Current Job Vacancies

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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).

NB If you wish to view a full job description for any of the vacancies listed, or are interested in a job that is closing within the next 2-3 days, please contact the recruiting department directly via the email address stated in the job advert.

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthetics or Neurology or General Psychiatry

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital or Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade A63 or A67: £33,127 - £58,593 p.a. dependent on qualifications and experience, in line with current pay protection and transitional arrangements in the NHS
Vacancy ID: 142562 Closing Date: 21-OCT-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). The 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:

Anaesthetics, based in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Neurology, based in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
General Psychiatry, based in the Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Christopher Pugh (cpugh@ndm.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on Monday 21 October 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

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


Academic Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology or Respiratory Medicine or Paediatrics under the theme of Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology

NDORMS, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford or NDM, Old Road Campus, Oxford or Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade A63 or A67: £33,127 - £58,593 p.a. dependent on qualifications and experience, in line with current pay protection and transitional arrangements in the NHS
Vacancy ID: 142563 Closing Date: 23-OCT-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). The successful applicant must be able to take up their post no later than 31 March 2020.

The ACL post will be from the following specialties, linked to the NIHR Priority Research Theme of Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology research:

Rheumatology, based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford.
Respiratory Medicine, based in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford.
Paediatrics, based in the Department of Paediatrics, Level 2, Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe, Headington, Oxford.

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

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 11 November 2019.

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


Access Auditor

The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143120 Closing Date: 14-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Access Auditor to join the Conservation and Buildings team within Estates Services.

The University has an existing online Access Guide with accessibility information on many of its buildings and departments; the guide does not yet have information for the majority of the colleges and permanent private halls. As Access Auditor you will have a key role in updating the Access Guide. You will work closely with the Conservation and Buildings team’s Accessibility Advisor to audit the colleges and permanent private halls of the University of Oxford with respect to disability access. You will create content for the Guide, as well as producing detailed reports on the current state of accessibility for each college and permanent private hall.

This is a 2 year fixed-term post that is being funded by the colleges and permanent private halls of the University of Oxford. An important part of the role will be to keep accurate records of time spent auditing the colleges, and then invoicing each one on behalf of Estates Services.

If you are passionate about accessibility and have a strong knowledge of disability issues then we would love to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 14 November 2019.


Administrative Assistant (Purchasing)

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143385 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: NDORMS Recruitment Team Contact Email: hr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrative Assistant to provide day-to-day purchasing support to the research groups within the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, as well as general support as part of the core Administration team.

You will be responsible for the daily entering and approving of requisitions and creating purchase orders on the University accounts system (Oracle Financials) in accordance with the University procedures. You will provide friendly and reliable assistance to staff raising requisitions or purchase orders, process expense claims and run ad-hoc reports in order to investigate invoices on hold. You will also assist the Kennedy Institute receptionist and provide cover as required (training will be given).

You will be educated to A-level standard and have excellent IT skills, with experience of MS Office packages, as well as strong numeracy skills and attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a flexible and co-operative working approach are essential, as is the ability to organise own work with minimum supervision and also work well as part of a varied team. Willingness to undertake training, experience of working within the University and of Oracle Financials would be an advantage.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 25 October 2019.


AfOx Programme Assistant

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142841 Closing Date: 31-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Keshia Harrison Contact Email: keshia.harrison@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The Africa Oxford Initiative is a cross divisional platform which brings together all aspects of the University of Oxford’s collaboration with African institutions and researchers and promotes the development of equitable partnerships. The AfOx programme includes a wide range of communication activities both nationally and internationally and runs a number of funding schemes including travel grants and college scholarships.

Reporting to the Africa Oxford Initiative Programme Coordinator, the postholder will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the implementation of the AfOx programme. The postholder will be responsible for the AfOx travel grant and scholarship schemes, including making awards and preparing report on progress. The postholder will also be responsible for logistics in running national and international meetings.

To apply for this role, please fill out the application form and attach a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 31 October 2019 will be considered.


Analytical Suite Manager

Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143220 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an Analytical Suite Manager, Teaching Laboratories, Department of Chemistry. This new role will mainly focus on the management of the Analytical Suite, with the successful applicant also providing assistance to the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory team and teaching within the laboratories.

As a manager you will be responsible for the smooth running of the Analytical Suite on a daily basis. Your duties will include managing staff numbers; ensuring health and safety requirements are met; preparing written instructions; developing the use of the Analytical Suite; managing instrument usage and training; maintaining and improving expertise in analytical chemistry. You will also contribute to the creation and modification of courses, overseen by the Chemistry Practical Course Committee and contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.

The postholder will be required to teach both during and outside of term. During term this will involve teaching undergraduate students on a daily basis with modern teaching methods, always seeking ways to improve teaching performance. You will demonstrate relevant analytical techniques and explain complex academic material. Outside of term you will develop graduate training programmes and demonstrate analytical techniques to visiting schools within established outreach activities.

You will hold a PhD in chemistry (or equivalent qualifications and/or experience) and have significant experience of using a range of analytical techniques and machines. You will be able to demonstrate the ability and teaching skills to progress the learning of high-achieving students at undergraduate level; have an innovative approach to problem-solving; have strong time-management and organisational skills; work effectively in a team and have excellent health and safety knowledge.

This is a full-time, permanent post, based in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford. The post will be available to start from 2 January 2020.

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. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on 4 November 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.


Anya Sturdy Fellow

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research E63: £27,146 - £47,132 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143463 Closing Date: 14-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@imm.ox.ac.uk

The prestigious Anya Sturdy Fellowship supports research in haemato-oncology and is open to applications from clinical trainees in haematology. The Fellowship is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 12 months.

Applications are welcome from candidates wishing to undertake a period of advanced basic scientific research or those wishing to undertake clinical research. We would expect that the successful applicant will apply for a PhD in biomedical science during the course of this Fellowship. Applicants undertaking clinical research will be provided with an honorary contract from the NHS.

The successful applicant will be a haematologist in training with an interest in translational or basic biomedical research. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a wide range of staff and external collaborators. Ability to work as a team member as well as independently, with a strong desire to pursue a career in academic haematology, is essential to the position.

The post will either be based at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) or Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) Department of Haematology, depending on the research project.

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

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Thursday 14 November 2019.


Apprentice Software Developer

Academic Administration Division - Student Systems, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Apprentice Grade 1: £17,682 p,.a. (salary progression through successful completion of programme)
Vacancy ID: 142726 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity is available to join Student Systems within The University of Oxford as an Apprentice Software Developer. The purpose of this post is to acquire the necessary skills in order to contribute to the support, design and implementation of solutions using a range of software applications including SITS:Vision, SQL and Microsoft Dynamics . This work supports a wide range of business processes associated with the management and support of student administration across the collegiate University.

As well as learning basic software developer skills, the postholder will learn about the software development lifecycle and how this is implemented within the University. The postholder will work within a team including developers, analysts, change managers and business experts. The postholder will work with other colleagues in the Support Centre to transition their developments into live service and then help to support those developments.

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in IT developments and applications. You should also possess good analytical and problem-solving skills as well as having a strong customer service focus.

Applicants should have evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK. There is also government residency requirements for Apprenticeship funding which the Training Provider will be able to advise on.

Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information please visit: Apprenticeships site

You will also study with Digital Native UK based in Aylesbury. As part of the Level 4 Software Developer you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to a range of industry recognised qualifications, in demand by employers including: Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship (equivalent to a Foundation Degree); British Computer Society Systems Development Essentials; MCP.net; MTA/MCP programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3

Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Martin Stilgoe (Martin@DN-UK.COM).

To apply for this opportunity visit: Apprenticeships

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1st November 2019.


Arborist

Botanic Garden and Arboretum, Oxford Lodge, Peacock Gate, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143383 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Arborist to join our team on a full-time basis. Based at the Harcourt Arboretum in Nuneham Courtenay, you will work to a consistently high standard of quality and safety to help us continue to develop the Arboretum into a world-class university collection.

You will be involved in maintaining, developing and improving the collection within the Arboretum. You should hold a minimum of NPTC CS30, CS31, CS38 and CS39, a recognised level 3 arboricultural qualification, or equivalent experience in a public arboretum or botanic garden, together with excellent team working skills. It is expected that you are able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of woody plants.

The post offers a unique opportunity to join a small enthusiastic team in a busy and vibrant department.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 25 October 2019.


Associate Director for Partnerships – Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 with a discretionary range to £60,905 p.a.. A market pay supplement taking the salary to £65,000 p.a. may be payable for exceptional candidates
Vacancy ID: 143303 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Bryony Groves Contact Email: bryony.groves@sbs.ox.ac.uk

The Associate Director for Partnerships will play a central role in further developing the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship as a global leader for social entrepreneurship teaching, training and applied research. As an experienced professional with a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship, the post holder will contribute to the Centre’s overall strategic direction and ensure that the Centre flourishes by creating a strong funding base and cultivating long-lasting stakeholder relationships and networks.

The postholder’s primary responsibility will be to manage and lead fundraising initiatives and operations to secure philanthropic support for the agreed priorities of the Centre. The postholder will be accountable for procuring and overseeing the effective delivery of an income of between £2 and £3m per annum. This will involve the design and implementation of strategies to extend and develop the Centre’s networks and partnerships with key organisations.

The Associate Director will supervise a Programme Manager who will manage the Centre’s flagship Skoll Scholarship programme, oversee the development of the Centre’s Impact Alumni network, and provide additional support to fundraising activities as necessary.

The postholder will engage with various target markets, including staff from various University departments as well as external stakeholders, in order to ensure connections with activities both within and outside of the University. This will include working with the Dean and senior management of Saïd Business School and the Social Sciences Division as well as other academic departments. Externally, the Associate Director will engage with multiple stakeholders globally, and represent the Centre Director when necessary.

To be considered at shortlisting you must be a motivated and enthusiastic individual. S/he will be a self-starter with proven leadership credentials who sets high standards in partnership management, fundraising and external relations, and is dedicated to building on the Centre’s successful track record. A good understanding of the academic environment with a well-developed appreciation of Oxford culture will enhance the candidate’s ability to deliver in both the University and business community. Also, a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and its applications together with high-level consultative skills are beneficial to this role. S/he will also be qualified to Masters degree level or have five years worth of relevant professional experience.
This is a fixed-term contract to July 2021

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 November 2019.


Associate Professor of Pure Mathematics (Combinatorics)

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic From: £48,114 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 141639 Closing Date: 31-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Combinatorics from 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Wadham College, under arrangements described in the job description.

The combined University and College salary scale has a minimum point of £48,114 p.a. In addition the College pays substantial additional benefits including a housing allowance of £9,165 p.a. An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

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 pure mathematics, to teach a range of topics in mathematics via lectures, classes and tutorials, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in mathematics or closely related subject and will demonstrate the ability to carry out research at a high international level in combinatorics along with the ability to teach effectively across a range of topics in mathematics. The duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the job description.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address given below quoting vacancy reference 141639.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 31 October 2019 can be considered.

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

The department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2017 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 Professor of Social Psychology

Department of Experimental Psycholog in association with New College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 10a: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143118 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Professor Kia Nobre 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 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 18 November 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 9 December 2019.

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


Associate Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Nuffield Department of Orthpaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7HE, UK
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 36S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143243 Closing Date: 29-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Professor Andrew Carr Contact Email: andrew.carr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences, based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, with effect from as early a date as possible. This is a joint appointment with a non-tutorial Fellowship at Green Templeton College, and the appointee will be based in the Botnar Research Centre in NDORMS.

The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department, and engage with an exciting established environment for clinical and translational research to make a really significant individual contribution in the musculoskeletal sciences.

The main duties of this post will be to conduct an independent research programme in your chosen area of musculoskeletal sciences; to offer leadership in research; training in musculoskeletal laboratory research and develop a world-class programme of research in an area of relevance to the department. You will also deliver lectures and give instruction in musculoskeletal sciences and related subjects, contribute to the organisation and running of undergraduate and graduate courses and will be expected to establish and contribute to a substantial, externally funded research group and to secure long term funding for research.

You should have a higher degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant area of research, evidence of distinction in research leadership and of international distinction in research through publications and invited lectures. You should also have an excellent track record of publication in musculoskeletal sciences and evidence of a demonstrable track record of raising research funds. Experience of successfully leading a research group is essential.

An attractive financial package is offered to the successful applicant including a College housing allowance of £9,967 p.a. (if applicable), as well as other benefits as detailed in the job description. 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.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 November 2019. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Monday 13 January 2020.

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


Associate Professorship of Public Policy (Security and State Violence)

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in association with Kellogg College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 36S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142794 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Brooke Martin-Garbutt Contact Email: brooke.martin-garbutt@bsg.ox.ac.uk

The Blavatnik School of Government seeks applications for an Associate Professorship of Public Policy (Security and State Violence). This is a full-time position based at Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. The post will be held in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at Kellogg College situated on Banbury Road, Oxford.

The school aspires to be one of the world’s leading academic institutions for research, teaching, and public leadership development which improves government. This Associate Professorship will bring to the school an academic with an emerging global reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement in the area of political violence and security. We are seeking an academic whose work advances understanding and practice of issues related to security, whether in civil or international contexts. We are interested in someone who works at the nexus of security and state capacities – research into the logics of civil conflict, the challenge of violence in post-conflict societies, and the character of police and security sector reforms would all fit within this description, as would others.

The appointment will be made in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at Kellogg College, where the Fellow is expected to take part in the administration and governance of the College by participation in the Governing Body and other committees. The Official Fellow will be entitled to the rights of Common Table which comprise free lunches and Guest Night Dinners; a pensionable academic allowance of £732 p.a., an advisor’s allowance of £644 p.a., and a library allowance of £200 p.a. Additionally, an allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of the Full Professor title.

The successful candidate should have a doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as international relations, politics, public policy or a closely related field; a track record of internationally excellent articles in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals, commensurate with the candidate’s career stage; an outstanding programme of applied research in the field of security; the ability and willingness to teach, supervise, and assess high-achieving and challenging graduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds; the ability and willingness to develop and teach upon short courses for senior practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds; and a commitment to outstanding and innovative teaching.

The appointee will be required to engage in original, world-class applied research on public policy; to secure research funding and successfully complete research projects on public policy; to disseminate research through publication in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of the Master of Public Policy (MPP); give lectures, classes and tutorials; supervise master and doctoral students in the school; and contribute as appropriate to the school’s programme of short courses for senior leaders and policymakers.

Further information (including details about how to apply) is included in the further particulars. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Martin-Garbutt, HR Manager using the email address below.

The successful candidate would be expected to join by 1 July 2020 or soon thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 21 October 2019. We aim to hold interviews at the school from Monday 25 November 2019.

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


Beecroft Fellow (3 posts)

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,236 – £43,267 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142385 Closing Date: 22-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics. Three posts are available.

The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of: Post 1: 24 months; Post 2: 30 months; Post 3: 36 months. Please indicate your preference of post with your application.

This position will be to develop an independent research programme in one or more of the following topics; cosmology, computational astrophysics, early universe and gravitational physics. The appointees will be expected to work closely with members of the Beecroft Institute for Particle Astrophysics.

The successful candidate will be required to develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with faculty members. The candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to manage their own academic research and administrative activities which may involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. The candidate will take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and in particular attending and taking part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs.

Candidates should have experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations and be able to contribute new ideas for research projects and research income generation.

Applicants should possess, or close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in Physics or Astrophysics.

Previous experience in the field of cosmology, computational astrophyics, early universe, gravitational physics will be an advantage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Pedro Ferreira (pedro.ferreira@physics.ox.ac.uk)

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 22 November 2019 can be considered.


Clerical Officer and Digital QA Operator

Bodleian Libraries, Imaging Services Department, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142779 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Assistant Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Based in the Weston Library, the Imaging Services department is seeking a Clerical Assistant and Digital QA Operator to support the efficient processing of requests for digitised images for internal and external customers.

The Clerical Officer and Digital QA Operator will be responsible for ordering material throughout the libraries and archives using library databases and other finding aids, and receiving and preparing material ready for photographers and monitor its progress through the studio. You will deal with customer enquiries and liaise with colleagues across the libraries. You will provide quality assurance for digitise images and you will be responsible for despatching files using FTP or CDs/memory sticks to meet deadlines.

You will have the confidence and ability to manually handle with due care/diligence library material/collections and have experience in a customer service environment. Good organisational skills are essential in order to work under the pressure of deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy.

This is a permanent full-time position.

You will be required to upload your CV and 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 alone will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Wednesday 30 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 12 November 2019.


Clinical Research Facility Operational Lead

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre Old Road Campus, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143052 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: NDORMS HR Contact Email: HR@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the position of a Clinical Research Facility Clinical Operational Lead. This role will support the new cross-division Clinical Research Facility; the role is hosted in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford.

The Medical Sciences Division is creating a Clinical Research Facility to support the translational medicine agenda across the University and BRC.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical operational lead with a biomedical background to play a key role in shaping the new facility. The focus of the role will be on the defining the clinical spaces, planning the clinical human resources, and operational framework for the unit.

The Operational Lead will play a key role in both the set up and running of the clinical research facility. Reporting to the Director of the facility, they will be accountable for the safe and efficient running of the unit. This is a senior role and the postholder will be expected to have considerable experience in both the conduct and planning of clinical research.

You will hold a biomedical degree or equivalent qualification (e.g. nursing) with senior experience of conducting and coordinating clinical trials. Experience of complex, early clinical trials, along with Project management experience and evidence of substantial problem solving skills, is essential. Experience of line-managing clinical and non-clinical trial staff, including providing training on clinical research topics, would be desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 1 year with potential for a further 3 year extension.

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 21 October 2019. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the closing date.


Clinical Research Facility Quality Assurance and Administration Manager

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142964 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: NDORMS HR Contact Email: HR@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the position of a Quality Assurance and Administration Manager. This role will support the new cross-division Clinical Research Facility; the role is hosted in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford.

The Medical Sciences Division is creating a Clinical Research Facility to support the translational medicine agenda across the University and BRC.

This is an exciting opportunity for a QA manager to play a key role in shaping the new Clinical Research facility. The focus of the role will be on the defining the quality framework for the facility and to ensure effective working with sponsors groups, in particular the Oxford Clinical Research Units. The QA manager will play a key role in both the set up and running of the clinical research facility. Reporting to the Director of the facility, they will be accountable for the quality framework supporting the unit. During the planning phase the postholder will work as a core member of the operational planning team comprising: clinicians, project planners and managers, nursing, facilities.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience, with demonstrable relevant experience in clinical research or clinical trial management. Demonstrable experience of GCP and existing UK clinical research structures is essential. Previous experience of clinical trial activities, including quality control, and of auditing/monitoring, would be desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 1 year with potential for a further 3 year extension.

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 21 October 2019. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the closing date.


Clinical Research Fellow - Blood-Stage Malaria Programme

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade E64: £32,569 - £52,200 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143352 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Phillippa Wall Contact Email: orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow - Blood-Stage Malaria Vaccine Programme to join Professor Simon Draper’s blood-stage malaria vaccine development group at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical medicine, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.

This role is focused on designing and executing clinical trials of malaria vaccines and human malaria challenge studies in Oxford. You will work closely with Chief Investigator, project managers, nurses, recruitment coordinator and data manager to maintain high quality in the design and conduct of clinical trials. You will be involved in screening and vaccination of volunteers and analyse and manage the data, maintaining complete and accurate study files. You will also be expected to present the results in various formats to different audiences.

You will have completed your Foundation Year 1 and 2 training and you will be fully GMC registered and permitted to practice medicine in the UK. Knowledge of immunology and/or holding a MRCP or MRCS would be an advantage.

You must be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and highly equipped in IT skills. This post requires flexibility in the hours worked, as some out of hours work is required (especially during challenge studies) but this can be taken back as time off in lieu. Experience working with clinical studies, including ethics, GCP, documentation would be desirable as would previous laboratory experience relevant to malaria or infectious disease research.

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 full-time on a 24-month fixed-term contract funded by European Commission.

Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: simon.draper@ndm.ox.ac.uk or angela.minassian@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Please quote reference 143352 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 18 November 20129 will be considered.


Clinical Research Fellow in Orthopaedic Knee Surgery

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade E63 or E64: £27,146 - £47,139 p.a. dependent on qualifications and experience, in line with current pay protection and transitional arrangements in the NHS
Vacancy ID: 143413 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team, NDORMS Contact Email: hr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated Clinical Research Fellow in Orthopaedic Knee Surgery to join Professor Andrew Price in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based in the Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford.

The role of Clinical Research Fellow in Orthopaedic Knee Surgery is to participate and integrate in ongoing clinical knee surgery research. You will contribute to ongoing projects studying knee arthroplasty. You will be involved in the writing and submission of grant applications related to your particular area of research as well as submitting your work to international peer review through attending appropriate scientific meetings and submission to respected journals. You will attend supervised surgical training, including outpatient work and operating time.

You will be qualified at Specialist Registrar level with full GMC registration and will have a desire to carry out a research project on knee surgery. You will have a proven ability to work using your own initiative and problem solve as well as demonstrable evidence of team working skills and good interpersonal skills, including the ability to be comfortable and confident interacting with team members, administrative staff and the broader research community. Management skills and good organisational skills with the capacity of working well under pressure are essential. Proven experience of orthopaedic research, previous experience of orthopaedics/joint arthroplasty and a track record of publications and/or conference presentations would be desirable.

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

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 1 November 2019.


Clinical Research Nurse - COPD and Asthma

Experimental Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143217 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: hr@ndm.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research nurse to join the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit (ORTU) and work collaboratively with the Respiratory Medicine Unit (RMU) at the University of Oxford. You will undertake clinical research studies primarily in COPD and asthma. The appointee will work closely with the principal investigator Professor Mona Bafadhel who is leading the clinical trials that require this new research nurse post. The appointed nurse will be responsible for recruiting research volunteers for exciting cutting-edge research studies in COPD (CORAL) and asthma (CHINOOK) and have the opportunity to learn and perform techniques to assess symptoms, airway function and airway inflammation.

Your remit will be to deliver trials adopted on the NIHR portfolio, in particular commercially sponsored/industry funded trials, with the potential to work in collaboration with primary care. Education and co-ordination of care for participants on the trials, collection of data and preparation of biological samples are key elements of the role. Excellent patient communication skills and the ability to keep accurate and comprehensive records are essential for this post.

