle accelerators and beamlines, will be an advantage.

Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vita, a description of work experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Mr Johan Fopma johan.fopma@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 6 January 2020 can be considered.


Data Analyst in Breast Cancer Meta-analysis Group

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 144103 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world-renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. The Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU), a research institute within NDPH, is one of the world’s leading centres for research into chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

We are seeking a Data Analyst to provide support for the IT, overviews and statistical teams for the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group (EBCTCG). Your main duties will involve helping to incorporate individual patient data from trials into existing and new databases and providing support to researchers who wish to access these resources.

To be considered, you will have an MSc or equivalent in a scientific subject and a good first degree with significant mathematical or computing content. You will also have excellent programming skills (e.g. in SAS and/or R including expertise in advanced techniques) or experience of using and developing a large relational database within a DBMS (such as Ingres) and significant associated experience of using SQL.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Robert Hills (robert.hills@ndph.ox.ac.uk).

The position is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.

If no suitable Grade 7 applicant is forthcoming, an appointment on the Grade 6 scale, with appropriate adjustment of duties and additional training, may be considered. Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 January 2020.


Data Scientist

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144233 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Researcher in Medical Statistics/Epidemiology/Data Science to working the team lead by Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox on a research programme on the early diagnosis, prevention and management of cancer.

Following a strategic investment by Cancer Research UK in Oxford, the Primary Care Epidemiology Group at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care is expanding the team of clinicians, programmers, epidemiologists, researchers and data scientists to undertake novel research to improve the early diagnosis, prevention and management of cancer. This postholder will work at the interface between epidemiology, medical statistics, data science and clinical medicine. They will enable high impact original quantitative research using very large primary care databases of electronic health records linked to hospital, mortality and cancer registry data.

We are seeking an experienced statistician/epidemiologist/data scientist with a strong background in analysis of electronic health record for large scale data analytics and modelling. The postholder will based within the Primary Care Epidemiology Research Group, reporting to Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox. The postholder will work closely with a wider team of programmers, clinicians, clinical researchers and administrator in multiple departments within the Medical Sciences Division. The post-holder will be encouraged to develop research ideas; design analyses, check and manipulate datasets for analysis and carry out a number of complex statistical analyses. The postholder will present the results for discussion and interpretation, lead on the preparation of manuscripts for publication and the drafting of reports to funding bodies.

The post would be ideally suited to someone proactive and ambitious who has obtained their Master’s or PhD and is planning an academic career in data science, medical statistics or epidemiology. The post provides an outstanding opportunity to undertake high impact quantitative work using electronic health data. The successful applicant should have demonstrable programming, analytical and statistical skills and experience of working with large, complex datasets. As the team expands, the post holder will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers and users of the QResearch database.

You will be based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK for 25 months in the first instance, to start as soon as possible.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the post are welcome to contact Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox via email at: julia.hippisley-cox@phc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 January 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on 16 January 2020.


Degree Conferrals Officer

Student Registry, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144079 Closing Date: 09-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Student Registry is seeking to recruit a Degree Conferrals Officer based in the Examination Schools. The Degree Conferrals Office is responsible for matriculation and degree ceremonies, production of degree certificates, confirmation letters, and transcripts, and verification of degrees from various companies.

We seek an individual committed to understand processes, to think through complex problems in a thorough manner, who is quick to learn and apply IT skills (particularly databases) and who communicates well with administrators and academic staff. You must be happy to work well as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Educated to A level standard or equivalent, you will have demonstrable experience working in a student focused/customer service environment, with strong IT skills. Experience of databases and knowledge of Higher Education would be an advantage.

This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to develop a career in university administration.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 9 January 2020. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 27 January 2020.


Departmental Lecturer and Course Director - MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 with a discretionary range to £54,131 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143496 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@ouce.ox.ac.uk

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) is launching a new MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment (SEE) in October 2021. This role is primarily responsible for managing and delivering the SEE in conjunction with the programme’s Academic Director and the Director of Graduate Studies (Taught Programmes).

The MSc course aims to address two pervasive and unmet challenges of our time: making the transition to a zero-carbon and environmentally sustainable economic model, whilst simultaneously improving the quality of life for the world’s least advantaged people. The course will emphasise the role of enterprise, both public and private in bringing about urgent change.

As part of the senior leadership of SSEE, the Course Director will shape the development of this ambitious new course, overseeing the development of academic content and innovative teaching methods that will ensure high-quality programme. You will have primary responsibility for launching, managing and delivering the course with support from the Academic Director and the SSEE team. You will lead in the coordination, teaching, marking and supervision for the SEE course, contribute to the academic administration of SSEE and maintain an active research and publication profile.

You will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a field closely related to SSEE’s work and have a track record of postdoctoral research and high-quality academic publication in an appropriate field. You will also need to demonstrate an awareness of pedagogic methods and the ability to be an effective teacher of graduate students of high ability by lecturing at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner; supervising MSc dissertations; and undertaking student assessments and examinations.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from female candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment.

This post is a full-time, 5-year departmental appointment.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18 December 2019, and interviews will be held in mid-January 2020.


Departmental Lecturer in Engineering Science (Formula Student)

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144024 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Stephen Payne Contact Email: stephen.payne@eng.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a full-time Departmental Lecturer to join the Department of Engineering Science. The post is fixed-term for a period of 5 years.

The main teaching focus of this role is to lead the department’s activity in the Formula Student competition. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other departmental teaching activities. The post is intended as a career development opportunity to enable someone to develop an independent research career, alongside the Formula Student activity. You will provide the academic lead for the department’s annual entry to the Formula Student competition each year. Organising and supervising the students taking place in the competition. As well as engaging in advanced research and other activities consistent with an early career development post in the department.

You should hold a PhD/DPhil with post qualification research experience at a higher level, including a strong publication record, the ability to develop and to lead a research group, and an aptitude and interest for teaching. Substantial experience of the Formula Student competition is essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Associate Head of Department (Teaching), Professor Stephen Payne using the email address below.

For more information about working at the Department, see: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-us/

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), a full CV and the details of three referees as part of your online application. This should be up to 10 pages in length.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 16 December 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place early January 2020.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Departmental Lecturer in English Literature

Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building Manor Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 7: £32,236 - £34,189 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144361 Closing Date: 09-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@ell.ox.ac.uk

An 18-month research and teaching appointment in English Literature from the 18th century to the present day, with a core focus on 18th century literature, is available for an outstanding academic at an early stage of their career. The purpose of the post is to cover the Faculty and College teaching of Dr Freya Johnston, who will be acting as a University Proctor from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2021.

The postholder will be expected to provide 6 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching per week for the College, and to deliver up to 36 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per year. The main focus of the Departmental Lecturer’s Faculty teaching responsibilities will be defined by the needs of the wider period group, but it is expected that they will include teaching on the MSt in English 1700 - 1830, and undergraduate lecturing on FHS Papers 4 and/or 5 and FHS Paper 6 (special options). For St Anne’s College, they will contribute to teaching of Prelims Paper 1: Introduction to English Language and Literature, and have sole responsibility for teaching FHS Papers 4 and 5 through a combination of classes and tutorials. They will also undertake dissertation supervision, examining and the normal duties of a college tutor, including admissions.

The successful candidate must possess a doctorate in the field of English Literature or a related field, must have experience of undergraduate teaching and possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. They should also have a research and publication record, appropriate to their career stage, in 18th-century literature and/or related subjects.

It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 April 2020.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 January 2020. Interviews will be held in Oxford on 30 January 2020.


Deputy Facilities Manager

Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 with a discretionary range to £54,131 p.a. plus approximately £2,400 on call allowance
Vacancy ID: 144312 Closing Date: 09-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Deputy Facilities Manager who will be responsible for project managing departmental building-related projects and will also deputise for the Chemistry Facilities Manager. Acting as deputy will be a significant part of the role, the Facilities Manager supports University projects that often requires them to work away from the Department for part of the week.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the management of departmental building projects including planning, budgeting, delivery, supervising the contractors while on site as well as health and safety compliance, with the technical ability to be hands on when the situation requires. The Deputy Facilities Manager will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the department’s emergency action plans and building security plans for each of the four buildings it occupies.

The successful candidate will be educated to HNC/NVQ 4 level in a Mechanical, Electrical or Building Services related subject and/or equivalent professional qualification as well as having demonstrable experience of managing projects and people in both a hard and soft facilities role.

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide variety of audiences, and be comfortable communicating both operationally with a project team and at boardroom level, often co-ordinating conflicting requirements and expectations.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing multiple projects with different stakeholders at the same time and managing contractors within a capital project.

This post is a full-time, permanent post, based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.

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

The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Thursday 9 January 2020.


Development Coordinator - Student Support and Sport

Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,482– £30,395 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144077 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the country’s most successful higher education fundraising teams, and contribute to the University’s strategic priorities to support access and outreach, provide on-course support and enhance the student experience.

We are looking for a highly versatile and motivated team player to join the Student Support Development team in this key administration role. Flexible, adaptable and able to respond to changing priorities, you will provide vital administrative support to five fundraisers in areas such as research, event management, gift administration and prospect management. Your role will also encompass tasks such as drafting correspondence, database entry, taking minutes at meetings, helping with travel arrangements and ad hoc projects.

Strong administrative and systems skills, attention to detail and an ability to multi-task and manage a varied workload are pivotal to the success of this role. You will have several years’ work experience and be used to working with a number of stakeholders, as this role this will include liaising with supporters and volunteers of the University as well as with senior academics. With excellent communication skills, a flair for organisation and capable of acting on your own initiative, you will play a key role in a busy team. Experience of Microsoft Office and CRM systems is vital.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 13 January 2020. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 27 January 2020.


Director of Development

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 10: £55,750 - £64,605 with a discretionary range to £70,579 p.a. A market supplement is available for suitably experienced candidates.
Vacancy ID: 143663 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Alice Hayler Contact Email: alice.hayler@perrettlaver.com

The Blavatnik School of Government’s mission is to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world. As one of the University of Oxford’s newest and most vibrant departments, we seek to educate a new kind of public leadership, research real-world policy challenges and shape cooperative solutions in an increasingly polarised world. We combine the academic rigour of the top-ranked university in the world with an applied, real-world focus. Our research is proudly independent, academically rigorous and directly relevant to public policy and the challenges faced by governments. We work constantly with governments and practitioners to identify pressing issues and develop practical solutions.

The work of the School is possible thanks to the support of a range of donors and funders, including our founding donor, Sir Leonard Blavatnik. We are proud that up to 85% of students receive financial assistance . We now seek to appoint a new Director of Development to help us increase philanthropy and diversify income, both in anticipation of our 10th anniversary and for the longer-term. This leadership role will help grow the development function and further embed philanthropy into the wider School community. Working closely with the Dean, Professor Ngaire Woods, senior academic leaders, the International Advisory Board and other stakeholders, the Director of Development will be provide strategic direction and leadership of the School’s development and donor engagement activities.

You will be passionate about the School’s mission, its current and potential impact, and will be able to articulate this in compelling ways that excite potential donors. You will bring a successful track record of creating and sustaining effective, long-term, high-value relationships together with leadership skills and credibility with the School’s academic and donor communities. You will hold an undergraduate degree from a research-intensive university, and have the ambition to build effective fundraising success for a rapidly growing and high-profile global institution. The School is open to candidates who bring transferable or equivalent skills and experience.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support the Blavatnik School of Government in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.

For details of the appointment, including further information about the job description, person specification and how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/

Please quote reference 4427. For informal inquiries please contact Alice Hayler using the contact details below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 3 January 2020.


Director of the Big Data Institute

Nuffield Department of Medicine and Nuffield Department of Population Health, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 144348 Closing Date: 31-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Elena Mc Philbin Contact Email: elena.mcphilbin@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The Nuffield Department of Medicine and the Nuffield Department of Population Health are seeking to appoint a new Director to the Big Data Institute (BDI).

You will work with the BDI’s senior academic staff and group leaders to manage the research direction of the Institute and to develop agreed strategic plans which implement the Institute’s academic and scientific aims. Providing strong and visionary leadership to sustain the world class scientific output of the BDI, you will develop leading BDI-wide partnerships within the University of Oxford, as well as nationally and internationally with academic, governmental and industrial organisations.

You will already be working at the level of academic distinction that Oxford University would expect of a substantive Professor, leading your own internationally-competitive programme of research for which you will have obtained substantial external grant funding. Your outstanding academic reputation will enable you to develop your own programme of internationally leading research activities in a scientific area that complements or extends the existing strengths that the BDI has in biomedical data science and the quantitative analysis of big data. You will hold a PhD/DPhil, with evidence of a substantial publication record of well cited original publications in high-profile general scientific journals, or leading subject specific journals is essential.

Informal discussion about the post is encouraged, and prospective applicants should refer to the job description for the named contacts.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Friday 31 January 2020 can be considered.


Director, Creative Destruction Lab - Oxford

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 10: £55,750 - £64,605 with a discretionary range to £70,579 p.a. A market pay supplement taking the salary to £87,579 may be payable for exceptional candidates
Vacancy ID: 142983 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Bryony Groves Contact Email: bryony.groves@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School at Oxford University is seeking to recruit a Director for its Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) – Oxford Programme, which is CDL’s first site outside of North America.

The Director manages the execution of the whole CDL-Oxford programme. This is a senior role with a major operations and relations management portfolio, running a team of between 10 and 17 staff, in the initial stages, who are responsible for the delivery of world-class entrepreneurship programming. It is a new role at the University and will be crucial to the successful delivery of the CDL.

The CDL, originally conceived at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is one of the world’s premier seed-stage programmes for massively scalable science-based ventures. The programme has created more than CAD$2bn (£1.2bn) in equity in less than 6 years, and has targeted companies that have the potential to transform our social, industrial and economic landscape.

CDL is now opening its first site outside North America, based at Saïd Business School, as a joint venture between Oxford Saïd and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University. The Director will play a pivotal role in the establishment, management and performance of CDL- Oxford, working closely with the Site Lead and Academic Director, Professor Thomas Hellmann, as well as colleagues from across the University and at the University of Toronto at CDL-Global.

The successful candidate will be a highly effective leader, with the strategic capability to develop the centre’s future direction, as well as having a proven record of working with senior technology executives and angel investors. The new Director will also have the character and high-level operational and administrative skills needed to ensure the most effective management of the centre, its staff and financial resources. The new Director will be expected to create a healthy, long-term future for the centre within the context of Saïd’s growing number of entrepreneurship activities. S/he will also be qualified to degree level or equivalent.

This role is an amazing opportunity to join a newly established and growing team based within Oxford Saïd.

All applications are to be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 December 2019.


Duty Manager

Oxford University Sport, Iffley Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144366 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Richard Taylor Contact Email: richard.taylor@sport.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified professional to join the Sports Department team as a Duty Manager, working throughout the entire complex at Iffley Road.

Oxford University Sport offers a wide range of sport and leisure facilities and hosts a varied programme of activities and competitions. As a senior member of operations staff you will provide full support to the General Manager in leading the day-to-day operation of the sports facilities and contribute to the delivery of quality service provision by effective management of operational staff on your shifts. You will also be allocated individual responsibilities and projects to enable you to grow and develop within the role.

Duty Managers work on a well-balanced shift rota which includes early mornings, evenings and weekends and working hours are an average of 36.5 per week over a set 3-week shift pattern. In addition to excellent opportunities for personal and professional development, benefits of working for the University of Oxford include: 30 days' annual leave plus 8 Bank Holidays; annual incremental salary progression; pension scheme; sick pay.

You will hold a RLSS NPLQ and First Aid at Work qualification and have considerable experience in a leisure or sport environment.

Please contact the General Manager, Richard Taylor, using the email address below, if you have any queries relating to this vacancy.

Applications must be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your application. Please quote reference 144366 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 3 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held on Friday 10 January 2020.


Employee Relations Advisor

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 with a discretionary range to £33,797 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144288 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: 'farha.hoque@well.ox.ac.uk'

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We have an exciting opportunity within the NDM HR Team. As Employee Relations Advisor you will be the first point of contact for Business Managers, frontline managers and employees for employment issues. You will provide best practice HR advice and support all aspects of employee relations including; HR policies and processes, terms and conditions of employment, and the management of change. Your overarching aim will be to support the NDM and University strategic objective of retaining high calibre staff and supporting them throughout the employee life-cycling ensuring employment practices are conducted in compliance with employment legislation, and departmental and University policy.

You will hold a CIPD level 3 (certificate/diploma) and Associate CIPD membership, and have demonstrable previous HR experience obtained in an academic environment, with a thorough and up-to-date practical knowledge of employment law, specifically in the ER arena. You will possess strong influencing skills with the ability to critically analyse complex situations and recommend effective ER solutions. It is essential that you are a good oral and written communicator with high levels of attention to detail and have proven experience of working in partnership and building working relationships to improve service delivery.

The position is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and is funded by the department.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Please quote reference, 144288 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 11 December 2019 can be considered.


Epidemiologist

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144294 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an epidemiologist to be a member of the Health Behaviours team within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. The postholder will work primarily on the analysis of routine food purchasing data at both store and individual level using observational study designs, natural experiments and the analysis of controlled trials. This includes both individual-level data from loyalty cards and population-level interventions. This work will contribute both to the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) programme funded by the Wellcome Trust and diet and obesity themes in the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Applied Research Collaboration.

The appointee will contribute ideas for new research projects and develop research questions within the context of healthy, sustainable diets. The appointee will also analyse detailed and complex qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources and generate original ideas by building on existing concepts.

The successful applicant will have experience in the management of real-world complex datasets with strong specialist knowledge in standard parametric and non-parametric statistical methods, and experience in using at least two statistical software packages such as Stata, S-PLUS, R, SPSS, SAS or similar. You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil degree, together with further research experience in diet and/or other health-related behaviours.

You will be based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

The position is funded by the Wellcome Trust until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 January 2020. Interviews will be held on 3 February 2020.


Ethics in AI Institute Director

Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 144108 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Emma Harte Contact Email: jobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

The University of Oxford has launched a major initiative in Ethics in AI, leading to the establishment of an Institute for Ethics in AI, to be based in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, under the aegis of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Institute will build upon the University’s world-class capabilities in the humanities to lead the study of the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and other new computing technologies.