You will need to be a registered nurse adult (Level 1) or equivalent. You should be highly organised and be able to keep accurate and comprehensive records. You must be willing to develop and undertake further job related training to continue your professional development. For interested applicants there is an opportunity to develop a specific research area and, if interested, to work towards a higher degree.

This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 1 year.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 October 2019.


Clinical Research Nurse/Practitioner

Experimental Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM), John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Vacancy ID: 143047 Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: hr@ndm.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and hard-working nurse to join our existing Airways Nurse Team to undertake clinical research studies in asthma and COPD.

The appointee will work closely with Professors Pavord and Bafadhel and Drs Tim Hinks and Richard Russell, Senior Clinical Research Fellows, leading projects held primarily at John Radcliffe Hospital.

The appointed nurse will have the opportunity to learn about new techniques to assess symptoms, airway function and airway inflammation and will have the opportunity to perform these assessments in research volunteers. They will have additional responsibilities including the coordination of more detailed investigations in patients with unusual patterns of disease and recruitment into research projects. For interested applicants there will be an opportunity to develop a specific research area and, if interested, to work towards a higher degree.

To be considered for this position you should be a registered nurse with good organisational and interpersonal skills. You will demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development. You will also have a flexible approach to work and the ability to follow protocols accurately. A good understanding of research methods, GCP training and experience working with clinical studies or research is desirable.

The post is full-time, but part-time will be considered (minimum of 30 hours per week). This is a fixed-term post for up to 1 year in the first instance.

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 24 October 2019 will be considered.


Collections and Instructional Materials Manager - Executive Education

Bodleian Libraries, Sainsbury Library: Egrove Park, Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143166 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: SSG Recruitment Administration Contact Email: ssg-admin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and customer-focussed individual for the post of Collections and Instructional Materials Manager – Executive Education to manage and deliver the broad spectrum of tasks associated with the preparation and delivery of course readings for executive education programmes, and with the provision of first-level information support to the community based at the School’s Egrove campus. This post is being advertised as a 3 year fixed-term post.

The postholder will have excellent interpersonal and team working skills, but with an ability to work equally well independently. You should be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and apply a methodical and detailed approach to completing tasks.

Applicants should have a good standard of education, including GCSE (or equivalent) in English, strong bibliographic and word processing skills, and a solid understanding of copyright and plagiarism issues, along with a demonstrable appreciation of the importance of compliance with all regulations that apply to the use of copyrighted materials in an educational setting.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Friday 25 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday 11 November 2019.


Communications Manager

Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143359 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Contact Email: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an experienced communications professional to join its busy administrative team on a full-time permanent basis, starting January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Communications Manager role is vital in taking forward the Department’s communications and alumni development.

The postholder will be based in the Department of Politics and International Relations in the Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford.

The Communications Manager will play a key role in developing and implementing the department’s communications strategy, covering research and teaching, as well as its alumni development. The main focus of the role will include: creating and updating regular internal and external communications in relation to the department’s research, knowledge exchange and impact activity; advising on and overseeing media enquiries and press releases, in collaboration with the University’s Public Affairs Directorate; developing DPIR contacts with the alumni community; producing the annual alumni magazine; leading on alumni-related events; and working with the Digital Communications Officer to develop a strong and effective digital presence for the Department. The Communications Manager will be a key member of the Department’s administrative team and will be liaising with academics and administrative staff within and outside the Department on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate will have degree level qualifications (preferably in social sciences) and/or equivalent professional experience. Essential for this post are: demonstrable experience of developing and delivering a holistic communications role to a wide range of stakeholders; excellent communication skills with high level of attention to detail; and the ability to tailor communications for different audiences (including policy makers and the general public) and through various channels. Experience of working in higher education, or in alumni relations, and knowledge or interest in the department’s research would also be desirable for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 November 2019, with interviews scheduled for Thursday 28 November 2019.


Data Co-ordinator

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142762 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
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) is a major international research institute within the NDPH, and is one of the world’s leading centres for research into chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

As Data Coordinator you will work on the ACST-2 study (https://acst-2.org/). Your primary objectives will be to liaise with all collaborating organisations and individuals required to ensure the smooth running of the study, with a particular emphasis on data collection, management and processing. You will supervise data entry activities of trial administrators and report directly to the Clinical Trial Manager.

To be considered for this post you will have a degree (or equivalent experience) and experience of clinical trial data management. You will also have experience using data management systems, a flexible attitude and excellent organisation skills.

The post is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 October 2019.


Data Engineer

Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, The George Institute, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143268 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@wrh.ox.ac.uk

The George Institute for Global Health, part of the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Data Engineer to join our team and contribute to the exciting Oxford Martin programme on Informal Cities at the University of Oxford.

The Oxford Martin School programme on Informal Cities starts from the premise that understanding informal cities, and the millions of lives lived within them, is fundamental to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also recognises that the diverse and dynamic nature of informal cities creates a huge challenge for data collection and analysis. The programme will concentrate on three cities, one in Africa, one in India and one in Latin America.

The role involves designing and building a data platform for the informal cities research, in collaboration with other team members and collaborators. You will be involved in the liaising with other members of the team about available data sources, assisting with their acquisition, taking a lead in their management and curation, and in data presentation and statistical analyses leading to publications, grant applications and other report submissions.

You will hold a degree in a numerate or computational discipline (or equivalent relevant work experience), have excellent programming skills in Python and SQL, and professional in JavaScript. You will have previous experience and understanding about principles of database design and in collecting and managing complex heterogeneous data from multiple sources. You will have an interest in health services/epidemiological research/urban science/smart cities and enthusiasm to build a high quality and reliable data platform for scientific research. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and show initiative as part of the team are also essential for this role.

This post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

This post will be based at The George Institute, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford.

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 Monday 4 November 2019.


Data Manager

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Barnett House, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 with a discretionary range to £38,017 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143261 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Laura Ainsworth Contact Email: hrteam@spi.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Data Manager to join an international research team led by Professor Lucie Cluver.

Professor Cluver works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and with other international NGOs, to provide evidence that can improve the lives of children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Cluver and her group lead large-scale longitudinal surveys and randomised controlled trials of interventions, combined with participatory qualitative research.

This role is fixed-term until December 2020 initially and is offered on a full-time basis. The role is available as soon as possible.

You will have a degree in computer science, social science or public health or equivalent experience, overseeing data management processes and maintaining servers. You will have a track record of writing and implementing successful data management plans, excellent IT skills and experience of developing tools for quantitative surveys. A highly organised individual, you will be able to work to tight deadlines. Previous experience of working in Southern or Eastern Africa and using open access software are highly advantageous, as is experience of working with large databases and an understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL).

We are committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. The hours may be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities and applications are welcomed from part-time workers seeking a job share position - please state preferred hours and working pattern in your application.

Only applications accompanied by a CV and supporting statement will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 8 November 2019, interviews will be held week commencing 25 November 2019.


Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Health Care (maternity cover)

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143410 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Healthcare to provide maternity cover for 12 months. This post has arisen as a result of the successful, and internationally renowned, teaching programme in Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC). This is a joint programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education's Continuing Professional Development Centre. Academic direction is provided by the renowned Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) in Oxford (https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/evidence-based-healthcare)

The successful applicant will be predominantly responsible for supporting and delivering teaching within the EBHC programme. Responsibilities will also include supporting research within the Department as well as developing funding streams to support independent research

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or equivalent) with post-qualification teaching and research experience in applied health research or related epidemiology.

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

The position is funded supported by the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme, for a fixed-term of 12 months in the first instance.

For further information on this post, please view the job description or contact annette.pluddemann@phc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in the period between Wednesday 27 November and Thursday 5 December 2019 (interviews will not be held on Saturday or Sunday).


Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Healthcare and Deputy Director to the Part-time EBHC DPhil Program

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143409 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Healthcare and Deputy Director to the part-time EBHC DPhil program. This post has arisen as a result of the successful, and internationally renowned, teaching programme in Evidence-Based Healthcare. This is a joint programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education's Continuing Professional Development Centre. Academic direction is provided by the renowned Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) in Oxford (https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/evidence-based-healthcare).

The successful applicant will be predominantly responsible for supporting and delivering the part-time EBHC DPhil program, assisting students in their studies by advice or informal instruction and act as the first contact for student matters relating to coursework, performance, and welfare. Responsibilities will include supporting research within the department as well as developing funding streams to support independent research.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or equivalent) with post-qualification teaching and research experience in applied health research or related epidemiology.

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

The position is supported by the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme, for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance.

For further information on this post, please view the job description or contact carl.heneghan@phc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in the period between Wednesday 27 November and Thursday 5 December 2019 (interviews will not be held on Saturday or Sunday).


Departmental Lecturer in Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics

Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, in association with Wadham College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 7: £32,817 – £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143232 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Emma Harte Contact Email: jobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

The Faculty of Philosophy intends to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics to cover the teaching and other duties of a permanent postholder during a period of externally-funded research leave. The post is fixed-term for 21 months, beginning 1 January 2020. The post will be associated with Wadham College.

The person appointed will be expected to be able to deliver lectures in Logic and in the Philosophy of Mathematics to undergraduates, and to be able to provide graduate teaching (classes or supervision) in Logic and/or the philosophy of Mathematics, particularly to students on the BPhil course. They will also be expected to deliver 8 contact hours per week during term time of undergraduate tutorial teaching for Wadham College, and to contribute to general oversight of philosophy teaching within the college, e.g. organising tutorials by other tutors, preparing and marking collections (termly college tests), student feedback, admissions, and pastoral care of undergraduates.

The successful candidate should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil by 1 January 2020, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered, if they have attained a comparable level through their publications.

Candidates must have an outstanding research record appropriate to the stage of their career with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing significant research in the area of Logic and/or the Philosophy of Mathematics. They must provide evidence of the ability to provide excellent teaching and must have the ability and willingness to assume pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to act as an exam setter, examiner or assessor for undergraduate and graduate courses involving Philosophy.

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 30 October 2019. Candidates should ask their referees to submit reference letters directly to the email address below no later than this date. Interviews will take place on Friday 15 November 2019.


Departmental Lecturer in Translational Health Sciences

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553
Vacancy ID: 137520 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: HR@phc.ox.ac.uk

The Department intends to appoint a non-clinical Departmental Lecturer in Translational Health Sciences. The appointee must be at postdoctoral level with experience in fields related to an aspect of translational health sciences and have experience of teaching.

The post is linked to a new MSc in Translational Health Sciences at the University of Oxford which will be delivered by blended learning (on-site teaching and online resources and discussions), and will take its first students in October 2020. An outline of the course is appended.

The postholder will be a member of the IRIHS (Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences) research group and report to Professor Greenhalgh. Their prime responsibilities will be to provide academic support and coordination to the team developing the MSc in Translational Health Sciences; contribute to the development of MSc modules and linked short courses; and organise invited lectures and dissertation placements with external partners.

As time allows, the postholder will also be expected to contribute to research in a field related to translational health sciences.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Greenhalgh (trish.greenhalgh@phc.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 November 2019.


Deputy Administrator

Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143416 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@ell.ox.ac.uk

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Faculty of English Language and Literature seeking to appoint a Deputy Administrator. The Deputy Administrator plays a key and senior role in the Faculty of English’s administrative team. The main function of the post is to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the busy Faculty Office, the first point of contact for academic, student and visitor enquiries; in addition, the Deputy Administrator has primary responsibility for dealing with building matters, including acting as the Faculty’s Departmental Safety Officer and DSE assessor; personnel administration, including supporting recruitment for academic and administrative posts, maintaining personnel records and casual payroll administration; and organising the Faculty’s public lectures. They may also be asked to lead on specific projects on behalf of the Head of Administration and Finance and to deputise for her in her absence.

This is an interesting and varied role providing an excellent opportunity for career progression within higher education administration. The successful applicant will have significant experience of administration, excellent attention to detail and the ability and enthusiasm to implement new administrative systems and processes. Previous experience of working in higher education and of managing staff is desirable.

This full-time post is available from 1 January 2020 and is fixed-term until 31 January 2021 to cover staff secondment.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris Bayliss (christine.bayliss@ell.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants must upload a CV and supporting statement and provide details of two referees as part of the online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 15 November 2019.


Deputy Administrator

Student Welfare and Support Services, 3 Worcester Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142609 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working at the heart of the Student Welfare and Support Services (SWSS). This is a friendly and diverse department and this post provides an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to build a career in administration.

The role will report into the Departmental Administrator and work closely with the other administrative teams within SWSS. The post of Deputy Administrator offers the opportunity for varied work, across a range of skill sets, in supporting Student Welfare and Support Services. You will be responsible for a number of dedicated areas and will have the opportunity to liaise with colleagues within the department and across the wider University.

The postholder will be responsible for providing professional and proactive administrative support to SWSS, particularly in the areas of human resources, finance and office management. The role will include provision of support in a wide range of matters, often highly confidential and/or urgent. The postholder must also be well organised and methodical, with excellent attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills, sound judgement, and tact and discretion are vital in this role, as is the ability to remain calm under pressure and to approach work with a positive attitude.

Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The supporting statement should demonstrate explicitly how you meet the selection criteria for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 8 November 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 25 November 2019.


Deputy Clerk to the Proctors

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 with a discretionary range to £54,131 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Vacancy ID: 143164 Closing Date: 15-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

This new post is an opportunity to join the casework team within the very busy Proctors’ Office.

The Proctors’ and the Assessor’s role within the University is to ensure that the statutes, regulations and customs of the University are observed, that the regulation of examinations is in accordance with the relevant statutes, and that complaints, academic appeals and student misconduct are investigated thoroughly and appropriately. The successful candidate will be part of the team which advises and supports the Proctors and Assessor.

The postholder will be required to conduct investigations sensitively and appropriately into student misconduct, including serious sexual misconduct, and other student complaints. They will ensure that individual student cases are managed in a professional and proportionate manner, and in accordance with the relevant University regulations, policies and codes of practice. They will be expected to produce detailed written reports in order to communicate the reasoning for recommended case outcomes, and work effectively with students and staff across the collegiate University, providing advice on relevant University procedures, decisions and risk assessment.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills in investigation, have excellent organisational, analytical and communication skills, and be able to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the relevant rules and regulations as well as the University’s education policy framework and governance structure. The postholder will be expected to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgement within their remit and will be required to demonstrate tact, discretion and judgement in the handling of often highly sensitive and confidential matters.

Applications must be submitted by 12.00 noon on Friday 15 November 2019. Interviews are planned for the week of 2 December 2019.


Deputy Laboratory and Facilities Manager

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143133 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: recruitment@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) is seeking a professional, service-focussed Deputy Facilities Manager to maintain the research environment that supports our world class research programmes. NDCN is a dynamic, growing department, with labs in multiple sites, and a new building due to open in 2019. As the Deputy Facilities Manager you will work with and report to the Facilities Manager to ensure the highest standard of practice for work undertaken in the labs, that equipment is maintained in good working order, and that the department meets all legal requirements in relation to Health and Safety whilst facilitating the growth of a wide range of research themes.

You will have a life sciences or related background, with demonstrable experience of working in and awareness of issues related to research laboratories and facilities management. To be effective in the role you will have excellent written and oral communication skills, in order to liaise with researchers, students, other university staff and external bodies to provide an efficient and safe working environment. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of facilities support staff and the technical and support services which make up the facilities provision for the department in the absence of the Facilities Manager.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 October 2019.


Development Team Assistant

Development and Alumni Relations Office, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143145 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Kellogg College has been breaking new ground for nearly 30 years as the University’s first College to enable graduate students to study on a part-time basis. Today, it is the University’s largest and most international college with a diverse body of part- and full-time students.

The Development Team Assistant will play a vital role in supporting all aspects of the Development and Alumni Relations team and assisting with a range of events and activities. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, able to work with a wide range of stakeholders across College (Fellows, staff and students), donors and the alumni body.

The role is varied and it is essential that the successful candidate has a proven track record in organising and managing a diverse workload with competing priorities and deadlines. You will also have experience of maintaining contacts systems or databases (e.g. DARS, Raisers’ Edge, CRM tools) and be comfortable using Windows packages.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 30 October 2019, and interviews are anticipated to take place on Friday 15 November 2019.


Director of IT Service Delivery and Operations (Deputy CIO)

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management :
Vacancy ID: 141390 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Lauren Lamb Contact Email: lauren.lamb@sbs.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and professional Director of IT Service Delivery and Operations to join our outstanding IT/AV team at Said Business School.

This is a business critical and influential senior leadership role with client-facing, internal-facing and strategic partner responsibilities.

The postholder will be responsible for setting strategy, participating in the planning and delivery of strategic initiatives as well as overseeing the day-to-day management and delivery of the school’s IT/AV service and IT/AV service staff across multiple sites. The Director of IT Service Delivery and Operations will manage an annual IT/AV operational budget of circa £4m, multiple strategic IT/AV service providers and contracts (including overseas partners, external data centre(s) and SaaS providers), 5 FTE direct line reports and a wider team of 22 FTE. This role is accountable and responsible for providing a 365 x 24 x 7 highly resilient, highly available, supported and maintained IT/AV service for the school covering four sites, 500 staff, 1100 students, numerous executive education clients, visiting guests and VIPs (inclusive of disaster recovery). In addition, the Director of Service Delivery and Operations is responsible for the costing, justification, prioritisation and delivery of an annual IT operational infrastructure and technology upgrade, refresh or replacement agenda.

Working closely and collaboratively with the CIO and members of the IT/AV Senior Management Team, the Director of Service Delivery and Operations will formally act as the Deputy CIO in deputising for the CIO with an expectation to participate and contribute to University, Divisional and School boards and committees as required.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a highly regarded IT team in a newly created role.

To be considered at shortlisting you must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a senior leadership and service facing role, have team management experience, be a strategic thinker and have excellent communication skills. Please submit your CV and covering letter as part of your application.

This closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 November 2019.


Divisional Academic HR Manager

Social Sciences Divisional Office, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143490 Closing Date: 20-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: hr-team@socsci.ox.ac.uk

The Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford is seeking to recruit a Divisional Academic HR Manager, a role which combines strategic and operational HR responsibilities.

Reporting to the Divisional Registrar and with a professional reporting line to the Social Sciences HR Team Leader, you will ensure your small team provides a value-added service on all aspects of the employment cycle of the division’s c. 380 academic appointments (Statutory and Associate Professors) and runs the regular schemes which recognise academic distinction. You will also take responsibility for HR in relation to the divisional office, a large multi-functional professional services team.

The remit of the role has been substantially revised following a review and you will play a pivotal role in taking forward its recommendations regarding process enhancement and team development. You will support the academic Head of Division in a range of strategic, operational and policy matters and in contributions to university thinking on HR issues. You will liaise closely with the central HR business partner team for Social Sciences and with the divisional Planning and Equality Manager to ensure departments and divisional managers experience an integrated HR service responsive to the issues which they face. You will also collaborate with those in equivalent roles in the other academic divisions and with a wide range of central HR functions.

You will be educated to a degree level or equivalent. Additionally, you will be qualified to CIPD graduate level or above and bring experience of managing a service team. You will be confident in interpreting and implementing policies and procedures and be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills. A skilled communicator, you will also have the ability to develop constructive relationships with stakeholders at different levels. Adept at harnessing relevant IT software and systems, you will also be comfortable working with numerical data. Experience of HR in a University setting, a track record of seeking and delivering continuous improvement, and experience of delivering briefing/training sessions would all be advantageous.

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 20 November 2019. Interviews will follow shortly after the closing date.


Editorial Assistant (Annals of Botany)

Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143071 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruit@plants.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit an Editorial Assistant for the Annals of Botany. He/she will be part of the editorial team providing support for administrative, editorial and marketing tasks associated with the Annals of Botany journal (published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, a not for profit charitable organisation. Frequency: 14 issues a year.

The primary function of this role will be to support the work of the Annals of Botany Managing Editor in the planning and delivery of editorial and marketing activities relating to Annals of Botany. Where necessary, the postholder will communicate with authors and editors under direction, take part in Editorial Meetings and represent the journal at public events such as conferences.

The work is to be conducted in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB. The postholder should be educated to at least A-level (or equivalent) preferably including biology. Excellent time management and prioritisation skills, accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work autonomously. High proficiency in communication skills – verbal and written. Computer literate with skills in Microsoft Office and use of databases/online systems. Experience of supporting administrative processes. Strong organisational, record keeping and clerical skills. The ability to work independently, with limited supervision, and to be able to make judgement about when to defer decisions to more senior staff. A willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changes in duties and projects. Also: Work experience within a publishing (or society/not-for-profit publisher) environment. Prior knowledge or experience of working within a team. Experience of working with Adobe Suite programmes. Experience with writing scientific reports and manuscripts. Familiarity with scientific peer review, plagiarism checking and ethics procedures.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: hugh.dickinson@plants.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23 October 2019.


ENI Research Fellow

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,236 - £34,189 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142973 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Researcher HR Officer Contact Email: researcherhr@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Organisational Studies and Reputation at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The postholder will report to Professor Matthias Holweg and be based in the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation (CCR). The Research Fellow will work closely with members of the school’s faculty on research into the conceptual and empirical analysis of reputational risks stemming from the application of machine learning algorithms within organisations, toward developing strategies for managing the ensuing risks.

The Research Fellow will be expected to conduct academic research under the direction and guidance of, and in collaboration with, the PI, Professor Holweg. Research output is expected to be publishable in the premier peer-reviewed academic journals in the wider field of management. All researchers in the CCR should also be prepared to contribute to policy-related and practitioner-oriented outputs. The successful candidate will also be responsible for key research activities such as (but not limited to) gathering and cleaning data, reviewing literature and writing academic papers, as well as participating actively in CCR activities like annual conferences and research seminars.

The postholder will hold, or be nearing completion, of a doctoral degree (DPhil, PhD) in a discipline relevant to the centre and project. These include, but are not limited to, management, computer science, engineering and sociology. The Research Fellow will have the ability to engage with and contribute to the core literatures on reputation, strategy, and applied machine learning. They will also have the ability to publish in premier management, organisation, and reputation journals (e.g., FT 50 journals), as demonstrated by publications in those journals or advanced working papers targeted at and suitable to those journals.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Please submit your CV and supporting statement along with two academic references with your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23 October 2019.


Events Coordinator

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 with a discretionary range to £33,797 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143532 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Lauren Lamb Contact Email: lauren.lamb@sbs.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Are you an experienced Events and Facilities Coordinator? Owing to expansion we are looking for an events coordinator to join our team at the Oxford Foundry on a fixed-term contract to July 2020.

The mission of the Oxford Foundry is to foster a community and network for the entire University of Oxford that inspires and develops students’ entrepreneurial mind and skill sets and empowers new venture creation for commercial and social impact.

The Oxford Foundry is a new centre for entrepreneurship across the University of Oxford, supporting budding entrepreneurs to build strong transformative ventures that will impact the world in positive ways. The Oxford Foundry will enable student to create ventures, add value to spin-outs and start-ups, and increase the number of graduates with entrepreneurial skills, University of Oxford students, alumni, faculty and staff. Our goal is to engage 20% of the Oxford University student body within 3 – 5 years.

The Events and Facilities Co-ordinator is responsible for the planning and execution of Oxford Foundry programmes and events. This position will be responsible for coordinating all events hosted for and hosted at the Foundry. This will include co-ordinating catering, logistics, AV/IT, daily space management, supporting the Operations Manager and Programme Managers in fielding enquiries for events with and at the Foundry. You will develop relationships with colleagues in events teams and catering at the Business School and across the University alongside developing new relationships with potential supporters and service providers to the Foundry, ensuring that all Foundry events are executed in a manner which exceeds the expectations of our internal and external partners and contributes to the objectives of Oxford Foundry.

This a fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative and transformational organisation.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 October 2019.


Executive Assistant

Museum of Natural History, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143431 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Wendy Shepherd Contact Email: wendy.shepherd@oum.ox.ac.uk

The Museum of Natural History has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Executive Assistant to the Director supporting the Senior Leadership Team.

We are seeking a highly motivated team player with a flexible and positive approach. The successful candidate will have first-rate administrative, HR, organisational and IT skills, together with very good writing and verbal communication skills and an ability to produce drafts of a range of Museum documents independently and to deadlines. Knowledge and experience of the museum sector would be advantageous. A proven ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload in an efficient and co-operative manner is essential.

Applicants are required to complete the online application form on Oxford University’s website 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 contact the Head of Operations Wendy Shepherd using the contact details below.

For further details on the Museum please see our website.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 November 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2019.


Facilities Maintenance Technician

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143282 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Danielle Grant - HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@dpag.ox.ac.uk

The facilities team is a unit of core support created to meet the changing requirements of the Departments estate. The Department is keen to appoint someone with a “can do” attitude who can demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to adapt to new and evolving challenges.

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Technical and Facilities Manager for maintaining, repairing and servicing the laboratory and building environment within the department, ensuring that the building and equipment are professionally maintained and serviced in a timely and proficient manner. Our aim is to facilitate the efficient research and teaching functions of staff and students and contribute to the success of the department. All training required to manage the range of tasks will be provided, either within the department or at University run courses.

You will have the ability to work well as part of a team, with experience of working in a role where good customer service is key. Excellent communication skills are essential, as are time-management, and problem-solving skills. A recognised qualification, such as City & Guilds, NVQ or equivalent, in either carpentry or plumbing is essential, along with appropriate work experience. You will also have work experience in basic electronic and mechanical repairs of laboratory and other equipment, and be able to demonstrate expertise in general maintenance and DIY activities. Experience of working in a workshop and/or building maintenance will be an advantage.

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 is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 30 October 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 12 November 2019.


Facilities Operation Manager

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143441 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Senior HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world-renowned population health research groups and with over 500 staff, is one of the largest departments in the Medical Sciences Division. The Department is a key partner in the Big Data Institute and occupy part of the state-of-the-art Big Data Institute Building (BDIB), which opened in February 2017.

As Facilities Operations Manager, you will oversee the smooth running of the facilities in the BDIB/NDPH including building management, health and safety, services and contracts and security. You will liaise regularly with site users and the University Estates Directorate and also supervise the BDIB Facilities team of three.

To be considered, you will have demonstrable relevant experience in facilities management, including managing budgets and experience regarding relevant legislation (e.g. health and safety). You will also have proven line management experience and exceptional communication and IT skills.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 October 2019.


Facilities Project Manager

Bodleian Libraries, Support Services, Clarendon Building, Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143234 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Tamara Lister Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The Bodleian Libraries are seeking to appoint a Facilities Project Manager to join the Support Services department. Teams in the section cover facilities management, security, engineering, maintenance, transport and post.

You will deliver a number of projects to the Bodleian Libraries buildings. These projects will take the form of building enhancements, contract tendering and procedural updates in order to bring improvements to the buildings and how the Bodleian sites run and operate.

The Facilities Projects Manager will work closely with the Support Services Team (Security, Facilities Management and Buildings Maintenance) and the Capital Project Team.

There will be variety to the work, including building and operational enhancements, procedural and system reviews and updates. There will be a strong emphasis towards leading and running projects and engaging stakeholders. A key project will be the review and update of the emergency plans across the various Bodleian Libraries sites, working with multiple stakeholders to pull together linked processes and procedures such as disaster recovery plans. The role will also provide some support to larger projects and the general day to day operation in order to assist in the smooth delivery of the Bodleian Support Services and Capital Projects.

You will have experience of developing and delivering project. You will have written contract specifications and carried our tendering exercises.

You will be used to managing multiple contractors and working with them to get works done, within an agreed scope and in line with RAMS, which you will have signed off and agreed.

You will have a good knowledge and oversight of Health and Safety requirements. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience of writing reporting and engaging with stakeholders across multiple levels. You will have strong problem solving skills within a resource and time constrained environment. You will have a flexible, collaborative and can do attitude.

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

You will be required to upload your CV and 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 alone will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 28 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 11 November 2019.


Finance Manager

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143400 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

An experienced Finance Manager is now required to support the Head of Finance in leading the financial function and consequently to deliver excellence in financial support to Oxford Physics, one of the largest and most eminent Physics departments in Europe – pursuing forefront research alongside training the next generation of leaders in Physics.

With an academic staff of over 100 our activities range from fundamental particles to the furthest reaches of the universe to manipulating matter on an atomic scale. Oxford physicists are probing new ways to harness solar energy, modelling the Earth's atmosphere to predict the future climate, exploring computation on the quantum scale and executing calculations that reveal the fundamental structure of space and time.

The postholder will be expected to deliver a high quality, efficient and effective service to the Head of Finance and other key stakeholders. This will cover all aspects of the university’s financial administration including the management of the purchase to payment team and financial reporting to senior management together with development of robust and efficient procedures, analysis, financial plans and other areas in supporting the department.

To be considered for the role you will require demonstrable technical finance skills together with strong financial acumen, excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrate a high level of personal effectiveness.

Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 November 2019.


Finance Officer

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £28,331 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143189 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

A fantastic opportunity is available for a talented and diligent finance officer to join the busy Finance team of the Department of Physics. We are a large department with a faculty of world leading Physicists.

As Finance Officer, you will support colleagues across the department ensuring finance procedures/processes are followed and efficient processing of all aspects of the purchase to pay process, together with review and processing of expense claims and sales invoicing.

You will have a strong customer focus as the first point of contact for many colleagues and suppliers and have the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information on a day-to-day basis. A flexible and positive approach to a high volume of work and working with challenging deadlines is much encouraged.

Training and personal development is available along with all the benefits of working for a leading university.

Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Katherine Stonham (katherine.stonham@physics.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 October 2019.


Finance Officer

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143254 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Finance Officer to work on a number of large, collaborative NIHR infrastructure awards, within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

The successful applicant will provide financial management for our large, collaborative NIHR infrastructure awards, and in particular for the CLAHRC/ARC; and support the grants team in managing the increasing volume of applications and live awards. Responsibilities will include: producing financial reports for the accounts team at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and for the NIHR; building relationships with all collaborating departments and participating in meetings; maintaining and adapting as required financial monitoring systems for tracking funding rounds and awards; assisting Oxford PIs and other staff in preparing grant applications to the CLAHRC/ARC, including generating budgets; assisting with the budget sections of grant application.

You will be educated to A-level or equivalent, have a high level of numeracy and expertise in Excel, together with strong IT skills and proficient working with data, excellent administrative and organisational skills, experience of budget setting and monitoring and an understanding of financial processes, excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy, proven ability to set-up new systems and procedures and implement effective ways of working, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing as well as orally. You will be thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment, and be able to work flexibly to support the wider team as required.

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

This is a full-time post, part-time considered, fixed-term to 31 March 2021 in the first instance

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 30 October 2019. Interviews will be on Monday 11 November 2019.


Florence Nightingale Bicentenary Research Fellow and Tutor in Bioinformatics

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142928 Closing Date: 07-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Shabana Akthar Contact Email: jobs@stats.ox.ac.uk

The Florence Nightingale Bicentennial Fellowship and Tutor in Bioinformatics is a new fellowship at Oxford and we are recruiting to it with effect from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to establish and sustain your own independent research programme of the highest academic standards within the Oxford Protein Informatics Group. You will join a dynamic and collaborative group and department, where our research is world-leading.

We need you to hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with post-qualification research experience and have a strong publication record. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to plan and manage research projects independently. You will be an effective teacher of a range of topics and will bring the excellent interpersonal skills necessary for undertaking teaching and pastoral duties.

Queries about this post should be addressed to Professor Charlotte Deane: deane@stats.ox.ac.uk or Professor Garret Morris: garrett.morris@stats.ox.ac.uk.

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 November 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 22 November 2019.


Genetic Epidemiologist

NDPH, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142870 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a Genetic Epidemiologist to join a multidisciplinary team working on one of the world’s biggest prospective epidemiological studies, the China Kadoorie Biobank (www.ckbiobank.org). The post is based in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, a major international research institute and one of the world’s leading centres for research into chronic diseases.

We are seeking a Genetic Epidemiologist with a strong interest in translational applications of human genetics to interpret the aetiology of disease and help to guide drug development in common diseases. Specifically, you will undertake detailed statistical analysis of large, complex and multi-dimensional data, write efficient and flexible statistical programming code, align findings to ongoing clinical trials and draft or contribute to manuscripts for publication.

You will have a PhD and considerable additional experience or equivalent experience in genetic epidemiology, statistics, or similar. You will also have a good understanding of common statistical methods used in medical research and experience in programming using generic platforms and/or analysis packages (e.g. R, SAS).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Michael Holmes (michael.holmes@ndph.ox.ac.uk).

The position is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years, in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 October 2019.


Glasstone Research Fellowship in Science

Departments in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817– £40,322, with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142456 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Academic HR Officer Contact Email: gwen.booth@mpls.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the Glasstone Research Fellowship in Science, tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of chemistry (inorganic, organic or physical), engineering, mathematics (including computer science and statistics), materials, physics, and plant sciences. The Glasstone Research Fellowships are supported by the Glasstone Bequest. Two fellowships are to be awarded from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Glasstone Fellows are expected to conduct original research in one of the eligible fields specified above and to undertake teaching of up to a maximum of 6 hours a week. Applicants should show aptitude for original research in one of the eligible fields above and have a publication record in scholarly journals consonant with experience and field of study. Applicants must hold a PhD/DPhil in one of the eligible fields above, awarded before the closing date for applications. Preference will be given to candidates at an early stage in their research career and who have not already held an independent fellowship.

The Fellowships are full-time and normally awarded for a fixed-term of 3 years and will be available from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Depending on the successful candidate’s proposed research topic, the Fellowship will be held at one of the following departments: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Mathematical Institute, Materials, Physics, Plant Sciences, and Statistics in Oxford.

Please read the full information about the criteria and follow the ‘how to apply’ instructions in the Job Description carefully.

Please apply online by 12.00 noon on Monday 21 October 2019.


GMP Production Manager

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Clinical BioManufacturing Facility, Old Road, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a..
Vacancy ID: 143367 Closing Date: 06-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Phillippa Wall Contact Email: orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The Clinical BioManufacturing Facility (CBF) at the University of Oxford is seeking an experienced GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Production manager to run our clean room operations. The CBF is central to translating The University of Oxford’s world-leading medical research into real world impact. Numerous products successfully manufactured at the CBF have entered Phase I/Phase II clinical trials, including those targeting Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, Zika, Cancer and Crohn’s Disease.

Reporting to the Head of Production the postholder will play a key role in the manufacture of a wide range of Investigational Medicinal Products, including vaccines, and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products for clinical trials according to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). The postholder will be pivotal to the success of upcoming manufacturing campaigns through their leadership of the Production Team, partnership with other managers within the CBF, and collaboration with academic teams developing innovative medicinal products.

This post would be particularly suited if you want to leverage your skills and knowledge of GMP to meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people. It is the ideal opportunity to develop your career in biopharmaceuticals at the interface between academia and industry.

You will be educated to BSc degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have significant postgraduation experience, from a similar role. Experience in cleanroom working according to GMP, adenovirus culture and downstream processing techniques are preferred. We are looking for someone who is highly organised and motivated with good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication, planning and prioritising skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently 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.

This post is offered on a full-time, fixed-term contract for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal dependent on future funding. This position is funded by the department.

Depending on experience this post may be offered at Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.) with reduced duties.

Please quote reference 143367 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 November 2019 will be considered.


Graduate Studies Assistant

Oxford Internet Institute, St. Giles, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143450 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Ornella Sciuto Contact Email: recruit@oii.ox.ac.uk

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford is looking for an enthusiastic and well organised individual with excellent people skills to support the Graduate Studies Support Team and the department’s growing teaching function.

Working in central Oxford as part of a busy administrative team you will be the first port of call for all current and prospective students and must have a professional outlook and exceptional customer service skills. This role requires a high level of confidentiality, reliability and organisation of time in order to meet the many critical deadlines involved.

This role is varied and you will be involved with dealing with enquiries, admissions, course administration, student record management and events.

You should have excellent attention to detail and the ability to competently and independently manage a complex and challenging workload. You will also have outstanding IT skills, with the ability to learn new system rapidly and effectively.

This is a full-time fixed-term post, until 31 December 2020, available immediately, and an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in University administration. Secondments will be considered.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online following the link below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 November 2019 and interviews are provisionally scheduled for 20 November 2019.


Graduate Studies Officer (maternity cover)

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 - 47 Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 with a discretionary range to £38,017 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143307 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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

The Faculty are seeking to appoint a Graduate Studies Officer on a fixed-term, full-time basis. This is for a 9 month maternity cover.

The postholder will support graduate academic administration and activities within the Faculty.

The postholder, assisted by the Academic Administrative Assistant, will provide advice and guidance to students, academics, faculty-based administrators, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of Masters Courses on any matters related to graduate admissions and on-course administration, based on a thorough understanding of University and Faculty regulations and procedures.

The postholder will service various committees and meetings, administer the postgraduate admissions process, oversee the updating of the website, Canvas site, prospectus, course handbooks and examination regulations.

Applicants must: be educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience; have significant experience in administration, preferably in higher education or a similar field; possess strong organisational skills, with proven experience of prioritising a varied workload and challenging, often competing, demands to tight deadlines.

Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the further particulars which are available below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 November 2019.


Graduate Trainee Digital Archivist

Bodleian Libraries: Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford.
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 2.2: £18,009 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 137147 Closing Date: 15-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The Bodleian Libraries is looking for a Digital Archivist of the future through an exciting training scheme. Preserving the past for the benefit of the future is not just about manuscripts and printed material, digital materials are surprisingly fragile and also need to be preserved.

This scheme combines on-the-job training and funded postgraduate study. You will learn traditional and digital curation skills, applying these to the Libraries’ internationally important archive collections. You will be involved in processing digital materials, including archiving websites, but will also have the opportunity to work with the archives of individuals and organisations. You will learn everything from editing XML metadata, to assessing legal risks, to using digital curation tools. You will also work towards a postgraduate qualification in Digital Curation from Aberystwyth University.

If you have a good grasp of digital technologies, excellent research skills and a passion for problem-solving then this might be the career for you. You do not need experience in archives but you must have a keen interest in culture and history. You will have great communication skills, initiative and a willingness to work closely in a team. Whilst you will ideally have a STEM background, applications are welcome from candidates with an undergraduate degree in any subject relevant to the Libraries' post-1800 archive and manuscript holdings, see www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston/finding-resources/guide

This role is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 2 years starting in April 2020. One afternoon per week released for study, and you will be expected to attend two short residential study schools at Aberystwyth.

This role requires lifting, moving and carrying boxes of collection materials, using trolleys, kickstools and lifts. This role may also involve lone working in storage areas.

Please do not apply if you already have, or are currently doing, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to Archives Administration/Information Management/Museum Studies, or if you have already completed an Archives/Heritage/Libraries Traineeship.

Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closed days), 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 http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/benefits/.

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.

Please note 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.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Friday 15 November 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 10 January 2020.


Head of Administration

Faculty of Theology and Religion, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143308 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Administrator Contact Email: personnel@humanities.ox.ac.uk

We are looking to appoint an experienced manager to lead the administration of Oxford University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion. This opportunity comes at an exciting time as the Humanities Division is developing plans for seven faculties (including Theology and Religion) to move to the new Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. The postholder would play a key role in supporting the Faculty’s contribution to the Centre.

Leading an administrative and finance team, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the Faculty, which is one of the Division’s ten faculties. Adept at strategic planning, you will work closely with the Faculty’s academic staff and liaise regularly with administrators, research facilitators, and finance staff within the Humanities Divisional Office.

This is a permanent, full-time role (part-time arrangements (80%) may be considered for suitably qualified candidates).

You will have proven management experience within higher/further education, a public sector environment or other large, complex organisation, including significant experience of personnel management and financial management, as well as committee servicing. You will also have experience of facilities operation, and service.

You will have strong organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise and delegate appropriately. You will be an accomplished communicator with effective interpersonal skills, able to work with and inspire confidence in a wide range of people across the University and beyond.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mary Fridlington, Deputy Head of Divisional Administration (mary.fridlington@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

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

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 18 November 2019.


Head of Capital Projects Finance

Estates Services - Finance, The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142206 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking the lead for The University’s Capital Project Finances.

You will be an engaged team player, delivering results through both challenge and support for the Capital Projects Team. Working alongside Programme Managers and Financial Specialists to develop a clear insight into projects, you will translate this into meaningful financial reports ranging from senior committee review to local control.

As a skilled communicator who can balance the application of technical accounting with management accounting you will achieve effective financial management of a billion pound portfolio, consolidating robust projections to inform the University’s financial planning, ensuring control and managing the capital project accounts.

You will be a senior person in the Estates Finance Team you will contribute to the financial culture of the entire department whilst directly leading the Capital Finance section. You will lead on planned system improvements and the development of financial protocols for capital projects.

The successful candidate will hold a recognised accounting qualification.

Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Monday 11 November 2019 will be considered.


Head of Humanities Education Planning and Support

Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 10: £55,750 - £70,579 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142863 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Administrator Contact Email: personnel@humanities.ox.ac.uk

One of the University’s four academic divisions, the Humanities Division is made up of ten academic faculties, with over 500 academic staff and approximately 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Humanities Division has embarked on a major building project on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, following the recent announcement of the £150 million gift to create the Stephen A Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.

The Head of Humanities Education Planning and Support is the Humanities Division’s most senior appointment responsible for education planning and standards.

You will be responsible for strategic planning in relation to undergraduate and graduate provision, education policy and quality assurance and enhancement, working with the University of Oxford’s central administration and its colleges on education issues. You will lead the Humanities Education team in delivering a professional service in support of students and humanities faculties.

This is an exciting and challenging position requiring excellent skills in strategic thinking, developing and implementing policy, written and oral communication, personnel management, and committee servicing. A senior member of the humanities divisional team, you will need to relate well to staff at all levels, having the ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with complex situations.

This role is permanent and full-time.

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

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 28 October 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in mid-November.


Head of Informatics

Diabetes Trials Unit, Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 with a discretionary range to £54,131 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142810 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Isabel McCarthy Contact Email: ocdem.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

The University of Oxford Diabetes Trials Unit (DTU) is recruiting for the post of Head of Informatics to lead its Informatics Group. The postholder will be responsible for all day-to-day informatics operations within the Unit. The DTU (www.dtu.ox.ac.uk/) is a UKCRC fully-registered clinical trials unit, that specialises in performing clinical trials related to the treatment and management of diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders. These are both early-phase and late-phase trials, including mega trials typically conducted in 30 or more countries.

Reporting directly to the DTU Director, the postholder should be a recognised authority in their field with excellent leadership and personnel management skills. The postholder will be adept at effectively communicating expectations and technical information to team members, and to stakeholders, in a clear and timely manner. They should also have significant experience of building trial databases in electronic data capture systems and extensive programming expertise. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and regulatory requirements in relation to informatics, and experience of writing standard operating procedures and specification documents is critical.

Going forward there is an exciting opportunity for the postholder to develop the Informatics Group in the light of new business and projected growth of the DTU trials portfolio.

The post is offered until 31 December 2022 in the first instance, with the possibility of further extension. Requests for an informal discussion should be sent to: amanda.adler@dtu.ox.ac.uk.

Within your cover letter, please address how you meet the selection criteria described in the job description. Please quote vacancy number 142810 in all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 21 October 2019 can be considered.


Head of Outreach Development

Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143391 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Outreach Development within the department of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach for a fixed-term 2 year contract with the possibility of an extension.

The postholder will lead the Outreach Development team, which will develop and build the content, assets, communication tools and platforms for delivery of outreach interventions and programmes. These will be a combination of digital and face-to-face. The postholder will have in depth knowledge of the creation of assets for digital and face-to-face outreach programmes and for different audiences (eg under-represented student groups, teachers and parents).

Further responsibilities will include the recommendation of improvements to present outreach events (face-to-face and digital) by reviewing and evaluating existing programmes and appraising new ideas and programme updates.

The Head of Outreach Development will be an experienced professional with the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

The closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Monday 11 November 2019, and interviews will be held Tuesday 26 November 2019.


Head of Retail Operations

Old Bodleian, Bodleian Libraries, Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143465 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. The Head of Retail Operations has responsibility for all commercial retail activity at the Bodleian Enterprises. The post holder will play a strategic role with responsibility for delivering essential profits to the Bodleian Libraries.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Head of Retail Operations directly manages the Buying and Merchandise Manager, Retail Operations Manager and Retail Product Developer. The total retail team numbers 22 with additional casual staff.