The University now seeks a Director for the Institute to provide intellectual vision and to give strategic leadership to the Institute, as it establishes its research programmes and related activities. The post will be open to academics with an international reputation and wide-ranging research and leadership profile within Ethics in AI.

The Director will be the public face of the Institute and will oversee its activities, playing a substantive role in developing the Institute’s relations with its fellows and students; within the Humanities Division; across the collegiate University; with external bodies and the wider public; as well as the Institute’s Advisory Council. The Director will have oversight of the efficient and effective administration of the Institute. The Director will report to the Philosophy Faculty Board Chair.

The ideal candidate will have:

• a PhD/DPhil in a field relevant to the activities of the Institute;
• an outstanding record of research achievement at an international level, with a strong publication record, relevant to the field of Ethics in AI;
• demonstrable ability to exercise effective leadership in establishing, developing and maintaining a world-class research initiative, alongside a strong commitment to broad engagement to promote the understanding of Ethics in AI;
• evidence of the ability to operate with credibility across a range of academic disciplines and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration across the Institute’s fields of activity, beginning from the Institute’s footing in philosophy;
• excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage and motivate others and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of people;
• significant experience of developing research strategies and managing research projects;
• successful track record of attracting and managing significant research income, alongside an ability and willingness to engage with the Institute’s fundraising activities;
• experience of, and excellent reputation in, teaching and academic supervision.

Applications must be made online. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of their online application.

The deadline for all applications is 12.00 noon on 15 January 2020.


Facilities Manager

Estates Services, Facilities Management, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144330 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

The University of Oxford is a complex and stimulating organisation, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching.

A position is available for a permanent full-time post within the Estates Services’ Facilities Management (FM) team, working on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ) site. The post will be supporting the Senior Facilities Manager and Deputy Senior Facilities Manager.

As the Facilities Manager, you will be helping to support the activities of our customers whilst being responsible for the day-to-day running of allocated buildings. On a daily basis, you could be dealing with budgetary management for the facilities and services budget, assisting in the management of the interface between the Estates Services FM team and the building’s users. You will act as a local expert in UAS facilities management technical matters e.g. BMS, Salto, and provide professional help and guidance to others, as appropriate.

You will be responsible for the monitoring and development of Service Level Agreements to ensure standards are maintained, measured and published. You will also assist in the development of Building User Guides, First Response plans and Operations Manuals for each managed building, ensuring that they are regularly reviewed and updated. You will be responsible for producing quarterly management reports for each customer in an agreed format, and will report to the relevant customers on health and safety and compliance matters.

Candidates will need to have a customer service orientated approach, with good communication skills and a positive attitude. They should be IT literate and will need to utilise new software as required.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020.


Finance and Personnel Officer

Research Services, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144363 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Research Services is part of the University Administration and Services (UAS) Division, and works in partnership with the academic divisions and their departments and faculties to support Oxford’s researchers.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Finance and Personnel Officer to join the Operations Hub of the Director’s Office, based in central Research Services. This is a busy team, supporting the work of the Director and Deputy Director as well as the wider Research Services Department, across four sites in Oxford. You will support the Operations Manager and take the lead in the day-to-day financial management and personnel administration and support.

A great opening for someone to utilise their experience of working in a customer-focused administrative environment, and to continue their development across a range of finance and personnel administration and activity.

You will bring significant experience to the role, building on established skills as an excellent administrator and highly effective communicator, able to build positive relationships with and provide advice to colleagues and customers. You will need strong analytical and writing skills and be fully at ease with using databases, spreadsheets and other electronic systems in order to manage your workload.

This is a permanent and full-time position and prospective applicants may contact Victoria Robson, Operations Manager, email: victoria.robson@admin.ox.ac.uk for an informal discussion about this opportunity. Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 January 2020. Interviews ae anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 27 January 2020.


Financial Assurance Analyst

Finance Division, 23-38 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144307 Closing Date: 20-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY. THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY AND IS OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

Financial Assurance is responsible for providing assurance that the University’s financial processes and controls are properly designed and operating as intended. This is an excellent development opportunity, providing a unique opportunity to work with senior finance colleagues across the Finance Division and departments whilst building an understanding and identifying good practice across the range of financial processes and controls.

Depending on your interests and experience and the timeframe of the placement, you are likely to be involved in supporting the programme of departmental visits following up on the Financial Self-Assurance results and sharing good practice; acting as an approachable source of support for departments; developing an in-depth understanding of the key risks and controls within the University’s financial processes, identifying recommendations for change; and/or using reports and other data to understand risk and financial activity across the University.

This opportunity would suit someone working in finance in one of the University’s divisions or departments, with enthusiasm for and in depth knowledge and understanding of the University’s financial processes and financial controls, as well as good communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues across the University. The placement could provide useful experience for someone working towards an accountancy qualification and/or would suit someone with audit skills or an interest in internal audit.

Whilst this role is a Grade 7 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 6 (£29,176 - £34,804 p.a. with a discretionary range to £38,017 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

The Finance Division employs approximately 160 staff, most of whom are based at Hythe Bridge Street, just a short walk into central Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 January 2020.


Florence Nightingale Bicentenary Research Fellow (2 posts)

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142097 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Shabana Akthar Contact Email: jobs@stats.ox.ac.uk

The Florence Nightingale Bicentennial Fellow and Tutor in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (OxCSML) are two new fellowships at Oxford and we are recruiting to them as soon as possible. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to establish and sustain your own independent research programme of the highest academic standards. You will join a dynamic and collaborative group and department, where our research is world-leading.

The successful candidates will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with post-qualification research experience in the area of computational statistics and machine learning and have a strong publication record. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in their discipline to develop research projects and methodologies with the ability to raise research funds through making grant applications. They should be able to teach effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Queries about this post should be addressed to Professor Yee Whye Teh: y.w.teh@stats.ox.ac.uk or Professor Judith Rousseau: judith.rousseau@stats.ox.ac.uk.

This post is fixed-term for 3 years, in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 22 January 2020.


Graduate Library Trainee (12 posts)

Bodleian Libraries: Various Libraries around Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 2: £18,009 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144156 Closing Date: 27-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Leader Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

For the first step in your career in Librarianship/Information Management, Oxford’s 1 year full-time traineeships provide an excellent launch-pad for subsequent postgraduate qualifications and a professional career. Around 12 vacancies will be available, commencing in September 2020 and based in research, faculty and departmental libraries within the Bodleian Libraries.

Trainees at Oxford benefit from on-the-job training, professional and social support, and a varied programme of weekly training events (talks, workshops, library visits, IT training) operated under the SCONUL Code of Practice. The trainees play an integral part in the smooth running of their library but individual and group project work is also encouraged.

Posts are aimed at graduates (of all ages) with good IT skills, a flexible and customer-orientated approach, and a desire to progress to a postgraduate qualification in librarianship. Applications are welcomed from graduates in any discipline. However, we are always interested in receiving applications from those with a background in science/medicine, law and Western European Languages or Eastern European languages (particularly Russian).

Please do not apply if you already have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to Librarianship and/or Information Management, or if you have already completed a Library Traineeship.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system. However, applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more details please see: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/benefits/

You will be required to upload a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4 paper), your response to the graduate trainee question (no more than 100 words) and your CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Please be aware that if you go over the limit of two sides of A4 on the supporting statement and/or the word limit on the graduate trainee question your application may not be considered.

Please ensure that you carefully read the ‘Recruitment process and how to apply’ section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required graduate trainee question template. The short-listing will be based on the evidence you provide in your supporting statement, your CV and the graduate trainee question. If you do not attach ALL of the required documents, your application will NOT be processed.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 27 January 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held in week commencing 16 March 2020.


Head of Leadership Development

Department of Politics and International Relations, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £45,066 - £52,219 with a discretionary range to £54.131 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144414 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Personnel Office Contact Email: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations at The University of Oxford is seeking a journalist or other news media industry professional to take on the role of Head of Leadership Development to advance and deliver the Institute’s expanding range of leadership development programs for outstanding editors and executives from the news media industry.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with current and future leaders in news from all over the world in an environment that brings together world-class journalists, media leaders, and researchers.

Reporting to the RISJ Director, the successful candidate will play a key role in pursuing the Institute’s mission of exploring the future of journalism, connecting practice and research, in building and developing the Institute as a centre of excellence with a global reputation in both journalistic and academic circles.

The Head of Leadership Development is a hands-on role and will suit an individual with a significant professional standing in journalism and the news media industry, who is aware of the key challenges and opportunities facing journalism globally, and interested in identifying effective responses. Working closely with the rest of the RISJ Senior Leadership Team, the postholder will ensure the institute’s leadership development programs are on mission, deliver value for the growing number of participants, and are financially sustainable.

Therefore, this role will ideally suit someone who is a recognised international authority in journalism and the news media industry and is able to deliver world-class leadership programmes for editors and news media executives whilst connecting journalistic practice and research. Essential criteria for this post also include the ability to develop, plan and implement the Institute’s strategic and financial aims for leadership development, in consultation with the rest of the Senior Management Team.

The successful candidate should be educated to first degree level or equivalent or have relevant experience. They will also have first-rate communication skills and the ability to represent the Institute at a high level internationally. Familiarity with relevant academic and industry research on journalism are amongst the desirable selection criteria.

This is a full-time position, available as soon as possible for 2 years in the first instance, and renewable subject to funding.

The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also contain application details.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 13 January 2020.


Head of Research Facilitation

Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143664 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Administrator Contact Email: personnel@humanities.ox.ac.uk

The Humanities Division is recruiting a Head of Research Facilitation to lead its team of research facilitators and to manage grant applications support for the largest group of Humanities researchers in the UK with a current annual grant income of c£20M. You and your team work with the faculties, groups of researchers and individuals as they explore external opportunities for research collaborations with a range of UK and international funders. You will contribute to planning, communicating, and implementing divisional strategy, and will deliver excellent operational service that will have a major effect on the research environment of Oxford Humanities. You will participate in, and help shape, University-wide projects and policy, for example on research funding, research information management, and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated professional with a proven track-record of helping develop major research applications to key strategic funders, working with research clusters and networks to stimulate internal and external partnerships, and high-level organisational and project management skills. Educated to degree-level or equivalent, you will have extensive experience of providing effective research support and management in a complex higher education environment, working collegially across a range of different structures, and setting your own objectives and targets as well as for those you line-manage. You must be able to stimulate the trust, confidence and enthusiasm of the academic community, Oxford’s professional service staff, partner organisations and external bodies while dealing with highly complex issues.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Dr Andrew Fairweather-Tall, Head of Research Support (andrew.fairweather-tall@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

Applications must be submitted online. You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 16 December 2019.


Head of Research Operations

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143914 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Keshia Harrison Contact Email: tropical-personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) are recruiting a Head of Research Operations to join the Clinical Trials Unit in Vietnam.

The Oxford University Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is seen as a centre of excellence across the region with the expertise and capacity to deliver all of the current and future research.

The CTU currently manages more than 70 active research projects including 14 clinical trials at 65 collaborating institutions, run by hundreds of research staff. The CTU also manages Research Operations and Governance for OUCRU, which includes Units in Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal.

The postholder will report to the OUCRU-VN Head of CTU and will be responsible for managing the Research Operations team; further details can be found in the attached job description.

To learn more about OUCRU and CTU go to: www.oucru.org/ctu/

To be successful at shortlisting submit your application online along with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 11 December 2019 will be considered.


Head of Strategic Planning and Projects

Social Sciences Division, Social Sciences Divisional Office, Hayes House, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 10: £55,750 - £64,605 with a discretionary range to £70,579 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143930 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: hr-team@socsci.ox.ac.uk

The Social Sciences divisional office seeks to appoint a Head of Strategic Planning and Projects who will be a core member of its senior leadership team. Reporting to the Divisional Registrar, you will work collaboratively with the academic Head of Division and professional services colleagues across a range of functions to develop and deliver the divisional office’s annual and strategic work plans. You will play a key role in helping the Social Sciences Division to sustain its world-leading academic performance and navigate the rapidly evolving context in which it operates institutionally and within the sector.

Your portfolio will include responsibility for divisional planning; specific strategy areas including estates and IT; divisional governance in liaison with the Divisional Registrar; and leadership of agreed strategic projects and business change activities. You will be supported by two planning and project managers and will also oversee and line manage the heads of a number of different divisional services. The cross-cutting nature of your responsibilities means you will be well-placed to support the Divisional Registrar across the span of Social Sciences activity and you may on occasion be required to deputise.

You will need to develop excellent links with and understanding of the diverse academic departments within the division. You will also forge effective working relationships with the University’s central administration; colleagues in other divisional offices; and, in relation to Estates work, external professional advisors. You will also need to be adept at digesting University committee papers and other material and producing focused briefs on the implications for Social Sciences and be confident representing the division on University bodies and working groups as required.

You will be a holder of an honours degree or equivalent qualification, with strong intellectual and analytical ability. You will have a track record of people management and of operating at senior level in a university or comparable institution where you can point to your successful contributions to strategic planning and policy. Comfortable handling a complex and varied portfolio, you will also be a confident communicator, an agile problem solver, and an adept negotiator who can think on your feet and perform under pressure. You will also bring experience of getting the best out of committees through your expert servicing.

Applicants are required to apply online and will be required to upload a curriculum vitae, supporting statement and details of two referees.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Catherine Paxton, Social Sciences Divisional Registrar (tel: 01865 614852 or email: catherine.paxton@socsci.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 11 December 2019.


Health Data Group Lead

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144032 Closing Date: 12-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. NDPH is also a key partner in The Oxford University Big Data Institute (BDI), which is a new interdisciplinary research centre aiming to develop, evaluate and deploy efficient methods for acquiring and analysing biomedical data at scale and for exploiting the opportunities arising from such studies.

Based in the BDI Building, this new senior role is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and proactive individual with a strong scientific and research background to develop and implement a long-term strategy for expansion of linkages of electronic health data for all 500,000 participants into the UK Biobank resource. Your key responsibilities will include: developing and leading the strategic plan to expand linkages of UK Biobank participants to electronic health-related datasets and other relevant data repositories; to develop, implement and manage an ongoing series of web-based questionnaires to UK Biobank participants; lead the implementation and management of NDPH’s Online Questionnaire Service, whereby the web-based questionnaires developed for UK Biobank can be used by external researchers worldwide

To be considered you will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience, demonstrate expertise and leadership in large-scale research study administration and expertise in the development and implementation of methods to obtain data on health outcomes in a large-scale population-based research setting. Significant project management, ability to resolve complex issues and excellent communication and organisation skills are also necessary for this role.

The post is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 12 December 2019.


HOPE for the Future Learning Officer (2 posts)

Museum of Natural History, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 6: £29,176 – £34,804 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 139286 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Sarah Lloyd Contact Email: sarah.lloyd@oum.ox.ac.uk

The Museum of Natural History is embarking on an ambitious project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to deliver a plan of activity to safeguard the British Insect Collection and use it to inspire the public. The project is called HOPE for the Future: Heritage, Outreach and Preservation of Entomology.

The museum wishes to appoint two learning experienced officers to work with the existing learning team to deliver significant components of the NLTF activity plan. The project will develop and deliver an ambitious level of working in the community including a significant schools outreach programme, with a focus on schools in areas of disadvantage, and will establish an out-of-school engagement programme for young people, allowing extended engagement with the collections and the museum.

The Learning Officers will be responsible for delivering a demanding schools outreach programme, with a focus on delivering Insect Discovery Days, based on the CREST framework, allowing students to gain a recognised certificate as part of their experience of engaging with heritage.

This post is full-time (part-time minimum 0.5 FTE will be considered) and fixed-term for 2.5 years.

Applicants are required to include a CV and supporting statement addressing the selection criteria.

For further details please contact the Head of Education, Sarah Lloyd, using the contact details below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 13 January 2020. Interview will take place on Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 February 2020.


Hope Professor of Zoology (Entomology)

Department of Zoology in association with Jesus College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic :
Vacancy ID: 138536 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Zoology and Jesus College intend to appoint to the Hope Professorship of Zoology (Entomology).

The Hope Professorship of Zoology (Entomology) has long been the most prestigious chair in Entomology in a UK university. We are looking to appoint an outstanding biologist who will be an intellectual leader in the Department of Zoology and the wider academic community.

You should have an excellent research record, an exciting research agenda and strong teaching and supervision skills. Your specific area of expertise may be in any field of biology that uses insects as study organisms.

Start date: 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 13 January 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


HR and Projects Manager

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 143981 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Officer Contact Email: recruitment@anthro.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY AND MAY BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography has created an exciting new position in the Professional Services team. This post has responsibility for a number of key areas including personnel management and coordination of our research administration. This is a full-time (or significant part-time role) that would suit someone seeking to gain further experience in generalist HE administration.

Responsibilities include the day-to-day management of personnel processes, providing advice; working closely with the Head of Finance and Administration you will contribute to the development of strategy, policies and procedures in this area and in support of the research administration function. You will have line-management responsibility for the Personnel Officer, a number of research administrators and the Library Assistant/Receptionist.

You must have experience of personnel administration in a higher education environment, of project management, and of line-management. You will be a self-starter able to prioritise a wide range of tasks and display well-developed negotiation and communication skills. Experience of working on confidential matters and attention to detail are also essential.

For further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application for this fixed-term position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 January 2020.


HR Officer (maternity cover)

Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144256 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Chemistry is looking for an HR Officer to cover maternity leave for up to 14 months. Reporting to the HR Team Leader, you will be working with three other HR Officers in a high activity department. The role involves providing an HR service for specific allocated groups within the Department, building effective working relationships with the Principal Investigators and their staff, performing and overseeing end to end processes in relation to the co-ordination of recruitment, from application stage through to appointment and induction. You will provide generalist HR administration and support, overseeing work permit information for the department and providing policy assistance in relation to the University’s processes and procedures.

The successful applicant will have previous HR generalist experience, ideally gained within a Higher Education environment. They will have excellent communications skills, and the ability to build strong and effective working relationships with a range of people. The role requires high levels of accuracy and attention to detail and you will need to be well organised and able to manage your time effectively to meet deadlines. You will have good IT skills using Microsoft Office, and you will ideally have knowledge of Oracle based HR systems.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

This post is full-time and is available from late February/early March to enable an effective handover.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 8 January 2020 can be considered. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.