The Head of Retail Operations will develop and maintain the Bodleian’s sales outlets, and lead on all aspects of business planning. You will ensure maximum profitability of Retail Operations, and develop and execute product and visual merchandising strategies, including developing new product ranges inspired by the Bodleian’s collections. You will be responsible for all Retail Operations staff management (including recruitment, training, staff development, performance management and annual reviews) and attend relevant management and operational meetings.

You will have sustained experience of successful retail management in a cultural organisation and have experience of innovative and design-led product development, including management of third-party licensing. Attention to detail is important in this position and you will have a proven track-record of financial operations and financial reporting, project management and team leadership. Excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal skills are also necessary.

This is a permanent, full-time post.

You will be required to upload your CV and 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 Wednesday 23 October 2019 can be considered.


Health Economist

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143173 Closing Date: 31-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Keshia Harrison Contact Email: tropical-personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, analytically-minded postdoctoral Health Economist to join OUCRU in Ho Chi Minh city. They would be expected to help build OUCRU’s health economics capacity and develop their own research and career. They will join OUCRU’s mathematical modelling group, forming a health economics team within that group.

The postholder will be expected to establish their own research programme. They will be eligible to apply for core funds to support the development of their research and career.

Leadership training and career development support will be available to the postholder through OUCRU’s existing and bespoke personal development programme.

Full details about this role are found in the attached job description.

To be considered for this role, please fill out the application form and submit a CV with supporting statement clearly outlining how you meet the selection criteria.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Thursday 31 October 2019 will be considered.


Hintze Fellowship in the Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143190 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Physics invites applications for a fellowship in the University of Oxford Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, funded through the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation. The Centre is focused on the exploitation of current surveys to build a platform for Oxford participation in LSST, Euclid, SKA and the EELT. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years with a possible extension of up to 1 year depending on funding

Oxford astrophysicists play a leading role in current and future surveys spanning optical, near-infrared, (sub-)millimetre and radio wavelengths leading up to the LSST, Euclid, SKA and the EELT. Fellows will be encouraged to develop a broad range of research interests that include scientific and technical developments aimed at exploiting current surveys and preparing for these ground-breaking facilities. For further information about the Centre contact (roger.davies@physics.ox.ac.uk).

The Cosmology strand of the Hintze Centre encompasses large-scale statistical analyses of galaxy surveys with the aim of understand the link between galaxy formation and evolution and the underlying cosmological model. The fellow should have research experience and plans for using large imaging and/or spectroscopic surveys with optical, near-infrared and/or radio telescopes for understanding the large-scale structure of the Universe and the evolution of galaxies within the large-scale matter distribution, using novel statistical approaches to extract the maximal information from such surveys. In particular, experience of using and analysing data from deep imaging surveys, with a view to optimally combining photometry from different telescopes to improve photometric redshifts for cosmology and galaxy evolution studies with LSST, would be advantageous. The fellow will have the opportunity to join LSST, Euclid, SKA precursor and WEAVE surveys, in addition to using the best currently available data from e.g. HSC, VISTA, HETDEX, LOFAR and MeerKAT.

Successful candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics, should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. They will have the opportunity to teach and may benefit from a college association. Fellows will be expected to collaborate with faculty members in the Astrophysics sub-department in areas of common interest.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Matt Jarvis (matt.jarvis@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 November 2019 can be considered.


Hooke Research Fellow

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143483 Closing Date: 22-NOV-2019
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications from talented postdoctoral researchers for Hooke Research Fellowships. These prestigious Fellowships at the University of Oxford are full-time, fixed-term up to 36 months and provide an ideal opportunity for candidates to pursue an independent research programme. The Department is also advertising a similar fellowship scheme for Titchmarch Research Fellows. There will be a total of three appointments made to Hooke or Titchmarsh Fellowships in this recruitment. Applications for job shares or for part-time working to accommodate family circumstances will be considered.

Candidates for Hooke Fellowships should have research interests compatible with those of the existing faculty in applied mathematics, including, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, mathematical and computational finance, data science and numerical analysis. The successful applicants will be talented researchers, who have already produced excellent research during their PhD and in any postdoctoral positions. They will be free to conduct their own research programme.

To aid the development of their academic profile, Fellows will be required to contribute up to 3 hours of departmental teaching per week for the 24 weeks of each academic year, averaged over the period of the Fellowship to allow for extended visits elsewhere.

Candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They must show evidence of independence and the ability to undertake research of the highest academic standard, hold an outstanding record of papers published in major international journals (commensurate with career stage), and have a realisable and relevant research plan which would enhance the Mathematical Institute’s research profile. Additional information about the post, and a full list of selection criteria, are available in the job description.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address below, quoting vacancy reference 143483.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications with top three papers starred, a statement of research interests including a plan for research during the Fellowship, and the names and 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 Friday 22 November 2019 can be considered.


HR Advisor

Social Sciences Divisional Office, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 – £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143244 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity to shape a new role within the University’s central HR team. This post sits within the HR team (Team Leader and a HR Business Partner) that supports the departments in the Social Sciences Division of the University.

It will be your role to provide advice and guidance to managers on a range of HR queries and University HR policies and procedures. You will support HR Business Partners in complex case work, and ensure the smooth operational management of the HR office and coordination of HR events.

An experienced HR professional, you will have outstanding organisational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrable experience of managing employee relations matters. A flexible and self-motivated approach will be key to the success of this new role.

You need to be confident and capable and are someone who enjoys a challenge and is used to dealing with conflicting priorities. You can develop constructive working relationships with key stakeholders and are professional and proactive in your approach. You will ideally be CIPD qualified or be working towards graduate level.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 November 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 18 November 2019.


HR Assistant

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417- £25,941 with a discretionary range to £28,331 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143440 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Brooke Martin-Garbutt Contact Email: brooke.martin-garbutt@bsg.ox.ac.uk

Are you looking for an interesting and varied role in a new and growing department? Are you looking for an exciting role in a dynamic organisation which has the ambition to improve government across the world? Are you enthusiastic, diligent and looking for a new challenge?

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint a permanent HR Assistant to support the activities of the School in a busy, stimulating, and challenging environment.

You will provide a wide range of administrative support to assist in the efficient and effective delivery of HR activities. Your responsibilities will include: administering the end-to-end recruitment process; administering employee life cycle procedures, such as probation and leave requests; answering queries and providing advice; administering the school's casual payroll and recruitment; and maintaining accurate employee records. You may be called upon to help in a range of different areas, and we will endeavour to provide you with opportunities to broaden and deepen your skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in a career in HR and would like to learn more about Higher Education. You will need excellent team working skills, with a flexible can-do approach and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities in your team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. You will be organised; have demonstrable ability of using your own initiative and working independently but knowing when to seek further advice. You will be able to demonstrate a personable and diplomatic approach in dealing with a diverse range of people, and have experience of HR administration. A CIPD qualification would be an advantage.

For full details of the post, please refer to the further particulars below. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 21 October 2019. Interviews will be held on 31 October 2019 at the Blavatnik School in Oxford.


HR Assistant

Department of Oncology, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £27,511 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143237 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Jennie Bumfrey Contact Email: jennie.bumfrey@oncology.ox.ac.uk

We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Assistant to become a key member of our team providing a high quality and comprehensive recruitment and administrative service. Working in a customer focused manner, you will report to the HR Officer and provide an end to end service from recognising the need to recruit to the leaver process.

This is a responsible role requiring efficient administrative and organisational skills combined with a professional, proactive and flexible approach to work. You will have previous experience of working in an HR team and the ability to work under pressure, maintaining accuracy with minimum supervision, scheduling your own workload to meet deadlines. The ability to communicate professionally, confidently, tactfully and effectively to a high standard, in writing as well as orally, is also an essential requirement of the role. Previous experience of using Human Resource Information Systems and CIPD level 3 or equivalent would be advantageous but are not essential.

This post is available for 2 years in the first instance.

All applicants should upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 21 October 2019.


IGC Economist for Reducing State Fragilities Initiative

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142413 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Samantha Adams Contact Email: recruit@bsg.ox.ac.uk

Could you help us develop and grow a new initiative, working with national governments, international policy actors and researchers to support the design and implementation of policies to reduce different dimensions of state fragility? We are looking for an Economist for our new Reducing State Fragilities initiative, which will be led by Professor Sir Paul Collier. Reducing State Fragilities will take forward the work of the IGC-hosted LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

Reducing State Fragilities will involve synthesising evidence in key areas to inform policy decision-making and commissioning research to fill gaps in the understanding of state fragility as well as direct engagement with policy actors. Areas of focus include limited state capacity, weak state legitimacy, fragmented social identity and deep societal fractures, conflict, security and violence, weak resilience and a particular emphasis on private sector development. The initiative will participate in global policy debates and engage at the national level with governments and other policy actors during pivotal moments.

You will need a master’s degree in economics or related discipline, with an understanding of policy-relevant economic research. In addition you will have excellent communication skills, experience of programme management and understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and processes in the field of development economics or a related area. You will also have the ability to construct clear and concise arguments to facilitate the translation of research into policy recommendations with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Other responsibilities involve managing and coordinating Reducing State Fragilities activities from Oxford, with an expectation of frequent travel and extended visits in-country, and undertaking comprehensive and systematic policy analysis and write up findings for a policy audience, in the form of growth briefs, policy papers, policy toolkits and for presentations at conferences or public meetings. You will support the Reducing State Fragilities Manager and Global Engagement Lead on the following tasks: programme management of country and global engagements, including keeping work plans updated, drafting terms of reference documents, securing project approvals, budget management, forecasting, ensuring value for money, and reporting on impact. You will also support the thought leadership of the policy initiative leadership by becoming an expert in the research findings and typical policy issues faced by countries in this area; identify opportunities for thought leadership.

Funded primarily by the Department for International Development (DFID), the IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-class researchers, and a number of resident country teams and remote engagements in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The IGC is based at the London School of Economics (LSE), and works in partnership with the University of Oxford. You will be IGC’s main point of liaison in Oxford, based in the Blavatnik School of Government, but working at least 2 days a month in IGC’s London office.

This post is fixed-term until 30 December 2021.

Please note this post will qualify for tier 2 visa sponsorship.

For more details and information on how to apply, please look at the further particulars below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 23 October 2019 will be considered.


IT Support Technician

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143269 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Senior HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

Are you keen to use your IT skills to support ground-breaking research and contribute to the health and happiness of millions of people?

The Nuffield Department of Population Health undertakes world-leading research into long term, chronic health conditions, operating large-scale long-term studies and projects to identify the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases that result in avoidable suffering for millions of people around the world.

As IT Support Technician, you will join a dedicated and friendly team providing vital IT support to all the department’s work and research projects. Your main responsibilities will include providing front line support, troubleshooting and technical fixes across a range of desktop and mobile systems.

To be considered for the role you will have experience in customer-focussed IT support and an aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving. You have a good all round knowledge of IT systems and be organised and methodical with strong communication and organisational skills.

The position is full-time (part-time considered) fixed-term for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 October 2019.


Kennedy Laboratory Manager and Safety Officer

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143246 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: NDORMS Recruitment Team Contact Email: hr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Manager and Safety Officer to provide oversight to the laboratories and research groups of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, a centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary inflammation research within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.

You will have day-to-day responsibility for overall laboratory management for around 25 research groups within the Institute as well as providing support, advice and training to approximately 180 research staff and graduate students. You will ensure that all procedures carried out in the laboratories and on the equipment provided adhere to protocols and current legislation, as appropriate, and are correctly documented and risk assessed. You will act as the Institute Safety Officer advising the director on compliance with safety policy. You will negotiate maintenance contracts for laboratory equipment and manage laboratory running costs. You will work closely with the buildings and facilities management team to ensure the smooth end-to-end supply of services to the laboratories. You will also work with information technology staff to develop databases to organize reagents and samples.

You must have a degree in life sciences or related field, or equivalent vocational qualification, or equivalent experience in laboratory management, and previous experience in day-to-day running of a biomedical laboratory. You will have excellent organisational and management skills, good communication and team working skills as well as experience of training and mentoring junior members of staff. Experience of internet-based ordering and invoicing system would be an advantage.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 3 years in the first instance.

Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (eg identity checks).

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 Friday 25 October 2019.


Knowledge Exchange Manager (Business), Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions

Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142388 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@ouce.ox.ac.uk

The Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) is a major new initiative of the UK Research Councils’ Energy Programme. The centre will undertake globally leading research on energy demand issues and act as the knowledge exchange hub for the UK energy demand research community. The centre has a core team of six staff, which act as the focus of knowledge exchange with stakeholders inside and outside academia and programme manage the centre. We see that both, doing knowledge exchange and building capacity for others in the consortium to do knowledge exchange, as important activities for the core team. This knowledge exchange role is recognised by our funders and is the way that we intend to achieve our impact and championing aims for the centre. The post of Knowledge Exchange Manager for Business will be an important role in the core team and is an exciting opportunity to influence how energy is used in the UK.

Your duties will include leading the development and implementation of knowledge exchange activities in UKCRED with business audiences including developing a strategy to reach this audience. You will research, develop and maintain a stakeholder map for the business community, in collaboration with the other knowledge exchange managers for research and policy. You will also develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for acquisition and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to assess the effectiveness of CREDS knowledge exchange activities with business audiences.

You must have a relevant academic qualification at Masters, or equivalent experience in business or a business-facing environment. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present results, and represent the centre at meetings. Demonstrable skills and experience in knowledge exchange activities is essential.

This position is full-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2023.

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 30 October 2019, and interviews will be held on Monday 18 November 2019.


Laboratory Manager

Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143098 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Farha Hoque Contact Email: personnel@well.ox.ac.uk

The Zhang lab is seeking a highly motivated, well-organised and detail-oriented Laboratory Manager who can work independently. You will manage multiple research projects concurrently, independently perform complex laboratory work and technical analysis such as; protein purification and characterisation, binding/interaction assays between HIV and host cell proteins. You will run and maintain sophisticated instrumentation, independently develop methods and carry out procedures, such as; protein Kinase ATPase activity assay, fluorescence microscopy and transmission/scanning electron microscopy. You will trouble-shoot technical problems with experimental design and find suitable solutions or design new procedures to circumvent the difficulties.

You will perform a supervisory role, helping to train or oversee junior lab members. You will assist senior researchers in the design and plan of their projects, provide experimental assistance and advice to collaborators. You will coordinate all research related administrative activities, including writing research papers, organising group and project meetings, conducting biosafety and risk assessment, reviewing research budgets and ordering and stocking lab reagents. You will support and maintain lab databases, the lab webpage, lab data storage and management, generate statistical reports for inventories.

You will hold, or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field. Strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment are required. You should be experienced in techniques of molecular biology, fluorescence light microscopy imaging and basic techniques of protein analysis including SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, and protein purification. You should be computer literate (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Knowledge of and experience in cryoEM/ET are plus.

The position is fixed-term until 31 May 2022 and funded by Wellcome.

Please quote ref 143098 on all correspondence. 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 28 October 2019 can be considered.


Lecture Capture Support Officer

IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142612 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

As Lecture Capture Support Officer you will be part of the Educational Media Services team and you will be required to deliver and develop the institutional Lecture Capture service based in IT Services. You will bring previous experience in AV and IT support for both Apple Mac and Windows, you will have experience with standard AV/IT equipment and also have demonstrable skills in video creation and media production. This role has specific responsibility for developing and widening the uptake of the University’s lecture recording service alongside the Service Manager. Excellent judgement and the ability to acquire quickly the technical knowledge necessary to assess and prioritise demands are also essential.

The officer will help configure the software to meet departmental user needs, advise on the client-server software and support departments with all related technical queries. You will also create and provide training sessions for the service to users, on both policy and technical issues, and develop training guides and support documents primarily for the support website.

This is a busy role which will require you to work both independently and as part of a wider support team. You will often record events and be expected to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally with a range of people from across the University and ensure users of services are aware of relevant legislation and follow University policies. This includes GDPR, copyright, accessibility and equalities legislation.

You would be expected to contribute to the strategy for the service, monitoring technologies, researching the implications for University AV/IT and media provision and making recommendations for improvements. You will work with internal and external specialists, providing specialist input into the evaluation and the provision of services by suppliers, to ensure that the University gets the best out of its investments in teaching spaces and recording activities.

While this is a full-time post, we also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 30 hours/0.8 FTE) and/or flexibly.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on 8 November 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 21 November 2019.


Library Assistant (Bookstack and Reader Services)

Bodleian Libraries: Bookstack Team and Reader Services, Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142857 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Leader Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to join the Reader Services team in the Weston Library. You will be based primarily in the Bookstack, fetching and replacing books/manuscripts on request, handling reader orders from offsite, as well as undertaking collection care and stock control projects. As required, you will also undertake a range of library duties associated with front-line reader services, including issuing books/manuscripts from the reserve to readers, dealing with book supply problems, answering readers’ queries, advising on the scope and extent of collections, invigilation, applying library and copyright rules and regulations.

You will have a strong customer focus, be reliable and punctual, and able to work well under pressure. Team work, accuracy, and good IT skills are also essential. Previous experience in academic libraries, especially in a special collections environment, and a familiarity with SOLO/ALEPH and library databases would be desirable.

This is a full-time post. Working hours will include Monday to Friday (9.00am – 5.00pm) and one Saturday in four (10.00am – 3.00pm) on a rota.

This role involves lifting and moving crates of library materials and pushing trolleys. The bookstacks contain low ceilings and confined spaces in which staff will be required to work on their own on a daily basis, for which suitable training and equipment will be provided.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a basic DBS check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background 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 28 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 7 November 2019.


Lifeguard/Sports Assistant

Oxford University Sport, Iffley Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 2: Up to £10.33 per hour
Vacancy ID: 143389 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Richard Taylor Contact Email: richard.taylor@sport.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for a full-time Lifeguard/Sports Assistant to join our team working within the swimming pool, gyms, sports hall and multipurpose room.

Ideally you will hold a RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) but full training will be available for the right candidate who does not hold this qualification.

In addition to lifeguarding you will perform pool tests, light cleaning duties and set up sports equipment.

Working hours are an average of 36.5 per week over a fortnightly rota and include paid breaks.

Benefits of working for the University of Oxford include 30 days' holiday, plus 8 Bank Holidays; annual automatic incremental salary progression; employer contribution pension scheme; sick pay; travel scheme discounts.

Applications must be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 23 October 2019 will be considered. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.


Linux IT Officer

Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £ 40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143185 Closing Date: 31-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Mrs Sue Geddes Contact Email: sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Linux IT Officer in Particle Physics. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 1 year, with the possibility of extension for 3 years.

The postholder will be a member of the Particle Physics IT support team, which is responsible for all local Linux based systems including desktops, multiuser interactive systems and two large clusters for computation. They will take responsibility for providing support to users, and software installation for those services built on top of the Linux operating system. The particle physics team is part of a larger departmental support group who provide more general services such as desktop computing, laptops, networking, service infrastructure etc.

The successful candidate will hold a degree or equivalent experience in a technical subject. They will have an in depth knowledge of the Linux operating system and experience of managing large numbers of systems and the tools available to assist with this including scripting languages and configuration management systems. The candidate will have excellent communication skills and experience of supporting users with varying technical backgrounds. The post will be based in Oxford.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Peter Gronbech: pete.gronbech@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 31 October 2019 can be considered. Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a curriculum vita, a description of your skills, 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.ukk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.


Machine Learning in Medical Imaging Research Platform Systems Engineer

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143219 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Professor Alison Noble Contact Email: alison.noble@eng.ox.ac.uk

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

We are seeking a full-time Research Platforms Systems Engineer to join the Oxford Biomedical Image Analysis Laboratory to work on a number of exciting on-going translational research machine learning in ultrasound imaging projects involving clinical collaborators in Oxford, as well as overseas partners in India and sub-Saharan Africa. This is a rare opportunity to join an internationally leading inter-disciplinary team developing novel machine-learning based ultrasound image analysis methods and investigating their early deployment and demonstration of proof-of-utility in real-world settings.

This new post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 2 years in the first instance. You will be responsible for the development and support of prototype research image acquisition and analysis systems that the research group develops, research demonstrators, and support medical image analysis researchers in evaluation of image analysis methods. You will also write and modify software code to integrate analysis software with acquisition systems and develop complete end-to-end systems.

You should hold a Master’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science or a related subject and have experience in building integrated software-based imaging methods and image-based software apps, and systems engineering. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to prioritise a busy workload. Experience with programming graphical user interfaces with Qt in collaboration with end-users/clinical partners, to design and develop solutions which may have impact on healthcare practice is also essential. Experience of image analysis and deep learning is desirable.

This vacancy is available immediately.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Alison Noble using the email address below.

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 1 November 2019 can be considered.

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


Maintenance Engineer – Mechanical Biased

Estates Services, Direct Labour Organisation, The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NS
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143611 Closing Date: 15-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Estates Services is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the University of Oxford’s functional and commercial estate comprising some 440 buildings and the associated infrastructure.

The Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) is responsible for day-to-day reactive and routine maintenance across the University’s estate.

The Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for both reactive and planned maintenance of Mechanical plant and equipment across the University estate. They will report directly to the Mechanical Supervisor, but will be responsible for prioritising, planning and carrying out allocated tasks.

As well as extensive experience of Mechanical maintenance, the post holder will be computer literate and able to keep accurate electronic records, ideally using handheld devices. Experience of supervising contractors is essential, as is the ability to work in accordance with health and safety guidelines.

Full details of the selection criteria are available in the Job Description.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 15 November 2019.


Maintenance Technician

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 – £25,941 with a discretionary range up to £28,331 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143297 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Bryony Groves Contact Email: bryony.groves@sbs.ox.ac.uk

We are recruiting for a Maintenance Technician to join the Estates team at Saïd Business School. The school currently occupies several locations in Oxford, including an award-winning site in Oxford city centre, Egrove Park; a residential business meeting venue in a parkland setting, and the Oxford Foundry; the University’s entrepreneurship centre. The coming years offer great challenge and excitement. The school will shortly commence the £60m redevelopment of a major site, the Osney Power Station, to serve as a teaching and residential facility for the school’s executive education activity.

This is a busy role and you must be comfortable with changing priorities. This is a full-time post with weekend work on a periodic rotational basis and some evening work with the requirement to be available for out-of-hours emergencies.

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance, you will be responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day maintenance work of the school’s different sites and buildings are undertaken in a timely, effective and efficient manner. With the emphasis on customer service and impeccable building presentation, you will work proactively and often independently to ensure that school’s buildings are maintained to the highest standards at all times, and that the systems are maintained in line with current legislation. You will be working as part of an established maintenance team, where you will not only have the chance to develop your own skills and experience, but you can benefit from a wealth of experience and support from within the team.

Ideally you will be qualified with a NVQ 3/City and Guilds, or equivalent, in electrical/mechanical installation/maintenance. You will have good knowledge of all general maintenance, be competent in the use of hand/power tools and associated safety equipment, and have the ability to work to deadlines. A professional approach with strong customer facing skills. A full clean driving licence is essential in order to be able to drive University vehicles to collect and move equipment/materials across Oxford on a daily basis.

All applications are to be made online, please upload a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 October 2019.


Managing Director, Humanities Cultural Programme

Schwarzman Centre, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 10: £55,750 - £70,579 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142989 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Administrator Contact Email: personnel@humanities.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY.

The Humanities Division has embarked on a major building project on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, following the recent announcement of the £150 million gift to create the Stephen A Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities

We are seeking a highly skilled Managing Director to play a fundamental role in the establishment, programming, and delivery of a high-profile cultural programme, which will offer an exceptional array of activities designed to engage new audiences, to be based in the new centre.

This exciting role will provide operational oversight of extensive year-round cultural programming. The Managing Director will focus on activity in the years prior to the building’s opening, while also planning for the cultural programme that will be delivered once the building is completed.

This role will oversee all administrative and organisational aspects of the cultural programming. Significant University public engagement and arts management experience is required, including excellent knowledge of financial operations and reporting, office and personnel management. The role will require a high degree of flexibility, creativity and innovation.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lynne Hirsch, Divisional Registrar and Head of Administration (lynne.hirsch@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

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

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 28 October 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in mid-November.


Mechanical Design Engineer - Cryogenic Systems

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142820 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for the post of Mechanical Design Engineer in the Engineers group which provides design support for physics research.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

The successful candidate will design, analyse and arrange for the production of components, mechanical moving parts, test rigs and experimental equipment for physics research. A large portion of the work is in the area of precision instrumentation for experimental physics, with a focus on the design and analysis of opto-mechanical systems operating at cryogenic temperatures (typically ~100K, ~4K).

You should be able to develop a concept into something practical and take ‘ownership’ of it.

Applicants should possess a degree in mechanical engineering or have equivalent experience. In the latter case, two references are required which specifically details the applicant’s professional level and explains how these are considered equivalent to the required qualification. They should have a strong background in the use of 3-D mechanical CAD design software with sound knowledge of established drawing standards and design methods and with a good understanding of the mechanical behaviour of structures.

Previous experience in a research environment will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate that they can manage projects from conceptual design to the manufacturing and final assembly and testing.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Johan Fopma (johan.fopma@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a letter of application/supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday 25 October 2019 can be considered.


Mechanical Workshop Manager

Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142887 Closing Date: 06-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Chemistry is looking for Mechanical Workshop Manager to manage the operation of the Mechanical Workshop Facilities providing a design, build modification and repair service for scientific equipment and instrumentation required by the academic staff in the department.

The postholder will take a high personal level of responsibility in their specialist areas and will work in collaboration with academic colleagues and research groups to resolve practical and research problems, requiring the ability to find solutions to complicated construction problems and develop solutions to design requests.

You will hold a HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline as well as having hands on experience in a mechanical engineering workshop producing bespoke working prototypes or one-off fine detailed scientific equipment or instruments. Previous supervisory experience in a mechanical workshop environment is essential along with the ability to set and manage budgets and keep financial records.

This post is a full-time, permanent post, based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry 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 Wednesday 6 November 2019.

The University of Oxford is bronze Athena Swan holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder.


Medical Statistician

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford.
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £39,152 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143322 Closing Date: 11-NOV-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 Wednesday 20 November 2019.


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: 143257 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Senior HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a Medical Statistician to join a multidisciplinary team working on one of the world’s biggest prospective epidemiological studies, the China Kadoorie Biobank. The post is based in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, a major international research institute and one of the world’s leading centres for research into chronic diseases.
You will join an existing team of statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists, clinicians and programmers, involved in the design, conduct and analysis of studies of causes of common chronic disease.

Specifically, you will undertake detailed statistical analysis, using conventional and novel methods, of large, complex and multi-dimensional data collected or to be generated using the China Kadoorie Biobank resource. Additionally you will be responsible, in collaboration with other members of the team, for monitoring of blood assays, follow-up and outcome adjudication data that are being generated using standard and novel techniques.

You will have an MSc or PhD in statistics or a closely related field, or an undergraduate degree in statistics or a closely related field combined with substantial relevant work experience. You will also have a very good understanding of common statistical methods used in medical research. You should be familiar with the programming approaches needed to implement these methods in SAS and at least one other major statistical package (e.g. R, Stata) and have a strong interest in biomedical/epidemiological research.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Derrick Bennett (derrick.bennett@ndph.ox.ac.uk).

The position 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 11 November 2019.


MPhil/MSc Coordinator

Politics and International Relations,Manor Road Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143443 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Contact Email: vacancies@politcs.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at Oxford is an International renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research. The studies of these disciplines at Oxford a long and distinguished history and the department is one of the largest in the field in the UK.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated coordinator to join our busy Courses Team to provide administrative support for our taught postgraduate (MPhil and MSc) programmes at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

The postholder will look after one MSc (MSc in Politics Research) and two MPhil programmes (MPhil in Comparative Government and MPhil in European Politics and Society) and collaborate particularly closely with a second newly appointed MPhil/MSC coordinator to provide support to the relevant Course Directors and the Director of Research Training in the coordination of these courses. They will act as a first point of contact for all prospective and current students. Further main responsibilities are to organise admissions and examinations processes, arranging teaching timetables, providing committee support, acting as a first point of contact for all prospective and current students and preparing and updating course materials and publicity documents.

The successful candidate will hold a good general education to A-level standard or equivalent; have good organisational and IT skills and a keen eye for detail. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential with the ability to relate well to students and academic staff. The postholder will be a good team player and able to work independently, when required. Experience of working in a higher education institution is desirable.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in courses administration within a widely renowned academic Department.

This is a full-time, permanent appointment and available immediately.

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

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


News and Information Officer

Public Affairs Directorate, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143364 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

Oxford University is news. Ranked number one in the world, everyone is fascinated with our teaching and research, our students and academics. We have great stories to tell about the inspiring and transforming effect of Oxford’s work around the world. Accurate, engaging and up-to-date information about the University is in constant demand.

We are now looking for an experienced, highly skilled all round communications professional to fill the role of News and Information Officer within the University’s Public Affairs Directorate. You will be a superb writer, with excellent research skills and a meticulous attention to detail. You will run the University’s Information Office, with full responsibility for providing the public with accurate information about the institution. You will be responsible for planning and writing some of the University’s most visible web pages, along with our key annual information publications and guides to the University. You will also take part in our media relations work, representing the University as a member of a busy press office.

The successful applicant must be a highly proficient and confident communicator with experience of information-gathering and analysis; public-facing inquiry management; the provision and management of online content; and media management. They must be superbly organised, have a meticulous eye for detail, a high degree of facility with data, good writing skills and the flexibility to respond to the demands of a fast-moving, busy media environment. They will be expected to be an authoritative source of information about the University and will have the skills both to dig out accurate information and to present it in a variety of entertaining and accessible ways.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 November 2019.


NIST Software Engineer

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 – £49, 553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143316 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: hr@cs.ox.ac.uk

We have a great opportunity for an experienced software engineer to work on a NIST funded project Indoor Positioning Systems for Emergency Responders for up to 1 year. The Cyber Physical Systems team at the Computer Science Department, University of Oxford, have developed robust and resilient positioning technologies for emergency responders. The underpinning algorithms accomplish this through intelligent sensor fusion and processing of multiple modalities, for example, visual/thermal odometry, inertial odometry and magneto-inductive positioning.

We are looking for a software engineer with experience in building embedded sensor systems, whose role will be to integrate the developed algorithms and run them locally on a portable device to be carried by the emergency responder deployed inside the building. The output stream from this device should be communicated wirelessly to the incident commander outside the building and a visualisation of the person’s position (X/Y and floor identifier) should be presented to the incident commander.

You will have proven experience in embedded systems engineering and C/C++/Python programming with a good publication record. You will be proficient in building mobile applications, including sensing, computation and wireless communication and will be willing to test the system with end users (emergency responders) along with a good knowledge and attitude towards The ability to manage your own workload, while interacting with the team is important as well as good communication and interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with others.

The post, which is a full-time appointment is funded by NIST, is fixed-term for up to 1 year, includes membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and has an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 October 2019 Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 28 October 2019.

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.


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.


Nuffield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (up to 3 posts)

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building and Nuffield College, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. with an annual research allowance of £2,819 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143007 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: personnel@economics.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Economics, in partnership with Nuffield College, offers up to three full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship openings for candidates who hold a PhD in a relevant field or are close to completion of a doctoral degree. The fellowships offer early career researchers the opportunity to develop their research portfolio within one of the world’s leading Economics departments and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market.

The postholder is required to perform the following duties to the satisfaction of the Head of Department: (i) to engage in research of a quality commensurate with publication in leading international economics journals; (ii) to develop and manage their own programme of independent research; (iii) to present their research at international conferences and research workshops; (iv) to play a full role in the intellectual life of the department (both during term-time and vacations) including working collaboratively with academic colleagues in areas of shared research interest, and taking part in department seminars and workshops; (v) to provide up to 60 units of graduate or undergraduate teaching per annum (60 units is equivalent to 20 hours of lectures or 30 hours of TA-format class teaching) within the areas covered by the Department of Economics, as requested by the Head of Department; (vi) to co-operate in the administration of teaching and research; (vii) to examine as required by the appropriate committee.

You will hold a PhD or be close to completing a doctoral degree, in a relevant subject. You will have the ability to present research findings effectively, to innovate and work effectively with colleagues and play a part in developing the department’s research programme, as well being able to teach high-achieving graduate students. Additionally you will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be willing to contribute more generally to the intellectual life of the Department and the College.

Fellowships are full-time and tenable for a fixed-term of 3 years from September 2020. Consideration will be given to any field of specialisation.

There are two stages to the application process. Please first submit a basic application using the apply now button on this page; then to complete your application for a Fellowship, please submit a full online application via the following link https://econjobmarket.org/positions/5930. For further details about the role and for instructions on how to apply, please see the attached further particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 21st October 2019. Interviews for finalists will be held over two days-20th and 21st November 2019.


Oxford British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Intermediate Transition Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research

Any Department which is part of the Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (see advert for locations)
Vacancy type: Research Clincal grade E64: £32,569 - £52,200 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143042 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Philippa Major Contact Email: philippa.major@cardiov.ox.ac.uk

The Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (Oxford BHF CRE) Transition Fellowship programme is looking to support and develop outstanding postdoctoral researchers, to enable them to successfully apply for external funding opportunities and to foster and develop future leaders in cardiovascular research.

The Oxford BHF CRE is a world-leading centre for research into cardiovascular disease. Under the leadership of Professor Hugh Watkins, the BHF CRE brings together over 70 world leading clinical and laboratory research groups based in departments and centres across the University of Oxford. Together they cover the translational research spectrum from basic research through to clinical and population health research. Intermediate Transition Research Fellowships are invited in any of our four multi-disciplinary research Themes of Big Data, Human Genetics, Target Discovery and Development and Regeneration.

Transition Fellowships are awarded for a 2-year duration, with possible renewal for a third year, and will cover the award holder’s salary, appropriate consumables and travel costs for conference attendance and collaboration placements. Support for a research assistant may be included where relevant.

Further information about the Oxford BHF CRE Themes and lead researchers/supervisors can be found on the Oxford Cardiovascular Science website: www.cardioscience.ox.ac.uk/bhf-centre-of-research-excellence

The postholder will be responsible for conducting a programme of cardiac research and associated activities in liaison with an Oxford BHF CRE lead investigator, producing novel scientific data for presentation at national and international meetings and to underpin fellowship applications for submission to external funders during your Transition Fellowship.

The post may be appointed into a research group in any of the following University of Oxford departments: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Chemistry; Department of Computer Science; Department of Pharmacology; Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; Nuffield Department of Population Health; Sir William Dunn School of Pathology; Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics; MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

If you are interested in this opportunity, and have the skills and experience we are looking for (PhD in a relevant subject (typically a specialist trainee with NTN) and a number of years postdoctoral work and first-author high-impact research publications), please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement, a research project proposal and a letter of support from an Oxford BHF CRE Principal Investigator as part of your online application, along with contact details for two academic referees. Your research project should be developed in liaison with an Oxford BHF CRE Principal Investigator.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries regarding the fellowships, and enquires may be directed by email to Professor Hugh Watkins (hugh.watkins@rdm.ox.ac.uk) or Philippa Major, Research Facilitator for the Oxford BHF CRE (philippa.major@cardiov.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Wednesday 20 November 2019.


Oxford British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Intermediate Transition Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research

Any Department which is part of the Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (see advert for locations)
Vacancy type: Research Non clincal - Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142991 Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Philippa Major Contact Email: philippa.major@cardiov.ox.ac.uk

The Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence (Oxford BHF CRE) Transition Fellowship programme is looking to support and develop outstanding postdoctoral researchers, to enable them to successfully apply for external funding opportunities and to foster and develop future leaders in cardiovascular research.

The Oxford BHF CRE is a world leading centre for research into cardiovascular disease. Under the leadership of Professor Hugh Watkins, the BHF CRE brings together over 70 world leading clinical and laboratory research groups based in departments and centres across the University of Oxford. Together they cover the translational research spectrum from basic research through to clinical and population health research. Intermediate Transition Research Fellowships are invited in any of our four multi-disciplinary research Themes of Big Data, Human Genetics, Target Discovery and Development and Regeneration.

Transition Fellowships are awarded for a 2-year duration, with possible renewal for a third year, and will cover the award holder’s salary, appropriate consumables and travel costs for conference attendance and collaboration placements. Support for a research assistant may be included where relevant.

Further information about the Oxford BHF CRE Themes and lead researchers/supervisors can be found on the Oxford Cardiovascular Science website: www.cardioscience.ox.ac.uk/bhf-centre-of-research-excellence

The postholder will be responsible for conducting a programme of cardiac research and associated activities in liaison with an Oxford BHF CRE lead investigator, producing novel scientific data for presentation at national and international meetings and to underpin fellowship applications for submission to external funders during your Transition Fellowship.

The post may be appointed into a research group in any of the following University of Oxford departments: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Chemistry; Department of Computer Science; Department of Pharmacology; Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; Nuffield Department of Population Health; Sir William Dunn School of Pathology; Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics; MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

If you are interested in this opportunity, and have the skills and experience we are looking for (PhD in a relevant subject/a number of years postdoctoral work and first-author high-impact research publications), please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement, a research project proposal and a letter of support from an Oxford BHF CRE Principal Investigator as part of your online application, along with contact details for two academic referees. Your research project should be developed in liaison with an Oxford BHF CRE Principal Investigator.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries regarding the fellowships, and enquires may be directed by email to Professor Hugh Watkins (hugh.watkins@rdm.ox.ac.uk) or Philippa Major, Research Facilitator for the Oxford BHF CRE (philippa.major@cardiov.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Wednesday 20 November 2019.


PA to Professor Simon Draper and Group Administrative Officer

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143329 Closing Date: 06-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Phillippa Wall Contact Email: orcrb.personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Personal Assistant/Administrative Officer to join Professor Simon Draper at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.

This role is focused on providing PA support to Professor Draper as well as providing administrative support for the Draper group. As the PA/Administrative Officer you will play a central role in the Draper group, and your responsibilities will include managing Professor Draper’s diary, co-ordinating meetings and international teleconferences, preparing email correspondence and making travel arrangements for Professor Draper and members of his group. In addition you will provide comprehensive administrative support to the group, including management of expenses and allowances, report preparation and maintenance and improvement of the group’s records and filing systems.

Applicants must have proven experience in a PA/administrative role and of managing the office of a senior member of staff within an organisation, including making complex UK and International travel arrangements. You will have a high level of numerical accuracy as well as good IT and writing skills. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are essential to this role as is the ability to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload whilst dealing with confidential information with tact and discretion. Ideally, you will be proficient in audio/touch typing and will have prior experience of Oracle-based information systems.

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 full-time on a 18 month fixed-term contract. This position is funded by Wellcome Trust and European Commission.

Please quote reference 143329 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 November 2019 will be considered.


Part-time Academic Administrator

Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143201 Closing Date: 13-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Administrator Contact Email: personnel@humanities.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint an experienced administrator for the Education Support Team of the Humanities Division.

In addition to providing support across a range of areas of academic administration, the postholder will assist with data collection and analysis, and quality assurance and enhancement for the Humanities Division. The postholder will service divisional committees and contribute to the development of operational practice in the Division, arising from both the University’s and the Division’s educational policy and strategy.

This is an interesting and varied role providing an excellent opportunity for career progression within higher education administration. The successful applicant will have significant experience of administration, excellent attention to detail and the ability and enthusiasm to implement new administrative systems and processes. Previous experience of working in higher education is desirable.

This is a part-time (0.5FTE) permanent post.

For more information, please contact Erica Saracino (email: erica.saracino@humanities.ox.ac.uk tel: 01865 615357).

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 13 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 25 November 2019.


Part-time Administrator - Critical Editions of the Hebrew Bible Project

Faculty of Oriental Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a, (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143197 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@orinst.ox.ac.uk

This is an opportunity to provide essential administrative and practical support to a major ground-breaking project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The busy and varied work will include supplying administrative support to the Executive Director and other staff of the Critical Editions of the Hebrew Bible project; assisting in managing project budgets; preparing and tracking expenses and payment claims; organising, planning, and supporting events; serving as the main point of contact between the project and visiting scholars, other departments, and businesses; and other administrative activities depending on qualifications, such as editing and/or producing content for the website, or copy-editing publications arising from the project.

You will have excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and assignments and to prioritise tasks appropriately. As well as a working knowledge of wordprocessing and spreadsheet software (experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Doodle would be an advantage), you will have some experience of basic accounting and budgeting. The ability to assist in planning and executing events is essential, as is a willingness to develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with a range of academic and administrative staff and students across the University. You will need to be prepared to be involved with a wide variety of tasks and to support other team members. You will also need to be able to demonstrate that you can work independently, initiating and carrying through projects with minimal face-to-face supervision.

Ideally you will also be familiar with the UK Higher Education system, and have experience of copy-editing and the ability to draft correspondence, documents, and web content.

This is a part-time post (7.3 hours/20% FTE), fixed-term to 30 November 2021.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 November 2019.


Part-time Credit Controller

Finance Division, Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 per annum (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143428 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Credit Controller to join the established Accounts Receivable Team. Reporting to the Senior Credit Controller, you will be responsible for a variety of credit control tasks, and providing a high quality service to both departmental customers and external customers.

With experience in credit control and strong IT skills, you will be expected to manage a portfolio of commercial and research debts and to collect these in line with agreed targets. In addition there is also a need to liaise with client departments and customers as required.

On a regular basis, the successful candidate will be required to run and critically review a range of reports that identify the University's debt position; identify and undertake the most suitable action in relation to any overdue debt. They will investigate and resolve issues raised by internal and external parties, recommending further action or referring to line management as appropriate. The postholder will maintain debtor details on the finance system, including the creation of new accounts and amendment of existing customer details in accordance with the service level agreement of two working days (key performance indicator), ensuring the prompt turnaround of requests.

We are looking for an excellent team player with a strong customer focus and experience of working in a high volume environment. You will be highly organised, including well developed problem solving and customer service skills, and the ability to manage a demanding workload in order to meet deadlines.

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 Friday 1 November 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 18 November 2019.


Part-time Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Health Care

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Vacancy type: Academic Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143411 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Assistant Contact Email: hr@phc.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lecturer in Evidence-Based Healthcare (0.6 FTE - although a 1.0 FTE post may be considered if further funding is identified). This post has arisen as a result of the successful, and internationally renowned, teaching programme in Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC). This is a joint programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education's Continuing Professional Development Centre. Academic direction is provided by the renowned Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) in Oxford (www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/evidence-based-healthcare).

The successful applicant will be predominantly responsible for supporting and delivering teaching within the EBHC programme. Responsibilities will also include supporting research within the Department as well as developing funding streams to support independent research

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or equivalent) with post-qualification teaching and research experience in applied health research or related epidemiology.

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

The position is funded supported by the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme, for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.

For further information on this post, please view the job description or contact kamal.mahtani@phc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in the period between Wednesday 27 November and Thursday 5 December 2019 (interviews will not be held on Saturday or Sunday).


Part-time Facilities and Laboratory Glassware Assistant

Department of Paediatrics, Le Gros Clark Building, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £20,130 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143546 Closing Date: 06-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Chantelle Alderson Contact Email: chantelle.alderson@paediatrics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Facilities and Laboratory Glassware Assistant, to work with Professor Matthew Wood’s Group within the Department of Paediatrics.

As a member of Professor Woods Group, your work will enable and support the scientific activities of our Group and ensure a safe and productive environment. You will contribute to the co-ordination and management of a broad range of essential services.

Working under the supervision of the lab manager, the successful applicant will assist the scientific research staff by providing laboratory support. Responsibilities will include collecting, cleaning, drying and returning scientific glassware, assisting with the disposal of waste chemicals, preparing laundry for collection, receiving and distributing incoming goods, ensuring health and safety requirements are met.

You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent in a science subject, and have the ability to take direction, follow rules and work with minimal supervision. You will be flexible to adapt to changes in instructions and procedures, and have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other staff and suppliers. You will be able to work safely within a hazardous environment, and be methodical and organized in your work, especially when dealing with requests for supply of goods from stores. You will be able to undertake manual handling of furniture, equipment, goods and the delivery of parcels on a daily basis.

Ideally, you will also have a basic understanding of laboratory health and safety rules, especially when handling laboratory chemicals and glassware but training can be provided. You will also ideally have previous experience of working in a similar role.

The position is part-time (20 hours per week) and fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 November 2019, with interviews held shortly thereafter.


Part-time Facilities Support Assistant

Estates Services – Facilities Management, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143357 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
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 Facilities Support Assistant working across a number of University sites managed by Facilities Management (FM). The Facilities Support Assistant (FSA) will report directly to the Facilities Manager on site.