HR Operations/Recruitment Coordinator

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Henry Wellcome Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: Salary in range £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144285 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: 'farha.hoque@well.ox.ac.uk'

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

We have an exciting opportunity within the NDM HR Team. You will have responsibility for administering procedures to support the employee life-cycle, and will need to work to strict deadlines whilst ensuring a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will work closely with managers and support the department’s employees with HR related enquiries.

You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent with some previous HR experience and good numerical skills to calculate standard holiday, sick, and overtime entitlements. You will work effectively under pressure within a very busy customer focused environment, with minimum supervision. You will be capable and willing to use your initiative to resolve queries but know when to seek advice and will work effectively in a team to support colleagues. It would be desirable for you to have a basic understanding of immigration regulations, employment law, and recruitment/HR best practice and to hold a CIPD level 3 (certificate/diploma) with Associate membership.

This post is a great opportunity if you are seeking to further your career in Human Resources. You will work as either Recruitment Coordinator or HR Operations Coordinator with the corresponding centre of excellence and will report to the appropriate Partner. This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2020 and funded by the department.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Please quote reference, 144285 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00, midday on Wednesday 11 December 2019 can be considered.


HR Operations/Recruitment Coordinator

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Henry Wellcome Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: Salary in range £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144299 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: 'farha.hoque@well.ox.ac.uk'

We have an exciting opportunity within the NDM HR Team. You will have responsibility for administering procedures to support the employee life-cycle, and will need to work to strict deadlines whilst ensuring a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will work closely with managers and support the department’s employees with HR related enquiries.

You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent with some previous HR experience and good numerical skills to calculate standard holiday, sick, and overtime entitlements. You will work effectively under pressure within a very busy customer focused environment, with minimum supervision. You will be capable and willing to use your initiative to resolve queries but know when to seek advice and will work effectively in a team to support colleagues. It would be desirable for you to have a basic understanding of immigration regulations, employment law, and recruitment/HR best practice and to hold a CIPD level 3 (certificate/diploma) with Associate membership.

This post is a great opportunity if you are seeking to further your career in Human Resources. You will work as either Recruitment Coordinator or HR Operations Coordinator with the corresponding centre of excellence and will report to the appropriate Partner. This post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and funded by the department.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Please quote reference, 144299 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 11 December 2019 can be considered.


Human Resources Manager

Department of Zoology, 11a Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 143274 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Departmental Administrator Contact Email: administrator@zoo.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a customer-focused, comprehensive HR service within the Department of Zoology. Your role will be varied: in addition to overseeing the day-to-day management of the HR operation, you will also advise senior academic and administrative staff, play a part in the overall management of the Department’s operations and contribute to the development of strategy, policies and procedures. You will also have line-management responsibility for the HR Officer in the Department of Plant Sciences, as the two departments work closely together to offer the undergraduate degree in biology and appoint a number of joint academic and research staff in biological science.

You will have outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to lead and motivate teams and to inspire confidence in staff at all levels. You will have an understanding of the importance of good mental health in the workplace, and of equality and diversity issues; exceptional attention to detail, problem-solving skills and strong IT literacy are essential.

This post is full-time (although applications to work 80% or 90% FTE are welcome) and is available from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019.


IT Support Analyst

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143951 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: David Christopher Contact Email: david.christopher@eng.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Are you experienced IT Support Officer looking for a new challenge? We are seeking a full-time IT Support Analyst to join the IT department at the Department of Engineering Science.

Reporting to the IT Service Delivery Manager, you will be working alongside the IT Support Officers and the Purchasing Assistant to deliver excellent service to our academic, student and administrative users of IT.

A key aspect of the role is working with colleagues in the IT Team to analyse common or important service tasks to identify ways of improving work across the whole team. You will be responsible to investigate the current processes and procedures, to report findings, and deliver new or improved processes and procedures.

You will also expected to Provide first- and second-line user support, including working with IT hardware, software, Audio-Visual support, computer and printer management and user accounts, primarily in a Microsoft Windows environment. In doing so managing a caseload of service incidents and standard change requests, ensuring that at all times requests are handled correctly and the service offering is to the highest standard

You will be predominantly located in Oxford city centre, though there will be expectations that you will also be situated at satellite sites for extended periods, in order to help analyse the special circumstances, which pertain to our Research environments. To identify standard work, which then can be transferred to the centrally based IT Support Team.

You should have excellent experience in hardware and software installation, fault finding and resolution in Windows operating systems. Good working knowledge of IT Support disciplines, and a strong focus and understanding of process driven procedures and projects.

You will also need excellent written communication skills; and the ability to document procedures, reports, etc. In addition, a strong customer focus, with constant awareness of trying to match the department’s expectation of IT.

In return, we can offer you a challenging and fulfilling working experience, with access to a wealth of support and training to help you both succeed in post and develop professionally. This is an exciting time to join the Department’s IT Team, which is going through a period of change and growth. This is a new role in the team and will take forward IT purchasing across the Department.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Christopher using the email address below.

For more information about working at the Department see: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-us/

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 9 December 2019 can be considered. With interviews to be scheduled for week commencing 16 December 2019.


Jackson Senior Research Fellow and Energy Programme Leader

School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road in association with Oriel College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 10: £55,750 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142903 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@ouce.ox.ac.uk

The ECI is seeking to appoint a world-class researcher to direct the Energy Research programme. Applications are invited for a senior research leader in the broad area of energy use and policy.

We seek an interdisciplinary senior researcher with a strong background in social science, planning, policy analysis or economics who has a demonstrated record of publication, policy, engagement, winning significant grant income, and impact in energy research, as well as experience in leading teams and catalysing research synergies. The postholder will be expected to complement and build on the existing strengths of the Energy Programme and play a leading role in the management of the Energy Programme, having responsibility for the development of the programme’s strategic direction, contributing to the overarching vision and managing staff performance. The postholder will also be appointed as a Jackson Senior Research Fellow of Oriel College, where responsibilities will include contributions to college life including conducting high quality research, advising a small number of graduate students at Oriel and attending meetings of the Governing Body.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline and a track-record of world-leading publications in the energy research and policy field. You will have a proven record of research leadership including strategic planning, management of major proposals, teambuilding and communication. Significant experience in PhD supervision and a commitment to teaching postgraduate students is essential.

As a Senior Research Fellow of the College, the successful applicant will be entitled to a stipend of £10,421 p.a., a housing allowance of £8,748 p.a. (or free College accommodation), a research allocation of £1,705 p.a. and Senior Common Room membership and common table.

The appointment will be available full-time for 5 years in the first instance.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 15 January 2020, and interviews will be held on Friday 31 January 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from female candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE).


John Black Senior Research Fellow in Parkinson’s Disease

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 144347 Closing Date: 24-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Elena Mc Philbin Contact Email: elena.mcphilbin@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The Nuffield Department of Medicine is seeking an established senior research leader in the field of molecular pathology of neurodegenerative diseases, with an emphasis on Parkinson’s disease. As a Principal Investigator you will provide academic and strategic leadership and will be expected to develop a programme of research activities through substantive experimental programmes, of which molecular-target specific validation must play a significant part. You will establish technical and neuroscience expertise complimentary to the existing strengths within the University and forge collaborative interactions across the University network that strive to translate findings between experimental platforms.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil, with significant experience at a senior level, including a demonstrable track record as a leading, internationally-recognised, researcher in molecular pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. A strong record of independently obtaining competitive, external grant research funding and evidence of providing strategic and scientific leadership are prerequisites. Evidence of successful translational research is essential.

In making this appointment, we are seeking to build on our existing strengths in neuroscience research, particularly in Parkinson’s disease research.

Informal enquires about this post are welcome and should be addressed to Dr John Davis via his PA, Kate Humphrey: email: kate.humphrey@ndm.ox.ac.uk; tel: 01865 612682.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Friday 24 January 2020 can be considered.


Library Assistant (Term-time and Easter Vacation)

Bodleian Social Science Library, Manor Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144137 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: SSG Recruitment Administration Contact Email: admin_ssg@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Based within the Reader Services Team at the Bodleian Social Science Library, you will perform a range of essential front-line tasks in one of Oxford’s busiest lending and reference libraries. Key tasks will include assisting readers at the issue desk with a range of enquiries, checking taught course reading lists and re-shelving returned books. You will have a demonstrable commitment to providing excellent customer service. You will also have good IT and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team. Previous experience of working in a library or customer service role is desirable.

This is a part-time post working 12 hours per week, weeks 0 - 9 of University Term, plus 8 hours per week in Easter Vacation.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 13 December 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 6 January 2020.


Maintenance Technician

Museum of Natural History, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.,a.
Vacancy ID: 144235 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Building Manager, Peter Johnson Contact Email: peter.johnson@oum.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an adaptable and self-motivated Maintenance Technician to provide support across all aspects of maintenance within a very busy public building, open to the public 362 days a year with an exciting programme of public engagement and commercial activity. The Maintenance Technician is involved with the busy exhibition programme assisting with the installation and decant of both temporary and permanent exhibits. The role requires a working knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and an appreciation of the joys and restrictions of working within an iconic Grade 1 listed building.

The successful applicant should have excellent woodworking and general maintenance experience with good time-management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and react quickly and calmly to support operational requirements.

Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include a CV and supporting statement addressing the selection criteria. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).

For further details on the Museum please see our website: www.oum.ox.ac.uk. Please contact the Buildings Manager, Peter Johnson using the contact details below.

This is a full-time post, part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 January 2020. Interviews will be held on Friday 24 January 2020.


Manager - MBA Recruitment and Admissions

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 with a discretionary range to £53,174 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144302 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Laura Loudon Contact Email: laura.loudon@sbs.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for a proactive and resourceful individual to join our MBA recruitment team and take the lead on the planning and management of student recruitment activity and development in key markets.

Reporting to the Associate Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions, you will work with individuals and organisations to provide a strong pipeline of applicants for the MBA programme. You will be expected to take part in developing the MBA recruitment strategy and will be directly accountable for meeting recruitment targets in you regions and build lasting relationships with prospective students.

As Manager of MBA Recruitment and Admissions, you will lead a team of two, managing and implementing recruitment activities overseas to assigned performance indicators. You will develop a global strategy and manage a budget, using the full range of the marketing mix to generate quality leads for the MBA programme. You will lead the recruitment and admissions efforts of the team and work closely with stakeholders across the School, including Careers and Alumni Relations to maximise high quality recruitment. The post involves a high degree of contact with our prospective students through dealing with enquiries and playing a key role at global events.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working in a similar customer-facing role, with demonstrated ability to identify, establish and maintain relationships with senior individuals. You will have an understanding of sales in the HE sector, and excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience of writing and presenting proposals. You will need to have a flexible approach to work, as part of this position will include travelling internationally.

Please note this is a fixed-term role until the end of November 2020.

All applications are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 3 January 2020.


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship

Department of Oncology, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington Oxford
Vacancy type: Research From: £37,327 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144205 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

A fellowship position is available for a period of 36 months, tenable at Oxford University Department of Oncology (CRUK/MRC Institute for Radiation Oncology), working on a project entitled: “Subcellular Targeting of Radiosensitizers and Radionuclides to Enhance Radiotherapy” as part of the THERADNET ITN. The central aim of this project is to develop subcellular organelle-targeting oligonucleotide-based agents aimed at causing organelle functional disruption and radiosensitization. Direct delivery of radiation to subcellular sites using oligonucleotide-based radionuclide-labelled compounds will also be tested.

The fellow will be considered to be both a registered student of the University being enrolled for a comprehensive PhD/DPhil training programme in the area of radiation research and also an employee.

The fellow will contribute to work in the laboratory concerning external beam radiotherapy, radionuclide therapy and radiobiology; contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for peer-review and publication in scientific journals; assist with the day-to-day running of the laboratory and supervise new scientists and students.

To be eligible for this post candidates must also be accepted by the University of Oxford as a DPhil student and continue to be a registered student for the duration of the employment contract. Assistance will be provided to candidates regarding the graduate admissions process. All graduate awards are subject to the Examination Regulations currently in force: see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/examregs/.

To be eligible for this position, at the time of the fellowship start date, you must not already be in possession of a PhD or have more than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience as measured from the award date of your first degree (BSc or equivalent).

Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past three years up to the fellowship start date.

Other eligibility criteria are to hold at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field and to have experience of appropriate laboratory techniques with a good knowledge of cancer biology and radiation biology literature and the ability to design robust well controlled experiments.

The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from £37,327 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country). Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years’ full-time research experience are ineligible.

Further particulars for the post can be found in the job description. This is a full-time post and is funded for 3 years.

All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 January 2020.


Medical Statistician

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford.
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £39,152 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144246 Closing Date: 20-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Team, NDORMS Contact Email: hr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to recruit a Medical Statistician to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based at The Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

As a Medical Statistician you will contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and presentation of results of collaborative clinical trials across the many medical disciplines and phases of trials within a UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit.

You will provide expert input on the statistical aspects of the design and set-up of clinical trials and produce statistical programs for analysis of trial data including generating, validating and monitoring randomisation schedules and performing interim and final analyses. You will lead on preparing and presenting closed reports and taking closed minutes at the regular independent DSMC meetings, contribute to and produce project reports, such as for independent Data and Safety Monitoring Committees and Trial Steering Committees. You would also be expected to participate in statistical methodology research conducted within the unit.

You will have a postgraduate degree in statistics (or closely related subject), a substantial part of which relates to medical statistics, or equivalent experience. You will be fluent with key aspects of study design and analysis and aware of the latest statistical techniques. You will have good project management skills including the ability to manage and prioritise short and long term projects. Proficient knowledge of statistical software (Stata, SAS or R) as well as good verbal and written communications skills are also essential. Proficiency in statistical programming and experience of producing statistical reports and contributing to peer-review publications as well as substantial medical statistics experience, supported by a publication record are desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years initially.

A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 7 position.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 November 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 20 December 2019.


Medical Statistician

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 144304 Closing Date: 27-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world-renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, The Translational Epidemiology Unit (TEU) establishes causes of disease and translates epidemiologic findings to population-wide interventions to improve the public health through precision prevention.

As a medical statistician in the TEU, you will work to address important questions such as risk factors for chronic diseases. The main responsibilities will include data management and cleaning, data integration, constructing advanced statistical models, and preparation of reports and presentation of research.

To be considered you will have a postgraduate degree in statistics (or closely related subjects) or equivalent experience, a substantial part of which relating to medical statistics. Proficient knowledge of statistical modelling using Stata, SAS or R is essential, as well as exceptional time management and problem solving skills. Experience in large scale data management is desirable.

The post is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 27 January 2020.


Medical Statistician

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144022 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) seeks to provide large-scale reliable evidence on the relationships between common exposures and common conditions of public health importance such as prostate, breast, and colorectal cancers, cardiovascular disease and bone health.

As a Medical Statistician, you will work primarily on a new international consortium on vegetarian diets and cancer, and other projects on lifestyle factors and risk of non-communicable disease. You will be responsible for database management and statistical analyses including prospective cohort analyses, nested case control analyses, and cross-sectional and Mendelian randomisation analyses. You will advise and support colleagues, attend scientific seminars and contribute to reports and articles for publication.

To be considered, you will have a relevant degree and a postgraduate degree in an epidemiology/statistics-related subject or equivalent experience. You will also have a demonstrated understanding and experience of a range of statistical concepts and techniques, data analysis and database management.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Aurora Perez-Cornago (aurora.perez-cornago@ndph.ox.ac.uk).

The position is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 January 2020.


NIHR ARC Programme and Implementation Manager

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143422 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting new position accountable to the ARC Programme Implementation lead, Professor Gary Ford, working with the research theme leaders and reporting to the ARC Senior Manager.

Applications are encouraged from individuals with a broad understanding of quality improvement and the experience to work effectively with clinicians and researchers to facilitate change in health and social care in the Oxford and Thames Valley region. If you have excellent communication and influencing skills and an interest in bringing new evidence into practice to improve outcomes in health and social care, we would like to hear from you.

The NIHR Oxford and Thames Valley Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) is one of 15 national programmes running for 5 years to September 2024, and seek to deliver research and implementation of health and care evidence into day-to-day practice. The outcomes achieved will serve the NHS Long Term plan.

Your primary base will be the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG and you will also meet regularly with the Clinical Innovation Adoption team at the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network offices on Oxford Science Park.

This is a fixed-term post for 1 year in the first instance.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact sara.ward@phc.ox.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 20 December 2019.


NMH TSS Registration

DAS, Central Oxford
Vacancy type: Temporary Staffing Service :
Vacancy ID: 124392 Closing Date:
Contact Name: Temporary Staffing Service Team Contact Email: TSSAPPLY@admin.ox.ac.uk

NMH Registration only - If you have already applied via the Disability Advisory Service and have been issued the link by the TSS, please select 'Apply now' to complete your registration form.


OCTRU Senior Trials Programmer

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143832 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: NDORMS HR Contact Email: HR@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Trials Programmer to join Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

As a Senior Trials Programmer you will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from requirements analysis, design and implementation, through to testing and maintenance. You will collaborate with the Head of OCTRU IT (HOIT) to define and shape the development roadmap and support software portfolio for OCTRU IT Systems. You will also be required to lead software development projects, to manage the contributions of other developers in the team, to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems, and to drive concepts through to practical realisation.

Additionally the postholder will manage the programming team (currently three developers and one systems administrator), advise and develop the OCTRU software portfolio, maintain, support and validate effective data entry and administrative systems primarily in PHP using the Laravel framework. You will have a high degree of autonomy, you will be expected to think proactively and exercise considerable initiative, and manage and motivate other members of staff.

You will be educated to a degree level, or hold a recognised computing qualification or equivalent experience. You will have the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, prioritise short and long-term goals, and deliver within deadlines. Previous experience of providing computing support to randomised controlled trials, knowledge/experience of OpenClinica and/or REDCap and experience of using Laravel Framework and Drupal are desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on 9 December 2019.


Operation Manager

RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144211 Closing Date: 20-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Harry Clarke Contact Email: cvm_personnel@cardiov.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for an operations manager to oversee the day-to-day running of the unit, and ensure the smooth running of the various processes. This post is an exciting opportunity for you to work in a supporting role for a world leading research unit involving clinical MRI research, and the opportunity to help find solutions so the unit runs efficiently and smoothly. A positive and flexible attitude is important, with a pro-active approach to the role. It is also expected that this position will work closely with members of the administration team supporting Cardiovascular Medicine on Level 6, in the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital.

As the operations manager you will manage the administrative offices of the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR), carrying responsibility for the effective day-to-day organisation of the unit business, under the direction of the OCMR director and Departmental Administrator (DA), Cardiovascular Medicine. To represent and promote the vision of the unit, having gained a working knowledge of the objectives and aims of OCMR. As well as this you will take a proactive approach to suggesting, developing and implementing systems to increase the efficiency of the administration of OCMR.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have considerable previous experience of working with staff at a senior level or similar with experience in interacting with academic, academic-related and clinical staff. In addition, experience of administrative work in a university context and/or within the OUH Trust would be highly desirable.

This is a full-time appointment on a fixed-term contract for 3 years. You will be based at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research, Level 0, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 20 December 2019 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 14 January 2020.


Operations and Resources Manager

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143742 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

THE POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences leads world-class research and training to rethink the way healthcare is delivered in general practice and other primary care settings. The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) has 70 - 80 fixed-term contract staff, with complex arrangements for funding from a large number of research grants.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Operations and Resources Manager to support the CTU Director of Operations and the Department’s administrative team in delivering a robust and agile management of all CTU staffing needs, ensuring stable operational support for the Department’s portfolio of clinical trials.

You will lead the resource planning of the CTU, advising senior colleagues and translating CTU needs and requirements into workable solutions, developing and delivering a fully resourced staffing strategy. Acting as a “bridge” between CTU staff and the Department’s Finance and HR teams, you will have operational and management responsibility of CTU pay budgets (c. £2.5M p.a.), manage fixed-term contracts and the end of contract process in liaison with the Principal Investigators and the departmental Leadership Teams.

You will be an experienced manager of resources, adept at handling detailed resource planning and able to contribute effectively to policy and strategy and influence a wide range of senior colleagues.

You will have substantial experience of operational management, ideally in a HR or resources role, with experience of teambuilding and managing a large and diverse workforce and/or workforce planning. You will be highly numerate and an experienced Excel user, with demonstrable experience of managing complex budgets and bring proactive problem-solving skills.

Previous experience of working in a Higher Education, research or clinical setting would be advantageous.

The post is fixed-term until 31 December 2021 in the first instance and is offered on a full-time basis (although applications for flexible working will be considered).

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria for this role.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 22 January 2020.


Outreach Delivery Coordinator

Academic Administration Division - Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144218 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Outreach Delivery Coordinator within the Outreach Delivery Team in Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach (UAO). The team delivers and supports a variety of projects, focusing on and working towards the University’s Access Targets and other strategic priorities relating to access and admissions to the University of Oxford and within the wider higher education sector.

The postholder will have a key role in the management of a portfolio of outreach programmes including, but not limited to, acting as a regional link for students and teachers in Scotland and Northern Ireland, student recruitment in key international markets as well as contributing towards our flagship UNIQ residential programme, student and teacher conferences and digital outreach.

The role is suitable for a professional with experience of event management and content delivery of outreach projects. An understanding of current factors affecting progression to higher education for different groups is desirable. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues within the UAO Outreach Teams and the wider University to deliver admissions workshops, residential events and conferences for parents, teachers and students both within the UK and internationally.

Alongside the Senior Head of Outreach and other UAO colleagues working on evaluation, the postholder will be responsible for encouraging the implementation of the University’s Evaluation Framework and further developing effective systems for evaluating outreach delivery and student success activities to inform future direction in this area.

The role requires the ability to work collaboratively and sensitively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners, including organisations involved in widening participation to higher education, academics, current students, colleges and departments.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews are due to take place week commencing Monday 13 January 2020.


Outreach Development Coordinator (Consortia)

Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144286 Closing Date: 22-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Coordinator within the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach (UAO) team. The coordinator will focus on supporting the development of the regional college outreach consortia.

The development of college outreach consortia across the English regions enables the collegiate University to focus its resources on areas of the country that are under-represented amongst Oxford undergraduates.

Each consortium has three or four college members who agree to provide a coherent offer to schools across the region, recognising that some schools and colleges will need more support than others. By understanding local needs and engaging with schools and further education colleges in outreach activities that address their needs, over time consortia aim to encourage more target students from these regions to make successful applications to the University.

The role requires the ability to work collaboratively and sensitively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners, including college stakeholders, as well as with departments of the University, and organisations involved in widening participation to higher education, academics and current students.

The postholder will manage, with relevant colleges, departments and university officers, the strategic development and implementation of the University’s regionalisation strategy across regions, subject areas and age groups, in relation to the broader WP landscape, the University’s Access and Participation Plan, strategic objectives, and national and regulatory policy.

The role will entail managing internal liaison between participating and prospective Oxford colleges, departments, faculties, and divisions. The role will involve putting in place and overseeing a governance structure for consortia working, both within Oxford and the regions. The coordinator will help consortia develop a coherent regional outreach offer, with clear aims linked to the University’s APP and strategic goals.

Working with UAO Evaluation team the coordinator will help consortia set appropriate outcomes for regional outreach and measure the impact of outreach activities and develop formats for annual reporting, including the publication of case studies. Working with the UAO communications team, the coordinator will assist in the development of a coherent internal and external communications and publicity strategy related to consortia. This will, in the first instance, focus on the development and launch of consortia websites, to communicate regional offer to schools (and wider stakeholders) following a consistent format.

The postholder will be based primarily at Wellington Square, with additional presence in participating colleges, and frequent travel to regions and partner institutions.

The role is suitable for a professional with experience of designing and implementing outreach activities, experience of fostering collaborative working arrangements, excellent communication skills and a commitment to evaluating outreach and demonstrating its impact.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 22 January 2020. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 10 February 2019.


Part-time Administrative Support Officer

Planning and Council Secretariat, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 144136 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

The Planning and Council Secretariat section is seeking an Administrative Support Officer to provide administrative support across the section, being the first port of call for the Planning team. This post complements an equivalent full-time post which primarily supports the Council Secretariat.

If appointed to this position, you will provide general administrative support to the Planning and Council Secretariat, in particular in relation to Council and its committees, including web support. You will also provide specialist support for the section as a whole on financial processes. You will also have a number of specific responsibilities in relation to certain administrative arrangements managed within the section. Both you and the person in the full-time post will also need to work across the section to provide support where it is most needed.

You will be required to develop an understanding of key financial and committee processes, and will work with the University’s finance system and web content management system. A key part of the role is the assembly of board packs for committee meetings and you will need to work with Word documents and PDF assembly tools. Training will be provided as needed.

You will be required to work collaboratively with members of Planning and Council Secretariat and with staff across the University.

As your experience in the role develops, it is expected that there will be opportunities to engage with other areas of the section’s work and gain knowledge across a range of planning and governance related areas.

Some duties are shared with the full-time post while others are specific to the advertised post. There is a need to provide cover across the whole section in normal office hours throughout the week, and throughout the year, although the time when the committees are meeting – during term and shortly before and after – are the busiest.

The closing date for this role is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 January 2020. Only applications received before this time will be accepted. Interviews are anticipated to take place 3 February 2020.


Part-time Assistant Book Conservator

Bodleian Libraries: Book Team, Conservation and Collection Care, Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143380 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Leader Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Conservation and Collection Care is a department within Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries. We are responsible for the safeguarding of collections, by preventive measures and interventive repair, and for enabling and widening access to our collections both now and in the future by using analytical techniques to facilitate research, and by sharing and teaching our findings about the materiality of collections.

You will be working in the Book Team, a group of seven members with diverse backgrounds, from apprentice-trained bookbinders, through those with a background in lab technology or literature to accredited conservators working in research and teaching. Your work will be focused largely on the repair of circulating collections, which covers open-shelf reference stock, lending stock and new binding of periodicals or presentation bindings. You will also work on minor repair of older material such as board reattachment on 17th-century bindings, taking down old bindings and rehousing using the fasciculing system, and assisting with the mounting and installation of exhibitions.

With a recognised qualification in the conservation of books, paper or library materials, or equivalent training and experience, you will have a broad knowledge, understanding and experience of the conservation profession as a whole and collection care activities. You will be a confident binder of modern material, with the ability to make accurate and neat case bindings and repair, re-back or resew case bindings and be willing to learn new techniques. You also will be sensitive to team dynamics and the importance of working well together to create a productive and comfortable working environment for all.

This is a fixed-term post for 12 months, working part-time for 21.9 hours per week (0.6 FTE). Ideally this would be worked over 3 full days, but some flexibility may be available.

Due to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a basic DBS check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CV’s will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 16 December 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 13 January 2020.


Part-time Facilities and Laboratory Glassware Assistant

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143891 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Phillippa Wall Contact Email: orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

We are currently seeking a Facilities and Laboratory Glassware Assistant to join the operations team at the Clinical Centre for Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM). The role involves assisting the scientific research staff by providing laboratory support.

The main tasks include collection, cleaning, drying and returning to laboratories of scientific glassware. General housekeeping duties as appropriate, including decontamination of equipment contaminated with microorganisms and hazardous chemicals. Full training and support will be provided. Communicating with the CCVTM facilities team and assisting with organising and distributing incoming goods. Assisting the Building and Laboratory technician to ensure the Health and Safety requirements for the University are met and have a good general understanding of Health and Safety.

You will have a good standard of education with basic computer skills including MS office applications, email, Word and Excel. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other staff and suppliers. Methodical and organised in work, especially when dealing with requests for supply of goods from stores.

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

This post is offered part-time on a 2 years fixed-term contract funded by the Department.

Please quote reference 143891 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 9 December 2019 will be considered Interviews will be held on 16 December 2019.


Part-time HR Projects Officer

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 6: £29,176- £34,804 with a discretionary range to £38,017 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144119 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Brooke Martin-Garbutt Contact Email: recruit@bsg.ox.ac.uk

The Blavatnik School of Government is one of the newest departments at the University of Oxford. We are rapidly growing and are seeking to appoint a part-time HR Projects Officer to support the budding people, research and teaching activities of the School.

The HR Projects Officer will work with autonomy and take forward the following exciting and challenging HR initiatives: administering the implementation of the School’s Athena Swan bronze award action plan and supporting the 2020 biennial staff survey; faculty relocations and inductions; overseas employee administration; fixed-term contract reporting; supporting line-managers; and liaising with School teams to provide visa guidance.

You will have a systematic, thorough, and well-organised approach to work with evidence of the ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision. Experience of working in an HR team/role and managing HR processes. You will be a flexible and adaptable individual who is able to cope with a challenging and stimulating work environment and multiple (sometimes-conflicting) priorities. A demonstrable ability to communicate processes and procedures professionally, confidentially, tactfully and effectively to a high standard in writing as well as orally is essential as is the ability to develop and maintain professional and effective working relationships with key stakeholders. We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience of good team working skills, who also has the ability to analyse information with attention to detail and consistency of approach.

The school is committed to staff development and has an excellent record of its staff progressing to more senior positions within both the school and the wider University.

This post is fixed-term for 2 years. For further details, please find the full job description below.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019. We anticipate that interviews will be held early in the week commencing 16 December 2019.


Part-time IHRL Seasonal Administrative Assistant

Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 144326 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Zoe Ford Contact Email: personnel@conted.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an administrative assistant to provide support to the International Human Rights Law (IHRL) Administrator for 5 hours a day, Monday - Friday, from early-February to mid-October 2020 in delivering all aspects of a Summer School and a part-time Masters. The postholder will work in particular on the preparation and administration of the Summer School and the residential element of the Master’s programme including the compilation of reading materials, admissions, invoicing and collecting payments.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and IT skills (using Microsoft packages), and must be accurate and literate. A flexible and positive approach is essential.

The post is available from 3 February to 9 October 2020 (36 weeks).

The expected hours of work are Monday - Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm with 1 hour for lunch, though alternative hours may be considered. Occasionally some extra hours’ work may be available.

All applications should be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 2 January 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 9 January 2020.


Part-time Receptionist

Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,682 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 144159 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Antigone Thompson Contact Email: antigone.thompson@prm.ox.ac.uk

We are currently looking to recruit a part-time Receptionist within the Pitt Rivers Museum. The postholder will be responsible for providing an efficient and friendly reception service as first point of contact for contractors, visitors, students and researchers including the general public. The Pitt Rivers museum is a public building with a wide range of users from all backgrounds, University and beyond.

This varied role incorporates activities such as answering or distributing telephone and email enquiries, sorting mail, booking parking spaces and supporting the room bookings team. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day running of the museum reception desk. In addition, you will also be responsible for ensuring visitors are aware of health and safety measures and supporting that correct and prompt action is taken in any emergency situation. The receptionist will also be responsible for the efficient distribution of deliveries to the department. You will also be required to provide general administrative support to staff and managers in the department.

The successful applicant will have experience in a customer-facing role and have a good command of English, computing experience and be numerate. You must have an excellent telephone manner, helpful attitude and the flexibility and ability to work on a variety of tasks concurrently. It is vital that the postholder is able to maintain confidentiality and remain patient and tactful at all times.

This is a permanent part-time a post working Monday - Friday 8.45am – 2.45 pm.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 2 January 2020. Interviews are likely to be held in late January 2020.


Part-time Receptionist (2 posts)

NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 144217 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Genevieve Moffa Contact Email: ndmrb.hr@ndm.ox.ac.uk

We are looking to recruit two part-time Receptionists to join the Building and Facilities Team in the NDM Research Building. The shift patterns available are: 8.00am – 1.00pm or 12.30 – 5.30pm.

This role is a pivotal role in the NDM Research Building as you will be responsible for the reception area, to welcome all visitors to the building and deal professionally with any enquiries. You will also provide general support for the building to ensure that the administrative and building management functions of the unit run smoothly. This Receptionist role requires that the postholder works well in a team and is able to act proactively in helping to develop systems for the efficient operation of the Unit. The successful candidate will assist with making conference, travel and accommodation arrangements, provide administrative support such as note taking or small administrative projects.

You will have a good understanding of standard administrative procedures evidenced by formal secretarial/administrative qualifications. The successful candidate will also have the ability to use standard computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel). They will have a good understanding of confidentiality and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Previous reception or similar experience in a busy environment, knowledge of the university and previous experience of website management are desired.

This full-time position is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for this post will be 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019. Proposed interview date week commencing 16 December 2019.


Part-time Research Associate - NMR Engineer

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143627 Closing Date: 20-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Associate – NMR Engineer to work with the NMR research group leaders (Professors Christina Redfield, Jason Schnell and John Vakonakis) to ensure the smooth running of the NMR facility which currently comprises four high-field NMR spectrometers operating at 500, 600, 750 and 950 MHz. You will carry out regular duties to include liquid nitrogen and liquid helium fills of four superconducting magnets, maintenance of vacuum pumps and energy management system on the 950 MHz NMR spectrometer. You will also help to identify hardware and software problems that arise and troubleshoot these if possible.

Applicants should have demonstrable experience, ability and practical success with NMR systems. You will have experience with Oxford Instruments Company superconducting high-resolution NMR magnets, to include experience with cryogen fills, vacuum systems, general fault identification and troubleshooting. You will also have experience with Oxford Instruments Company Magnet Monitoring System Electronics and Energy Management System used on very-high field NMR systems. Experience and proficiency with the use of Bruker TopSpin NMR software is essential as is experience with Bruker CryoProbes and CryoPlatforms.

This part-time fixed-term post is funded by the department for up to 1 year in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU.

The starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 20 December 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Part-time Research Contracts and Grants Administrator

Research Services, Joint Research Office, Boundary Brook House, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 144206 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for this part-time (30 hours per week) Research Contracts and Grants Administrator position within a friendly, busy and supportive team based in the Joint Research Office, Boundary Brook House, Headington, Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their experience across a range of research-support related activities.

The Research Services team works to support research grant applications and research contracts for the Medical Sciences Division’s clinical departments. Working closely with the Research Contracts Manager and Research Funding Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting the administrative processes that underpin this activity.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable passion for organisation and efficiency, will be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers and will be fully at ease with using databases, spreadsheets and other electronic systems in order to manage their work.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained by clicking the 'Apply Now' link below. Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 20 January 2020.


Part-time Shelving Assistant (2 posts)

Bodleian Libraries, Sackler Library, St John Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143883 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Assistant Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The Sackler Library is one of the principal research libraries of the University of Oxford and specialises in Archaeology, Art History, and Classics (Ancient History and Literature). It is the third largest of the University’s libraries and contains over 300,000 volumes. Our friendly team aim to provide a welcoming and efficient service to all library users, and to create a pleasant working environment for our staff.

We are seeking to appoint two part-time Shelving Assistants to join the Reader Services Team. Your duties will include shelving new library material, re-shelving material returned by readers and tidying and re-spacing sections of the collection as necessary. You will be required to keep statistics for use in the management of re-shelving. You may also be required to participate in projects such as book cleaning, and to assist with occasional book moves and stock checks.

You will have an interest in working in a library, a basic level of numeracy and be able to undertake routine library tasks with care and accuracy. You will also be able to work under pressure and have a flexible and positive approach to work. Previous experience of library work and a knowledge of one or more modern western European languages is desirable.

Both posts are permanent part-time roles: Post 1 is for 8 hours per week throughout the year (0.22 FTE); Post 2 is for 6 hours per week, term-time only, weeks 0 - 8 (0.1 FTE).

Please indicate in your application which post you are interested in.

These roles require lifting and carrying boxes of library materials, pushing trolleys and using kick-stools in order to access some of the library’s bookshelves and to re-shelve materials.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 16 December 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 13 January 2020.


PET Radiographer

Department of Oncology, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,817 - £35,845 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143911 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

This full-time post is an exciting opportunity that will suit a Research Nuclear Medicine/PET Radiographer to take a leading role in the implementation and conduct of clinical trials designed to evaluate novel diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals. The postholder will join a national collaborative research consortium, the National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA), and will work with Radiopharmacy and Nuclear Medicine staff, Radiologists, Oncologists, Clinical Research Fellows, Biomedical Research Scientists and Physicists, playing a key role in delivering the NCITA exemplar clinical trials. The postholder will be a member of the Department of Oncology at Oxford University and will hold an honorary contract with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

NCITA is a £10M Cancer Research UK (CRUK) project that addresses the gaps in translation of imaging biomarkers either as tools for clinical trials or to aid clinical decision making. NCITA brings together seven of the leading cancer imaging centres (Cambridge, Imperial, ICR, KCL, Manchester, Oxford and UCL) through a network of imaging-dedicated cross-institutional infrastructure.