We are looking for a person who will strive for excellence and a high quality service provision, whilst delivering a diverse range of services in a safe way. You will be required to be a great communicator, be flexible and adaptable to change and be confident in the ability to communicate to members of the public, students and academic staff with courtesy and politeness.

The role will involve some manual handling – training will be provided. You will be responsible for carrying out vehicle barrier monitoring; greeting staff, visitors and delivery drivers; safety checks; room set ups; and fault finding at a basic level on IT/AV equipment amongst other daily duties. 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 basic week is 18.25 hours, with a holiday entitlement of 38 days, inclusive of all public holidays and University fixed closure days, pro rata. Actual hours and timings are as determined by the Senior Facilities Manager depending on the current operational requirement, and some unsociable hours may be required.

The usual place of work would be split across the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ) and surrounding buildings.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 25 October 2019.


Part-time Learning Officer - Secondary and Young People

Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143031 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Rebecca McVean Contact Email: rebecca.mcvean@prm.ox.ac.uk

The Secondary and Young People's Officer is responsible for delivering an inclusive programme to formal and informal learners. You will activate the Museum's world-class collections through object-based learning that responds to changing teacher needs relating to curriculum, exam/award board requirements and the needs of young people. You will deliver talks and workshops, and take part in projects for target audiences. You will develop resources to support pupils, teachers and young people during taught, self-guided or digital visits.
Programmes will be aligned to the strategic objectives of the Museum, including taking opportunities to programme around flagship exhibitions and new narratives.
The role will involve some out-of-hours work including weekends and evenings as events and deadlines demand.

Applicants must apply online 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).”

This is a part-time post (30 hours per week/0.8 FTE), fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 4 November 2019. Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 25 November 2019.


Part-time Manager - Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,94 1 -£30,942 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143094 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Bryony Groves Contact Email: bryony.groves@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Baum, Professor of Practice, has launched the Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative (FoRE) to support and engage in an ambitious programme of research at Saïd Business School. This innovative approach to applied real estate research is funded by a group of industry partners, and is designed to create strong lasting partnerships between academics and industry. The focus of the research will be the impact of major changes in technology and demography on real estate as an asset class.

The Administrator role is a responsible, demanding and pivotal position for the initiative at the School. The Administrator provides dedicated operational support for FoRE including in the areas of budget management; fundraising and donor stewardship; event management; communications and web content management; corporate relationships; diary management and travel organisation for the Director and Initiative members; and being the administrative lead for FoRE both within and beyond the school.

The postholder will have experience of working within an academic or research environment and will be able to forge and maintain positive working relationships on behalf of FoRE across the school. The postholder will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to represent FoRE to external stakeholders including corporate donors. The postholder will need to juggle a varied and busy workload with professionalism and proactive working.

This role is offered as a part-time opportunity working 18 hours per week with some flexibility on how those hours are worked however it is essential that some of the hours are worked on a Tuesday.

All applications are to be made online, please upload a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

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


Part-time National Nuclear User Facility Administrator

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 8: £41,526 - £44,045 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143159 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

This post has been created to support the newly established Management Group for the National Nuclear User Facility, and is funded until the end of March 2023. Working closely with a second administrator post in Lancaster University, the postholder will be responsible for administrative and financial support of all aspects of the NNUF MG role. This will involve interaction with the Principal Investigators of the new NNUF facility grants, with the stakeholders, external project management providers, and with applicants for a new facility access scheme that will be established during the project. There will be opportunities for travel to NNUF partners, and to Idaho National Laboratories in the USA to discuss how to set up the facility access scheme.

With an undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in a science discipline, you will be able to demonstrate evidence of strong intellectual and analytical skills sufficient to understand the nature of the NNUF project and to build credibility with academics, researchers and sponsors. You should have experience of working in a complex organisation, have demonstrable expertise in financial and/or project management, and have the ability to handle and prioritise a wide portfolio of responsibilities in a challenging environment.

The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and excellent presentation skills will be important, as is the willingness to deal sensitively with delivering the outcomes of access funding applications (both successful and unsuccessful). Experience of providing strategic and operational advice on planning and resource allocation, including the presentation and interpretation of complex financial data, will be valuable, as is any previous experience in managing a project website.

The National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) project is a large (£80M) investment in the UK’s nuclear future sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide state-of-the-art experimental facilities for research and development in nuclear science and technology. NNUF will support 15 – 20 new projects in UK universities and national laboratories, some of them large and complex. A Management Group has been established to oversee the timely and cost effective delivery of these projects, including regular reporting to the project sponsors, and to set up and manage a national access scheme for UK researchers to undertake research on the new facilities as they come on line. £6.5M of funding is available to award in the research support scheme. The Management Group comprises three academic investigators in Oxford, Lancaster and Manchester Universities, supported by two administrative posts in Oxford and Lancaster.

This is a part-time post (30 hours/80% FTE).

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 Monday 21 October 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in early November 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.


Part-time OxRSS Administrative Officer

People and Organisational Development, Littlegate House, St Ebbe’s Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143096 Closing Date: 13-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a part-time (0.6FTE) Administrative Officer to join the People and Organisational Development team on a fixed-term basis, until 31 August 2020. The role offers the opportunity for involvement at the heart of the University’s business in a busy, challenging and fast-moving environment. It will suit an experienced administrator who enjoys working independently while being part of a close-knit team.

This is a responsible position within the People and Organisational Development team (POD), which is part of Personnel Services. POD provides key support to the Oxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS). OxRSS aims to provide a collective voice for the University’s research staff, which number approximately 5000, to foster the exchange of ideas amongst peers across the University, and to represent them within the University and beyond. OxRSS organises social and professional networking activities for researchers, across departments and divisions.

The Co-Chairs of OxRSS and Researcher Developer operate to an extremely busy and demanding schedule, and you will play a key role in helping each of them to plan and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner. You will carry responsibility for the effective organisation of the OxRSS Committee and will assist the Co-Chairs with fact-finding and background research on selected topics, including helping to assemble short briefing papers and assisting with preparing presentations and discussion papers. The Co-Chairs will also call upon you to assist in arrangements for other ad hoc meetings, teleconferences, and organisation of travel arrangements. Liaising with the Treasurer of OxRSS and the Finance Division, you will use the University’s finance system to monitor and record expenditure on two internal accounts.

We are looking for an adaptable and multi-skilled person to undertake tasks in a proactive way. All of these activities will involve exercising a degree of judgement, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and liaise effectively with individuals at all levels in the University and beyond.

You will be asked to upload a CV and a 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.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 13 November 2019. Interviews will take place week commencing on Monday 2 December 2019.


Part-time Receptionist (2 posts)

Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 2: £9.32 - £10.33 with a discretionary range to £11.19 per hour
Vacancy ID: 142132 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Floirnda Hala Contact Email: personnel@conted.ox.ac.uk

The Department for Continuing Education is seeking to appoint two part-time receptionists to provide a high level of customer service to students, staff, visitors and residents.

Working at our busy Rewley House reception you will have excellent organisational and communication skills, both face-to-face and on the telephone. You must be trustworthy, well-presented and be able to use your initiative to answer queries and solve any problems. Your reception duties will include using the Department’s online booking system, so you will have good IT skills including Microsoft Office and email. Reception experience would be a significant advantage for applicants applying for this post although it is not essential.

The shift patterns available are:
Sundays 1.45pm to 7.30pm and 7:30pm to 11:15pm plus overtime when available.

Benefits include 38 days’ holiday (pro-rata), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 October 2019.


Part-time Research Assistant in Occitan

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Vacancy type: Research Grade 6: £14.96 per hour
Vacancy ID: 143134 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Dr Sandra Paoli Contact Email: sandra.paoli@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk

The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics seeks to hire a Research Assistant to work on the project ‘The development of the Occitan post-verbal negator pas between the 16th and the 19th centuries’.

The position is funded on a fixed-term basis for a total of 400 hours over a period of 3 - 4 months by a British Academy Small Grant awarded to Dr Sandra Paoli. The starting date of the appointments will be 15 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The distribution of the hours can be flexible to work around any Visa restrictions.

The focus of the work will be on collecting the relevant data paying particular attention to their pragmatic context on a series of theatrical texts. A brief induction and initial training will be provided. The work can be carried out remotely, so there will be no need to re-locate to Oxford. The Research Assistant will be expected to submit the completed scheduled work by the given weekly deadlines and report to the Principal Investigator via weekly meetings (either in person or via Skype).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 25 October 2019.


Part-time Research Officer

Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 143302 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: hr@education.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Education at the University of Oxford wishes to appoint a Research Officer to work with an international research team investigating teacher quality in and across selected countries eligible for official development assistance. You will be leading a research programme to rigorously investigate the effectiveness of teacher education and early career teaching experiences in Bhutan, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova and Timor-Leste. This programme includes a team of collaborators within the department and a university in Norway, and two Research Officers including this post.

The main duties of the postholder will be to co-ordinate the research on what teachers in the compulsory years of schooling in Bhutan, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova and Timor-Leste know and can do after they have qualified and the experiences of their early career. The research programme involves three stages over 14 months: (i) a policy and workforce analysis; (ii) a multi-country survey; and (iii) a comparison and feasibility analysis. As part of stage ii, you will liaise with key personnel in each country, adapt the survey as necessary making it relevant for the country contexts, and lead the administration of the survey to a convenience sample of early career teachers in each country. You will responsible for data entry and support analysis of the data including descriptive statistics, factor analysis and regression analysis as well as thematic analysis of free text data. You will also take a lead role in the comparison and feasibility analysis in stage iii, the preparation of reports of preliminary findings and policy briefs, and be involved in the preparation of applications for funding and in writing articles for publication.

You will hold (or be expected shortly to obtain) a PhD qualification, together with relevant research experience, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within the tight project timeline and requirements. Good interpersonal, IT and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to liaise with various agencies and research teams internationally, and to work independently as well as part of the research team.

The post is part-time (0.8FTE) for a fixed-term until 28 February 2021 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 1 November2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held during the week starting 11 November 2019.


Part-time Research Technician: Molecular Ecology of Rotifers

Department of Zoology, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £34,804 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 142864 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Officer Contact Email: personnel@zoo.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Zoology is looking to appoint a Research Technician. This is an opportunity to join an exciting project investigating how microscopic animals evolve to resist parasitic fungi.

We are looking for applicants who bring enthusiasm, flexibility, practicality and excellent organisational skills, as well as previous research experience in a related area.

You will be maintaining a well-equipped laboratory dedicated to the project, where we will use experimental, molecular and microscopic techniques to study how freshwater rotifers respond to fungal infections. We will provide training and support in skills and techniques that are specific to this unusual system. As the project progresses, you will also have a chance to be involved in the scientific design, data analysis and presentation of results, as well as day-to-day research and administrative activities.

You will have a BSc in Biology or a closely-related discipline or equivalent experience and previous experience in a microbiological or molecular research setting. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding organisational skills and the ability to use your initiative to resolve problems effectively.

The post is part-time (21 hours per week on average with some flexibility week to week) and fixed-term for 2.5 years.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 midday on 30 October 2019.


Part-time Shelving Assistant (term-time only; variable hours; 2 posts)

Bodleian Libraries, English Faculty Libraries, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a, (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 142653 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The English Faculty Library (EFL) is seeking to appoint two motivated and reliable individuals to provide essential support in term-time to the rest of the small team in this busy lending library; the EFL currently serves over 2,000 readers from the English Faculty and from other University departments.

You will be responsible for sorting and shelving returned books, ensuring that the collection is kept tidy and well-maintained, assisting readers with locating books on the open shelves, and other equivalent duties within the grading of the post. Numeracy, attention to detail, a strong customer-service approach, and the ability to lift and carry books and to use ladders and kickstools are essential. Familiarity with the subject area and previous experience of working in academic libraries would be an advantage.

This is a permanent variable hours (paid as claimed) post. It is anticipated that you will work approximately 5 hours per week in term-time only (weeks 0-9). The working pattern is anticipated to be an hour a day, with one Shelving Assistant working from approximately 9am and the other from approximately 4pm.

This role requires lifting and carrying boxes of library materials, pushing trolleys, climbing ladders and kick-stools in order to access some of the library’s bookshelves and to re-shelve materials.

You will be required to upload your 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 alone will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Friday 25 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 14 November 2019.


Part-time Visual Editor

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Professional and Management Grade 6: £29.176 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 142962 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Officer Contact Email: recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk

The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, part of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, will host a new AHRC project - Disobedient Buildings. We invite applications for a Visual Editor to work on this project. The position is a fixed-term contract with hours that vary across the project lifespan (averaging approx. 15 hours per week). The project involves extensive fieldwork and the Visual Editor is required to provide training sessions and exhibition workshops over a 2 month period during the pre-fieldwork stage. They will also be expected to produce three short films (one about each field site) over 10 months in the post fieldwork stage (April 2021 - February 2022).

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 that allows work in the UK via another route.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate professional editing skills and have experience in producing a documentary/ethnographic film. Knowledge using photography and/or film as a research method is essential. You will also require a high level of social competence and the ability work as part of a team.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. You should also email a short clip (max 5 min) of your own film/video work to the email address below by the closing date.

Full details can be found in the further particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 November 2019.


Part-time Weekend and Evening Invigilator (2 posts)

Bodleian Libraries: Reader Services, Old Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera, Broad Street, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 142557 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Team Leader Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for two Weekend and Evening Invigilators to work in the historic Old Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera. These buildings house Humanities collections in English, History, Classics, Philosophy, Theology and Reference as well as the History Faculty Library and the Bodleian's Main Enquiry Desk.

You will undertake a range of library duties including answering readers' and visitors' questions, issuing/returning items, dealing with book supply/circulation queries, invigilation, book replacing, supporting the book delivery process if necessary and ensuring safe evacuation of the reading rooms. The role involves lifting, carrying and shelving books, and pushing trolleys.

You will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent, be reliable and punctual, be able to undertake routine tasks with accuracy, possess good IT skills and have a strong customer service focus. You will have excellent communication skills.

This is a permanent, part-time post (0.19FTE). Working hours are expected to be 7 hours on average per week: one Saturday shift (10.00am – 4.00pm) per fortnight AND two evening shifts (5.00 - 7.00pm) per week (days to be agreed).

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 before 12.00 midday on Monday 28 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 7 November 2019.


Personal Assistant (maternity cover)

Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143330 Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Senior HR Assistant Contact Email: recruit@ndph.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Applications are invited for the part-time (60 - 80% FTE) post of Personal Assistant (maternity cover) with a preference that the hours are worked over 4 days. The role is based at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit on the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus site and is available until 31 May 2020.

The postholder will provide assistance and support to Associate Professors Ed Juszczak and Oliver Rivero-Arias. Responsibilities will include routine secretarial duties such as: producing meeting minutes, creating and proofreading documents, travel and diary arrangements and organising meetings and events. The postholder must have a professional outlook and presentation, excellent communication skills and good attention to detail.

We are looking for a responsible and efficient person who will enjoy a variety of demanding tasks as well as routine duties. You will be part of a busy, friendly team and it is unlikely that any two days will be the same. Being able to prioritise an interesting and diverse workload is essential.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Oliver Rivero-Arias (email: oliver.rivero@npeu.ox.ac.uk; tel: 01865 617908).

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 Thursday 24 October 2019.


Porter/Services Driver

Bodleian Libraries, Osney One Building, Osney Mead, Oxford
Vacancy type: Support and Technical Grade 2: £17,682 - £19,612 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142654 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Tamara Lister Contact Email: recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The Bodleian Libraries are seeking a Porter/Services Driver to join a small support team based in Osney Mead.

Dealing extensively with internal and occasionally external customers you will provide a professional and efficient service at all times. You will assist with moving furniture and equipment, first line maintenance tasks and will play an active role as required in emergency situations. You will drive various library vehicles for the movement of people and goods around the University estate as well as sort and deliver incoming and outgoing mail. You will maintain clear and accurate records, lock/unlock buildings, set/deactivate alarms and respond to general enquiries.

You will have experience in a customer facing environment and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the organisation. You will hold either a current driving licence which pre-dates 1 January 1997 or a current PCV licence. You will be able to undertake significant levels of manual handling and lifting tasks, be comfortable working at height, work well with minimum supervision and communicate effectively.

This is a full-time permanent post.

You will be required to upload your CV and 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 on their own will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 21 October 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 1 November 2019.


Post-doctoral Analyst in Web-Scraping

Department of Zoology, 11a Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143487 Closing Date: 01-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Officer Contact Email: personnel@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Postdoctoral analyst in web-scraping sought for the Department of Zoology’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit. This is a 1 year, fixed-term, full-time post based at WildCRU’s headquarters, the Recanati Kaplan Centre, Tubney House, and the Saïd Business School. You will carry out an investigation into web-based trade in donkey skins and parts, to seek direct and indirect evidence of associations between this trade and wildlife trade, documenting geographical patterns, trade networks and framing the relationship between this trade and any aspect of wildlife conservation and welfare.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or DPhil in a relevant subject with extensive experience in computer or data science. In particular, they should have high levels of proficiency in web scraping, as well as data management, and analytics (econometrics, statistics, and/or ML) to carry out the investigation.

Only applications made online will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 November 2019.


Post-doctoral Researcher in Advanced Image Analysis and Machine Learning for Brain Imaging

Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143075 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@psych.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has become available for potentially five posts, up to four based at the FMRIB Centre, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) Vacancy ID 143205, and one based at the OBHA Lab, Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital. You do not need to apply for all posts as applications made in NDCN will automatically be considered for the post in Psychiatry and vice versa. A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.) with a commensurate adjustment in selection criteria, responsibilities, duties and job title.

The posts are funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award between Oxford (Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging), London (King’s College), and Nijmegen (Donders Institute).

The overall aim is to extend the reach of imaging neuroscience to take full advantage of the richness of the new big data imaging resources, such as: major advances in the precision and richness of brain imaging data; complementarity of multi-modal imaging; very large subject numbers; and linked information about health outcomes, genetics, and risk factors. Successful applicants will be integral to this project and will work on advancing neuroimaging in one of four interlinked areas: high precision imaging and image analysis of anatomy, networks, and dynamics; biologically interpretable imaging; brain imaging for populations; brain imaging for individuals.

We are looking for postdocs in the following areas: image analysis methods for structural, functional, and diffusion MRI; big data machine learning for neuroimaging; data harmonisation and deep generative models. Responsibilities will include developing new mathematical approaches in brain image analysis in one of the four research areas outlined above; developing software implementation of these approaches in FSL and communicating the research both internally within the consortium, and externally through journal publications and conference presentations.

Applicants will be expected to hold a BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant area (i.e. physics, engineering, computer sciences, neurosciences), and a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant computational domain. A track record in research commensurate with level of experience; in depth knowledge in statistics, and/or machine learning, and/or engineering maths in the broad sense; excellent communication skills (oral and written); proficiency in computer programming (Matlab, Python, or C/C++); the ability to work independently and meet deadlines and excellent analytical skills are also essential. Experience with MRI analysis and a good knowledge in statistics and/or Bayesian learning would be advantageous.

The project is jointly overseen by Professors Saad Jbabdi, Steve Smith, Mark Jenkinson, Mark Woolrich, Karla Miller (Oxford), Emma Robinson (KCL), and Christian Beckmann (Nijmegen). Successful applicants will work under the supervision of two or more of the above, and in close collaboration with all the PIs on the grant.

The post is fixed-term for a period of 3 years in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 11 November 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Using Synthetic Biology to Study Division of Labour.

Department of Zoology, 11a Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £35,845 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143314 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Officer Contact Email: personnel@zoo.ox.ac.uk

The Department of Zoology is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant using synthetic biology to study division of labour.

This project will use synthetic biology to test whether dividing labour provides an efficiency benefit. The postholder will: (1) synthetically engineer strains of the bacteria Pseudomonas putida that do and don’t show division of labour to different degrees, and examine the fitness consequences; (2) confirm the nature of division of labour in this species, in terms of the phenotypic variation at the metabolic level, and whether this variation is cooperative.

The postholder will have experience in a variety of methodologies, including cell culturing, engineering of cell lines, Raman spectromicroscopy, and fitness assays.

The postholder will report to the Stuart West, Melanie Ghoul and Jose Jimenez (University of Surrey). The postholder will join a research group working on Division of Labour more broadly.

The postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians, and PhD and project students.

Depending upon the experience of the applicant, the position may be seconded for a period of time to Dr Jimenez’s laboratory, at the University of Surrey.

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD (or near to completion), with relevant experience. In particular, microbiology experience, in synthetic engineering, is required.

This post is fixed-term for 36 months.

All applications need to be made online by 12.00 noon on 8 November 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant Developing Cell and Gene Therapy Treatment for Blindness

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143405 Closing Date: 06-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: recruitment@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

Over the last decade, Professor MacLaren has been at the forefront of translational medical research into novel clinical treatments for incurable retinal diseases, and is regarded internationally as a leader in the fields of retinal gene therapy, electronic retinas and ocular robotic surgery. The main objectives of Professor MacLaren’s translational medical research programme are the development of novel genetic, cellular and molecular therapies for retinal diseases, investigating innovative retinal prosthetics and ocular surgical techniques and testing of novel therapies for retinal diseases in human clinical trials.

The Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to undertake a 6-month project investigating cell and gene therapies for the treatment of inherited retinal diseases.

You will have a biosciences postgraduate degree (preferably a PhD) with a background in visual neuroscience and/or retinal cell biology. Prior experience in cellular and/or tissue electrophysiology is essential, and previous work with light-evoked multi-electrode array recordings of retinal tissue 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 post is full-time, for a fixed-term of 6 months in the first instance. A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£29,176 – £34,804 p.a.) with a commensurate adjustment in essential criteria, responsibilities and duties.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 November 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bioenergy Crops

Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 142788 Closing Date: 25-OCT-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. This contract is available immediately and is funded until 10 June 2022 by the Oxford Martin School. This grant is held by Professor Andrew Smith and the work is to be conducted primarily in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB. The research topic is ‘Dryland Bioenergy Crops’.