NCITA will establish a fast and robust cross-institutional pipeline to produce quality assured locked down Imaging Biomarkers (IB): both for drug discovery within pharma clinical trials leading to more efficient development of cancer therapies; and practice changing paradigms within the NHS for areas of unmet clinical need.

The postholder will work closely with members of the PET Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy Core Facility, (Department of Oncology, University of Oxford), which supports radiochemistry-dependent research programmes and provides GMP-grade PET radiopharmaceuticals for clinical trials. This facility is currently being expanded with installation of a GE 800 series cyclotron scheduled for 2021.

The postholder will possess a BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in radiography and will be a State Registered Radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council, with significant clinical experience in Nuclear Medicine and/or PET. Knowledge of H&S Regulations, IR (ME) R 2017, IRR 2017 is essential for this role, as well as having completed an accredited course in IV injections and must be able to provide evidence of completion of Continuing Professional Development, both formal and informal.

This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 3 years.

All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Assistants in AI for Healthcare (4 posts)

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144289 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: David Clifton Contact Email: david.clifton@eng.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking four full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistants in AI for Healthcare to join the Computational Health Informatics Laboratory, in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, in the Department of Engineering Science (Headington). The post is funded by the EPSRC, and is fixed-term for 24 months with a possibility of extension.

These posts are part of a collaboration with senior colleagues in the Medical Sciences Division and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will be responsible for developing machine learning methods to improve our understanding of patient physiological conditions, across a number of high-profile collaborations. This will be based on developing tools for analysing very large electronic health record and sensor datasets from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in machine learning, computer science, signal processing, computational statistics, or cognate discipline. You should also have experience of working in a highly interdisciplinary team, with a good publication record in the scientific literature.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Clifton of the Department of Engineering Science (email: davidc@robots.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 2 January 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social Demography

Department of Sociology, 42 - 43 Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144102 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Penny Taylor, Senior HR Officer Contact Email: penny.taylor@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social demography. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration until 30 June 2021 (with the possibility of further extension).

This project FAMSIZEMATTERS seeks to understand the implications of (changing) family size for the (re)production of inequalities. We study a range of elated questions on the consequences of low fertility for inequalities in (1) children, (2) adults and (3) societies. With regard to children, we investigate multigenerational processes, the changing role of sibling size and the role of only-children in (re)producing inequalities. For parents with adult children, we study when and where the ‘quality’ of children becomes increasingly important and we examine the role of childless adults in the (re)production of inequalities. Questions about gender inequality run through all these issues. The project takes a quantitative comparative approach over time and across societies in Europe and East-Asia.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will engage in advanced independent research within the remit of the project. More specifically, they will shape and carry out research in the larger project focussing on one or more of the following sub-themes of the larger project with particular attention to: only-children, multi-generational effects, sibling size, childlessness, high-fertility sub-populations in low fertility societies, life-course research, gender inequalities, or simulation modelling.

Other main duties will include publishing research, supporting and collaborating with data preparation, analysis and other aspects of work related to the project, provide guidance to junior members of the research group and act as source of information to other research group members, develop ideas for research grants and assist in preparation of proposals and to represent the research group at internal and external events and present papers. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion, in sociology, demography, economics, statistics or another relevant discipline. Previous experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project, actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication, or experience with cross-national comparative research will be an advantage.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Christiaan Monden (christiaan.monden sociology.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of three referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 January 2020 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Reseach Assistant in Tidal Stream Energy

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144104 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Professor Richard Willden Contact Email: richard.willden@eng.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Tidal Energy Research Group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by the EPSRC and is initially fixed-term for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

The successful applicant will join a research programme designing, developing and testing novel tidal stream turbine systems. You will work with a team of eight fluid dynamicists to develop floating platform concepts to support multi-rotor tidal turbine arrays. This will include metocean condition analysis, static and dynamic analyses of platform concepts, simulation, design of experiments, development of physical platform models, and running test campaigns in local and at large external facilities.

You should possess a strong background in fluid mechanics and floating body dynamics. You should hold a relevant PhD (or be near completion) and have a strong publication history.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Richard Willden richard.willden@eng.ox.ac.uk.

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 January 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Astronomical Instrumentation and Optical Design for Extra-Solar Planet Characterisation

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143602 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in astronomical instrumentation for extra-solar planet characterisation.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years, with the possibility of extension subject to successful funding renewal.

This project will be part of the R&D for ELT-PCS, the Planetary Camera and Spectrograph for the Extremely Large Telescope currently being constructed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). In particular we are investigating the use of both lenslet-array and image-slicer based integral field spectrographs.

The successful candidate will setup a laboratory experiment to quantify and determine the limitations on the contrast ratio achievable with both types of integral field spectrographs.

Following the completion of the current R&D phase of ELT-PCS, the project will have kick-off and start its design and build phase, during which you will play a leading role in the optical design of the PCS integral-field spectrograph, and other instruments developed at Oxford.

Applicants should possess a doctorate in physics or a related field with experience in at least one of: (1) optical design; (2) mechanical design; (3) assembly; (4) integration; (5) testing of an astronomical instrumentation project.

Previous experience in the field of optical design and analysis will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate proven record of academic research including experimental work, and abilities of data analysis/scientific computing, as well as the capacity for independent work and initiating research in a lively group.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Matthias Tecza (matthias.tecza@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 January 2020 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering (Pupillometry)

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143940 Closing Date: 10-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Professor Daniel Bulte Contact Email: daniel.bulte@eng.ox.ac.uk

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Oxygen Research Group at the Department of Engineering Science (IBME, Headington). This full-time post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for up to 4 years. This is a joint project in collaboration with Dr Manuel Spitschan (Department of Experimental Psychology).

This role will entail collecting and analysing pupillometry data from healthy volunteers using a comprehensive battery of visual stimuli varying in intensity, wavelength and temporal waveform using a novel, cutting-edge visual stimulation system. Visual stimulation protocols are optimised to target the different photoreceptors in the human eye, i.e. cones, rods, and melanopsin, with high specificity. The pupillometry data will be combined with neuroimaging and physiological data using machine learning approaches to determine a minimal data set and analysis algorithm for diagnosing specific cerebrovascular impairments in patient populations (including Alzheimer’s disease).

You will hold a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant field (e.g. visual neuroscience, experimental psychology, engineering) and have experience with pupillometry or similar physiological measurements, time-series analysis, filtering and modelling of physiological data. Experience with machine learning and programming in Matlab, Python, or C++ would be beneficial, as well as experience with developing and using prototype devices and hardware.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Bulte using the email address below.

For more information about working at the Department, see: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-us/

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 10 December 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis

Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144387 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Professor Jens Rittscher Contact Email: jens.rittscher@eng.ox.ac.uk

Endoscopy plays a vital role in the detection of gastrointestinal cancers and in the surveillance of premalignant conditions. We aim to develop a computer guided endoscopy image recognition system that will support endoscopists through a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the mucosal microstructure.

This role will be responsible for the algorithm development and implementation of the overall system. It is expected that your work will contribute towards advancing the state of the art in computer-guided endoscopy. We have already started to collect a video database linked to clinical patient information and ultimately we aim to develop a system that can operate in endoscopy in real time.

In this role, you have the opportunity to develop exciting new technology and contribute towards translating it into the clinical environment. You will have the chance of working with leading cancer researchers who aim to have a real impact on patients’ lives.

The position will be based in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering on the Old Road Research Campus in Headington, Oxford. The post will be funded through a private charitable organisation which has committed funding for 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jens Rittscher using the email address below.

Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 2 January 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis (Nanoscopy)

Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144388 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Professor Jens Rittscher Contact Email: jens.rittscher@eng.ox.ac.uk

This post is associated with the Wellcome Trust funded cluster for the development of dynamic 3D nanoscopy. The ambitious goal of this programme is to understand fundamental cellular processes. We will achieve this goal accelerating practical developments in super-resolution microscopes – specifically, stimulated emission depletion (STED) and single molecule localisation microscopes (e.g. PALM, STORM, etc.).

This project is an interdisciplinary, international collaboration with physicists and biologists based in Yale University, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK. The overall research programme ‘Nanoscopy of dynamics in the living cell’ is led by Professor James Rothman of Yale University (recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) and Professor Daniel St Johnston of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge.

You will be developing state of the art image analysis algorithms that will allow the automatic identification and assessment of sub-cellular structures. We aim to learn statistical shape models from data extracted from electron micrographs. These models will be used as prior information for analysing the dynamic 3D nanoscopy data.

It is expected that you will make use of the latest computer vision and machine learning techniques to address this problem. As part of this project you will be contributing to an open source platform that facilitates the visualisation and analysis of nanoscopy data. You will be working directly with biologists to identify the concrete objectives of the image analysis work.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jens Rittscher using the email address below.

Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 2 January 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning

Department of Statistics, St Giles, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144065 Closing Date: 20-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Shabana Akthar Contact Email: jobs@stats.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the new Computational Statistical Inference for Engineering and Security (CoSInES) project. This is a timely project developing new theory and methodology within Statistical Science and Scalable Computational Statistics, with particular focus on applications within the exciting new areas of Data-Centric Engineering and Defence and Security. This £3M programme is funded by the EPSRC, and brings together research groups from the Universities of Lancaster, Bristol, Oxford and Warwick. A major project partner will be the Turing, in particular its programmes on Data-Centric Engineering (DCE) and Defence and Security (D&S).

The postholder’s main duties and responsibilities will include undertaking innovative research as part of a team of researchers working towards the goals of the CoSInES project. The work will involve at least some of the following areas: statistical science, computational statistics, high-performance computing, theory and methodology of stochastic algorithms, scalable methods, data-centric engineering, defence and security. Other responsibilities include managing own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management.
Applicants are sought who hold or is close to the completion of a PhD/DPhil in statistics or closely related discipline. The successful candidate will have experience of statistical programming in R/C or equivalent languages, a demonstrable ability to publish, including experience of producing high-quality academic writing and previous research experience relevant to the research programme.

Queries about this post should be addressed to: Professor Arnaud Doucet: doucet@stats.ox.ac.uk or Professor Judith Rousseau: judith.rousseau@stats.ox.ac.uk.

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2023.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 20 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held on Friday 7 February 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Genomic Analysis for Target Discovery in Women’s Health

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143578 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: personnel@well.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an exciting new Postdoctoral Research Assistant post to work on statistical genomic analysis of novel drug targets for uterine fibroids. This project is part of a scientific alliance between the University of Oxford and Bayer AG.

You will be conducting applied statistical genomic research in various projects, with the aim to discover and validate targets for uterine fibroids and related conditions. The central goal of the work is to discover and develop innovative treatment options. This presents an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between academia and industry, on research that results in direct translational impact. Research projects will be highly collaborative, involving several University of Oxford centres and institutes participating in the alliance, and the Bayer HealthCare RD Centre in Berlin, Germany.

You will be working in a team headed by Professor Krina Zondervan/Professor Christian Becker (Co-directors, Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre), based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health. Within the Alliance, you will collaborate closely with teams led by Professor Cecilia Lindgren/Dr Ingrid Granne (Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health/Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics/Big Data Institute), Professor Benedikt Kessler (Target Discovery Institute), Professor Adrian Hill (Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine) and Professor Udo Oppermann (Botnar Research Centre).

The position would suit a candidate who holds - or is close to completion of - a PhD/DPhil in computational biology, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, or similar fields. Experience in analysis of large-scale genomic datasets, and knowledge of bioinformatic tools and resources is essential. Knowledge of programming language(s) and experience in analysis of other ‘omics’ data is desired. You should also enjoy the opportunities to work within multi-disciplinary teams, and be able to work independently and to deadlines.

The post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and funded by Bayer Pharma AG.

Please quote reference 143578 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 6 January 2020 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

Department of Physics - Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £ 40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144349 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Michelle Bosher Contact Email: michelle.bosher@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to perform research on the astrophysical origin of gravitational wave sources with Bence Kocsis at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics Oxford.

The post is available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting between 1 September 2020 and 1 December 2020, with possible extension for a third year. The PDRA will take responsibility for any of the following research themes: 1) producing dynamical models of initially anisotropic and rotating dense systems of stars and black holes; 2) examining the evolution of binaries in nuclear star clusters hosting a supermassive black hole and a gaseous disk; 3) determining the expected distribution of the binary black hole parameters for astrophysical merger population models 4) constructing a statistical algorithm to classify the contribution of different source populations among the observed sample of mergers.

We are particularly looking for candidates with strong background either in dynamical modelling, numerical (N-body and/or hydro) simulations, or statistical methods and inference, but candidates with relevant expertise in all aspects of gravitational wave astrophysics are warmly welcome to apply.

Duties will include carrying out research in theoretical astrophysics; related tasks will include collaborating in the preparation of reports and journal articles, presenting papers at conferences and workshops, and representing the group at meetings/seminars. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach. The successful candidates should hold, or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in physics, or a closely related field.

Please direct enquiries about the position to: bkocsis@gmail.com

You will be required to upload a statement of research interests (max. 3 pages), CV and details of three referees as part of your online application. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to: APTReferences@physics.ox.ac.uk ) by the closing date. Documents submitted should be in PDF format and use the naming convention: APPLICANT SURNAME, FORENAME - REFEREE SURNAME, FORENAME.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 January 2020 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High Energy Density Science

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144216 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High Energy Density Science.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

This project will be undertaken within the Oxford Centre for High Energy Density Science (OxCHEDS) in collaboration with AWE Aldermaston. The overarching aims of the project are to use molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and ultrafast X-ray diffraction to study matter under extremes of pressure in the multi-Mbar regime. Experimental work will involve using a combination of high-power optical lasers with X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) to interrogate matter under such conditions.

The successful candidate will setup and run MD simulations that will help guide an experimental program to investigate the strength and phase of crystalline matter under extreme pressures. Experimental work will be undertaken using X-ray FELs such as the LCLS in California, as well as the recently commissioned European XFEL in Hamburg. Experiments using the ORION laser at AWE are also envisaged.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in at least two of: (1) molecular dynamics simulations of solids under shock loading; (2) ultra-fast X-ray diffraction; (3) working with free-electron lasers; (4) working with high power (class IV) optical lasers.

Previous experience in the field of molecular dynamics and X-ray physics will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a proven record of academic research including computational and experimental work, and abilities of data analysis/scientific computing, as well as the capacity for independent work and initiating research in a lively group.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Justin Wark (justin.wark@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 January 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High-redshift Astrophysics (up to 3 posts)

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817-40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143956 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High Redshift Galaxies with JWST at Oxford under ERC Advanced Grant FirstGalaxies (3 posts).

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years , with the possibility of extension for 1 year.

The observational study of galaxies at high redshift will be revolutionized by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled for launch in March 2021. With a light-gathering area much greater than the Hubble Space Telescope, and able to observe out to much longer wavelengths, JWST should be able to identify galaxies at the highest redshifts yet. There are three postdoctoral positions available to work with Professor Andy Bunker at the University of Oxford on the analysis of JWST observations of high redshift galaxies.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has contributed the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) to JWST. NIRSpec works at 0.8-5.3 microns with spectral resolving powers R=100-2700, and can observe many hunders of objects simultaneously with its micro-shutter array (MSA), and can obtain spatially-resolve spectroscopy of individual galaxies with its integral field unit.
NIRSpec should enable spectroscopic confirmation of large numbers of candidate high redshift galaxies identified through their broad band colours (for example the Lyman break technique and photometric redshifts).Accurate redshifts (and assessing the fraction of low-redshift interlopers) is key to determining accurate luminosity functions. Studying the rest-frame optical spectra of high redshift galaxies with NIRSpec will reveal galaxy metallicities, accurate star formation rates, dust attenuations and the presence of AGN (through emission line ratios) and continuum emission will also be used to probe the stellar populations. Our observations should address the role of galaxies in re-ionizing the Universe, the evolution of the neutral fraction of hydrogen in the inter-galactic medium, and potentially search for the signature of the first Population III stars in high redshift galaxies.

It is expected that the postdoctoral researchers will work with Professor Bunker at Oxford and with the wider NIRSpec-IST and JADES collaboration in the field of galaxy evolution at high redshift using JWST and potentially observations from other observatories. The three postdoctoral positions are supported by an Advanced Grant awarded to Professor Andy Bunker by the European Research Council, and the grant has been underwritten by the UK government in the event of the UK leaving the European Union.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in high redshift galaxies and galaxy evolution (observations or theory), have the ability to work in a team and successfully conclude projects, have a proven record of research and publications in this or related areas commensurate with experience, and show willingness to contribute to the wider JWST JADES collaboration.

Previous experience in the field of high redshift galaxies and galaxy evolution (observations or theory), will be an advantage.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof. Andy Bunker (andy.bunker@physics.ox.ac.uk)

Only applications received before midday 2 January 2020 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Observational Constraints on Aerosol - Cloud Interactions

Department of Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143590 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in novel observational constraints on aerosol - cloud interactions

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

This position will develop novel observational constraints on aerosol - cloud interactions as part of a dynamic team working EU H2020 project Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections (FORCeS). A particular focus of this post will be the development of observational constraints from remote-sensing and in-situ measurements and their application to high-resolution and climate models.

The successful candidate will work closely with national and international collaborators and be expected to develop innovative approaches. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.

The postholder will act as a source of information to colleagues and will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess, or be close to completion of a PhD/Doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related field and a strong track-in atmospheric physics.

The ability and drive to work collaboratively, yet independently, as part of a team is essential.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of atmospheric physics, a strong background in atmospheric observations or modelling and a demonstrated drive and ability to perform novel research of international standing.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier (philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. Referees are also required to submit their references to: lucy.li@physics.ox.ac.uk by the closing date.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Operando Metrology for 2D Materials Growth and Applications

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,817 - £35,845 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144095 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

A position is available as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the development and application of surface-sensitive, operando techniques for studying the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of 2D materials and their subsequent performance as electrocatalysts. You will combine your expertise with the state-of-the-art facilities available in Oxford (Electron Microscopy) and at the nearby Diamond Light Source (X-ray Spectroscopy) to design and develop new vacuum-compatible enclosed cells that can be used to study the gas-phase CVD of 2D materials and their behaviour in liquid-phase electrochemical environments. These cells are expected to be portable across techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM). You will have ongoing access to Diamond as well as the well-equipped labs available in the adjacent Research Complex at Harwell. Regular travel to collaborators in Cambridge is also expected.

A well organised, and highly motivated Researcher with a strong record of research is sought to design and develop these new approaches to studying 2D materials synthesis and applications, building on existing work in the group of Professor Weatherup to develop reaction environments. With experience in 2D materials synthesis, processing or characterisation, you will be self-motivated and able to plan and deliver an ambitious research project. You will have a PhD (or be near completion) in chemistry, physics, engineering or a related discipline and experience either in performing in-situ/operando measurements, the development of new instrumentation, or both. You should also be capable of independently performing X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy or X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy measurements.

This 3-year position is part of a collaborative EPSRC project “Expanding the Environmental Frontiers of Operando Metrology for Advanced Device Materials Development” that involves partners from Oxford, Cambridge and Diamond Light Source and a number of industrial partners. This project aims to develop environmental cell solutions to enable operando metrology using complementary characterisation techniques with high spatial and chemical resolutions. This is motivated by the desire to directly explore and hence understand the key processes underpinning the synthesis of novel materials and their behaviour in applications.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 December 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 6 January 2020 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Paediatric Technology

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144163 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Professor Jeroen Bergmann Contact Email: jeroen.bergmann@eng.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Prosthetic Technology to join the Natural Interaction Lab (NIL) at the Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by Research England and is fixed-term until 31 July 2020. There is an option of extension.

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant is responsible for the research and development of an affordable, child-friendly body-powered prosthetic that allows more freedom of movement and that can be easily manufactured. This includes, but is not limited to simulation, mechanical testing and experimental verification.

To achieve our ambitious goals, you will work with a team of stakeholders creating a fully functional and user centric technology. You will be responsible for some of the technical management of the technology development.

You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or near completion) together with relevant experience, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline and be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jeroen Bergmann: jeroen.bergmann@eng.ox.ac.uk.

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 11 December 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


PostDoctoral Research Assistant in Pharmaco-epidemiological Methods

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford.
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £38,017 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143817 Closing Date: 10-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Team, NDORMS Contact Email: hr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the position of a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Pharmaco-epidemiological Methods to join Musculoskeletal Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group led by Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.

As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Pharmaco-epidemiological Methods you will support research projects from inception to reporting and dissemination/publication. Analyse and interpret routinely collected datasets both nationally and internationally as part of ongoing and future research projects. You will develop analysis plans, protocols, ethical (and similar panel) submissions, standard operating procedures, governance and regulatory submissions as required for ongoing and future studies. You will generate and analyse simulation studies for the investigation of pharmaco-epidemiological methods. It will also be your responsibility to report research findings in the form of conference abstracts at national and international conferences, and lead and/or support the drafting of scientific manuscripts, reports to funders and other materials for lay public audiences based on the results from the completed analyses and research studies.

You will hold a Doctoral degree (or near completion) in medical statistics, epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology or a related field. Experience in pharmacoepidemiology and/or studies using routinely collected health data, knowledge of medical statistics and epidemiology as well demonstrable expertise in the use of statistical packages, preferably SAS or/and R and are essential. Experience of conducting detailed reviews of recent literature, experience presenting at international conferences, and experience in propensity score/s, instrumental variable/s, and/or other methods to adjust for confounding for indication in pharmaco-epidemiological studies are desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment initially for 2 years.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Friday 10 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Statistical Genetics: Genomic Target Discovery

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143579 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: personnel@well.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

The Lindgren Lab, within the Oxford Big Data Institute, Nuffield Department of Women’s Health, is in search of a highly motivated and capable individual to join our group as a Postgraduate Research Assistant in Statistical Genetics, with a focus on genomic target discovery.

You will work on a project which is part of a scientific collaboration between several groups across the University of Oxford and Bayer AG. In this setting, you will be conducting statistical research at the interface between academia and industry and this present a real and exciting opportunity to work on research that results in direct translational impact.

Within this collaboration the Lindgren group’s research focuses on the integration and analysis of large-scale genetic and genomic data to understand the biological factors underlying reproductive conditions, with a particular focus on PCOS. You will be part of a group where current members have a range of genetic, statistical, computational and biological backgrounds. You will undertake research into the identification of genes responsible for susceptibility to multifactorial diseases, which will enable you to further your skill set and apply state-of-the art methodology within the field of statistical genetics and genomics.

You will hold, or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or any other quantitative STEM field(s). You will also have proven programming ability (Perl, Java and/or C++) and experience with statistical programs (R/SPlus, PLINK, BOLT-LMM, etc), including script writing as well as excellent communication skills.

The post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and funded by Bayer Pharma AG.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Cecilia Lindgren: celi@well.ox.ac.uk.

Please quote reference 143579 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 9 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Sulfur Cycling at Subduction Zones

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxfod
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143596 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Contact Email: personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk

The department seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the direction of Professor Tamsin Mather (University of Oxford) to further our understanding of the sulphur cycle through subduction zones. The role will have a specific focus on making measurements of sulphur contents and isotopes in primitive melt inclusions hosted in mineral phases from volcanoes in key subduction zones. This post is part of the NSF/NERC-funded ‘Sulfur Cycling at Subduction Zones’ project, whose principal aim is to understand the sulphur inputs into subduction zones and explore the use of isotopic tracers to further understand the relation of S inputs to that emitted from arc volcanism. This grant is led by Terry Plank (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, USA) and involves key collaborations with the University of Palermo, Italy (led by Alessandro Aiuppa) and the Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility in the UK amongst others.

Subduction zones play a key role in mediating global sulphur processing and the climatic effects of arc volcanism, the economic potential of arc magmas, and the oxidation state of solid Earth reservoirs. Yet, the inputs, processing and recycling of S throughout the subduction system are still poorly constrained. The PDRA will contribute to a significant improvement in our understanding of the S cycle. They will collaborate with colleagues studying subduction zone inputs and take a novel approach to understanding volcanic arc S outputs. This will involve measuring sulphur concentration and isotopic composition in well-studied suites of undegassed olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the same subducting systems targeted by the teams based in the USA and Italy focusing on S inputs. They will be involved in ion microprobe method development and will develop models of S isotope behaviour during magma evolution and degassing. The overall aim is to explore the potential to trace sulphur isotopes from sediment input to arc output.

The postholder will be based at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, but will spend analytical time at the Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility. They will also be required to travel to the USA and Italy for sample selection and preparation and collaborator meetings. This post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 24 months and we wish to fill it at the earliest opportunity.

Candidates must hold or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field, have experience of preparing and analysing melt inclusion samples and/or undertaking ion microprobe analyses, together with an appreciation of volatile processing through subduction zones. Furthermore, the successful candidate must be able to manage their own research and administrative activities, lead and report on an independent research programme and have excellent written and oral communication skills. There is scope for the PDRA to undertake some teaching, either in taught courses, field courses, or in the supervision of Masters projects.

For further details of the post please see the further particulars.

This post is fixed-term for up to 24 months.

Applications must be received by 12.00 midday on Monday 6 January 2020. Our provisional date for interviews is Friday 24 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Superconducting Quantum Circuits (up to 2 posts)

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144052 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Superconducting Quantum Circuits.

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 24 months.

This project will be on the research and development of scalable high quality superconducting quantum microwave circuits for quantum computing.

The successful candidate will design and carry out experiments on superconducting microwave circuits in state-of-the-art cryogenic laboratories, and analyse, write up for publication, and present their results at research conferences. Their work may involve superconducting microwave circuit design and simulation, cleanroom device fabrication, setup and operation of cryogenic systems, microwave control electronics and software.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in either experimental quantum information or quantum device physics.

Previous experience in the field of superconducting quantum circuits will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent teamwork and communication skills.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Peter Leek (peter.leek@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday 18 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Understanding the Fingerprints of Large Igneous Provinces in the Sedimentary Record

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143479 Closing Date: 11-FEB-2020
Contact Name: HR Contact Email: personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk

The department seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under the direction of Professor Tamsin Mather (University of Oxford) to further our understanding of the traces left by large igneous provinces (LIPs) in the sedimentary record. The role will have a specific focus on the element mercury (Hg) that has received widespread recent attention. This post is part of the ERC-funded ‘Revealing hidden volcanic triggers for global environmental change events in Earth’s geological past using mercury (Hg) (V-ECHO)’ project, the principal aim of which is to understand the role of prolonged large-scale volcanism in periods of major environmental change throughout Earth’s geological past. The PDRA will contribute to an improved understanding of the environmental processing of volcanic-related emissions between outgassing and deposition and their chemistry within the sediments themselves. This approach will allow us to unlock more information from these volcanic proxies and elucidate the interplay between LIP volcanism and global environmental change.

The researcher, based at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, will make systematic measurements of Hg and other geochemical signals through sections and sediment cores representing long time periods of largely Phanerozoic age, covering periods that are and are not believed to be associated with LIP volcanism. The researcher will also make measurements of sediments of varying thermal maturity and those intruded by LIP volcanics to understand Hg behaviour during these processes, to further understand the nature of sedimentary Hg signals and to quantify potential Hg release to the environment during heating of different crustal rocks. This will be complemented by undertaking pyrolysis experiments to understand key Hg geochemical pathways during sediment maturation and Hg release associated with dyke intrusion into crustal sediments during LIP emplacement. The research will involve close collaboration with scientists from many other universities especially the Universities of Oslo (Norway), Exeter (UK) and Royal Holloway (UK), as well as an extensive network of international project partners. The post is funded for up to 36 months and we wish to fill it at the earliest opportunity.

Candidates must hold or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field, have experience of generating and interpreting carbon-isotope excursions and/or other geochemical signatures of major environmental change encoded in the stratigraphic record, together with an appreciation of the syn- and post-depositional processes potentially surrounding the far-field sedimentary fingerprints of LIPs. Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, networking and setting up new contacts is required. Furthermore, the successful candidate must be able to manage their own research and administrative activities, lead and report on an independent research programme and have excellent written and oral communication skills. There is scope for the PDRA to undertake some teaching, either in taught courses, field courses, or in the supervision of Masters projects.

For further details of the post please see the further particulars. This post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 36 months. We wish to fill the post at the earliest opportunity.

Applications must be received by 12.00 noon on 11 February 2020. Our provisional date for interviews is Monday 2 March 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Weather and Climate Modelling (up to 3 posts)

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143955 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Weather and Climate Modelling.

These posts are available for a fixed-term until 30 September 2022.

These positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC), through an Advanced Investigator award, to Professor Tim Palmer for the project ITHACA: “An Information Theoretic Approach to Improving the Reliability of Weather and Climate Simulations”. By identifying those bits that carry negligible information in weather and climate models - typically in high-wavenumber components of the dynamical core and within parametrisations and Earth-System modules – computational resources can be reinvested into areas (such as resolution) where they are needed. The project will contribute to the development of next-generation weather and climate models and ideas will be tested both on emulators and on emerging hardware capable of exploiting the benefits of mixed-precision arithmetic.

Using information theory and related ideas to design, develop and test next generation weather and climate forecast systems.

Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in weather/climate physics, nonlinear dynamics, mathematics, theoretical physics or computer science.

Previous experience in the field of numerical modelling could be an advantage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Tim Palmer (tim.palmer@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Engineering C4 photosynthesis

Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 143829 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruit@plants.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Plant Cell Biology for up to 5 years. The supporting grant is held by Professor Steve Kelly and the work is to be conducted in his lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB.

The postholder will be a highly motivated individual who will use genome engineering technologies to engineer specific C4 photosynthesis traits into rice. The project is part of a larger collaborative programme that aims to engineer C4 photosynthesis into rice (see: www.c4rice.com). The postdoctoral researcher will make use of rice plants and will also make use of transfected protoplasts in a novel high throughput screens to accelerate design and test cycles. The postdoctoral researcher will also conduct bioinformatic analysis of datasets related to C4 rice engineering.

Responsibilities include design and development of genetic constructs for genome engineering in rice and testing these in rice protoplasts before ultimately deploying these technologies in rice plants. The postholder will also generate and analyses bioinformatic datasets (such as RNAseq and genome sequencing) to validate successful engineering events. Advanced bioinformatics skills are not essential and training in bioinformatics can be provided. The postholder will be expected to collaborate with other members of the consortium.

The postholder should have a PhD or equivalent, or be close to completion, in a relevant area; a publication record that is commensurate with experience; and extensive experience of molecular biology preferably including genome editing technologies such as CRISPR. See further particulars for more detailed selection criteria.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Kelly: steven.kelly@plants.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Associate for Two-phase Mechanics of Magmatism in Earth

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143717 Closing Date: 10-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Contact Email: personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk

The Department seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under Professor Richard Katz. The project that the Research Associate will work on concerns the mechanics of magmatism at plate tectonic boundaries. The Research Associate will join a collaboration that seeks to develop, test and apply computational models of the two-phase (liquid+solid) thermo-mechanics of partially molten rocks in the elastic, brittle/plastic lithosphere and viscous asthenosphere. Application will be made to oceanic and continental rifting, using observations and analytical theory to validate and constrain models.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and testing software for numerical solutions of the governing equations, creation of a roadmap for numerical model development, writing and illustrating manuscripts, collaborating with the project team including helping with teaching and mentorship of research students.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics, physics, computational science/engineering, applied mathematics or geodynamics at the time of starting the post; an excellent publication track record; and experience with computational modelling of continuum mechanical phenomena. Also desirable is knowledge of material plasticity, fracture mechanics, continental geology and/or marine geophysics.

This project is funded by European Research Council. Funding is guaranteed by the UK government should access to ERC funds be disrupted.

For further details of the post please see the Job Description.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 10 January 2020. Interviews are due to take place early/mid-February 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Analytic Number Theory

Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143903 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Analytic Number Theory to work with Professor James Maynard at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 3 year fixed-term position and funded by ERC Starting Grant 851318.

The successful applicant should have a background and interest in analytic number theory (interpreted broadly), and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration. They will perform and manage mathematical research projects in Analytic Number Theory, under the supervision Professors Maynard, and write the results up for publication. They will be a member of the number theory research group at Oxford and participate in the activities of the group.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline together with the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities and excellent communication skills.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address below quoting vacancy reference 143903.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 16 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Behavioural Neuroscience (maternity cover)

Department of Experimental Psychology, Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144076 Closing Date: 05-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: applications@psy.ox.ac.uk

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral researcher to join the research group of Dr Anna Mitchell to develop and perform experiments investigating cognitive functions (e.g. learning, memory, decision-making) involving cortico- thalamo-cortical interactions in non-human primates using electrophysiological recording studies, drug infusions, lesions, and functional MRI scanning.

This full-time post is to cover a period of maternity leave starting 6 January 2020 until 19 September 2020.

Working with Dr Mitchell, you will develop cutting edge non-human primate experiments related to cognitive functions, in particular learning, memory and adaptive decision making; and will support on-going experiments and the analysis of existing datasets. The successful postholder will be expected to work with limited supervision and must keep up-to-date with latest developments and innovation in the field.

The post is ideally suited to applicants who have recently completed (or are about to complete) a PhD in neuroscience or a related field.

As well as prior experience and knowledge of neurophysiology recordings in animals and a strong interest in working closely with non-human primates, you will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and basic understanding of neuroscience, primate neuroanatomy and primate visual and programming in particular Matlab. Responsibilities also include assisting with the development and implementation of scientific programme of work including responsibility for the organisational processes needed to advance this research work, preparing scientific reports for journal publication and presenting scientific work at seminars within the department and at external meetings.

You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 5 December 2019 and interviews are planned for Thursday 12 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bone Cell Senescence in Diabetes

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144208 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Professor Lynne Cox’s lab to investigate the role of senescent cells in bone fragility in type 1 diabetes, as part of a collaborative project between the University of Oxford, UK, and the Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, under the 2019 BIRAX scheme. This post will use molecular cell biology techniques to assess the presence and features of senescent cells from bone samples of diabetic mice, and under diabetic-mimicking conditions in vitro, to identify potential molecular targets for intervention. This project aims to identify possible drugs/agents for subsequent development as therapies to address the serious problem of bone fragility in ageing patients with type I diabetes. This post will work closely with colleagues both in Oxford and Jerusalem, sharing knowledge and materials, and through direct exchange visits with the partner lab. This represents an exciting opportunity to engage in collaborative international research under the BIRAX scheme, as well as to interact with other BIRAX grant holders and funders.

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, with a molecular cell biology focus and should have relevant experience in at least one or more of the following: ageing, senescence, bone biology, and/or diabetes, with sufficient specialist knowledge and expertise to work effectively on the research programme. Experience of working with murine cells and tissues, mammalian cell culture and of conducting molecular and cellular assays relevant to the study of cellular phenotypes such as senescence is desirable; -omics experience may be advantageous. Excellent record keeping is required and you should be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities. You should be able to demonstrate engagement in the field of study, be able to contribute ideas to progress this project, and to help in developing new avenues of research. You will be required to represent the research group at domestic and international meetings, and interact with funders as well as being an integral member of an international research team which includes undertaking collaborative visits to the partner lab in Jerusalem, therefore, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work closely with PIs, help and advise less experienced lab members, write for publication, and present research results to a wide range of audiences.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by BIRAX in partnership with Diabetes UK for up to 3 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020 with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Compartmentalisation via Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Cells

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144026 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to recruit a creative and talented Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the interdisciplinary group of Dr Tim Nott, studying fundamental aspects of sub-cellular organisation and in particular how and why cells perform certain biochemical reactions inside membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates. This post will suit a researcher with a background in cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or polymer/materials science, and offers the opportunity of becoming a member of a growing research team. The work will combine established methods of reconstituting model membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates with the development of new strategies for measuring molecular conformations and enzymatic activity.

You should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area of biological or physical sciences and have a strong ability to work independently and drive an interdisciplinary project. Expertise with standard molecular biology methods and advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques is highly desirable. You will have a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and the biology of intracellular liquid-liquid phase transitions, membraneless organelles and biomolecular condensates, together with excellent communication skills with the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and results. Experience with characterising protein phase transitions or developing biochemical assays is beneficial.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 2 years in the first instance, and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 December 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry

Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144008 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR - Admin Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Jose Goicoechea on an EPSRC funded research project for a period of up to 30 months. The project involves the synthesis of heavy analogues of the cyanide anion, the cyaphide and cyarside ions, and their use in the design of novel coordination polymers related to Prussian blue analogues (PBAs).