The postholder will be responsible for undertaking innovative research on the productivity of drought-adapted CAM plants to evaluate their potential as novel candidate bioenergy crops. Collaborate with other partners in the Dryland Bioenergy programme evaluating the suitability of these plants as feedstock for biogas production by anaerobic digestion. Assess the productivity and yield potential of succulent plants growing in different parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Support the project team in integrating activities within the research programme, including liaison with the commercial partners and carrying out administrative roles as required. Review academic papers, journals and other publications to keep up-to-date with new developments in the field. Prepare summary technical and progress review reports for project steering meetings, including preparation and delivery of oral presentations at such meetings. Participate in and lead the publication of research findings in international peer-reviewed journals and other publications, including presentations at conferences and seminars. Undertake other duties to be assigned that fall within the remit of the funded project.

The postholder should have a relevant doctoral degree (completed or near-completed) with appropriate experience in plant biology, crop science, agronomy, or a cognate discipline in biological or environmental sciences. Specialist knowledge of at least one, and preferably more, of the following: crop science, plant growth analysis and modelling, life-cycle analysis (LCA), and bioclimatic and ecological niche modelling. To be prepared to take ownership of practical and teething problems and come up with innovative solutions, both working on their own and as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to undertake and publish high-quality research. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports, present novel ideas and results, and represent the research group at meetings and conferences. Evidence of the ability to independently lead a research project, to work collaboratively with others, and to work to deadlines. An ability to train less experienced staff who may join the project. An interest in renewable energy research and bioenergy crops. Desirable: Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project. Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Experience of actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication. Experience of working with the commercial sector.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Smith (andrew.smith@plants.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 25 October 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Health Informatics

Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143143 Closing Date: 14-NOV-2019
Contact Name: David Clifton Contact Email: david.clifton@eng.ox.ac.uk

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

The Wellcome Trust has recently awarded its first international “Flagship Centre” to the University of Oxford, to be based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; the latter is an Oxford research base of over 300 researchers, embedded within one of Vietnam’s largest hospitals, and which serves as the hub for a network of Oxford clinical sites across south-east Asia. It is a world-leading base of Oxford-employed researchers, with specialisms in infectious disease and global healthcare. The postholder will be Oxford-based, and will work on research projects linking the Oxford lab to OUCRU.

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in machine learning, computer science, signal processing, or cognate disciplines. You should also have experience of working in a highly interdisciplinary clinical and engineering team.

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

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 14 November 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 CRISPR Gene Editing

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142828 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: recruitment@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN EXENDED

The Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group is led by Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford and Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital. The main objectives of Professor MacLaren’s translational medical research programme are the development of novel genetic, cellular and molecular therapies for retinal diseases, the investigation of innovative retinal prosthetics and ocular surgical techniques and testing novel therapies for retinal diseases in human clinical trials. The Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to undertake an investigation into novel applications of CRISPR gene editing for treatment of inherited retinal diseases.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in biosciences with a background in CRISPR gene editing. 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 post is full-time, for a fixed-term of 12 months (until the 31 December 2020) in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 4 November 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Developmental Immunology

Department of Paediatrics, Developmental Immunology Laboratory, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 with discretionary range to £38,017 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143415 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Professor Georg Holländer Contact Email: georg.hollander@paediatrics.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

The University of Oxford, Department of Paediatrics, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Assistant for its Laboratory for Developmental Immunology based at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford.

The overall objective of the post is to identify the interactome of the transcription factor FOXN1 in thymic epithelial cells using both in vitro and in vivo state-of-the-art experimental systems. The postholder will investigate interaction partners of FOXN1 using a wide range of different methods. They will develop strategies and, where required, novel assays such as high-throughput analyses to detect and functionally characterise FOXN1 binding partners in suitable in vitro and in vivo models.

The postholder will have a relevant PhD and experience in immunological research as well and detailed knowledge of thymus development and biology, as well as experience in a wide range of techniques including molecular cloning, gene targeting and in vitro targeted mutagenesis, gene expression profiling using RNA-seq, phenotyping by flow cytometry, functional T cell assays, confocal microscopy and basic proteomic analyses. The successful applicant will be self-driven, highly motivated and have excellent organisational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills as the post involves collaboration with several groups.

This is initially a 12 month fixed-term contract, extension likely but it is subject to external funding available.

To discuss the post in more detail please contact Professor Georg Holländer using the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 25 October 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Diamond Quantum Devices

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143392 Closing Date: 21-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

A 2-year position is available within the new UK Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation (HQCS) to work on the engineering of quantum devices based on colour centre qubits in diamond in the group of Professor Jason Smith. The appointee will develop the engineering of colour centres in diamond using laser writing techniques pioneered by the group in collaboration with Professor Martin Booth and Dr Patrick Salter in the Department of Engineering Science. The work will include developing both the writing techniques and understanding of the processes involved, as well as in-depth characterisation of individual colour centres using optical and spin resonance spectroscopy, and the construction of elementary devices. The goal is to work towards the realisation of diamond chips containing arrays of high-quality colour centre qubits that can act as coherent spin-photon interfaces in quantum networks as a route towards scalable quantum processors. Focus will be on nitrogen-vacancy colour centres with possibility of work on other attractive colour centres to be determined.

With a background in quantum, optical or condensed matter science you will be self-motivated, able to plan and deliver a research project. You will have a PhD (or be near completion) in physics, materials science, chemistry, engineering, or a related discipline. Experience in experimental optical, atomic, condensed matter, or quantum physics would be an advantage.

The appointee will work within a team of researchers focusing on other aspects of the broader challenge of developing diamond quantum processors such as fabrication of diamond microstructures, coupling to photonic networks and performing high fidelity gate operations. They will also interact with members of the wider HQCS programme working on different platforms for quantum computing and simulation including spins in silicon, trapped ions, superconducting circuits, and photonics, and with a range of international collaborators and industrial partners. Therefore a willingness to collaborate and communicate with researchers working across different disciplines is essential.

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 Thursday 21 November 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on Monday 9 December 2019 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 Energy System Analytics (2 posts)

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142935 Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Professor David Wallom Contact Email: david.wallom@oerc.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking two full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistants to join the Energy and Environmental Informatics Research Group, Oxford e-Research Centre at the Department of Engineering in Central Oxford. The posts are funded by EPSRC and will be fixed-term until the end of September 2021. They may be extended subject to funds.

The successful candidate will join a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Strathclyde working on the Analytical Middleware for Informed Distribution Networks (AMIDiNe) project. As power systems move towards a more federated operational model (Distribution System Operator), there is a pressing need for understanding and predicting the behaviour of actors across this increasingly localised model, and developing the means of articulating the implications of the demand they place on the network. Through unification of power system modelling and machine learning, AMIDiNe will develop the underlying models that will leverage smart meter and enhanced low voltage network monitoring data can predict plausible operating characteristics such as voltage throughout distribution networks that are in alignment with future operating scenarios.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion (i.e. submitted of thesis) of a PhD/DPhil in engineering, physics, mathematics, or other related area. They should have demonstrable experience in machine learning and data science. The successful candidates will work under Professor David Wallom and will be responsible for the analysis of demand observations as provided on a per Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) basis to develop understanding of different group behaviours occurring. This will involve the utilisation of supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques on consumption and non-consumption data streams from smart meters, to cluster different behaviours of meters and disagregated data sets to identify key features that allow us to develop deeper understanding of energy consumption within different MV and LV energy networks.

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

You will be required to upload a covering letter, clearly describing how your skillset matches the essential and desired criteria of this advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 24 October 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. This group has a strong desire to promote diversity and gender balance.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Fluid Dynamics

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143138 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Professor A.A. Castrejon-Pita Contact Email: alfonso.castrejon-pita@eng.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by The Royal Society and is fixed-term for 16 months, or to the end of March 2021, whichever is sooner.

This post is part of the project “Droplet evaporation, splashing and self-propulsion”. The PDRA will oversee the developing of experiments within the field of drops, including splashing, pinch-off, novel generation techniques, self-propulsion, etc.

You should: hold or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in physics, engineering or applied mathematics; have expertise in (a) the design, construction, and execution of experiments in drops, and able to suggest ideas for future directions and projects, (b) in visual imaging and quantitative analysis via image processing; possess excellent communication skills, including publications, conference presentations, and representing the group at international meetings.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor AA Castrejon-Pita 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, 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 4 November 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 Ion Channel Biophysics

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143087 Closing Date: 08-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Channel Biophysics. This project will be to use nanobodies to probe the structure, function and gating mechanism of K2P potassium channels.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Manage their own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.

Use specialist scientific equipment in a laboratory environment, in particular bespoke patch-clamp setups for electrophysiology and equipment for protein expression/purification.

Test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.

Contribute ideas for new research projects.

Undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters at national and international meetings.

Act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques, and provide training to other members of the group.

Represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone.

Carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in biophysics or a related field and have a strong background in ion channel electrophysiology. Previous experience in recombinant protein expression and purification will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Stephen Tucker (Stephen.tucker@physics.ox.ac.uk).

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 November 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Trap Quantum Computing

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142861 Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Trap Quantum Computing.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 4 years, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

Trapped-ion devices have demonstrated, on a small number of qubits, all the building-blocks required to build a quantum computer with precision better than any competing technology. The aim of this project is to develop and utilise a world-class intermediate-scale quantum computer that, by virtue of high-fidelity any-qubit-to-any-qubit entangling gates along with low error rates, will operate at a “quantum volume” currently unachievable in any other architecture.

We seek a highly motivated and technically skilled individual to join the team which is developing and operating this prototype quantum computer. Previous experience of experimental quantum optics, or ion/atom trapping techniques will be essential. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant basic theory, skills in data analysis and numerical modelling, as well as familiarity with experimental techniques such as ultra-high vacuum systems, diode-based laser systems, cryogenics, rf and microwave electronics, and computer control.

Applicants should possess, or be close to completing a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in experimental quantum optics or atomic physics.

Previous experience in the field of ion or atom trapping will be highly desirable.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant basic theory, skills in data analysis and numerical modelling, and a strong research track record.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Chris Ballance (chris.ballance@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 11 November 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematical Modelling

Department of Zoology, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £34,804 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143020 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Personnel Officer Contact Email: personnel@zoo.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a 3-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work as a member of the One Health Poultry Hub funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. This post is part of a very large interdisciplinary and inter-institutional project involving biological and social sciences, aiming to explore the impact of the intensification of chicken production on the risk of zoonotic diseases in India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The post involves developing mathematical models to investigate the transmission and evolutionary dynamics of avian influenza, food-borne bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance genes along the networks through which chickens are raised, distributed and consumed. Models will be data-driven: including production, distribution and consumption network configurations, and pathogen population genetics in chickens, humans and within the network.

Candidates will hold a PhD (or be near to completion) in a relevant subject or equivalent experience, and a postgraduate degree in biostatistics, mathematics, statistics, computing, mathematical biology or a related subject. Experience with statistical/programming computer languages and with mathematical modelling of infectious diseases is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to submit publications to scientific journals, attend and present at conferences, contribute to research degree student supervision, and engage with other researchers from biological and social science disciplines.

They will be based at the University of Oxford (Department of Zoology) under the supervision of Professor Sunetra Gupta and Dr Jose Lourenco. Work will be in close collaboration with Dr Guillaume Fournie from the University of London (Royal Veterinary College) and Professor Tony Barnett from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

All applications need to be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 25 October 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neuroimaging and Pain Data Analysis

Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, Level 3, Women’s Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143019 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruitment@wrh.ox.ac.uk

The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neuroimaging and Pain Data Analysis to join the Translational Research in Pelvic Pain (TRiPP) project, which aims to reconceptualise chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in the context of what is known about chronic pain; exploring function and dysfunction in a variety of systems and integrating these findings with the ultimate aim of identifying the underlying pain generating and maintaining pathways. The findings from the clinical work package will then be back translated in preclinical work packages with the aim of optimising preclinical models and ultimately improving the drug-discovery pathway.

As the Pain Data Analyst on the project you will be responsible for either performing or overseeing the analysis of all the pain related data collected at the four sites participating in TRiPP. These data include: questionnaires, quantitative sensory testing, other physiological measures, autonomic nervous system measures, and fMRI scans. You will work closely with the DPhil students working on the pain parts of the project and also with the team (Postdoctoral Research Assistant and DPhil students) working on the omics data to subsequently integrate the pain and omics data for the final analyses

You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant subject area, for example, a clinical application of fMRI or fMRI methods as well as expertise in analysis and interpretation of fMRI data. You will have strong scientific computing skills for data and image analysis, the capacity to deliver high quality research outputs as well as the ability to work independently within multi-disciplinary teams. You will be self-motivated with good organisation and time management skills, flexible to learn new skills and develop novel approaches for analysis and able to work effectively under pressure.

This position is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance. The post is available from March 2020. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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 Monday 28 October 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory - Condensed Matter Theory Group (up to two posts)

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142796 Closing Date: 15-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Michelle Bosher Contact Email: michelle.bosher@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for up to two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to perform research on the theory of condensed matter working with Professors JT Chalker, FHL Essler, P Fendley, DE Logan, SA Parameswaran and SH Simon. The positions are supported from an EPSRC grant on “Coherent Many-Body Quantum States of Matter”.

The posts are available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting on 1 October 2020 (or mutually agreed date shortly before/after), with possible extension for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The positions allow considerable flexibility in research topics, but the grant has as its main themes: quantum many-body dynamics, quantum behaviour far from the ground state, and topological platforms for quantum coherent phenomena, examined using both analytical and numerical techniques.

Postholders are expected to conduct research in collaboration with the grant holders (Professors Chalker, Essler, Fendley, Logan, Parameswaran and Simon). Duties will include carrying out research in theoretical physics within the general areas supported by the EPSRC grant; 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 postholders 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. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: quantum field theory applied to quantum condensed matter systems; topological aspects of quantum condensed matter, particularly in interacting systems; one dimensional interacting quantum systems including techniques of integrability; numerical methods, particularly tensor network and MPS techniques for strongly correlated systems.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least two referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to: CMTreferences@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”.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to one of the grant holders: john.chalker@physics.ox.ac.uk; fabian.essler@physics.ox.ac.uk; paul.fendley@physics.ox.ac.uk ; david.logan@chem.ox.ac.uk; sid.parameswaran@physics.ox.ac.uk or steve.simon@physics.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 15 November 2019.

The University of Oxford and Department of Physics are Athena SWAN Silver Award holders.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory - Parameswaran Group (up to two posts)

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142804 Closing Date: 15-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Michelle Bosher Contact Email: michelle.bosher@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for up to two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to perform research on the theory of condensed matter working primarily with Professor S A Parameswaran. The positions are supported from an ERC Starting grant on Topological Matter and Crystalline Symmetries.

The posts are available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting on 1 October 2020 (or mutually agreed date shortly before/after), with possible extension for a third year contingent on performance and funding. The successful candidates will work in collaboration with Prof. Parameswaran on research supported by the grant, but will also have the ability to interact and/or collaborate with other members of the quantum condensed matter theory group [Professors J T Chalker, F Essler, P Fendley, D E Logan and S Simon].

The positions allow considerable flexibility in research topics, but the grant has as its main theme the interplay of topological properties, emergent gauge structures, and crystal symmetries in strongly correlated systems, examined using both analytical and numerical techniques.

Postholders are expected to conduct research in collaboration with Professor Parameswaran and other members of the theoretical condensed matter physics group at Oxford University. Duties will include carrying out research in theoretical physics within the general areas supported by the ERC grant; 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 postholders will have the opportunity to teach.

The successful candidates will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD/DPhil in physics, or a closely related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: topological aspects of quantum condensed matter physics, particularly as applied to interacting systems; quantum field theory methods, particularly non-perturbative techniques, symmetries, and dualities; numerical tensor-network methods applied to correlated systems in two dimensions.

As it is also envisaged that a subset of the research projects will have a strong link to experiment, and may involve close collaboration with experimental groups both at Oxford and elsewhere, previous experience of such collaboration is highly desirable. Further particulars for this position are provided below.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least two referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to CMTreferences@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”.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Parameswaran at: sid.parameswaran@physics.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 November 2019.

The University of Oxford and Department of Physics are Athena SWAN Silver Award holders.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Interference in Single Molecule Devices

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143312 Closing Date: 13-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

Electronic devices, when shrunk to the molecular scale, display prominent quantum effects. Within the QuEEN programme we are developing the scientific understanding and technological know-how needed to exploit these quantum effects for reduced-energy computing, molecular recognition, universal memory and thermoelectric recovery of energy. Our efforts will concentrate on the underpinning science of stable and reproducible devices, consisting of single molecules connected to graphene electrodes, with the potential for scalable production. We aim to harness quantum interference in these devices by pursuing five complementary research challenges:

  1. How can quantum interference in a molecule be controlled by an electrostatic gate?
  2. Can spintronic effects provide superior molecular devices?
  3. Can quantum interference be used to achieve high thermoelectric effects?
  4. What are the performance limits for a single-molecule transistor?
  5. Can we make single molecule devices that work in ambient conditions?

To address these challenges we have brought together a highly interdisciplinary team of investigators, led by Professor Andrew Briggs, Dr Lapo Bogani, and Professor Harry Anderson FRS at the University of Oxford (Departments of Materials and of Chemistry), Dr Jan Mol at Queen Mary University of London (School of Physics and Astronomy) and Professor Colin Lambert at Lancaster University (Physics Department). The QuEEN Programme combines chemical synthesis, nanofabrication, measurement, and theory, and relies strongly on the interactions between these different areas of expertise.

A breakthrough in the development of single-molecule transistors has come with the design and synthesis of molecules for quantum control. There is now an urgent need to understand the electronic behaviour of these devices in greater detail, particularly: (i) in devices fabricated from larger molecules (5–20 nm) or nanoribbons; (ii) in devices which show strong coupling to molecular vibrations or in which the charge transport is sensitive to optical excitation. This full-time post in the fabrication and investigation of molecular quantum devices is available immediately, for a fixed-term up to 31 December 2021. The appointment offers an excellent opportunity to make progress towards emerging quantum technologies through fundamental scientific discovery.

By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate in a relevant physical science and have an outstanding track record of research and publications, commensurate with stage in career. Applicants will have research experience in investigating charge transport through nanodevices. Experience of low temperature charge-transport experiments is desirable. Willingness and ability to engage with others in collaborative research is essential for this post. Availability to start on or before 1 January 2020 would be desirable.

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 13 November 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials week commencing 25 November 2019 and you must be available that week, 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 Seismic Tremor

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,236- £39,609 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142446 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to be part of team working on slow earthquakes. The postholder will work closely with Dr Jessica Hawthorne, with responsibility for carrying out research to identify the physical processes that control tremor as part of a NERC standard grant. The postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including PhD and project students.

The postholder will conduct a series of targeted seismological investigations to test several of the proposed mechanisms: dilatancy, size limitation, low normal stress, and attenuation. The postdoc will consider how each of these mechanisms would manifest in seismic data. They will use and develop new seismic analysis techniques and will take advantage of high-quality data from arkfield, CA to assess a range of model predictions. The postholder may examine, for instance, tremor’s size distributions, moment-duration scaling, clustering, and rupture directivity.

The postholder will manage their own academic research and administrative activities, contribute ideas for new research projects, develop ideas for generating research income and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers. They will also carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, including U. Oregon, U. Strasbourg, and the USGS, and will act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and techniques.

The postholder must hold a PhD in geophysics or another relevant discipline by the time of appointment, they must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmers, and they must have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities and have excellent communication skills, including writing for publication, presenting research proposals and results.

The post is currently funded until 31 December 2021, with the possibility of extension to 30 months subject to funding agency agreement. We wish to fill the post as early as is practical. For further details of the post please see the job description.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 21 October 2019 will be considered.

Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. All candidates will be evaluated for employment without regard to gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. The department holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Slow Earthquake Mechanics

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,236- £39,609 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142440 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Team Contact Email: personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to be part of team working on slow earthquakes. The postholder will work closely with Dr Jessica Hawthorne, with responsibility for carrying out research to identify the fault zone processes that generate slow slip events as part of a NERC standard grant. The postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including PhD and project students.

The postholder will help constrain the fault zone processes that generate these events by developing our understanding of the spatiotemporal evolution of slow slip events. They will use frictional and statistical models to understand the growth, propagation, and heterogeneity of slow slip events and will compare the model predictions with observed events. The model testing will focus on Cascadia, where a wide range of slip events have been observed and where the Oxford group has recently identified more short bursts of tremor.

The postholder will manage their own academic research and administrative activities, contribute ideas for new research projects, develop ideas for generating research income and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers. They will also carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and techniques.

The postholder must hold a PhD in geophysics or another relevant discipline by the time of appointment, they must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmers, and they must have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities and have excellent communication skills, including writing for publication, presenting research proposals and results.

The post is currently funded until 30 April 2021, with the possibility of extension to 22 months subject to funding agency agreement. We wish to fill the post as early as is practical. For further details of the post please see the job description.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 21 October 2019 will be considered.

Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. All candidates will be evaluated for employment without regard to gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. The department holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award.


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 the Development, Processing and Understanding of High Entropy Alloys

Department of Materials, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142597 Closing Date: 30-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the Processing of Advanced Materials group on the development, processing and understanding of high entropy alloys (HEAs) manufactured by powder-based processes within a large multi-institution collaborative project sponsored by EPSRC (MAPP). The successful candidate will study the link between process parameters, microstructure and final properties initially using the field assisted sintering technique (FAST) to manufacture bulk HEAs for cryogenic and irradiation resistant applications. Subsequent work will look at new compositions, including light-weight HEAs, and other powder-based consolidation processes, such as additive manufacturing. The post will be up to three years. The postholder with closely collaborate with other scientists and technicians on other partners working on HEAs and related materials.

The post will be based in the Department of Materials at its Begbroke Science Park site, 5 miles north of Oxford.

The appointed person will be an experimental scientist, physical scientist or process engineer with experience in powder processing and a doctorate in materials science, other physical science or a relevant engineering discipline. Hands-on experience in the manufacture and consolidation of powders and their microstructural and mechanical characterisation is required

The post is funded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through research grant “Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP)”. MAPP’s vision is to research and develop powder-based manufacturing processes that provide low-energy, low-cost and low-waste high-value manufacturing routes and products. MAPP is led by the University of Sheffield, and as well as Oxford University, involves the universities of Leeds, Manchester, Imperial College London and University College London together with a large and growing number of industry partners and six of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) centres. For further information about MAPP please visit www.mapp.ac.uk.

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 30 October 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials, Begbroke Science Park, mid to end of November 2019 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 Theoretical Particle Physics - QCD and Collider Phenomenology (Particle Theory Group)

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143478 Closing Date: 02-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Michelle Bosher Contact Email: michelle.bosher@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics (working on QCD and collider phenomenology) at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics of the University of Oxford, to work in the Particle Theory Group, supported by STFC. The post is available for 2 years from 1 October 2020.

This project will deepen our understanding of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at particle colliders. Possible avenues of investigation include, but are not restricted to, studies of parton distribution functions, central exclusive production, scattering amplitudes and Feynman integrals, higher order corrections, parton shower development, and phenomenological studies at the LHC and future colliders.

The successful candidate will report to Fabrizio Caola, Lucian Harland-Lang, Gavin Salam or Lorenzo Tancredi, the postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research work in QCD and collider phenomenology. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing and developing new research methodologies, presenting papers and representing the research group at external meetings and seminars.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in QCD and collider phenomenology. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research work and should have a publication record commensurate with their career stage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least three referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to PTReferences@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”.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to fabrizio.caola@physics.ox.ac.uk, lucian.harland-lang@physics.ox.ac.uk, gavin.salam@physics.ox.ac.uk or lorenzo.tancredi @physics.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics Working on QCD Parton Shower Generators

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142896 Closing Date: 02-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Michelle Bosher Contact Email: michelle.bosher@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics working on QCD parton shower generators, funded by the PanScales ERC project.

The position is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 1 further year.

This project will deepen our understanding and improve the core, parton shower, component of general-purpose Monte Carlo event generators, which are used throughout collider particle physics.

The successful candidate will work on the connection between analytic resummation and parton showers with a view to the development of new, higher precision parton showers. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, present papers and represent the research group at external meetings and seminars.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at particle colliders. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research work and should have a publication record commensurate with career stage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least three referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to PTReferences@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”.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Gavin Salam (gavin.salam@phvsics.ox.ac.uk).

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics:QCD and Collider Phenomenology (Caola Group)

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143399 Closing Date: 02-DEC-2019
Contact Name: Michelle Bosher Contact Email: michelle.bosher@physics.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Particle Physics working on QCD and collider phenomenology, funded by the hipQCD ERC project.

The position is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 1 further year.

This project will develop innovative theoretical techniques for high precision collider studies and will apply them to the study of key processes at the LHC and future colliders.

Reporting to Fabrizio Caola, the postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research work on high precision collider predictions and Higgs boson phenomenology. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, present papers and represent the research group at external meetings and seminars.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at particle colliders. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research work and should have a publication record commensurate with career stage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief statement of research interests as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least three referees. Candidates should ensure that referees submit all references to: PTReferences@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”.

Please note that applicants will be considered only for the advertised recruitment. If they wish to be considered for any other similar positions advertised by the University, they must submit a separate application for those posts.

Please direct enquiries about the role to fabrizio.caola@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 December 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Engineering Enhanced Photosynthesis in C3 Plants

Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 143076 Closing Date: 01-NOV-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 with an end date of 2 May 2022, funded by the BBSRC. This grant is held by Professor Steve Kelly and the work is to be conducted in his lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB. The research topic is ‘Activation of non-photosynthetic leaf cells for improved productivity’.

This project concerns the construction and analysis of transgenic rice and Arabidopsis plants that have altered gene regulatory networks for photosynthesis. Several transgenic lines have already been generated and are ready for analysis in this project and more can/will be generated. A number of these lines have enhanced photosynthetic rates, grow faster, and produce more biomass. The aim of this project is to dissect the molecular mechanisms that facilitate this enhanced growth and productivity, and to design novel lines to enhance this productivity further.

The postholder should have a PhD or equivalent, or be close to completion, in a relevant area, the ability to write well-crafted scientific papers, good statistical and data analysis skills and excellent communication skills. Experience in molecular biology, analysis of photosynthesis function and plant phenotyping (particularly with rice and/or Arabidopsis) is essential. Experience with genome-editing, and plant tissue culture and transformation are considered desirable.

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 1 November 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Laser Spectroscopy for Measuring the Idealised Lung Clearance Index

Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143571 Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Laser Spectroscopy for measuring the idealised lung clearance index to work under the supervision of Professor Grant Ritchie for a period of 12 months in the first instance, with possible extension. The project involves the construction of a miniaturised laser-based analyser which will allow measurement of lung inhomogeneity in pre-school children with cystic fibrosis (CF) to be realised. The analyser will be used in a small clinical study at the paediatric CF clinic at the Royal Brompton, which is one of the largest in Europe and has a trained and research-active respiratory physiology team.

Find out more about the Ritchie research group at: http://ritchie.chem.ox.ac.uk/.

Applicants must hold a PhD in physical chemistry/optical or molecular physics or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. The research requires experience in laser spectroscopy, particularly in the real-time analysis of human breath, and in conducting clinical trials. You should 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. You should also have a strong mathematical and programming background. 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. Other duties include developing methods to construct an idealised lung clearance index from time-resolved measurements of gas exchange and collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters.

The post will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ and is available from the start of 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 24 October 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

Department of Experimental Psychology, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143362 Closing Date: 21-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: applications@psy.ox.ac.uk

This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join the newly formed Social Decision Neuroscience lab (SDN) led by Dr Patricia Lockwood investigating the mechanisms underlying social learning and decision-making in health, disease and across the lifespan.

The post is available in Oxford from 1 January 2020 until 30 June 2020, when the team will move to the Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH) at the University of Birmingham funded until 30 June 2022. The CHBH is a new interdisciplinary research centre with exceptional facilities including MRI, MEG, EEG and brain stimulation.

The main focus of the role will be the design, collection and analysis of novel model-based behavioural and neuroimaging experiments. As well as recruiting participants and running experiments, you will contribute to writing reports and manuscripts, presenting data, assisting the laboratory head with the supervision of student projects and contributing towards Open Science.

Candidates should be committed to the development of the role and be willing to relocate with the team for the successful completion of the project. You will hold, or be close to completion, of a PhD in psychology or a related discipline. Experience of conducting experimental research in neuroscience/psychology and programming is essential, as are a solid knowledge of decision science and statistics and experience analysing neuroimaging experiments. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and co-operatively with other members of the research groups, and to act on your own initiative.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 21 November 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Paediatrics, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143151 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Professor Anindita Roy Contact Email: anindita.roy@paediatrics.ox.ac.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Childhood Leukaemia Research Group led by Professor Anindita Roy at the University of Oxford. The group’s research explores how childhood leukaemia develops before birth, with a focus on treatment resistant infant leukaemia. This post is funded by a generous grant from the Wellcome Trust.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a project designed to understand how developmental stage specific characteristics of human B lymphopoiesis determines the biology of leukaemia. The project will involve state-of-the-art techniques such as single-cell multi-omics including scRNAseq, in vitro assays, proteomics and in situ imaging of normal and leukaemic samples; as well as modelling of MLL-AF4 leukaemia using CRISPR-Cas9 followed by xenograft assays. The postholder will be well supported by an experienced multi-disciplinary research team which includes other postdoctoral research assistants and DPhil students in the lab, computational biologists, clinicians, as well as members of collaborating labs.

The successful candidate will be an experienced researcher holding or close to completing a PhD in molecular/cellular biology, haematology or other relevant subject. Experience in one or more of the core techniques for the project (molecular biology, multicolour flow cytometry, imaging, cell culture, xenograft models, animal handling) is essential, and a demonstrable interest in developmental haematopoiesis and/or leukaemia biology would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own research, contributing to new ideas for research projects, developing ideas for generating income, preparing scientific reports, writing up results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals, assisting other members of the group or people working on collaborative projects, and advising on scientific protocols.

The postholder will be based at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM), John Radcliffe Campus of University of Oxford in the laboratory of Professor Anindita Roy and Professor Irene Roberts. The MRC WIMM is a world-class research institute with excellent core facilities, fostering research in molecular and cell biology with direct application to human diseases with a particular focus on haematology, oncology, immunology, stem cells and computational biology.

This is a full-time new fixed-term appointment for 3 years in the first instance with possibility of extension for a further 2 years. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Please contact Professor Anindita Roy using the contact details below if you require further information about the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 28 October 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held within 2 weeks of the closing date.


Postdoctoral Research Associate (2 posts)

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143474 Closing Date: 29-NOV-2019
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates, funded by the ERC, to work with Professors Fernando Alday and Sakura Schafer-Nameki at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. There are two positions available, one position for 4 years and one position for 3 years. Both positions are available for an immediate start.

The successful candidates will be part of a research group exploring different aspects of conformal field theories, supersymmetric gauge theories and dualities and their geometric realisation. They will manage their own academic research and administrative activities, contribute ideas for new research project, collaborate in the preparation of research publications and present papers at conferences.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in theoretical or mathematical physics, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes and the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address given below, quoting vacancy reference 143474.

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 three 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 Friday 29 November 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Battery Control Engineering

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143397 Closing Date: 18-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Professor David Howey Contact Email: david.howey@eng.ox.ac.uk

Are you a talented, highly skilled control engineer interested in battery research? We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Battery Control Engineering to join David Howey’s research group in the Department of Engineering Science, central Oxford. The post is funded by The Faraday Institution and is fixed-term to 28 February 2021.

Working with Professor Howey on The Faraday Institution’s Multiscale Modelling project, you will focus on characterisation and system identification of battery models. You will be responsible for developing new theoretical and numerical estimation approaches, producing great software, and setting up novel battery characterisation experiments.

You should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics or other related area, with demonstrable skills in control engineering and optimisation, proven experience with numerical computation and excellent communication abilities.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Howey 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, 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 18 November 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 Associate in Cancer and Vascular Biology

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143311 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Team, NDORMS Contact Email: hr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking a self-motivated and committed Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Kusumbe lab at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford. This project aims to unravel the role of blood vessels and their endothelial cells during metastasis.

You will be a member of a young and dynamic research group studying tissue and tumour microenvironments and you will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including PhD and project students. You will manage your own academic and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines as well, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.

You must have a PhD (or near completion) in molecular/cell biology or a related discipline, together with relevant practical experience. Sufficient specialist knowledge in vascular or bone biology and ability to manage own academic research and associated activities are essential for this post. Willingness to work with the mouse model systems and experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project would be desirable.

This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.

Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (eg identity checks).

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 Monday 4 November 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Genomics

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143012 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in Computational Genomics to join the lab of Professor Neil Brockdorff, working to understand epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation, with a major focus on the mechanism of X chromosome inactivation.

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in bioinformatics, genomics/genetics, statistics, computer science, physics, or a related field and you will have a proven track record in applying computational genomics to address fundamental questions in gene regulation. You will have established skills in at least one programming language (python or perl, R, Shell) and have familiarity with Linux environment. You will be expected to analyse large-scale genomics/epigenomics data related to X chromosome inactivation and epigenetic regulation of the genome, including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, bisulfite-seq, and HiC-seq. A demonstrated interest in research in gene regulation is expected together with excellent communications skills to include the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results and represent the research group at meetings. There is also another post available in this lab, and you may see vacancy number 143013, to view this role.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by The Wellcome Trust 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 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 25 October 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Imaging Protein Transport in Bacteria

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143121 Closing Date: 28-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a talented Postdoctoral Research Associate to study protein export in live bacterial cells through single molecule fluorescence experiments. This work will combine established methodology (PNAS (2013) 110: E3650, and unpublished) with emerging labelling techniques and imaging strategies. The project will study the recently-discovered Type 9 Secretion System and builds on our recent identification and structural analysis of the Type 9 protein transporter (Nature (2018) 564: 77).

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Microbiology, or other relevant discipline. You must have expertise in quantitative fluorescence microscopy and image analysis as well as expertise in recombinant DNA methodology and basic protein purification. You will be highly organised and able to work independently and as part of a team, as well as have good communication skills with the ability to present at meetings and write scientific manuscripts

This full-time fixed-term post is funded for up to 3 years in the first instance. The position is based in the group of Prof Ben Berks in the Department of Biochemistry and will involve a collaboration with the group of Achillefs Kapanidis in the Department of Physics both located around 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 28 October 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held on as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Imaging X Chromosome Inactivation

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143013 Closing Date: 25-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the lab of Professor Neil Brockdorff to work on a project to investigate the molecular mechanism of X chromosome inactivation, with a focus on the application of advanced microscopy to image key molecules in vivo and/or in vitro. You will develop approaches to investigate dynamic activities of key factors that mediate chromosome silencing by Xist RNA.

Applicants should possess a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in biochemistry, genomics/genetics, physics, or a related field, with a proven track record in molecular imaging (either in vitro or in vivo) and/or protein biochemistry, ideally in the area of chromatin studies, gene regulation or chromosome biology. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results and represent the group at meetings, together with the ability to collaborate with others and enthusiasm to supervise other lab members. There is also another post available in this lab, and you may see vacancy number 143012, to view this role.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by The Wellcome Trust 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 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 25 October 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lithium-Metal Anodes

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 142551 Closing Date: 04-NOV-2019
Contact Name: HR Manager Contact Email: hr@materials.ox.ac.uk

We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated scientist to join Professor Mauro Pasta's research group, with responsibility for carrying out research for the LiSTAr (Li-Sulfur Technology AcceleRation). This programme brings together seven leading universities (UCL, Imperial, Oxford, Nottingham, Cambridge, Southampton and Surrey) with multi-disciplinary strengths across a range of themes, to tackle and overcome key challenges in the development and deployment of next generation LiS batteries.

We are looking for researchers with expertise, proven by a strong publication record, in the following areas: batteries (in particular Li-metal anodes in liquid and solid electrolytes); solution and solid-state electrochemistry (i.e. galvanostatic, potentiostatic and voltammeric techniques, EIS); solid state materials chemistry; materials characterisation including advanced imaging (i.e. FIB/SEM and TEM, spectroscopy and sample preparation) and X-ray techniques (i.e. XRD, XPS).

The postholder will need the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project, to identify research objectives and to carry out appropriate research activities within a given timescale, demonstrating the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues in an extremely fast-paced and intellectually stimulating environment.

The post is available from 1 April 2020 and is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension until 31 August 2023 based on funding.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application, please provide no more than 5 pages (incl. cover letter, CV and publication list). Please also 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 4 November 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in November 2019 (you must be available this month) either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optimisation and Machine Learning

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research :
Vacancy ID: 142332 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: The Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, funded by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL, London), to work with Professors Coralia Cartis and Jared Tanner at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and Professor Stephane Chretien at NPL. This is a 2-year fixed-term position and is available for an immediate start.

The successful candidate will spend 80% of their time at Oxford and 20% at NPL (London) developing a joint research project. The PDRA will also have an affiliation with the Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, allowing further interactions with the UK data science community. The research project sits at the intersection of machine learning and optimisation, aiming to develop outstanding research in two directions: improving optimisation aspects for efficient deep learning, and employing statistical machine learning techniques for improving the scalability of optimisation methods for difficult problems. They will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks p.a.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics, machine learning, statistics or operations research, or a related area, a strong record in research and publications commensurate with their career stage, as well as an excellent background in more than one area relevant to the project focus.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator at the address given below, quoting vacancy reference 142332.

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 21 October 2019 can be considered.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143573 Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura on a research project funded by the ERC for a period of 12 months in the first instance, with possibility of extension. The project focuses on the application of single molecule mass photometry based on interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT) to microtubule assembly.

Find out more about the research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/philipp-kukura.aspx.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have extensive experience with tubulins and microtubule single molecule assays, as well as experience in label-free scattering microscopy assays. Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and undertaking comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 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 24 October 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, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143572 Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura on a research project funded by the ERC for a period of 12 months in the first instance, with possible extension. The project focuses on combining single molecule mass photometry based on interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT) with advanced image processing.

Find out more about the research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/philipp-kukura.aspx.

You should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or a relevant subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have extensive experience with tubulins and microtubule single molecule assays, as well as experience in label-free scattering microscopy assays.

Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and developing ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 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 24 October 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 Solid State Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143247 Closing Date: 31-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Simon J Clarke on a research project funded by the Faraday Institution until 31 March 2021 with a possibility of an extension subject to funding. The project is part of the consortium entitled “FutureCat” which aims to develop new cathode materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is a collaboration with five other institutions and is led by Professor Serena Corr at the University of Sheffield.

Find out more about the Clarke Research Group

The role will include solid state chemical synthesis, powder and single crystal diffraction, the use of other characterisation methods (e.g. magnetometry, transport measurements), supervision of graduate and masters students and there will be opportunities to drive the research direction and participate in experiments at international facilities (e.g. the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon facility). There will be strong interactions with other parts of the consortium who will test the new materials as potential battery electrode materials.

You should have a PhD in inorganic chemistry or a related subject area, (or be near to completion). You should have expertise in synthetic inorganic/materials chemistry. The duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, and managing your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, and coordination of the multiple aspects of the work in order to meet deadlines. You should be able to perform chemical synthesis using a wide range of techniques, interpret crystallographic data and interpret physical property measurements, and be willing to learn new techniques related to these. Previous experience in Li-ion battery research is not a requirement.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford and is available from 1 December 2019.

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 Thursday 31 October 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.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143250 Closing Date: 31-OCT-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Contact Email: recruitment@chem.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Michael A Hayward on a research project funded by the Faraday Institution until 31 March 2021 in the first instance with the expectation of renewal. The project is part of the consortium entitled “FutureCat” which aims to develop new cathode materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is a collaboration with five other institutions and is led by Professor Serena Corr at the University of Sheffield.

Find out more about the Hayward Research Group: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/michael-hayward.aspx

The role will include solid state chemical synthesis, powder and single crystal diffraction, the use of other characterisation methods (e.g. magnetometry, transport measurements), supervision of graduate and masters students and there will be opportunities to drive the research direction and participate in experiments at international facilities (e.g. the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon facility). There will be strong interactions with other parts of the consortium who will test the new materials as potential battery electrode materials.

You should have a PhD in inorganic chemistry or a related subject area (or be near to completion). You should have expertise in synthetic inorganic/materials chemistry. Duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, and managing your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, and coordination of the multiple aspects of the work in order to meet deadlines. You should be able to perform chemical synthesis using a wide range of techniques, interpret crystallographic data and interpret physical property measurements, and be willing to learn new techniques related to these. Previous experience in Li-ion battery research is not a requirement.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR and is available from 1 December 2019.

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 Thursday 31 October 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 Understanding the Chromatin Regulators Controlling Epigenetic Inheritance

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143006 Closing Date: 21-OCT-2019
Contact Name: HR Officer Contact Email: jobs@bioch.ox.ac.uk

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the lab of Dr Lars Jansen. You will have the responsibility for carrying out research focused on understanding the role of chromatin in epigenetic memory at centromeres and at active genes. Specifically, you will participate in a project to study chromatin inheritance focussing on the histone variant CENP-A at centromeres and determine the cell cycle control mechanisms in stable transmission of centromeric chromatin. Furthermore, the project aims to dissect the chromatin composition and structure of active genes whose activity is epigenetically propagated.

Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in a relevant area and have relevant experience in the area of chromatin biology. You will have extensive experience in the area of centromere biology in a yeast system, analysis of chromatin dynamics, ChIP-sequencing and single cell sequencing, together with extensive experience in protein immunoprecipitation and quantitative mass spectrometry. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities and have excellent communication skills to include the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results and represent the research group at meetings.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 1 year 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 21 October 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143318 Closing Date: 13-NOV-2019
Contact Name: Recruitment Administrator Contact Email: recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk

The Institute of Science Innovation and Society (InSIS) seeks to employ a postdoctoral research fellow for a new research program on the Management of Trans-boundary Resources in the MENA Region, funded by the Oxford Martin School. The position is full-time, will begin on 1 December 2019, or soon after (with a degree of negotiability), and will run for 24 months of full time equivalent working. The post will be based at InSIS and the postholder will work closely with other researchers at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), InSIS and Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR).

The aim of the project is to work on regional capacity in water and energy as a pathway to progress the Sustainable Development Goals in the Jordan and Nile Basins. The project will employ cutting edge analytic tools and modelling developed at Oxford, as well as support growing Track II processes on the ground that are relevant and linked to these objectives. The project is being carried out in conjunction with a range of regional partners, and will complement ongoing on-the-ground project-based collaborations on water and energy.

The candidate will have expertise in energy and/or other related social and/or environmental sciences, and will work primarily on the Jordan Basin, specifically, Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Understanding of Track II processes and experience in governmental or non-governmental Israeli policy and decision-making is critical.

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 application for this position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 13 November 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics - Global Priorities Institute

Faculty of Philosophy: Global Priorities Institute, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford
Vacancy type: Research Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 143157 Closing Date: 07-NOV-2019
Contact Name: GPI Administrator Contact Email: gpi-office@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics to conduct research for the Global Priorities Institute. The Fellow will conduct research in line with the research agenda of the Global Priorities Institute (GPI), which can be found at http://globalprioritiesinstitute.org. More details about GPI can be found below.

The post is fixed-term from the date of appointment for up to 4 years, and is anticipated to start in September 2020 (flexible). The Fellow will be located in central Oxford with the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford, and will be an Associate Member of the Department of Economics, one of the world’s leading Economics departments. You will be assigned a mentor who is a member of the Sub-Faculty of Economics GPI is currently located in the Manor Road building but anticipates moving to another office in central Oxford in the next year. You will have a desk at the Economics Department in the Manor Road Building as well as at GPI’s offices.

The Fellow will focus their research on producing papers to be submitted to top economics journals and will participate in related research activities, such as assisting in shaping GPI's research agenda, attending and presenting at internal seminars and working groups, and presenting at external conferences and seminars. No teaching is required, though teaching may be arranged if the successful candidate would like to gain teaching experience.

The applicant is required to have a PhD awarded or close to completion. The PhD should be either in economics or in a closely related discipline and combined with equivalent experience and expertise in economics. Also essential are outstanding academic ability and an excellent track record in writing research papers suitable for publication in top economics journals. In addition, the fellow must possess sufficient specialist knowledge of and a genuine interest in global priorities research.

We welcome applications from researchers simultaneously applying to tenure track jobs (or equivalent) who might complete a 1 or 2 year postdoc at GPI before giving their notice early and taking up a faculty position. We particularly encourage applications from women, black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in philosophy in general and at GPI in particular.

Applications for this post are to be made online.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 noon on 7 November 2019.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy - Global Priorities Institute

Faculty of Philosophy: Global Priorities Institute, Manor Road Building, Manor Ro