Find out more about the Goicoechea research and group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/jose-goicoechea.aspx

Applicants must hold a PhD in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry (or be near completion of a PhD thesis) prior to taking up the post. The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in the manipulation of air- and moisture-sensitive chemicals, coordination chemistry, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and multi-element NMR spectroscopy. Some understanding of, or a willingness to learn, aspects of DFT calculations is also highly desirable.

You will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA, and is available from 6 January 2020.

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, 13 December 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143959 Closing Date: 11-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professors Peter Hore, Christiane Timmel and Stuart Mackenzie on a research project funded by the ERC for a period of up to 24 months (with possibility of an extension for 12 months).

The successful candidate will develop and apply sensitive absorption-based cavity-enhanced spectroscopic techniques and fluorescence-based methods for studying magnetic field effects on photo-induced radical pair reactions in cryptochromes. The aim will be to establish the fundamental structural, kinetic, dynamic and magnetic properties that allow chemical reactions to respond to Earth-strength (ca. 50 microtesla) magnetic fields.

To find out more about the project and the Hore, Timmel and Mackenzie research groups, please visit: www.quantumbirds.eu/; http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/peter-hore.aspx; http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/christiane-timmel.aspx; http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/stuart-mackenzie.aspx

Applicants must hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up this post. You should have expertise in using and ideally developing sensitive optical spectroscopic techniques to study the kinetics of photochemical processes.

You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area (and postdoctoral work if appropriate), e.g. as judged by publications (or papers in press) in high quality peer-reviewed journals and also have an ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment and to supervise and educate junior co-workers and take part in joint projects through co-operation and the exchange of information and skills.

Main duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve small scale project management and co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. Collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and frequently present papers and posters.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford and is available immediately.

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 noon on 11 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 13 January 2020.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in chemistry research posts in Oxford.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rough Path Theory for Applications

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144404 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Terry Lyons at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 4 year fixed-term position, funded by the EPSRC as part of the Programme Grant Unparameterised multi-model data, high order signatures and the mathematics of data sciends (DATASIG) and will be part of a multi-university research group (Imperial College London, University College London and University of Oxford) with a hub at the Alan Turing Institute.

The project will involve working closely with the PI, Professor Terry Lyons FRS, and the CO-I’s to develop the mathematics of signature methods and rough path techniques as they relate to data science. The individual appointed to this post is expected to make significant contributions to the mathematical foundations and also play an active part in the wider development of the project, interacting creatively with the PDRAs associated to the applied team members.

The successful candidate will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a field related to the programme, a willingness and ability to work effectively with a team of researchers and across disciplines to contribute towards the programme’s aims and objectives by actively engaging with the broader programme team, strong computational skills and high level analytical capability.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address below quoting vacancy reference 144404.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Cell Division

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144073 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Professor Francis Barr to research the spatial and temporal regulation of cell division. You will work closely with other members of the group on an ambitious project addressing the fundamental mechanisms of mitosis and cytokinesis in human cells.

You should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in cell biology/biochemistry and should have relevant experience in mechanistic analysis of cell division. You will need to demonstrate significant laboratory experience in molecular cell biological techniques, including microscopy and CRISPR gene editing of mammalian cell lines and have published peer-reviewed research articles in a relevant area of cell cycle biology. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to write for publication and to represent the research group at meetings, together with demonstrable experience of following and adapting protocols and selecting appropriate experimental methodologies.

This full-time post is funded by Cancer Research UK for up to 1 year in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 December 2019 with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Biology and SpySwitches

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144329 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Professor Mark Howarth to advance a new generation of protein interactions. SpyTag is a genetically-encoded peptide forming an irreversible covalent bond to its protein partner SpyCatcher. SpyTag has been applied around the world, including for vaccines (for infectious diseases and personalised medicine) and arming antibodies for cancer immunotherapy. Cyclisation using SpyTag/SpyCatcher allows major increases in resilience of enzymes, as needed in nutrition and green chemical transformation. This project will apply novel library-based selections and rational design to create new SpySwitch technologies, enabling switchable reaction in response to light and other cellular conditions. There will then be the opportunity to apply these new generation pairs towards one project of special interest to the appointee. The Howarth group are currently working on areas including vaccines for global health, immuno-oncology, force-dependent cell signalling (mechanobiology), and therapeutic targeting in the blood and GI tract. We will provide training in unfamiliar methods.

You should hold a PhD/PDPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in biochemistry, cell biology or a related area. You will have experience in molecular biology approaches and recombinant protein expression and have excellent communication skills, with the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and results. Skills in library-based selection, structure-based engineering of proteins, or fluorescence microscopy are advantageous but not essential.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by BBSRC for up to 3 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.

The actual starting salary will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Catalysis

Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143787 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Catalysis, to work under the supervision of Professor Tim Donohoe for a period of up to 24 months (with the possibility of extension for up to 12 months). The project is funded by the EPSRC and involves the development and application of new catalytic reactions based around the concept of hydrogen borrowing.

Find out more about the Donohoe group’s research at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/timothy-donohoe.aspx

Applicants should hold a PhD in organic chemistry (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. You will have expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and the use of catalysis in organic chemistry. You will have experience in the design and execution of synthetic schemes and a strong appreciation of mechanism in organic chemistry.

The duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing scientific data and managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to coordinate multiple aspects of work for presentations, publications and deadlines.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible.

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 Monday 9th December 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.


Postdoctoral Research Associates in Optimal Transport Techniques in the Geoemtric Analysis of Spaces with Curvature Bounds

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144373 Closing Date: 12-DEC-2019
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications for one (or two) Postdoctoral Research Associate position(s) to work with Professor Andrea Mondino at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are 2 year fixed-term positions, funded by ERC.

This project focuses on optimal transportation, geometric analysis, geometric and functional inequalities, metric measure spaces with Ricci curvature lower bounds (in the sense of Lott-Sturm-Villani), Lorentzian geometry and general relativity. The members of the team master methods coming from Riemannian geometry, optimal transport, functional analysis, metric geometry and metric analysis.

The postholder(s) will contribute to the research climate within the department to further its international standing by conducting high-quality, relevant, research. They will attend and present their research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department

The postholder(s) will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes with ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address below, quoting vacancy reference 144373.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 12 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Associates in Topological Data Analysis

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143626 Closing Date: 18-DEC-2019
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates in Topological Data Analysis to work with Professors Heather Harrington, Helen Byrne, Ulrike Tillmann and Vidit Nanda at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. Up to two, 1 year fixed-term, positions are available (with the possibility of a 1 year extension).

The successful candidate will perform and manage their own mathematical research and write the results up for publication. They will be a member of the Centre for Topological Data Analysis at Oxford and participate in the activities of the group. They will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including project students, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in topology, data science, network science or a mathematical modelling discipline together with the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities and excellent communication skills.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address below quoting vacancy reference 143626.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics and Evidence-Based Practice

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Walton Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £38,017 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143992 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Claire Beauchamp Contact Email: recruit@bsg.ox.ac.uk

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the Blavatnik School of Government is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics and Evidence-Based Practice for 3 years.

The fellowship will be structured such that for the first 3 - 6 months you will spend time in Oxford building skills, conducting literature reviews, and preparing for in-depth fieldwork. For the next 12 – 18 months you will be in Gaborone, Botswana full-time conducting fieldwork with Young 1ove’s research department. In the latter half of the fellowship, the Postdoc will split their time between Botswana and Oxford depending on project needs.

The main duties of the post are to engage in original, world-class research in an area relevant to the programme of research, both in collaboration with the principal investigators and independently, present original research papers at international conferences and seminars, and to maximise evidence-based impact and data usage within Young 1ove. The postholder will also contribute to and/or collaborate on other new and continuing research projects. Activities could include: design, development, budgeting and fundraising for research projects; conducting literature reviews and writing synthesis papers; development of questionnaires and interventions, including field travel; managing and supporting fieldwork firms or qualitative fieldworkers,
budget management and administrative tasks to support fieldwork; grant reporting; data management, analysis and writing of publications; supervision of field or other staff; and promotion of research outputs and relevant findings to key stakeholders, including policy-makers, researchers, and implementers.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in economics, public policy, development studies with a focus on development economics or psychology with a quantitative focus - candidates nearing completion of their doctoral dissertation may also be considered. You will have previous experience in designing and conducting lab and/or field experiments or research in developing countries or an alternative methodological expertise of relevance to the programme, and have the ability to carry out independent quantitative research. You should be proactive and reliable, with experience co-ordinating teams and managing a variety of tasks. Strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills, along with excellent skills in statistics/econometrics and IT skills specific to the discipline, are essential.

The full duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon GMT on Monday 16 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Technology and Policy

Department of Politics and International Relations, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143613 Closing Date: 13-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Contact Email: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Technology and Policy to join the research team at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

The research project aims to contribute international and comparative research on how different technology companies approach issues around free speech and news/journalism, and how policymakers and regulators are approaching technology companies’ role in these two areas. The project will operate at the intersection between social science, media and technology research, and policy and law, and seeks to produce timely, relevant, and accessible high quality empirical research to advance our understanding of – and inform decision making around – issues in the area of technology and policy important for the future of journalism worldwide

The successful candidate will take responsibility for and conduct the empirical research necessary for the implementation and execution of this approach as well as working with colleagues on developing an appropriate approach to the project, academic publications and other project output based on the research done.

You should hold a completed PhD/DPhil (or evidence of imminent completion) or equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, social science, or law. Experience in working with relevant quantitative methods, analysis and familiarity with the existing literature and work and excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills to demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international level are essential. Knowledge of the literature and debate around platform governance and familiarity with the existing literature and work in the field of comparative/international media research would be desirable.

This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Officer - TEXTCOURT

Faculty of Oriental Studies, China Centre, Canterbury Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144158 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Lucrezia Botti Contact Email: lucrezia.botti@orinst.ox.ac.uk

This is an opportunity to join the small team working on the ERC-funded ‘TEXTCOURT’ project. Court theatre was a core part of Chinese court and performance culture for centuries, yet its texts have never been fully studied; this project will build the first digital archive of court drama scripts and related foreign records.

Reporting to Professor Tian Yuan Tan, you will be responsible for helping to establish the project’s digital archive, organising a workshop, and co-editing the resulting book volume. You will also provide guidance to other members of the team. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, preparing and refining theories, adapting and developing research methodologies, and analysing data from a variety of sources. As well as contributing ideas for activities linked to the project and for future research projects and future funding applications, you will be a source of information and advice to other team members on theoretical, methodological, and technical aspects of digital humanities.

With Professor Tan you will organise a workshop on “Challenges of Digital Methods” and actively contribute to the preparation of other project-related activities; author a journal article based on your research; and co-edit a book volume on Digital and Textual Methods in Researching Chinese Court Drama. Other responsibilities include presenting papers at conferences, assisting with editing the project website, and represent the project at external events. You will also be expected to liaise with colleagues and research groups at other institutions and foster relationships with digital humanities research networks.

We are looking for someone who has (or will have by the start of the role) a relevant PhD/DPhil (e.g. Chinese humanities, digital humanities) and advanced reading ability in Chinese (and ideally knowledge of classical and literary Chinese), coupled with a strong interest in pre-modern China. You will need to show extensive experience in text-based research, and practical experience with using databases and other digital research tools backed up by knowledge of theoretical, methodological, and technical aspects of digital humanities. You must be able to undertake innovative research at the forefront of current Chinese digital humanities scholarship, and manage your own academic research and associated activities. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project would be an advantage. We are looking for previous experience of independent scholarly writing - experience of authoring independent scholarly publications would be desirable - the ability to contribute ideas for new research projects, and excellent communication skills. Strong IT skills, website design experience, and working knowledge of XML and the TEI will be necessary, and experience with digitisation and digital archive design would be useful though not essential.

This is a full-time post for a fixed period of 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Research Officer, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work (2 posts)

Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143974 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

We have an exciting opportunity for two Postdoctoral Research Officers, to join the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work. The programme will examine what the changing technological landscape means for jobs, structural change, and wellbeing. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how technology is transforming the world economy to help manage a successful transition into new ways of working in the 21st Century.

The two posts are full-time, 2 years fixed-term reporting to Dr Carl Benedikt Frey.

The successful candidates will be experts in the field of economics. They will be responsible for their own academic research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by the Programme Director. They are expected to publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and translate key findings into policy briefs. They will work closely with the team to master existing empirical and theoretical discussions, be familiar with the literature and provide original insights and evidence to contribute to the success of the programme.

Applicants will be expected to have a PhD in economics (or closely related field) with a strong interest in technology, economic history and labour markets to address the global challenges facing the workforce and contribute to the multidisciplinary environment at the Oxford Martin School.

Applications for the vacancies must be made online and you will be required to upload a CV, supporting statement, and your job market paper. In addition, you may also submit a short writing sample in the form of an opinion editorial or policy brief, targeting a general audience.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 January 2020 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Epigenetic Mechanisms

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144340 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Phillippa Wall Contact Email: orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to study epigenetic mechanisms in cancer. The project will apply recently developed state-of-the-art DNA methylation sequencing technologies to analyse patient samples from a unique experimental medicine clinical trial of immunotherapy in oesophageal cancer, with the aim of uncovering epigenetic mechanisms in tumour biology and responses to cancer therapy. The role will contribute to understanding the fundamental contribution of epigenetic mechanisms to tumour initiation, progression and heterogeneous responses to therapy, and to developing the application of cutting-edge technologies to clinical sample analysis.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing their own academic research and administrative duties. This will involve small scale project management, co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. The post holder will adapt existing and develop new scientific data from a variety of sources and will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles as well as presenting papers and posters.

The postholder will have a PhD (or be close to completing) in a relevant scientific field. Experience in NGC techniques and skills in molecular biology techniques are essential.

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

The post is offered full-time on a fixed-term contract for 3 years and is funded by Ludwig Core Award.

Please quote reference 144340 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 2 January 2020 will be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Retinal Inflammation, Degeneration and Gene Therapy

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143942 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: recruitment@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

The Xue Group is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral research scientist to undertake a novel line of investigation into the mechanism of retinal inflammation/degeneration and to develop retinal gene therapy and CRISPR-Cas9 based gene editing to treat blinding retinal diseases. The position will be fixed-term for 3 years..

You will have a PhD in biosciences with a background in molecular biology, immunology or gene editing, ability to demonstrate competence and success in scientific research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, a strong academic record, both in terms of grades achieved and awards received. Prior experience with murine models of retinal disease would be advantageous.

We are looking for a highly qualified individual with outstanding academic credentials, who can work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks in a milestone-orientated research environment.

The role will include undertaking the generation of pre-clinical research data to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)-like standards suitable for use in regulatory submissions, including the maintenance of electronic laboratory notebooks for recording experimental data; Working to standards of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) for the collection, processing and storage of patient samples when required; Collaborating in the preparation of research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, which may include undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews.

The post will be based in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Oncology, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144196 Closing Date: 08-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

A position as Postdoctoral Researcher is available immediately in the laboratory of Professor Valentine Macaulay. The project is funded by The John Black Charitable Foundation and The Rosetrees Trust, and is investigating the insulin-like growth factor axis as a treatment target in prostate cancer.

The project was initiated in June 2017 and is taking an innovative approach to block insulin-like growth factor (IGF) functions using peptide-based chemical biology approaches.

This is an active collaboration with Professor Akane Kawamura, until recently in the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, now Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Newcastle.

This post will suit highly-motivated applicants with an interest in chemical biology, and with ability to work efficiently and with scientific rigor.
You should hold (or be near to completing) a PhD/DPhil in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related science.

The post requires a high level of technical competence in chemical and molecular biology. You should be capable of detailed planning, conduct and analysis of experiments, using your initiative to optimise existing protocols if required. Experience in peptide synthesis, protein production and biochemical and biophysical assays including biolayer interferometry (BLI) will be advantageous.

Training in cell-based assays will be provided if needed. You will need to keep accurate written records, maintain awareness of the published literature, liaise with collaborators, write progress reports, and you may have to deal with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines. Therefore, you will need to be highly responsible, and capable of prioritising your own academic research and administrative activities.

The successful applicant will join the Macaulay group in the Department of Oncology Research Laboratories, Old Road Campus Research Building on the Churchill Campus, Headington, Oxford. The group currently comprises three Postdoctoral Researchers, one Research Assistant and five graduate students. There will be opportunities to visit Professor Kawamura’s group, depending on the expertise of the appointee and progress of the project.

This is a full-time post and is available for 12 months.

All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Oncology, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144091 Closing Date: 09-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: Recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Department of Oncology. The post is in Professor Seymour’s research group, with the major focus of the project being oncolytic virus (OV) mediated immunotherapy. The primary focus of the appointee will be to design and engineer OVs with improved efficacy of transgene expression and immune provocation in different clinical settings. They will be involved in designing strategies to improve viral spread and lysis within the tumour microenvironment and determining the factors involved in limiting therapeutic efficacy of OVs. They will also assist with supervision of junior scientists, technicians and research students, generate high-quality, reproducible data, suitable for submission in the context of grant proposals and prepare manuscripts for publications in peer-reviewed journals and research reports for grant renewals and high profile international conferences.

The appointee will work alongside Kerry Fisher and other key players in the lab. The appointee will require a good understanding of virus biology and genetic engineering techniques. An interest in therapeutics is essential, although details of cancer biology can be taught as needed. A PhD/DPhil (or near to completion) in virology, immunology, biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular or cell biology is essential for this role, along with significant experience in molecular virology and/or immunological research. The appointee will have a track record of publishing results in well-regarded peer-reviewed journals and experience with lytic viruses (e.g. adenoviruses, herpes viruses etc.). Hands on experience working with animal models would be advantageous for this role.

This is a full-time post offered for 3 years in the first instance.

All applicants must complete a short application form, upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 9 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Researcher

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 144275 Closing Date: 10-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

The Oxford University Big Data Institute (BDI) is a new interdisciplinary research centre aiming to develop, evaluate and deploy efficient methods for acquiring and analysing biomedical data at scale and for exploiting the opportunities arising from such studies. The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH), a key partner in the BDI, contains world-renowned population health research groups and is an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary teaching and research.

As a Researcher, you will work on a project that is focused on understanding the prevalence, diversity and therapeutic potential of bacteriocins among pneumococci recovered from populations of healthy children in different parts of the world. Specifically, you will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, identify and analyse bacteriocins within large bacterial genome datasets, and collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles.

You will hold (or be close to completing) a PhD/DPhil in a subject area relevant to the skills required for this post. You will be skilled in managing large datasets. You will ideally possess specialist knowledge in microbial genomics and handling large sequence datasets and the use of appropriate computational tools (e.g. Python and R).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Angela Brueggemann (angela.brueggemann@ndph.ox.ac.uk).

The position is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Researcher (Governance and Trust)

Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Buidling, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32.817 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144317 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Office Contact Email: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor Stathis Kalyvas for a year. The postholder will be a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research for a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The project seeks to provide new theoretical insights and empirical evidence on how trust within and between social groups and towards institutions shapes the relationship between economic inequality and governance in contexts where democratic structures may be unstable or under threat.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department for Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and the appointment will be offered on a 12 months fixed-term contract basis and is available immediately.

The person appointed will be involved in field research in Greece, conducting participant observation, ethnography, sampling and small-scale survey questionnaire administration. Other responsibilities related to the research project will include managing academic research and administrative activities and collaborating in the preparation of research publications, and book chapters.

Applicants for this post should hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil, have excellent knowledge of Greek language and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. Fieldwork experience, particularly experience in Greek rural contexts, will be amongst other essential criteria. The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Researcher - Neural Mechanisms of Endogenous Pain Control (2 posts)

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, FMRIB, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143639 Closing Date: 03-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: recruitment@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has become available for a postdoctoral researcher, reporting to Ben Seymour, to carry out research in the area of human pain and aversive learning, with a focus on computational neuroscience approaches and neuroimaging.

The postholder will be responsible for managing their own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. They will be required to adapt existing, and develop new, scientific techniques and experimental protocols and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. The postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians, and PhD and project students.

The postholder will hold, or be nearing completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings is essential. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project and actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication would prove advantageous.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term until 31 March 2023 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Researcher - Normal and Malignant Haematopoiesis

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143980 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@imm.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a project using state-of-the-art techniques to identify and validate new therapeutic targets in myelofibrosis – a severe bone marrow malignancy. The project will involve a number of single-cell multi-omic approaches, including scRNAseq, proteomics and highly multiplexed in situ imaging of patient samples, as well as in vitro modelling using iPSC-derived megakaryocyte cultures and patient-derived xenografts. You will be well supported by an experienced team, including a dedicated research assistant, postdoctoral bioinformatician and lab manager.

You will hold a relevant PhD (or near to completion: thesis submitted) together with relevant experience in haematology or a field relevant to the project. Experience in one or more of the core techniques for the project (molecular biology, multicolour flow cytometry, imaging, cell culture, inducible pluripotent stem cell models, animal handling) is essential. A demonstrable interest in haematopoiesis and/or megakaryocyte/platelet biology would be advantageous.

The post is available fixed-term for 3 years, funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

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

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Biology

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143976 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: HR Administration Contact Email: recruitment@imm.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and ambitious Postdoctoral Scientist to join the research group of Professor Adam Mead at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM). The position is available fixed-term until 28 February 2022, funded by Celgene.

The Mead laboratory is focused on studying normal and malignant haematopoiesis, through the application of single-cell genomics and stem cell biology techniques. The aim of this project is to investigate the molecular mechanism of cytopenias associated with immunomodulatory drug (IMiDs) treatment. The postholder will gain experience of cutting-edge stem cell biology techniques and opportunity for extensive interaction with Celgene, a leading company in the biopharmaceutical sector.

You will hold a PhD (or near to completion: thesis submitted) in the field of haematopoiesis or haematology, with experience in transcriptome analysis, FACS analysis and cell culture techniques. A strong publication record in high-impact peer-reviewed journals is necessary, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to manage and independently drive, innovate and complete your own research and associated activities.

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

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 December 2019.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning for Brain Imaging

Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144323 Closing Date: 20-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@psych.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a Wellcome Trust funded project, Exploring the Mechanisms of Distributed Spontaneous Brain Activity. The project is led by Professor Mark Woolrich and uses a combination of electrophysiology (M/EEG, LFP recordings), fMRI and computational methods development to advance our understanding of brain network dynamics. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.

This post is for a fixed-term (funded for 2 years).

You will build novel machine learning techniques to gain new insights into the nature of brain network dynamics from functional neuroimaging data (fMRI, M/EEG, LFP). You will also interact with, and make important contributions to, a wider research programme, between Oxford (Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, London (Kings’s College) and Nijmegen (Donders Institute), and will be at the heart of some of the major brain imaging initiatives.

You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in a neuroimaging, computational neuroscience, machine learning, applied statistics, information engineering, computer science, engineering maths, physics or a relevant computational domain. With knowledge of machine learning, and/or engineering maths you will have the necessary mathematical and computational skills to put these into practice. Good knowledge in statistics and/or Bayesian learning would be desirable.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we would be willing consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement/covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements and details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 20 January 2020.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanoscale Engineering and Photonics

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144093 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

The Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group is seeking highly motivated innovators and scientists to develop and lead new projects as postdoctoral researchers. The ability to think outside the box with creativity and having the drive and ambition to develop those ideas in a highly experimental laboratory is what we value in our colleagues. The right candidates will have the freedom to pursue their own ideas in addition to contributing to funded programs in an open and collaborative research group. This post is available for 1 year in the first instance, with possible extension to 2 years.

You will be working in either (1) the rapidly emerging area of Phase Change Photonics, especially in emerging non-von Neumann computing, a field in which we have made significant strides in recent years and/or (2) in emerging frontiers of nanomanufacturing, particularly additive nanomanufacturing whilst also working towards ideating and verifying new areas and frontiers of research within the research group.

As part of your role you will have the opportunity to provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians and PhD and project students, as well as represent the PI when required in EU and other project meetings.

You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant subject area. You will possess a combination of scientific and technical skills that can help develop next generation technologies within the infrastructure constraints we have access to or can realistically build up. You will have exceptional initiative and the ability to work independently at the highest level, including a demonstrable ability to complete projects and manage your own area of academic research.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 15 January 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in late January 2020 and you must be available either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Ubiquitylation and Cancer Biology

Department of Oncology, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 -£40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144057 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

The laboratory of Dr Vincenzo D’Angiolella’s group at CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute of Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, is focused on understanding how the ubiquitin system controls cancer pathogenesis, and the cellular responses to treatment with chemo- and radio-therapy. The long-term goal is to identify molecular processes that can be targeted pharmacologically to improve treatment of cancer.

We are seeking an exceptional, enthusiastic and motivated scientist, to work on a research project with the aim of identifying novel signalling mechanisms mediated by E3 ubiquitin ligases, which controls cancer pathogenesis and responses to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

The post holder’s duties will require them to be experienced in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology and they will also have proven ability to work to a high standard. Previous laboratory experience, attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential. The successful candidate’s duties will include using basic and advanced biochemical, molecular and cell biology techniques, (including but not limited to) mammalian cell culture, genome editing, gene expression profiling and mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Previous and relevant experience with ubiquitin biology, as well as mass spectrometry-based proteomics is preferred.

You will have knowledge of the standard laboratory techniques for molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and you will have experience in studying ubiquitin signalling pathways using proteomics. Training will be available in all aspects of the work, especially in protocols relating to the study of ubiquitin-related processes. You must have an adaptable approach to work and a willingness to tackle a variety of tasks. Support and troubleshooting guidance will be available. However, after induction, an ability to work without supervision, combining a structured and organised approach with enthusiasm will be important. You will work with other postdoctoral researchers and graduate students undertaking related projects.

A PhD (or nearing completion) on the study of cancer biology or cell cycle/DNA damage response or ubiquitin signalling is essential for this role. You will also possess proven experience in manuscript preparation and experience in cell biology and biochemistry.

This is a full-time role, fixed term until 31 March 2022.

All applicants must complete an application form and will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 January 2020.


Professor or Associate Professor in Fine Art and Head of the Ruskin School of Art

Ruskin School of Art, High Street and Bullingdon Road, in association with St Anne’s College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 30S: Combined University and College salary £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.,
Vacancy ID: 144412 Closing Date: 15-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Dr Richard Sykes Contact Email: administrator@rsa.ox.ac.uk

The Ruskin School of Art and St Anne’s College seek to appoint a practice-led researcher (artist and/or curator) of international standing with a commensurate history of exhibition and publication, and with senior managerial experience within an arts education environment. The area of expertise is open within practice-led contemporary art research.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an Associate Professorship or full Professorship in Fine Art, and to a tutorial fellowship at St Anne’s College. They will also assume the responsibility of Head of the Ruskin School of Art for a period of 3 years, in the first instance, from the start of appointment. They will need to be able to articulate a clear and ambitious vision for securing the continued success, and furthering the development, of an art school within the context of a collegiate university.

The appointee will join the school at a particularly exciting moment. The Ruskin will celebrate, in 2021, the 150th anniversary of its foundation, providing opportunities for a series of planned events further raising the School’s profile within and beyond the University. It also expects to be centrally involved in the planning and realisation of the cultural activities which will form a core component of the new Stephen A Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, scheduled to open in 2024. As Head of School, the appointee will be play a central role in the development of plans for the new centre to serve as a catalyst for the arts, through contributing to the conceptualisation and realisation of exhibition and performance spaces and events within the building

As a trustee of the College, the appointee will participate in College governance and administration, take part in community life, act as Personal Tutor to undergraduates and as College Advisor to graduates, take part in the admissions process, and contribute to outreach and widening participation initiatives.

Combined University and College Salary: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a., plus substantial additional benefits including a housing allowance of £10,026 p.a. An additional allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Professor

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 January 2020.


Professorship of Materials Modelling

Department of Materials, in association with St Anne's College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic :
Vacancy ID: 141641 Closing Date: 10-FEB-2020
Contact Name: Sue Morris Contact Email: professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

The University of Oxford intends to appoint a distinguished researcher in theoretical and computational materials modelling, who will be expected to serve as the Director of the Materials Modelling Laboratory and build links with external research partners.

You will have a record of outstanding international excellence in research within the field, and through your leadership will ensure the pursuit of the highest standards in research and teaching in materials modelling at Oxford, and its wider recognition outside.

Start date: 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

The closing dates for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 February 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Programme Administrator, Finance

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 with a discretionary range to £33,797 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 144020 Closing Date: 09-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Bryony Groves Contact Email: bryony.groves@sbs.ox.ac.uk

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), originally conceived at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is one of the world’s premier programmes for seed-stage, massively scalable science-based ventures. The programme targets companies that have the potential to transform our social, industrial and economic landscape.

CDL has opened its first site outside North America, based at Saïd Business School (SBS), as a joint venture between Oxford Saïd and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University. CDL-Oxford will concentrate on the area of AI for the first year.

The Programme Administrator, Finance is a core member of the CDL-Oxford team. She/he will be responsible for providing financial administration and reporting support to the CDL team to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the programme. The successful candidate will have excellent numerical skills and be extremely detail oriented, experience in starting and managing events or programmes in complex organisational environments and be a team player with a positive can do attitude. This is an exciting time to join a new and growing team.

Please note this is a 3 year fixed-term contract and we are happy to accept applications from candidates who are either looking for a full-time or part-time (0.8FTE) position.

All applications are to be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 December 2019.


Programmes Manager

Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Mansfield College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143124 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Emma Gascoigne Contact Email: recruitment@law.ox.ac.uk

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights are looking to appoint a Programme Manager to assist in the management of programmes. The Programme Manager will both support the Head of Programmes and take over part of the portfolio of responsibilities of the Head of Programmes who will be on maternity leave during 2020.

The Programmes Manager will report to the Director of the Institute and will be responsible for overseeing the Institute’s Programmes. The postholder will be expected to manage the existing programmes for the Institute, including the Monroe Price Moot Court Competition; support the efficient working of the Institute on a day-to-day basis; provide support to Research Visitors, Graduate Student Residents at the Institute and the Human Rights Network partners of the Institute and pursue his or her own research projects (up to 20% of time)

The successful candidate should have a postgraduate degree in law (or related field), completed or nearing completion, or equivalent practical experience; a demonstrable commitment to human rights and the rule of law; programme and project management skills, including the running of conferences and the ability to plan, prioritise and manage resources in order to meet timescales. Relevant experience in managing programmes similar to those run by the Bonavero Institute, for example in a university, a national or international NGO, international organisation, tribunal or in the legal profession is desirable.

The post is available from the 1 January 2020 and is a fixed-term, full-time, maternity cover role until 31 December 2020.

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

Closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 21 October 2019, interviews are likely to be held week commencing 28 October 2019.


Project Assistant

Division of Structural Biology, Oxford House Parkway Court, John Smith Drive, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 with a discretionary range to £28,331 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143712 Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: personnel@well.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Project Assistant to join our Instruct-ULTRA project team, we are looking for a motivated and organised individual with strong attention to detail and a willingness to learn new skills. Reporting to the Instruct-ULTRA project manager you will be responsible for providing administrative support in a variety of tasks. The Instruct-ULTRA is a European project with sixteen universities partners in the field of Structural Biology which runs until December 2020. We are looking for a strong administrator to assist in the completion of key project tasks. There will be opportunity to receive appropriate training within the role, and you will gain experience of working on a large European project.

You will have minimum GCSE’s (Grades A - C) in Maths and English, or equivalent. You should be fluent in spoken English, with strong written and communication skills. You will have an eye for detail and will have the ability to prioritise a varied workload and deadlines using your own initiative with minimal supervision. It is essential that you have excellent IT skills, including Microsoft office.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2020 and is funded by the European commission.

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 16 December 2019 can be considered.


Project Assistant and Office Manager

Department of Oncology, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Support & Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144027 Closing Date: 02-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruitment@oncology.ox.ac.uk

Do you have outstanding administrative skills combined with a professional, proactive and flexible approach to work?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Projects Assistant/Office Manager with a ‘can do’ attitude to act as a key player providing administrative support to the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre Team.

You will be responsible for coordinating team meetings and arranging meetings which will require the coordinating of both internal and external stakeholders, preparing and circulating papers and documentations for meetings, occasional minute taking, managing accommodation and transport for visitors and stakeholders and liaising with the finance office to progress travel claims.

You will also be required to carry out a range of administrative tasks to support the effective running of the centre team and office which may include responding to queries via telephone and email, diary management of senior team members, Liaising with the facilities team to ensure the office is replenished and maintained and working with various team members in preparation and submission of grant submissions and annual reports.

You will be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) with previous experience as an administrator with external/customer facing responsibilities. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail. You will also possess excellent skills in Microsoft Office packages including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.

It is essential that you have experience of working in a confidential environment handling sensitive personal data with tact and discretion. Experience of working in a University department would be advantageous.

This is a full-time post available until 31 March 2022.

All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 January 2020. Interviews will take place on 13 January 2020.

Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in the beautiful city of Oxford.


Project Manager UK MND Register and Research Coordinator Oxford MND Centre

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144261 Closing Date: 13-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: recruitment@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has become available for a flexible and independent Project Manager and Research Coordinator in The Oxford Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Centre, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. The research team includes postdoctoral scientists, clinical research fellows, and DPhil students, and conducts research into biomarkers in MND using patients as well as model systems of disease.

Reporting to Professor Kevin Talbot and Professor Martin Turner, the postholder would be responsible for all aspects of research administration across two research teams in the Division of Clinical Neurology, and for joint management of a large national patient registry project – the MND Register for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Responsibilities for the MND Register will include, but are not limited to, managing the governance structures, contributing to ongoing development of methods for collection and validation of data and preparing progress reports to funders and other stakeholders. As Research Coordinator for the Oxford MND Centre, the postholder will be required to maintain the local MND clinical and research database, manage ethic approvals, manage and track grant budgets and assist with the preparation of funding applications and progress reports.

The successful candidate will hold a first degree in a relevant subject, with knowledge of the regulatory and governance requirements for clinical research. Exemplary record-keeping and data collection skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The ability to understand clinical information from patient records with a knowledge of MND or other neurodegenerative conditions would prove advantageous.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 13 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Public Engagement and Communications Officer

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional Svcs - Professional & Mgmt Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 144293 Closing Date: 06-JAN-2020
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@imm.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Public Engagement and Communications Officer, to promote the Institute’s profile within the national and international research community and the wider public. The postholder will need to establish strong working relationships with other communication/engagement officers and administrative staff from the departments hosting research groups in the Institute, and will implement a communication and public engagement strategy, with responsibility for annual activity planning. The Institute is an MRC-funded Institute, hosting two MRC-funded units and as such the role will also require good working relationships with external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have previous experience in a communications role. Proven ability to design and deliver a range of communications/public engagement activities and to manage own workload and resources are essential. Excellent oral communication and presentation skills as well as significant experience of using digital media in communications are also essential.

This position is available on a full-time basis for 3 years in the first instance.

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

The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on Monday 6 January 2020, with interviews to be held on Wednesday 15 January 2020.


Recognition of Distinction 2020 (Humanities)

Vacancy type: Academic :
Vacancy ID: 143716 Closing Date: 07-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Catherine McKiernan Contact Email: distinction@humanities.ox.ac.uk

This page is for those who wish to apply for the title of professor in the current Recognition of Distinction exercise. You will be required to upload your application to the online system as part of the application process. You must ask your referees to send their references to the email address below by 12.00 noon on 7 January 2020.


Recognition of Distinction 2020 (Medical Sciences)

Vacancy type: Academic :
Vacancy ID: 143722 Closing Date: 07-JAN-2020
Contact Name: Maria Kendall-Belcher Contact Email: distinctions@medsci.ox.ac.uk

This page is for those who wish to apply for the title of professor in the current Recognition of Distinction exercise. You will be required to upload your application to the online system as part of the application process. You must ask your referees to send their references to the email address below by 12.00 noon on 7 January 2020.


Recognition of Distinction 2020 (MPLS)

Vacancy type: Academic :
Vacancy ID: 143718 Closing Date: 07-JAN-2020
Contact Name: