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All vacancies within University of Oxford

There are currently 239 vacancies within University of Oxford:

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Tracking System Development for Understanding Pollinator Movement in Agricultural Landscapes March 16, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Botanical Horticulturalist (maternity cover) March 30, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a
Cell Biologist March 30, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Centre Administrator March 30, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Communications Assistant March 30, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 – £29,301 p.a.
Communications Officer March 30, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Degree Conferrals Assistant March 30, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Departmental Receptionist/Course Administrator March 30, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with a discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Functional Genomics March 30, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 p.a.
Research Assistant in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology March 30, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Statistician/Epidemiologist March 30, 2017, noon Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,629 – £32,004 p.a.
Statistician/Epidemiologist March 30, 2017, noon Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,629 – £30,175 p.a.
Windows and Shared Infrastructure Administrator March 30, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Administrative Assistant - Dementias Platform UK March 31, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with a discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.
Administrative Assistant - Oxford Mindfulness Centre March 31, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with a discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.
Administrator/Personal Assistant - Dementias Platform UK March 31, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.
Assistant Clerk March 31, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,057 - £28,695 p.a.
Conservator (Metals) March 31, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Data Validation Assistant March 31, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Departmental Lecturer in Archaeomaterials March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Deputy Director of Finance March 31, 2017, noon Competitive Salary
Executive Education Co-ordinator March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
IT Systems Engineer March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Part-time Art and Architecture Cataloguing Specialist March 31, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time BRC Theme Coordinator March 31, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £31,076 p.a.
Part-time Collections Database Officer March 31, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Programme Administrator (maternity cover) March 31, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Technical Data Assistant March 31, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Bioethics March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Biology and Virotherapy March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Scientist - Translational Neuroscience March 31, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Seasonal Clerical Assistant - International Programmes March 31, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Senior Scientist/Research Facilitator DPUK March 31, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 with a discretionary range to £51,260 p.a.
Senior Test Analyst March 31, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Trainee Gardener - Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programmes – HBGTP (2 posts) March 31, 2017, noon Grade 1: £16,039 p.a.
Associate Professorship or Professorship of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics April 3, 2017, noon Grade 30S: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a.
Business Analyst (maternity cover) April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Clinical Trials Play and Study Assistant (2 posts) April 3, 2017, noon Grade 2: £16,289 - £18,412 p.a.
Enterprise IT Architect April 3, 2017, noon Grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a.
Executive Assistant, Associate Dean of MBA and Executive Degrees April 3, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.
Finance Manager April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
High Performance Computing Systems Administrator April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.
PA and Administrative Assistant April 3, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.
Part-time Administrative Assistant April 3, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Category Buyer April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)
Personal Assistant April 3, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Psychopharmacology and Emotion April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mechanisms of Motivation and Neurological Disorders April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Microscope Development (2 posts) April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with discretionary range to £41,709 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change Across Time, Space and Cultures April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.
Project Manager HIV-Vaccine Programme April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Research Assistant in Cryo-Electron Microscopy April 3, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy April 3, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Research Assistant in Viral Genomics April 3, 2017, noon Grade 6: £29,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Researcher in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences April 3, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,813 p.a.
Student Funding Administrator April 3, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Student Funding Officer April 3, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Student Funding Officer April 3, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
HR Administrator April 5, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Part-time Executive Assistant to the Director and Head of Administration and Finance April 5, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Laboratory Technician - Membrane Protein Production April 5, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Functional Genomics April 5, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Mechanisms of T Cell Activation and Differentiation April 5, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.
Research Assistant April 5, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £31,076 p.a.
Research Assistant – Genome Integrity April 5, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Research Associate in Finance and Geography April 5, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.
Senior Researcher in Pathogen Phylodynamics April 5, 2017, noon Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.
Support Advisor April 5, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
The Global Health Network Digital Communications and Web Support April 5, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Web and Digital Communications Assistant (maternity cover) April 5, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Associate Professorship of Biochemistry April 6, 2017, noon Grade 10a: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a.
Clinical Trials Data Entry Clerk/General Assistant April 6, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 – £21,220 p.a.
Examinations Officer April 6, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship (2 posts) April 6, 2017, noon From: £30,215.66 p.a.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship - FLUDD (2 posts) April 6, 2017, noon From: £30,215.66 p.a.
Marketing and Business Development Administrator April 6, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Network Operations Technician April 6, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Part-time Criminology Centre Administrator April 6, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy April 6, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroethics April 6, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Programmes and Project IT Trainer April 6, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Academic Appointments Officer (maternity cover) April 7, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.
Associate Professorship or Professorship of Materials April 7, 2017, noon From: £45,562 p.a.
Botanical Horticulturalist (Glasshouses) April 7, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Data Manager April 7, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Digital Support Engineer April 7, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a. A market pay supplement of up to £3,151 p.a. may also be payable and is subject to annual review.
Digitisation Assistant April 7, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Graduate Fundraising Trainee April 7, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Human Resources Manager April 7, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Transcriptional Regulators of Mammalian Development April 7, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry April 7, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Intracellular Calcium Signalling in Health and Disease April 7, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.
Postdoctoral Scientist in HCV Vaccine Model Development April 7, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,138 p.a.
Term-Time Weekend Library Assistant April 7, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a. (pro rata)
Training Manager in Endangered Archaeology April 7, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Clinical Psychologist - Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Communications and Media Manager (maternity cover) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Departmental Administrator (maternity cover) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Deputy Director of Studies April 10, 2017, noon Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 p.a.
Development Assistant - Ashmolean Museum April 10, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.
Digital Learning Developer April 10, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
ENI Research Fellow April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Head of Clinical Research April 10, 2017, noon Grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a.
IT Technician April 10, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Laboratory Technician - Membrane Protein Production April 10, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Mail Services Assistant April 10, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Paper Conservator (maternity cover) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Part-time Associate Professorships (Non-Tutorial Fellowships) in Fine Art (2 posts) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 36S: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Clinical Research Coordinator April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £37,075 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Synthetic Biology April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Research Assistant in Bone, Vascular and Cancer Biology April 10, 2017, noon Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,629 - £29,301 p.a.
Research Fellow (2 posts) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Senior Analyst Programmer April 10, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Statistical Programming Training Fellowship (2 posts) April 10, 2017, noon Grade 6: £29,301 p.a.
University Messenger April 10, 2017, noon Grade 2: £16,289 - £18,412 p.a.
Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography April 12, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Office Administrator April 12, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Applied Statistics - Dementias Platform UK April 12, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant for Agent-based Modelling Project April 12, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Turbomachinery April 12, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Sleep Neurobiology April 12, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Target and Drug Discovery - Stem Cell Research Manager April 12, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Technician April 12, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Technician April 12, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Associate Professor of Theoretical Computer Science April 13, 2017, noon From: £45,562 p.a. plus benefits
Associate Professorship of Social Demography April 13, 2017, noon Grade 10a (36S): From £45,562 p.a. plus pensionable College Allowance of £21,915 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Experimental Quantum Optics April 13, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immunometabolism April 13, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £33,943 p.a.
Structural Biologist in Metabolic and Rare Diseases April 13, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catalysis/Organic Chemistry (2 posts) April 14, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Fundraising Projects Officer April 17, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Human Factors Research Assistant April 17, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant April 17, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Regulation of Mitotic Progression and Chromosome Segregation April 17, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Mechanisms of T Cell Activation and Differentiation April 17, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Genomics April 17, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher on Quantum Causal Structures (2 posts) April 17, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,813 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Terahertz Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanowires April 18, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Research and Policy Officer - Centre for the Study of African Economies April 18, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,762 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies April 19, 2017, noon not specified
Building Facilities Technician April 19, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Card Office Assistant April 19, 2017, noon Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.
Communications Assistant April 19, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Deputy Facilities Manager April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Executive Education Manager April 19, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 – £46,924 with a discretionary range to £51,260 p.a.
MBRRACE-UK Maternal Programme Manager April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Maintenance Engineer April 19, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Mechanical Workshop Technician April 19, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Novo Nordisk Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Diabetes and Metabolism April 19, 2017, noon Grade E64: £31,614 – £50,669 p.a.
Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Diabetes and Metabolism (2 posts) April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Part-time Educational Development Officer (2 posts) April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Research Facilitator April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Cognitive Scientist (Alzheimer's Disease) April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Investigating the Role of Intrinsic Disorder in bZIP Transcription Factors April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Parasitology/Structural Biology April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Immunology (3 posts) April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Software Development Lead (Digital Biomarkers) April 19, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Research Assistant in Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity of Trypanosome and Leishmania Parasites April 19, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Research Facilitator April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Research Fellow - Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
Researcher (EBM Data Lab) April 19, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Senior Research Fellow April 19, 2017, noon Grade 9: £45,562– £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.
Workshop Technician April 19, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Early Career Development Fellowship in Economics in association with St Edmund Hall April 20, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £36,001 p.a.
Financial Assurance Analyst April 20, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Head of Data Management April 20, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Part-time Research Assistant - Paleoanthropology/Primatology April 20, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Research Assistant in Paleoanthropology/Primatology April 20, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Information Governance April 20, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Circuits of Waste and Value: Making E-waste Subjects in China and Japan April 20, 2017, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Vapour Deposition and Spectroscopy of Perovskite Heterostructures (2 posts) April 20, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Statistician (2 posts) April 20, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Research Assistant - Cell Biology April 20, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 with a discretionary range to £36,001 p.a.
Associate Professor of Machine Learning April 21, 2017, noon From: £45,562 p.a. plus benefits
Associate Professor of Programming Languages April 21, 2017, noon From: £45,562 p.a. plus benefits
Departmental Lecturer in Islamic Art and Architecture April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Infrastructure Network Analyst April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Part-time Departmental Lecturer April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Research Technician/Engineer April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Harvesting April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in French (French Novels 1800-1810) April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Research Software Developer April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Sustainability Project Manager (Building Systems) April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Sustainability Project Manager (Laboratory Optimisation) April 21, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Academic Administrator April 24, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Alumni Events Officer April 24, 2017, noon Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.
Associate Professorship in the International Relations of South Asia April 24, 2017, noon Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a.
Associate Professorship in the Politics of Africa April 24, 2017, noon Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a.
Barclays Career Development Fellow April 24, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £48,327 p.a.
Clinical Trials Operational Lead April 24, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Clinical Trials Portfolio Lead April 24, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Group Leader in Infectious Disease Modelling April 24, 2017, noon Grade 10: £52,793- £61,179 with a discretionary range to £66,836 p.a.
Laboratory Technician - Structural Biology April 24, 2017, noon Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Digital Health April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Smart Sleep Monitoring April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Officer (Gates) April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry for Dementia April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £37,075 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Postdoctoral Scientist – Protein Purification April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Scientist – Transmission-blocking Malaria Vaccine Group April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Professorship of Marketing April 24, 2017, noon not specified
Research Assistant – Molecular Biology April 24, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Research Officer - ‘The Global Governed?’: Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Senior Researcher in Global Psychiatric Gen-Ethics April 24, 2017, noon Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.
Web Developer April 24, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
GMP Production and QC Analyst PET Radiopharmacy/Radiochemistry April 26, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Postdoctoral Immunologist - HIV Vaccine Group April 26, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Transgenic Technologies April 26, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunopeptidomics April 26, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurodegeneration April 26, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Single-Cell Transcriptomics April 26, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Research Assistant in Ecological Databases April 26, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Research Assistant in Educational Assessment April 26, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Senior Academic Administrator - Graduate-entry Medicine April 26, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
Senior Health Economist April 26, 2017, noon RSIV Grade: From £54,979 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Applied Statistics (2 posts) April 27, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Cognitive Neuroscience April 27, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis April 27, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Plasma Physics April 27, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Plasma Physics April 27, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher April 27, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Oxford Biodesign Healthcare Innovation Research Assistant (6 posts) April 28, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.
Group Leader - Research Radiation Therapy Physics April 30, 2017, noon Grade 10: from £52,793 p.a.
Robertson Fellow in Biomedical Data Science May 1, 2017, noon Grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a.
Robertson Fellowship in Biomedical Data Science May 1, 2017, noon Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 p.a.
Robertson Fellowship in Biomedical Data Science May 1, 2017, noon E66: £54,741 - £71,676 p.a.
SSNAP Fellowship in Paediatric Neuroscience May 1, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
InSIS Institute Manager May 3, 2017, noon Grade 6: £27, 629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
John G Winant Associate Professor in US Foreign Policy May 3, 2017, noon Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a. (plus pensionable College Allowance of £21,915 p.a.)
Associate Professor of Algorithms and Complexity Theory May 5, 2017, noon From: £45,562 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Engineering Nitrogen-fixation in Plant Associated Bacteria and Transfer to Cereals May 5, 2017, noon Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Professorship of Education May 5, 2017, noon not specified
Part-time Researcher in Migration May 8, 2017, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a. (pro rata)
Professorship of Mathematical Finance May 22, 2017, noon not specified
Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship of Business and Development May 22, 2017, noon Salary: A stipend of £35,000 for one Trinity Term is payable

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Tracking System Development for Understanding Pollinator Movement in Agricultural Landscapes

Closes: March 16, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. This is a full-time post, funded by the John Oldacre Foundation for 8 months, working under the direction of Dr Tonya Lander and the work is to be conducted in her lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB.


The postholder will be responsible for completing the development of, and field testing, two new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-based insect tracking systems, one based on harmonic radar tracking and the other based on visual tracking. Significant work has already been completed, and equipment and modelling programs are in place, so it is expected that it will be possible to deliver working systems within the time available.


The postholder should have, or be expected to obtain, a PhD or equivalent and publication record in a relevant area (engineering). Significant experience in radio frequency (RF) systems design and testing. Experience in design in Comsol Multiphysics and/or CST. High motivation with intellectual curiosity and rigour. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to present research at national and international symposia. Also, experience in microcontroller programming. Interest in agroecology. Experience in UAV piloting.


Excellent benefits include 38 days’ leave.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Lander at: tonya.lander@plants.ox.ac.uk.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 16 March 2017.

Botanical Horticulturalist (maternity cover)

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced horticulturalist with good knowledge of, and a keen interest in, the collection of plants grown in the outdoor areas of the Botanic Garden.


The Botanical Horticulturist will be involved in the day-to-day cultivation, maintenance and development of the collection, achieving high aesthetic and horticultural standards. The postholder’s enthusiasm for contributing to the planning and development of the work of the team is key. In addition to the horticultural duties the postholder will contribute to some of the Garden’s educational activities. These responsibilities include the training and supervision of trainees, volunteers and work experience placements.


This post offers a unique opportunity to join an enthusiastic team in a busy and vibrant department.


The closing date for apoplications is 12.00 noon on 30 March 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 28 April 2017.

Cell Biologist

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a Cell Biologist with experience in cancer cell biology to join the Growth Factor Signalling Group led by Dr Alex Bullock. You will join a translational research team at the SGC investigating the signalling of BMP/TGF-ß receptor kinases for the development of new treatments against the paediatric brain tumour DIPG and the rare musculoskeletal disease FOP.


You will elucidate the molecular mechanisms that determine SMAD and MAPK signalling by the oncogenic receptor serine kinase ACVR1 (ALK2), which carries gain of function mutations in both the DIPG and FOP disease conditions. You will also participate in our ongoing drug discovery programme by profiling small molecule kinase and epigenetic inhibitors currently under development at the SGC for these diseases.


You will hold a PhD (or be near completion) in cell biology or related subject, be highly motivated and enthusiastic to work closely with other multidisciplinary team members as well as supporting patient charities. You should have a good publication record and an interest in cell signalling, cancer, chemical biology and epigenetics. Good organisational and computer skills in addition to enthusiasm and motivation are essential.


This is a full-time post and is offered on a fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of extension.


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


The SGC as part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine is a family friendly department: www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/family-friendly


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 30 March 2017 will be considered.

Centre Administrator

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law is a multi-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of law in society. The Centre Administrator is a varied and interesting role, and is fundamental to the smooth running of the Centre. Under the day-to-day direction of the Centre Director, the postholder is responsible for research support and facilitation. He or she also provides general administrative support and advice to the Director and the Fellows of the Centre; will manage the Centre's space and resources; and will line manage the administrative staff in the Centre. The postholder will be in regular contact with administrative staff in the Law Faculty, and will be accountable to the Head of Administration and Finance in the Law Faculty for the operational management of the Centre.


Candidates should have a good general level of education, preferably to degree level; relevant experience and interest in the area of research support and facilitation; experience of managing budgets and resources; up-to-date IT skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to deal tactfully and positively with a wide range of people.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 March 2017. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Communications Assistant

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 – £29,301 p.a.

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive Communications Assistant to join the Communications team in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.


You will be a key part of the Communications team and will work across all of its functions and build good relations with the Department’s staff, students and alumni. You will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Communications team, which includes following appropriate University, divisional and departmental procedures, as well as contributing to adapting NDORMS’s practice accordingly. You will be expected to continue to develop your communication and organisational skills as part of the role.


You are educated to A-Level standard or equivalent and have a background in communications and a proven track record of delivering across many of the areas mentioned above. You are enthusiastic about technology and social media and have a firm grasp of how it can be used to achieve our goals. Your oral and written communication skills are superb, clear and informative and you have the ability to tailor different messages clearly to different people. You are outgoing and sociable and have a genuine interest in people and the ability to relate and engage with a wide range of people from different background and walks of life. You are self-confident and happy to be an ambassador for NDORMS. You also have a diploma or equivalent, ideally relevant to the role.


Experience of writing, managing websites and social media platforms would be an advantage. It is desirable that you have experience using design and media related IT packages. Experience of delivering and promoting events is also an advantage.


This is a full-time position for 1 year in the first instance.


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 Thursday, 30 March 2016.

Communications Officer

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Communications Officer post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced communications practitioner to develop the Academic Administration Division’s communications channels.

The Communications team has an integrated communications strategy and planned programme of activities in order to strengthen awareness, participation and feedback in support of the work of the Division and close working partners.


The Communications Officer is responsible for developing this strategy, bringing imaginative flair to new communications initiatives and information resources for targeted audiences across a range of channels to ensure that these audiences are well informed and consulted at all levels of the organisation.


High quality communications and consultation are an integral part of the Division’s activities. You will work closely with colleagues across the central administration and services, with academic and administrative members of the University and its colleges, and with students.


From application and admission to examinations and graduation, the Division offers key support to academic and administrative staff and students across the collegiate University. Through the promotion of effective, timely and appropriate communications, the team strives to ensure continuity, consistency and coherence to activities.


The postholder will be expected to play a key role in providing leadership, advice and practical support for the continuing development of communications activities, taking into consideration the complexity and diversity of the University organisation.


To be successful you will need a degree, or equivalent work experience, a minimum of two years’ experience in communications, marketing or PR as well as experience of writing clear, concise communications across digital and traditional channels.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Degree Conferrals Assistant

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

Student Registry is seeking to appoint a Degree Conferrals Assistant to support the Degree Conferrals Office by dealing with enquiries directed to the Office, producing documents, and verifying Alumni qualifications. The postholder will also provide occasional support at degree and matriculation ceremonies, as well as attending and assisting at degree days.


The postholder will be a highly motivated team player with a flexible approach and first-rate organisational and IT skills. The postholder should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven ability to prioritise a busy workload in an efficient and co-operative manner. It is important that the postholder be able to demonstrate an ability to learn new skills quickly, as well as the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.


For an informal discussion about the position, potential applicants may in the first instance contact Sophie Hurden, Degree Conferrals Manager, tel: 01865 270191.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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 submitted by 12.00 midday on Thursday 30 March 2017 will be considered. It is anticipated interviews will be held week commencing 17 April 2017.

Departmental Receptionist/Course Administrator

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with a discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY


We are looking to appoint a Receptionist/Course Administrator to join the Psychiatry Department. Reporting to the Departmental Administrator you will be a key member of the Administration Team, providing administrative and reception support to the Department.


As receptionist you will be first point of contact for all visitors to the department so will be responding to a wide range of queries. You will need to maintain the organisation of the reception area to ensure a smart professional image at all times. You will work closely with the Facilities Manager to provide day-to-day support to the Department, and will provide administrative support for psychiatry training courses, in liaison with the Programme Directors. You will be encouraged to develop and implement new administrative systems, and write new reception protocols where appropriate. The post offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience of a wide range of tasks within the university and to learn how the administrative functions of the department work together.


With a good general education, you will have significant administrative experience, along with excellent communication skills and a professional approach to your work.


Knowledge of university systems would be an advantage as would experience within a medical/academic background.


You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Functional Genomics

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 p.a.

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Functional Genomics in the Julian Knight group based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.


We seek a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional research environment for functional genomics, bioinformatics and statistical genetics found at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. You will play a key role leading bioinformatic analysis of functional genomic data generated through this programme in patient samples and controls. You will analyse high throughput Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data sets quantifying gene expression (RNA-seq) as well as SNP array data, seeking to define the nature of genetic variation in the populations studied and to functionally annotate variants in the setting of high dimensional clinical data. Your work will include mapping gene expression as a quantitative trait (eQTL mapping) to identify SNP associations with differences in expression.


You will have a PhD in clinical medicine (applications from PhD students about to submit their theses will be considered) together with experience of functional genomic analysis and expression quantitative trait mapping. You will also have excellent analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to work in a team and a good publication record.


The position is funded by Specialist Diabetes Research and Treatment Centre LLC and is fixed-term for 1 year.


Please quote ref. 128180 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 Thursday 30 March 2017 will be considered.

Research Assistant in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Research Assistant to join the research group of Professor Catherine Porcher (www.imm.ox.ac.uk/catherine-porcher-2) within the Molecular Haematology Unit at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The group’s research interests focus on the transcriptional regulation of blood stem cell development through the characterisation of regulatory protein complexes and their nuclear targets, using high-throughput genomics and proteomics approaches, single cell analyses and lineage tracing.


You will provide research support to senior scientists in the group with a particular focus on the development of human ES cell cultures, and manage your own focused projects under their day-to-day supervision. Duties will involve molecular (DNA, RNA and protein) techniques as well as tissue culture work and maintenance of breeding mouse stocks.


You will hold a degree (preferably 1st or 2:1) in a biomedically related area and have proven experience in molecular and cellular biology methods, in particular in ES cell culture, sub-cloning, PCR and Western Blotting. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently, a meticulous approach to lab work with good manual dexterity and excellent organisational and communication skills are essential.


The post is fixed-term, funded by the Medical Research Council for 3 years, with an immediate start.


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


The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Statistician/Epidemiologist

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,629 – £32,004 p.a.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Statistician/Epidemiologist to join Associate Professor Andrew Judge and Professor Nigel Arden based in the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.


The Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Unit is involved in collecting and analysing data that helps us understand musculoskeletal diseases and conditions across populations and over the course of time. As Statistician/Epidemiologist, you will be required to support on-going epidemiological and pharmaco-epidemiological research studies within the Epidemiology Unit. Projects are related to research using routine data from national datasets. Your primary duties are to take a leading role in the statistical analysis of data from electronic medical records. You will require expertise in: regression modelling techniques; methodology to handle missing data; time series analysis; clinical risk prediction. Additional duties will include contributing to the development of innovative and creative methodologies and techniques as well as contributing to existing and new research projects.


You will have an MSc in statistics or epidemiology, together with experience in biostatistics and some knowledge of medical statistics and expertise in handling large patient level datasets. You will also have expertise in statistical analysis packages such as SAS, R, SPSS and Stata software. The ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams and independently is essential as is having proven organisational and time management skills. Experience of working with electronic medical records/routinely collected data would be desirable.


This is a full-time fixed-term post for 2 years in the first instance.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Statistician/Epidemiologist

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,629 – £30,175 p.a.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Statistician/Epidemiologist to join Associate Professor Andrew Judge based in the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.


The Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Unit is involved in collecting and analysing data that helps us understand musculoskeletal diseases and conditions across populations and over the course of time. As Statistician/Epidemiologist, you will be required to support on-going epidemiological and pharmaco-epidemiological research studies within the Epidemiology Unit. Projects are related to research using routine data from national datasets. Your primary duties are to take a leading role in the statistical analysis of data from electronic medical records. You will require expertise in: regression modelling techniques; methodology to handle missing data; time series analysis; clinical risk prediction. Additional duties will include contributing to the development of innovative and creative methodologies and techniques as well as contributing to existing and new research projects.


You will have an MSc in statistics or epidemiology, together with experience in biostatistics and some knowledge of medical statistics and expertise in handling large patient level datasets. You will also have expertise in statistical analysis packages such as SAS, R, SPSS and Stata software. The ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams and independently is essential as is having proven organisational and time management skills. Experience of working with electronic medical records/routinely collected data would be desirable.


This is a full-time fixed-term post until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Windows and Shared Infrastructure Administrator

Closes: March 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

IT Services at the University of Oxford is looking for a Windows Server administrator to work in Infrastructure services. The successful candidate will work in the Operations Team, building and supporting servers for essential services, and acting as third line support.


This post offers an excellent opportunity to deepen expertise in the Windows Server environment utilising both Puppet and PowerShell automation. Also it would be highly desirable for candidates to have programming and Linux administration skills.


If you already have experience of working with Windows servers, either having specialised, or as part of general responsibilities, and are looking to further your career then this could be the job for you.


The successful candidate will be autodidactic, able to integrate into the team quickly, to develop and support the systems that support the University’s services. They will also be expected to contribute to the technical development and architecture of infrastructure for hosting systems. Doing so will require significant experience of managing systems in a Windows environment, using configuration management for management of infrastructure, monitoring, and incorporating security into management of systems and infrastructure.


This is a full-time, 2 year fixed-term post.


Please ensure that you have addressed each of the selection criteria in your supporting statement.


Only applications received by no later than 12.00 noon Thursday 30 March 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Tuesday 11 April 2017.

Administrative Assistant - Dementias Platform UK

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with a discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.

We are looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to work for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK). The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.


This post is for a fixed-term (funded to 30 June 2019).


Working closely with the Administrator/PA, you will provide comprehensive administrative support for a number of project processes for the operational team for DPUK. You will work collaboratively as part of a team managing DPUK meetings, including administering mailing lists, expenses, room booking, catering and ticket sales.


You will have experience of managing administrative processes and reception or customer facing work. You will be able to work independently, with minimum supervision, and manage your own workload. Experience of working within a Higher Education Institution or within a service industry environment would be desirable as would experience of financial administration, including the ability to be numerate and accurate.


You will be required to upload a supporting statement explaining how you meet the job requirements and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing day for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017.

Administrative Assistant - Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with a discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to work within the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). You will be based in the Oxford Mindfulness Centre which is currently located at the Warneford Hospital but will move to Kellogg College, Banbury Road, Oxford in July 2017. The post is funded for 3 years.


Working closely with the OMC Operational Manager and Operational team you will provide day-to-day support to our Centre's activities, with a strong emphasis on great customer service. You will be the first point of contact for the OMC, and will be responsible for providing a professional and warm welcome. You will be involved in administration of the Centre’s major areas of activities, and provide front of house assistance to customers attending OMC courses and classes.


With a good general education, (A level or equivalent) you will have proven IT skills (Microsoft office packages), and previous administrative experience. You will have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work to deadlines, independently with minimum supervision. Experience of working within a Higher Education or service industry environment would be an advantage.


You will be required to upload a supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post, and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 March 2017.

Administrator/Personal Assistant - Dementias Platform UK

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.

We are looking to appoint an Administrator/Personal Assistant to provide administrative support to Professor John Gallacher and the Operational Team for the Dementias Platform UK. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.


This post is for a fixed-term (funded to 30 June 2019).


You will provide comprehensive administrative support to Professor Gallacher (including diary management), and act as the first point of contact for the group, assisting with a wide range of tasks to help the research team work efficiently. You will work collaboratively with the Operations team to organise external meetings and events, including accommodation and travel arrangements.


You will have strong previous administrative experience, ideally in a medical academic or research environment, along with a good level of IT literacy. Sensitivity to confidential issues, a tactful professional manner and the ability to exercise independent judgement are all essential skills.


You will be required to upload a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing day for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017.

Assistant Clerk

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,057 - £28,695 p.a.

The Proctors’ Office is an impartial and discrete institution within the University, with a scrutiny role focussed on: reviewing the application and observance of University legislation, policy and practice in governance and service delivery; inquiring into individual cases of possible non-compliance with University rules and regulations, departures from appropriate service standards and other problems with both academic and non-academic services to students; facilitating appropriate dispensations from compliance, for example in view of mitigating circumstances; advising University members on fair and proper conduct of their business and activities.


As part of an administrative team under the direction of the Clerk to the Proctors, the Assistant Clerk will provide first-class administrative support to senior officers of the University – the Proctors and the Assessor – to ensure the proper, efficient and fair handling of individual student cases, compliant with the relevant University legislation and policy and with external requirements such as those of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA). The post-holder will be responsible to one of two deputy clerks and will work alongside other officers within the team.


The postholder will be required to demonstrate good organisational and communication skills; develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the relevant rules and regulations; and work effectively with students and staff across the collegiate University, demonstrating tact, discretion and judgement in the handling of sensitive and confidential matters.


The Proctors and Assessor bring to their roles their experience of working with students and of colleagues' interests and concerns, from across the collegiate University. They may not have detailed knowledge of University statutes, regulations and policies when they take up office, and so they are supported in these matters by Proctors' Office staff. The Assistant Clerk to the Proctors plays an important role in this context and represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious administrator to apply well-honed skills to supporting the work of some of the University’s most senior officers.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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.


All applications must be received by 12.00 noon on Friday 31 March 2017.

Conservator (Metals)

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the preservation and display of the Watlington Hoard, a large Viking silver hoard found in Oxfordshire and recently acquired by the Ashmolean Museum. You will be treating part of the hoard for display and ensuring safe storage for the remainder as well as preparing the material for a series of nationwide loans. You will also support the work of the Objects Conservation team more widely as required on a varied range of conservation activities relating to the world significant collections in the museum, liaising on a day-to-day basis with members of the Conservation Team and reporting to the Head of Conservation. The Conservation Department is a highly motivated group of conservators where the ability to work flexibly and as part of a team to tight deadlines is essential.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will also be asked to upload a CV and a covering letter to demonstrate your skills and experience. Please note that the covering letter should not be more than one side of A4 and may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).


To apply for this role and for further details please click on the job description below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 31 March 2017. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 10 April 2017 at the Ashmolean Museum.


Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Data Validation Assistant

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

THE VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY.


The Clinical Trials Group is based within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and co-ordinates clinical trials addressing health issues of major national and international importance.


The Unit is involved in the design, conduct and analysis of investigator led multi-centered randomised trials that are carried out in collaboration with local NHS Trusts in both primary and secondary care.


We are looking for a Data Validation Assistant to support the Clinical Data Managers in ensuring the accuracy, completeness and consistency of data collected by clinical trials based within the PC-CTU.


You will need experience working with clinical trial data, excellent IT skills and the ability to work to a consistently high degree of accuracy, in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory requirements.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 31 March 2017 and we expect to hold interviews on 12 - 13 April 2017.

Departmental Lecturer in Archaeomaterials

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Research Laboratory at the School of Archaeology seeks applications for a Departmental Lecturer. The postholder will be responsible to the Head of School, Professor Julia Lee-Thorp, and will provide cover due to the secondment of the permanent postholder.


The post is full-time for 36 months, from September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.


The postholder will teach Archaeomaterials in the MSc in Archaeological Science, and undergraduate courses, and help supervise graduate research projects. As a Departmental Lecturer, you will teach all aspects of Archaeomaterials, including the lectures and practical classes as well as providing support for specific areas of the syllabus. You will also contribute to delivering your own and existing research, present papers and write research articles.


You must have a doctorate in Archaeology, Archaeomaterials or a closely related discipline with strong content in analytical materials research as well as postdoctoral research experience. A strong publication record commensurate with stage of career, university teaching experience including dissertation supervision, experience of assessment and administration of a degree programme, sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials, a commitment to participate in wider academic activities, and the ability to contribute effectively to administrative work and to collaborate effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team. Strong communication skills are essential.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017 can be considered.

Deputy Director of Finance

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Competitive Salary

The Finance Division’s role is to support the academic, research and administrative community at the University with sound financial advice, timely information and effective internal control that will drive good strategies which ensure it is best placed to continue to succeed.


Reporting to the Director of Finance, you will have overall responsibility for the provision of effective financial information, driving effective and efficient financial services, and maintaining the financial control framework. This requires a high-calibre finance professional who is not only technically excellent, but is also able to build relationships across the Division and beyond.


As the most senior finance role after the Director of Finance, the Deputy Director will sit on a number of the University’s management and governance bodies as the senior finance representative and play an active part in the overall management of the University.


The Deputy Director of Finance will be at ease dealing with senior management and external advisors, good at summarising complicated subjects, and be comfortable taking difficult decisions and making things happen.


This critical role will be at the heart of the transformational agenda that the University needs to pursue, to ensure that its financial support, systems and processes are operating effectively at a time when there is considerable pressure to continue to improve efficiency.


The challenge will be to ensure that the finance functions that fall within the role’s remit are delivered in an optimal manner that maximises quality while reducing risk and costs where possible.

The Job Description and more details on how to apply can be downloaded from the below link, please copy and paste this into your browser: www.odgers.com/61719


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 31 March 2017.

Executive Education Co-ordinator

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) in the School of Geography and the Environment is seeking an Executive Education Co-ordinator to support the development and growth of the Executive Education portfolio under the supervision of the Programme Director.


The key role for the Co-ordinator under the leadership of the Programme Director will be to co-ordinate and deliver a suite of executive education programmes that reflect the research themes of the SSEE, contribute to the School’s growth and development and ensure Executive Education Programmes are financially sustainable. You will contribute to planning, monitoring effectiveness and improving delivery of current and future programmes. In addition, the candidate will contribute to course design, establish marketing and communications plans, and undertake administrative tasks. You will work with the School’s Events and Engagement Co-ordinator on the delivery of the programmes.


The preferred candidate will hold a degree or possess equivalent business experience in a related field: economics, environmental geography, economic geography or sustainable finance; possess strategic management experience, ideally with an understanding of academic research; experience with the management of higher education programmes; and excellent written and spoken English. You will possess an ability to work in a demanding environment subject to deadlines and exacting professional and academic standards. You will possess excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task.


The appointment will be available full-time for 3 years.


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 31 March 2017, and interviews will be held week commencing 3 April 2017.

IT Systems Engineer

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are looking for an IT Systems Engineer, who will support the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme's (MORU) IT infrastructure based in Bangkok, which is spread out across five faculty buildings. The IT Systems Engineer will support an infrastructure that is fully inter-connected and strives to utilise best practices and current technologies to deliver reliable enterprise IT solutions for the unit. As the IT Systems Engineer, you will be an integral part of the IT team but will also have the opportunity to take ownership of challenging projects that will see you work independently at times.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelors’ degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and be MCSE or MCSA certified. You will be self-motivated and possess excellent communication skills. You will have proven ability to manage multiple issues simultaneously and proven analytical troubleshooting skills. Experience in Microsoft server technologies is essential. It will be desirable to have experience of enterprise backup and anti-virus software and scripting language, but not essential.


This post is available on a fixed-term basis for 1 year.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017 will be considered.

Part-time Art and Architecture Cataloguing Specialist

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. One of the Bodleian Libraries, the Sackler Library is the principal research library for archaeology, history of art and architecture, and classics. It includes several departmental collections of the former Ashmolean Library, the Classics Lending Library, the Griffith Institute Library and the History of Art Department Library. Rare book and special collections holdings are noteworthy.


As the Art and Architecture Cataloguing Specialist, you will participate in a scoping exercise to determine the nature and extent of the Sackler Library’s art and architecture special collections materials that are under-represented in the online catalogue. Your role will involve planning a schedule of works, producing a future needs plan, managing the project on a day-to-day basis, and making independent decisions or referring to the Art and Architecture Librarian as needed.


As part of this exercise, you will create online catalogue records for, or make recommendations with regard to, a variety of uncatalogued and partially-catalogued items such as: archival materials; early rare books (published ca. 1450-1820); early sales and collection catalogues; important art/architecture portfolio volumes; and items from the livres d’artiste collection.


You will have a postgraduate qualification in librarianship and/or art/architecture history; experience of cataloguing art and/or architecture collections; and reading/working knowledge of one or more Western European languages. You will be a fully-trained OLIS cataloguer and have significant experience of online cataloguing using Aleph and MARC21 (Bibliographic, Authority and Holdings), RDA, LCSH, LCC and local OLIS standards, as well as DCRB or DCRM(B).


This is a fixed-term post for 2 years, working part-time, 7.5 hours per week (0.2 FTE), one full-day per week but not Fridays.


Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background 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.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a CV and a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. 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 online by 12.00 midday on Monday 20 March 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Part-time BRC Theme Coordinator

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £31,076 p.a.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.


We are seeking an enthusiastic Theme Coordinator to provide support to Professors Casadei and Neubauer, in their capacity as the new OxBRC Theme Leads based in the RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. The post will be pivotal to ensuring the effective interaction between the university and hospital departments that comprise these two research themes and the OxBRC.


You will be working In collaboration with the CVM Grants Team to assist with the monitoring and management of theme OxBRC budgets and act as the point of contact for theme investigators and the OxBRC where required. You will assist theme leads with the NIHR BRC Annual Report and any other ad hoc reporting requests throughout the year such as quarterly reports of theme publications and research recruitment activity. You will also need to arrange and attend regular theme meetings, including, scheduling meetings, inviting speakers, sending out meeting invitations and minuting.


You will be educated to a degree standard and have evidence of excellent English language skills, both oral and written. You will need to have proven experience of managing research grants including budgets and in analysing/collating information, interpreting and presenting data and report writing.


The part-time post is funded for 3 years with a possibility of renewal and is based at the West Wing, Level 6 of the John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford. You would be expected to start on 1st May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Heidi Crook (Heidi.crook@cardiov.ox.ac.uk) or Piotr Lewandowski (Piotr.lewandowski@cardiov.ox.ac.uk). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV as part of your online application. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled for Monday 10 April 2017.

Part-time Collections Database Officer

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)

The Pitt Rivers Museum is looking for part-time Collections Database Officer. The postholder will be responsible for the maintenance of the Museum’s collections databases, that provide internal and external access to the Museum’s world-famous collections. She or he will need to have a good understanding of how best to help others use databases, the ability to create accounts and change layouts, and the ability to ensure that robust systems checks are completed and backup data is available. Working closely with PRM staff, colleagues in the Museums and Gardens IT group, and the system suppliers to ensure that all the Museum’s systems work together in an integrated manner


This is an important role in a busy museum requiring excellent organisation, time management, attention to detail, and communication skills.


This post is part-time for 22 hours per week.


Full details of essential requirements are available in the job description.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 31 March 2017. Interviews are likely to take place in April 2017.

Part-time Programme Administrator (maternity cover)

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)

We are seeking to appoint a Programme Administrator for the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, Integrate. The programme seeks to address the critical problem of integrating large amounts of intermittent renewable energy into electricity systems.


You will be expected to play the role in the smooth operation of the Programme on a day-to-day basis, working closely with the Co-Directors and other academic staff to ensure that the programme administration and communications functions are effectively managed. You will also play a key role in ensuring good liaison with the carbon reduction work of the Environmental Sustainability team in the Estates Services, ensuring good interaction between the practitioners and the researchers across the University.


The successful applicant will have a good understanding of energy issues, with a relevant degree or equivalent experience. You will have a thorough knowledge and experience of using Excel to record, monitor and report on financial information and to interpret financial data. You will have good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly for minutes and non-specialist communications. Proven experience of administration and project management in complex research programmes is essential.


This post is part-time, at 0.5 FTE or 18.75 hours per week, for a period of six months.


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 Friday 31 March 2017, and interviews will be held week commencing 3 April 2017.

Part-time Technical Data Assistant

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a. (pro rata)

The Digital Collections team is looking to recruit a Technical Data Assistant to help in the application and development of procedures to assess and improve the quality and structure of Ashmolean catalogue data in collection records held in the Museum’s collections management system, MuseumPlus.


You will be responsible for implementing and developing specifications for the batch update of existing collections data to meet agreed basic documentation standards and ultimately enable the effective search, retrieval, and eventual publication of museum object records online.


You will have sound experience of relational databases, exporting and importing data to and from Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access, and producing data update processes in SQL and Access VBA, as well as proven ability to work with a high degree of precision and accuracy. You will be required to liaise with colleagues regarding your work on collection records, organise assigned workload and work to deadlines, and report on progress and levels of data quality. You will understand the importance of data standards and be able to clearly communicate issues relating to systems data. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with collections data and databases and/or collections management systems in a similar role.


This is a part-time post, 3 days a week/21.9 hours (0.6 FTE) and fixed-term for 1 year.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 March 2017. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Bioethics

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the Real World Outcomes across the Alzheimer Disease Spectrum: a Multimodal data Access Platform (ROADMAP) project within the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) Team. The NEUROSEC team, led by Professor Ilina Singh is uniquely situated within Oxford Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and we build collaborative research relationships with scientists and clinicians whilst maintaining a critical perspective and a portfolio of independent research projects.


The post is for a fixed-term (funded to 31 December 2018).


You will initiate, develop and maintain effective research partnerships with senior scientists and health professionals in Oxford Department of Psychiatry, across the ROADMAP consortium and more broadly. You will provide leadership for tasks and deliverables specified in three ROADMAP work packages related to outcomes definition; stakeholder engagement and involvement.


You will have or be close to completion of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant social science discipline (psychology, education, anthropology, sociology), social policy or in bioethics with demonstrated expertise and experience in qualitative health research methods. With experience of working with applied ethics concepts, preferably in the context of mental health, you will have proven ability to initiate and complete a major research project to a high level.


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


The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 31 March 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to join a highly motivated medicinal chemistry team working under the direct supervision of Professors Steve Davies and Angela Russell. The project is funded by OxStem Oncology, the first stand-alone company to be formed under the OxStem umbrella (www.oxstem.co.uk). OxStem is a revolutionary spin-out company from the University of Oxford, founded by Professor Steve Davies, Professor Dame Kay Davies and Professor Angela Russell, which recently raised a record-breaking £16.9M in its initial funding round. The company is a developer of cell programming therapies with a unique approach to regenerative medicine, aiming to develop small molecules that can activate repair mechanisms that already exist within the body. OxStem is leading the field into a new era of small molecule-driven stem and stem-like cell reprogramming that will be transformative for healthcare.


OxStem Oncology aims to identify new classes of drug candidates that will differentiate 'cancer stem-like cells' (CSLCs) to more benign states that will improve clinical outcomes and overcome resistance/relapse. The team will focus initially on Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes with a view to expanding to other conditions over time. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world leading researchers and contribute to the development of innovative new therapies for areas of significant unmet medical need.


This project is a collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology, Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine and UCL including Professor Sten Eirik Jacobsen, Professor Paresh Vyas, Dr Petter Woll, Professor Thomas Milne and Professor Tariq Enver.


The post is funded by OxStem Oncology and are available immediately for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further 24 months. The successful candidate will be expert in synthetic organic chemistry and/or will have experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery/development, and screening.


Candidates must have an organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or chemical biology PhD or will have submitted a thesis in one of these subjects prior to taking up the appointments.


For an informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Angela Russell on: angela.russell@chem.ox.ac.uk.


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


The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Biology and Virotherapy

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We seek an outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher to join Professor Seymour’s virotherapy research group in the Department of Oncology. The primary focus of the appointee will be to design lytic adenoviruses with potent anticancer activities. Major areas of focus will be in understanding how oncolytic viruses exploit the cancer phenotype, how they behave in the cancer microenvironment, and how they can engender a strong anticancer immune response.


You will have a PhD (or be near to completion) in virology, immunology, biotechnology or molecular or cell biology, along with significant experience in molecular virology and/or immunological research. You will have robust knowledge of molecular engineering and/or immunological techniques, along with experience with lytic viruses and tissue culture. You will have a publication record of primary scientific papers, as well as a proven track record of successful grant writing.


This is a full-time post offered for 2 years in the first instance.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 31 March 2017.

Postdoctoral Scientist - Translational Neuroscience

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist to work within the Translational Neuroscience and Dementia Research group headed by Professor Simon Lovestone. You will be based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Le Gros Clark Building in Oxford, and will be expected to spend some time working in the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ARUK ODDI) laboratories in the Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building on the Old Road Campus and in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.


The post is for a fixed-term (funded to 31 August 2020).


This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to the discovery and validation of novel drug targets for dementia and to work at the interface between academic research and pharmaceutical target and drug discovery. The role will be to confirm existing target validation and investigate pharmacological interventions acting at novel targets and mechanisms of neurodegeneration.


You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in neuroscience, cell/molecular biology or a relevant subject, or equivalent experience. You will be highly motivated have the capacity to think creatively and a demonstrated ability to work across teams. Experience in primary cell transfection method e.g. use of viruses would be desirable as would knowledge of protein degradation systems, neuroinflammation, synaptic health.


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


The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 31 March 2017.

Seasonal Clerical Assistant - International Programmes

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

We are seeking a clerical assistant to provide support and assistance to two portfolios within International Programmes. The postholder must have excellent organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills.


The post is available until 31 October 2017. The expected hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:18pm with one hour for lunch.


The successful candidate will have an excellent command of English, strong IT skills, and a high degree of accuracy, coupled with administrative experience of working in an office. A flexible and positive approach is essential.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 31 March 2017.

Senior Scientist/Research Facilitator DPUK

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 with a discretionary range to £51,260 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Senior Scientist – Research Facilitator to support the delivery of the MRC Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) project, a £53m public-private partnership which will deliver a world-leading resource for person-focused dementia research. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital and is funded to 30 June 2019.


You will manage the scientific review of DPUK work packages (currently 16 a year), draft award letters to scientists, write scientific articles, and look into further grants for which the DPUK project could apply. You will liaise with faculty members, other academic and University departments at Oxford and its partner institutions, and funding bodies in the co-ordination of prospective and funded grants.


You will have experience of grant writing in a biomedical or social science discipline, along with experience of reviewing research activity. With a first degree (2:1 or above) you will have a postgraduate qualification or other relevant experience of scientific writing. You should have excellent problem solving skills, including the demonstrable ability to make and defend your own judgements.


You should upload a covering letter and CV as part of your application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 March 2017.

Senior Test Analyst

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

Are you a highly skilled Senior Test Analyst able to perform functional testing across a wide range of projects?


IT Services a department at the University of Oxford are looking to recruit an exceptional individual who will take the lead in different phases of testing. The Senior Test Analyst role includes writing and maintaining effective re-useable tests for an extensive range of software systems.


As a Senior Test Analyst you will have an ISEB/ISTQB qualification in testing or equivalent qualifications or experience. You will have a thorough understanding of both functional and non-functional testing. You will also have significant experience of functional testing in a complex IT environment. Working with IT colleagues and internal clients you will be accustomed to delivering priority driven tests following a risk based approach to testing.


Your will have extensive experience of using a test management tool such as Quality Centre. You will also be confident writing server based queries for databases such as SQL.


Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please ensure that you have addressed each of the selection criteria in your supporting statement.


This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 24 months.


Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Friday 31 March 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 8 May 2017.

Trainee Gardener - Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programmes – HBGTP (2 posts)

Closes: March 31, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 1: £16,039 p.a.

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum (OBGA) are the oldest botanic gardens in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1621 they have an unparalleled collection of plants. These two sites, in combination with the glasshouse collection, offer horticultural trainees who come to OBGA the opportunity to develop the widest possible range of horticultural skills and experience in a historically important setting.


The placement delivers work-based training, teaching both scientific and practical skills and equipping you with the knowledge to care for and conserve a wide range of botanic collections. You will be taught to identify plants and plant families, different ways to propagate, pruning techniques, pest-identification and management, the ecology and conservation of plants, and skills specific to working in glasshouses. Your placement will equip you with the skills needed to preserve and protect Britain’s many historic green spaces.


Ness Newman, a trainee from the 2013 programme, describes her experience as a horticultural trainee: “Absolutely fantastic! I’ve had the most incredible time and I’ve learned so much from everyone here at the Garden and Arboretum. My teachers and mentors have been very supportive and I’ve learned everything from identifying diseases like Dutch Elm to how to safely move a banana tree in a glasshouse. The entire experience has been amazing!”


For an informal discussion of the role, contact Kate or Tom on 01865 286690.


Applications for this role are to be made through the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme by midnight on 1 April 2017. Please visit www.hbgtp.org.uk to apply.

Associate Professorship or Professorship of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 30S: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a.

The Faculties, in association with Oriel College, are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointee will be expected to engage in advanced research, supervision and teaching in Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics.


The successful candidate will demonstrate: a research record in a related area, including publications, of international standing appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career; a doctoral degree in a related area submitted at least 2 months before the proposed start date; a good honours degree and Master's degree in Spanish and/or Portuguese Linguistics; Fluency in English, Spanish and Portuguese to native or near-native standard; Evidence of excellence, or of the potential for excellence, in undergraduate and graduate teaching.


A taxable and pensionable housing allowance, currently £8,088 p.a., is offered for individuals who do not live in college. Also a £2,655 payment for those awarded 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 full job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.


Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename. You should also ask three referees to send references (preferably by email) to: recruitment@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk by the closing date, and submit one piece of (published or unpublished) written work of no more than 10,000 words to: recruitment@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk also by the closing date.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017. (Due to downtime in the application system on Mon 27 – Wed 29 Mar, the closing date of this vacancy has been extended to noon on Monday 3 April. If you have tried/are trying to apply for the post by the original closing date of Wed 29 March, and will have a difficulty with the new closing date, please contact recruitment@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk and we will do our best to assist. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause).


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

Business Analyst (maternity cover)

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY


We have an exciting opportunity within our Programme and Projects Delivery team for a Business Analyst.


This post will work within a project team along with one or more business units, supporting multiple complex projects aimed at delivering IT solutions and services that meet the University’s cost, quality and strategic targets.


The role will predominantly focus on gathering and analysing data, defining current processes and requirements, researching best practice and identifying and documenting process improvements and functional specifications whilst supporting the University’s project methodology


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 3 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Clinical Trials Play and Study Assistant (2 posts)

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 2: £16,289 - £18,412 p.a.

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


We have two opportunities (full time, 36.5 hour week) for individuals with experience working with children to join our team at the Oxford Vaccine Group to help in clinical research.


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


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


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Enterprise IT Architect

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a.

The Enterprise IT Architect is a senior role, reporting directly to the CIO with responsibility for leading the development and implementation of technical and data architecture across the University IT systems.


This role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced IT architect to help shape the future IT provision of a globally leading research University.


The successful applicant will have significant experience in leading cross functional teams. You will be able to demonstrate experience in defining IT architectures and the implications on solution design.


You will have experience in strategic technology planning and execution, and be able to develop and maintain policy.


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


Applications must be submitted by 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 20 April 2017.

Executive Assistant, Associate Dean of MBA and Executive Degrees

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.

We are recruiting an Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean of MBA and Executive Degree Programmes on a permanent basis. This is a fast paced role that will form an integral part of the MBA and Executive Degrees team based at our Park End Street site in Oxford.


In this post your responsibilities will be wide ranging, from diary management to liaising with senior members of faculty, staff and students at the School. You will oversee the management of the Associate Dean’s diary, as well as assisting with their interface with the wider University, School and Business Community. Monitoring and managing the departmental budget on behalf of the Associate Dean, to ensure all financial processes are followed and tracked appropriately will be required. You will prepare reports, papers and presentations as well as undertaking research for special projects as required. Arranging travel, accommodation and visas for business trips will also be a key requirement. You will also work collaboratively with other members of the MBA and Executive Degree programmes team to ensure that support for all the recruitment activities of the School is excellent.


To be considered at shortlisting you will have extensive diary management skills obtained supporting at the Director level, possess experience of managing and maintaining budgets, be an advanced user of the Microsoft Office Suite and have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. In addition you will have meticulous attention to detail coupled with an ability to work under pressure in a busy office environment.


All applications are to be made online.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 April 2017.

Finance Manager

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

An opportunity has arisen to be a key member of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) administration team. As Finance Manager your contributions in the role will have a critical impact on the department’s financial sustainability. With substantial high level financial management and administration experience you will ensure that the department has robust financial processes and controls, accurate financial data and timely financial information to achieve real and measurable improvements in financial management and reporting.


In addition, you will balance the needs of the financial reporting with direct hands on involvement in the department’s financial processes, aiming to provide an excellent service to all members of the department, the wider university and external colleagues.


We are seeking an experienced, professional individual with a strong financial management background to lead the day-to-day financial management of the department and, assist the Head and Deputy Head of Administration and Finance in supporting the strategic agenda of the Department.


You will have excellent analytical skills to support the pivotal role of quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting. In addition you will continue to develop an enhanced management reporting process covering all the department’s activities.


In managing a small team which processes a high volume of queries of a varied nature you will need to work well with others and communicate effectively with a wide range of people. You will require high levels of leadership, management, organisational and interpersonal skills to ensure workloads are managed and prioritised so that targets and deadlines are met.


You will be educated to degree level, or have an equivalent combination of training and experience, ideally in business or finance and have, or be working towards, a recognised professional accountancy qualification such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

High Performance Computing Systems Administrator

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.

Would you like to help manage and develop a state-of-the-art High Performance Compute (HPC) facility to enable cutting-edge biomedical research? This is an exciting opportunity to gain skills and experience as part of a friendly team supporting research staff and students at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR).


The KIR is a world-class research centre located in new premises next to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. It houses an advanced HPC facility (>20 TFLOPs and around 0.5PB of fast storage) to support research increasingly reliant on computational genomics and big-data analysis.


As the KIR HPC Systems Administrator you will be responsible for the HPC facility and other local IT infrastructure. You will be expected to support users of the HPC and to provide occasional general front-line IT support.


You should be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Linux systems administration and real-world experience along with a keen interest in learning about new technologies and platforms. Candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply for this post. Full training in the administration of the HPC platform will be provided locally and by the University’s Advanced Research Computing Team as required. An enthusiastic team player, you value quality of service, have an eye for detail and respond positively to new challenges.


This role is initially funded for 3 years. The University is committed to supporting and developing its staff - our department is a recipient of the Athena Swan Silver Award.


Please read the accompanying job description carefully and we ask that you ensure that you address each of the selection criteria in your supporting statement.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017.

PA and Administrative Assistant

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is a world-class research department with a busy, friendly administration team.


We are looking to recruit a highly organised, proactive Personal Assistant to deliver a high level of direct support to Professor Richard McManus.


The role will include diary and communications management, travel itineraries, preparation of meeting agendas and minutes, assisting with the completion of funding applications, maintaining internal databases and providing general administrative support to the research team.


You will need strong administration and IT skills and either formal secretarial training or equivalent experience. You will need to be very organised and self-motivated, with a proactive, flexible and helpful approach to work.


This is a permanent, full-time post. Applications from candidates wanting to work part-time across five days (e.g. during school hours) would also be considered.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017 and we expect to hold interviews on 21 April 2017.

Part-time Administrative Assistant

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)

The Alumni Office works to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between the University of Oxford and its alumni, giving them the opportunity to be involved at a range of different levels, from attending events to volunteering.


The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to the Director and Deputy Director of Alumni Relations. The postholder will help the Director and Deputy Director with all aspects of their work and play a key role in enabling them to conduct business in an efficient and timely manner. They will provide support to the day-to-day work of the Alumni Office, which will entail dealing with a wide range of matters, sometimes of a sensitive, highly confidential and/or urgent nature.


The role will include administrative support for the Alumni Board, Distinguished Friend of Oxford celebrations, various office admin tasks, other ad-hoc small project work and assist with research as required.


The postholder will serve as a point of contact, maintaining and projecting the professional image required.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 3 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews are currently anticipated to be held on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Part-time Category Buyer

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

The Purchasing Department of the University of Oxford is part of the Finance Division, and provides a professional purchasing service to the University in support of the delivery of world-class research and teaching activities.


The University has built a strong procurement capability and is currently implementing a number of strategic category management initiatives. We now have an exciting opportunity for a Category Buyer to assist in further developing these initiatives.


Your role will be to provide purchasing support and commercial expertise to all the University’s internal customers and, by leveraging competitive advantage with our suppliers, ensure the University achieves best value for money.


Reporting to a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for liaising with departments within the University to identify business requirements, tendering those business requirements, negotiating and finally contracting with the selected suppliers. You will also lead in managing categories of spend and developing relationships with suppliers. This may include project managing the implementation of multi-million pound category management projects.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone who already has some buying experience to join an ambitious team, with an opportunity to rotate between different spend categories. We need a Category Buyer with a customer focused approach along with excellent analytical, influencing, communication and project management skills to drive best value for money approaches. The confidence to interact with people at all levels and build constructive working relationships, coupled with a determination to influence change, is essential. You will be either a full member of CIPS or prepared to study for the qualification.


This is a part-time post 0.6 FTE and a fixed-term contract for 2 years.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Personal Assistant

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.

Are you looking for a varied and dynamic role in a new and growing department?


The Blavatnik School of Government is looking for a Personal Assistant to provide vital administrative support for two of the school’s faculty members. Your primary role will be assisting Karthik Ramanna, Professor of Business and Public Policy and Director of the Master of Public Policy and Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, including extensive diary management, managing highly complex travel arrangements, handling incoming post and emails, liaising confidently and professionally with a wide range of external and University contacts, some of them very senior, and being the first port of call for a diverse range of enquiries, which will require excellent judgement and initiative.


You will also provide ad-hoc support for other members of the school’s faculty, and may be called upon for a range of activities to support the academic and research activities of the department. You will be an integral part of the core administrative team and will provide support for the smooth running of the school.


You will have previous PA experience at a senior level, or extensive administrative experience, including managing a complicated diary and complex travel arrangements, and experience in administration within a higher education environment. You will have a systematic, thorough, and well-organised approach to work and the ability to cope with tight deadlines, unpredictable volumes of work and rapidly changing priorities. An excellent communication, you will be confident dealing with a diverse range of people from a variety of cultures in a professional and personable manner. You will be the first point of contact for Professors Ramanna and Dercon, so tact, discretion, and a welcoming and positive attitude are therefore essential.


This position is full-time, fixed-term for 2 years.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Psychopharmacology and Emotion

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to work on a MRC funded project within the Psychopharmacology and Emotion research group, led by Professor Catherine Harmer. You will be based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.


The post is for a fixed-term (funded to 30 April 2020).


You will be responsible for the conduct of a project exploring the effects of a novel 5HT4 agonist on emotional processing in depressed patients. This will include recruitment, screening, testing, data processing and data analysis. You will need to ensure adherence to protocols and timelines and must ensure that that the study is run according to Good Clinical Practice.


You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in clinical or cognitive neuroscience, human psychopharmacology, or experimental medicine along with experience with functional brain imaging (fMRI) and its analysis. You will be able to plan and manage a research project including a research budget. Experience of working with ethics committees, MHRA, and NHS R&D departments would be desirable.


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


The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 3 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research assistant to join Professor Torr’s research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by an EPSRC program grant ‘Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data’. It is fixed-term for 2 years. The group is an internationally leading research group that has numerous scientific awards and has close links with some of the top industrial research labs, more information can be found here: www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~tvg/.


You will be responsible for the development and implementation of novel computer vision and learning algorithms to automate semantic SLAM via reinforcement learning. You will also be expected to write timely reports on your research and publish these as papers in leading conferences and journals. The objectives of the project are first, to carry out fundamental research in order to develop the next generation computer vision methods that are able to analyse, reconstruct and describe image and video content with human-like capabilities. The second objective is to transfer these methods to other disciplines and to industry (e.g. helping the partially sighted).


You should possess a doctorate, or be near completion of doctorate, in computer vision or machine learning, together with a strong publication record at principal computer vision or machine learning conferences, with a background in one of graphical models, combinatorial optimisation, semantic segmentation and machine learning. In particular we are looking for someone who has worked and innovated in reinforcement learning; as well as someone who has worked on holistic scene understanding but other top rated research will definitely be considered.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to: philip.torr@eng.ox.ac.uk.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 3rd April 2017 can be considered. 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.


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

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mechanisms of Motivation and Neurological Disorders

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We invite applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research associate to study the neuroscience of human motivation. Motivation improves performance, for example improving attention, decision-making and motor control. However, the cognitive and neural mechanisms of this remain a major unsolved mystery. To address this, we are studying how motivation is disrupted by disease processes including Parkinson’s disease and focal damage to the frontal lobe.


Your duties will therefore include working with patients with neurological conditions. You will run behavioural studies in both healthy participants and patients. In addition, you will have the opportunity to design and run functional MRI and MEG studies. Training is provided in MEG at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA - www.ohba.ox.ac.uk), and in fMRI at the world-class Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB - www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk).


As part of this project, you will be part of a wide network of collaborators across different University departments, including in computational neuroscience and experimental psychology.


You should have completed, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in a related discipline, with experience in designing, coding and running behavioural or imaging studies. Good communication skills and a publication record are essential.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to: sanjay.manohar@ndcn.ox.ac.uk.


The post is full-time for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance. The post is available to start immediately.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 3 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Microscope Development (2 posts)

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with discretionary range to £41,709 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

We are seeking two full-time equivalent postdoctoral research assistants (part-time will be considered) to join the Dynamic Optics and Photonics Group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The posts are supported by the European Research Council and the Wellcome Trust and are initially fixed-term for 1 year with possibility of an extension.


You will be part of an established team of expert instrumentation research engineers, who are working on a range of microscope development projects within the group and with collaborators. You will be responsible for specific projects within the research programmes, particularly including development of adaptive optics for high- and super-resolution microscopes.


You should possess a PhD in experimental optics (or be close to completion) and have significant experience of the design and implementation of complex optical imaging systems, especially microscopes.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Martin Booth (martin.booth@eng.ox.ac.uk).


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 3 April 2017 can be considered.


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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change Across Time, Space and Cultures

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an exciting new project directed by Dr Annette Idler in collaboration with Dr Robert Johnson and Prof Peter Wilson, and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


The project “The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change across Time, Space and Cultures” aims to produce a comprehensive knowledge platform on how and when armed conflict changes, with a view to enabling governments and international organisations to adapt their strategies and policies to address ongoing and prevent future conflict.


The successful candidate will be expected to undertake quantitative research both independently and jointly with the Project Director and the project team, and in addition s/he will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department and the Changing Character of War (CCW) Programme.


The postholder’s duties will include statistical analysis, model development, and the creation of interactive data visualisations. Applicants should therefore have advanced skills in research design and quantitative analysis, with excellent skills in web technologies such as JavaScript and html. They should have demonstrable ability to use advanced data analysis software. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Statistics, Economics and/or Political Science, or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant subject. Experience in engaging with external stakeholders, including governments, international organisations and think tanks, is highly desirable.


The duties of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also include assisting the Project Director and the research team in the academic and practical organisation of two conferences on the Changing Character of Conflict Platform, to be held in Oxford in September 2018 and September 2020.


This post if offered on a full-time basis, for a fixed-term period until 30 April 2020, to commence 1 May 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Further duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars. Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Annette Idler in the Politics and International Relations Department (annette.idler@politics.ox.ac.uk).


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 127405.


Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017.

Project Manager HIV-Vaccine Programme

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


We are seeking for an experienced Project Manager to support our HIV Vaccine Programme lead by Professor Tomáš Hanke. Aim of the programme is to develop a safe, effective and accessible HIV-1 vaccine.


Our group has a strong publication record and we have been successful in attracting continuous research funding. We foster scientific excellence within a friendly, open and free-thinking environment.


You will be responsible for the operational management of the project and will assist in a wide diversity of activities to achieve its successful completion. You will provide an interface among the research and administrative teams in Oxford and overseas, regulatory authorities, ethical review panels and the European Commission.


You should have relevant project management experience, skills and knowledge, ideally related to vaccine research, to be able to support financial and operational management of our programme. You should be knowledgeable of clinical trials management, including legal requirements. Education to a degree level is required.


You need to be able to communicate effectively, including relatively complex scientific matters. You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a willing attitude to support others, to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.


You need excellent problem solving and organisation skills to manage competing priorities timely and effectively. Active contribution towards developing ways of working and managing projects will be expected.


Experience with research grant management procedures (ideally EU grants), preferably at the University of Oxford, would be desirable. Previous experience of supporting a vaccine programme would be an advantage.


If you have a relevant background, experience in clinical trials and project management, we encourage you to apply.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 3 April 2017 will be considered.

Research Assistant in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Central Oxford Structural Molecular Imaging Centre (COSMIC), a newly established cryo-electron microscopy facility in the South Parks Road Science Area at Oxford University. COSMIC is affiliated with the Dunn School EM Facility, together forming a major hub for cutting-edge biological electron microscopy at Oxford.


The successful candidate will assist the EM Facility Manager in two main areas. The first is the day-to-day running of COSMIC, which will include ordering consumables, filling liquid nitrogen dewars and general lab and microscope maintenance. The second will be to train users in negative staining, cryo-sample preparation and on the electron microscopes. There will also be scope to develop the capabilities of the facility in advanced cryo-EM techniques, which will involve both independent and collaborative work with researchers.


You will have a degree level qualification in science, ideally in biochemistry, biology or biomedicine. You should be adaptable and approachable, with strong communication, multitasking and organisational skills. The ability to work to deadlines and to work as part of a team, as well as independently, is essential. While it is desirable to have previous experience with electron microscopy and associated biological specimen preparation techniques, particularly cryo-electron microscopy and negative staining, this is not essential as training can be provided. However, a willingness to learn and a demonstrable interest in cryo-electron microscopy is essential.


The post is available as a fixed-term contract for 2 years in the first instance. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Electron Microscope Facility based in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford.


The successful candidate will assist the EM Facility Manager in two main areas. The first is the day-to-day running of the Facility, which will include preparation of chemical solutions, ordering consumables, management of hazardous waste disposal and general lab maintenance. The second will be to undertake work on service projects, which will involve the preparation and imaging of biological specimens for EM, and also to train users in EM specimen preparation techniques (including ultramicrotomy) and on the electron microscopes. There will also be scope to develop the capabilities of the Facility in advanced EM techniques, which will involve both independent and collaborative work with researchers.


You will have a degree level qualification in science, ideally in the biological sciences. You should have strong communication and organisational skills, the ability to work to deadlines and to work as part of a team, as well as independently. While it is desirable to have previous experience with microscopy, particularly electron microscopy and associated specimen preparation techniques, this is not essential as training can be provided. However, a willingness to learn and demonstrable interest in electron microscopy is essential.


The post is available as a fixed-term contract for 3 years in the first instance. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Research Assistant in Viral Genomics

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £29,629 - £32,958 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new Oxford Big Data Institute (BDI), based at the University of Oxford. Research at the BDI will be focussed on analysis of biomedical big data, and generation of health knowledge and information. You will be a Research Assistant in Viral Genomics, reporting to Professor Christophe Fraser in the Pathogen Dynamics group in the Big Data Institute.


We aim to recruit a motivated individual to develop and run a high-throughput system for biological-sample handling. As a laboratory technician you will be responsible for the extraction of high-quality nucleic acids and the early phases of preparing DNA sequencing libraries for downstream viral genotyping of HIV-1 as part of a series of some very large phylogenetic studies of HIV/AIDS in Africa and Europe. Working within a laboratory team across two sites, the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, you will extract viral RNA from frozen infected plasma and prepare the cDNA for downstream sequencing. Under supervision, you will develop systems of sample QC that will maintain high-standards of sample preparation and assist in quantitative normalization and batching of samples for downstream sequencing. You will receive training to operate and maintain an automated system for assaying HIV-1 viral load.


You will take an experimental approach to the development of high-throughput standard operating protocols (SOPS) that you will use, monitor and optimise to achieve high levels of assay sensitivity and sample quality. You will audit and report on your progress and contribute to the publications of the methods you help to develop.


You will hold a first degree in a field relevant to the biological sciences, ideally incorporating the biomedical sciences and/or molecular biology, have the ability to write up experimental results. You will have experience of working in a laboratory environment and knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations.


The position is fixed-term until 30 November 2018 and is funded by the NIH.


Please quote reference 128270 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 3 April 2017 can be considered.

Researcher in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,813 p.a.

We seek to employ a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the dynamics of cultural transmission in small-scale societies. We offer a 1-year fixed-term contract based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford.


You will analyse a large dataset of cultural transmission networks in two Indian societies with contrasting socio-economic structures: the patrilocal Pahari Korwa (forager-horticulturists) and the matrilocal Khasi (horticulturists). The dataset includes information on individual socio-demographic characteristics, social networks and the uptake of innovations in several domains for multiple villages.


The study, funded by OUP John Fell Fund, is part of a broader project that aims to examine the empirical validity of alternative models of cultural evolution. The project is led by Dr Alex Alvergne, in collaboration with Dr Shakti Lamba (University of Exeter) and Professor Tom Snijders (University of Groningen).


Your duties will include statistical analysis of the dataset, and adapting existing or developing new research methodologies to interrogate the data. You will provide expert advice to other members of the project and become part of the wider intellectual life of Oxford Biological Anthropology.


You must have a PhD/DPhil in social sciences (e.g. sociology), statistics or a related field with a strong statistical background and be proficient in multi-level analysis. You must also know the statistical software R, as well as methods of social network analysis such as ERGM and/or Siena. You should be able to communicate statistical ideas to non-statisticians and to work independently as well as with collaborators.


For further details, including the project summary, job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.


You will be required to upload a CV, a cover letter and a writing sample as part of your online application for this fixed-term position.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 March 2017.

Student Funding Administrator

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

The Student Fees and Funding team aims to provide an excellent service to some of the University’s 20,000 students, through the administration of financial support, Erasmus and international opportunities, the management of student fees data and the provision of information relating to all aspects of fees and funding.


The postholder will have specific responsibility for the day-to-day administration and finances of the Erasmus programme. This will include maintaining records and handling student-facing communication such as editing student handbooks and webpages and dealing with student and staff enquiries. The role will also be responsible for administering international scholarships and exchanges from application through to selection and for maintaining relationships with external institutions and donors. Additionally, the postholder will process Access to Learning Fund and associated hardship assessments and support the financial management of the team’s funds, monitoring and disbursing awards across a range of schemes.


Possessing excellent administrative and organisational capabilities, you should be an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrable commitment to working as part of a team. Strong IT skills are essential, as is the ability to empathise with students requiring assistance. You should also have a genuine interest in student funding issues and international opportunities.


For further information on the role please contact: caststudentadmin@admin.ox.ac.uk.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 3 April 2017. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Student Funding Officer

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

This full time, permanent role is one of two exciting opportunities currently being advertised by the Student Fees and Funding team. You may also be interested in the Student Funding Officer (mixed schemes and US loans - reference 127968) advertised through this website; if so, please apply separately for both posts.


We are seeking a skilled, innovative and creative person to support our goal that academically outstanding graduate students should be able to take up their places to study at Oxford regardless of their personal financial circumstances. The provision of scholarships is crucial in helping to meet this objective.


You will provide day-to-day management of the Clarendon Fund, the University’s largest scholarship for graduate students (supporting over 350 students across all subject areas). This includes working flexibly and proactively with academic and administrative colleagues to coordinate the process where Clarendon’s partners (including colleges and academic departments) co-fund Clarendon Scholars. In addition, you will arrange a number of high-profile scholar events and take the creative lead on content for the dedicated Clarendon Fund website and related social media platforms.


Well-qualified at degree level, you will be a strong communicator, well organised, and bring a problem-solving approach to the role. You will be in possession of strong numeracy and IT skills, adept at meeting tight deadlines, and able to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people.


The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017. Interviews are anticipated to be held in the week commencing Monday 17 April 2017.

Student Funding Officer

Closes: April 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

This full-time, permanent role is one of two exciting opportunities currently being advertised by the Student Fees and Funding team. You may also be interested in the Student Funding Officer (Clarendon Fund) (reference: 127964) advertised through this website; if so, please apply separately for both posts.


Offering the chance to work across both graduate scholarships and US and Canadian student loans, this varied role supports Oxford’s aim to recruit academically outstanding graduate students regardless of their personal financial circumstances.


You will be responsible for a number of graduate scholarships and awards, initially including the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships, the Pirie Reid Scholarships, the Research Council UK-college partnership awards and the Air Force Institute of Technology scheme. In managing the scholarship schemes, you will be required to work flexibly and liaise with academic and administrative colleagues to carry out the recruitment, selection and payment of scholars.


The other part of the role will see you working as part of a small team to manage the US and Canadian student loan process. This includes providing information and advice, processing loan applications and the disbursements of funds, while ensuring that the University’s loan processes comply with US Government regulations.


Well organised and able to work both independently and as part of a team, you must also possess strong numeracy and IT skills and the ability to understand and work with complex regulations.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 April 2017 with interviews anticipated to be held in the week commencing Monday 17 April 2017.

HR Administrator

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT AND PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

An excellent opportunity for a proactive and committed individual to join our team and build an interesting and rewarding career. The role encompasses the recruitment process and activities around the employment life cycle. The post covers key duties in a busy and varied HR function, which is an essential part of the wider Institute administration team.


We seek someone who is confident to work independently, effectively managing their own workload, when fully trained. You will be expected to solve ad hoc problems relating to recruitment and operational HR services, using own initiative.


You will have proven recruitment experience, skills and knowledge, together with excellent communication (both verbally and in writing) and interpersonal skills. Previous generalist HR experience within a busy customer focused environment is essential. You should be comfortable with managing demanding and often conflicting priorities, to meet deadlines.


Available immediately, this full-time permanent post offers an excellent opportunity to develop a career in HR.


Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to satisfactory security screening.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the selection criteria, as part of your online application.


The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Part-time Executive Assistant to the Director and Head of Administration and Finance

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)

The Pitt Rivers Museum is looking for part-time enthusiastic and professional Executive Assistant To provide a diary management, administrative and secretarial support service for the Director primarily and the Head of Administration and Finance. To deal with a wide range of matters, sometimes of a highly confidential nature, on behalf of the Director. The postholder will be the point of contact for internal and external visitors for the Director.


This is an important role in a busy Museum requiring excellent organisation, time management and communication skills. Full details of essential requirements are available in the job description.


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


This post is part-time, 18 hours per week, expected to be Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 1.40pm.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Interviews are likely to take place in April 2017.

Part-time Laboratory Technician - Membrane Protein Production

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

We are seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician to assist one of the Integral Membrane Proteins (IMPs) structural biology groups at the SGC with production of K2P ion channels and other human membrane proteins. You would prepare large scale insect and mammalian cell cultures as starting materials for purifications. You would assist with purification and crystallisation, and support the group by preparing cell pellets and buffers. You will also perform mutagenesis, cloning and other molecular biology techniques. You would be involved with equipment maintenance, stock keeping and placing orders.


You will be joining a team of 12 highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists, who work closely together to achieve the objectives of the group. The group works extensively with other groups so good communication skills are essential. As you would be working in a challenging area, you must be keen to acquire new technical skills.


To be suitable for this post you will have demonstrable experience in academic or industrial laboratories in one of the following: cell culture; protein purification; molecular biology. You will have good computer skills, be well organised and reliable in both performance and reporting. You will also have knowledge of health and safety regulations, the ability to work as part of a team and to be able to communicate/collaborate with colleagues verbally as well as in writing.


This post is part-time, up to 80% FTE and fixed-term to 31 May 2019 in the first instance.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement.’ Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 5 April 2017 will be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Functional Genomics

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral research assistant in Functional Genomics to work within a vibrant research team headed by Professors Anna Gloyn and Mark McCarthy at both the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG) at the University of Oxford Churchill Hospital site.


The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team from the Gloyn and McCarthy laboratories trying to understand the mechanisms by which coding and non-coding changes in genomic sequences affect gene regulation and protein function and predispose to Type 2 Diabetes.


The postholder will have responsibility for designing and implementing projects to define the molecular mechanisms for pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction using a range of human cellular models and primary cells. A main responsibility of this post will be to co-ordinate pipelines for large-scale screens and to subsequently undertake downstream validation studies: including genome editing using CRISPR/Cas 9 in human IPS cells with subsequent differentiation down the beta-cell lineage and knockdown and overexpression studies in human beta-cells and primary islets.


Candidates should have a PhD in molecular biology, human genetics, biochemistry or a closely related field or be close to obtaining one. Relevant laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture, complex molecular cloning, lentiviral infection of mammalian cells, siRNA knockdown and over-expression in mammalian cell lines is essential for this post. Experience with human IPS cells and in genome editing would be an advantage.


The position is full-time, fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Please quote ref. 127700 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 5 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 4 May 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Mechanisms of T Cell Activation and Differentiation

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.

Professor Oreste Acuto is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiast, dynamic and highly motivated young scientist with very good knowledge in cellular signalling, T cell activation mechanism and immunology. The project aims to elucidate the mechanism of T cell antigen receptor triggering and involves multi-disciplinary work in close collaboration with other labs in the UK and abroad.


Most of the project will be carried out using cultured T cell lines and primary T cells. You should therefore have documented strong experience in sterile culture of cell suspension (preferentially T cells), flow-cytometry, biochemical assays to reveal cell signalling and T cell signalling, apoptosis, T cell activation and quantitative immunoblot. You will carry out cell extraction and isolation of the intact TCR-CD3 complex, generate mutant DNA constructs to be cloned in lentiviral vectors and tested for expression and function in appropriate recipient T cell lines. You will also prepare samples for mass spectrometry (MS) for collaborative work with a state-of-the art MS facility in Oxford. You will learn the basics of MDS-CG, MS and lipid-protein interaction.


You will have a PhD/DPhil (or equivalent) in either immunology or biotechnology or biochemistry or combinations thereof; significant experience in the study of T cell signalling and the process of T cell activation. Demonstrable with publications or submitted manuscripts; significant knowledge of protein biochemistry and membrane biology and protein analytical methods, including protein immunoprecipitation, SDS-PAGE, quantitative immunoblotting. Very good knowledge of and skills in culture of cell lines, isolation and culture of human normal T cells, T cell activation and proliferation assays and flow-cytometry; demonstrable knowledge of main molecular biology techniques, including DNA cloning, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, lentiviral vector and transfection techniques. Knowledge of different mammalian expression systems; demonstrable experience in managing a research project and good interpersonal and communication skills (specially organised presentation of scientific data), ability to work in a team as well as an individual contributor.


To apply, please upload a CV and cover letter below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 5 April 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Research Assistant

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £31,076 p.a.

We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to join Professor Bowness and Dr McCann based in the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.


Your primary role will be undertaking research projects, investigating therapeutic targets (initially T cell subsets) from Ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy controls. Main responsibilities will include managing human samples received in the laboratory and being responsible for health and safety issues. You will also separate PBMC and SFMC from patients with SpA and inflammatory arthritis and healthy controls. You will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in NDORMS and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology as well as contributing to the smooth running of the groups’ laboratory facilities.


You will have a degree (first class or 2:1) in biochemistry, immunology or equivalent as well as considerable laboratory experience in the field of immunology. Excellent communication skills to disseminate research findings and provide training and supervision are essential, as well as having the ability to carry out western blot, PCR and qPCR. Experience in data handling and reporting and the ability to perform confocal microscopy would be desirable.


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


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


The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Research Assistant – Genome Integrity

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking candidates for a Research Assistant position to join the Structural Genomics Consortium. We aim to promote the discovery of new drugs by investigating genes linked to human disease.


The SGC aims to decipher the function of genes involved in human disease using structural, biochemical, and chemical approaches. Our central activity is purification, crystallization and structure determination by X-ray crystallography. The Genome Integrity group (headed by Dr Opher Gileadi) has focussed on genes involved in DNA repair and its regulation, but also on various other genes (often of unknown function) implicated in human diseases.


You will have experience in recombinant protein expression, protein biochemistry, biochemical and cellular assays, or protein crystallization. You will purify a variety of proteins, pursue crystallization projects, will test the quality of the proteins and crystals, perform biophysical characterization (e.g. mass spec, ITC), and perform activity assays. After learning the core techniques, you will be expected to drive the optimization and development of research methods, and to help in tutoring new students and members of staff in your areas of expertise.


You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and possess previous experience in animal cell culture. Familiarity with MS Office products, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint would be essential.


The job involves use of sophisticated equipment and extensive electronic documentation.


You will also be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 5 April 2017 will be considered.

Research Associate in Finance and Geography

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on the project ‘Cities in Global Financial Networks: Financial and Business Services and Development in the 21st Century’, funded by the European Research Council. CityNet is a frontier research project investigating the nature and dynamics of Financial and Business Services and their implications for the world economy. The project will investigate the processes of financialisation, globalisation, urbanisation and development in the context of tumultuous changes of the early 21st century, including the global financial crisis, shift of economic activity to Asia-Pacific, digital revolution, and Brexit. The successful candidate will contribute to a team working on a large and exciting project on the cutting edge of financial geography.


Duties include qualitative and quantitative analysis, reviewing, adopting and refining existing theories and methodologies, and a significant amount of overseas travel to interview professionals in financial centres around the world. You will work in a research team contributing to the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of financial geography by publishing working papers, journal articles, policy and strategy reports, with ample opportunities to present at international conferences and seminars. You will undertake the visualisation of data and project results, including the creation of the first ever atlas of finance. You will also promote the project through Internet, social media and using the platform of the Global Network on Financial Geography, chaired by Professor Wójcik.


You will have (or have recently submitted) a PhD in economic geography, business studies, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science or other discipline relevant to the project, have skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and a strong interest in finance and business services. A track record of peer-reviewed publications on relevant topics is essential.


The appointment will be available until 31 July 2021.


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 5 April 2017, and interviews will be held late April 2017.

Senior Researcher in Pathogen Phylodynamics

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Senior Researcher in Pathogen Phylodynamics to work within the group at the Big Data Institute, currently located at Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, led by Professor Christophe Fraser.


Together with Professor Fraser, you will develop and co-lead a program of research in phylodynamics of pathogens, that is, the science at the intersection of pathogen genetics and epidemiology. You will push forwards the boundaries of methods development in this highly technical field, and will prioritise applications of phylodynamics that generate actionable knowledge in public health.


Areas of particular interest are the phylodynamics of HIV, and of antimicrobial resistant pathogens. You will be expected to engage with several major projects focussed on using HIV genomes to better characterise the HIV epidemic, including the PANGEA-HIV consortium, the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial, and the BEEHIVE project – all of which have Oxford BDI as a major hub. You will prioritise cross-ranging methodological contributions that will accelerate research across these projects, and contribute to training and co-supervision of new staff joining these projects.


You will hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant discipline, such as biology (quantitative), microbiology, physics, computer science, and statistics and have significant postdoctoral research experience. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in phylodynamics to develop and communicate innovative research programmes and methodologies, and a growing, internationally recognised reputation in the area of mathematical modelling of public health interventions. You will have a strong publication record and possess a track record of successful grant or fellowship applications.


The position is fixed-term for 5 years in the first instance and funded by the Li Ka Shing Fellowship.


Please quote reference 127843 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 Wednesday 5 April 2017 can be considered.

Support Advisor

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

The Student Systems Support Centre is responsible for the support of the SITS:Vision system, as well as a number of legacy systems, for the development of student systems’ roadmap, and for process improvement for all student systems users.


As Support Adviser, you will be providing users with a first line of support; acknowledging and responding to queries received by phone, email and other means. You will provide users (students and staff) with assistance, supplying solutions to queries where possible, or referring the query to other teams within the Support Centre. You will manage details of all queries in service desk system and will actively follow up queries on behalf of users. You should have the ability to identify common trends in incidents reported, in order to establish common issues which can be addressed via software fixes, training or better documentation. You will also assist in the monitoring of services to aid improvement, and produce ad hoc reports when required.


A good general standard level of education is required along with a willingness to learn and an ability to acquire new skills quickly. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and proven experience in a customer orientated role within a complex organisation. You will need to demonstrate strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise according to business and user requirements. You will have a high level of IT literacy and have the ability to articulate complex technical concepts in language non-experts can understand.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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 before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 5 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held week commencing Monday 24 April 2017.

The Global Health Network Digital Communications and Web Support

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.


We are looking for a digital communications and web support, to assist the current IT Manager with the coordination of running the website, digital communications and other IT aspects of the programme. This will provide an interesting and varied role within the group. You will be willing to learn how to use and implement new online tools and have a desire to further your digital skills whilst supporting research to improve Global Health.


The digital communications and web support is an exciting role helping to deliver our goal of supporting research in developing countries. This position requires a self-starter who can show initiative but who can also be part of our strong team and help on all tasks as needed. Ideally you will have experience in similar online system that aim to engage users and you should have experience of working within a web content management system. You will possess a good range of IT skills (including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Photoshop) and have experience of working with digital media production and editing (video & images). Digital marketing and communications experience including email and social media and interest in online collaboration tools and resources would be highly desired.


This position is available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual “supporting statement”. 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 before 12.00 midday on 5 April 2017 will be considered.

Web and Digital Communications Assistant (maternity cover)

Closes: April 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY.


The Bodleian Libraries are looking for a Web and Digital Communications Assistant who is passionate about digital and about engaging and communicating with our users, to bring our world-class collections and services to global audiences. Bodleian Communications is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications and PR strategy for the Bodleian Libraries. The department manages internal and external communications, all media relations, corporate and visual identity, marketing (including e-marketing) and social media.


You will be responsible for supporting the Bodleian’s Digital Communications team on a number of key projects as part of major developments on the Bodleian’s website and content management system (CMS). You will also assist the team in delivering numerous digital projects as part of the Bodleian’s exhibition programme and engagement activity. Content development and managing web content will be a key part of your role.


You will have experience working on or with digital projects and the ability to produce high quality work to tight deadlines. You will have excellent copywriting and proofreading skills and experience of editing and maintaining digital content on a CMS. Well-developed interpersonal skills are essential with the ability to foster strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.


Experience working in libraries and/or cultural heritage sector and/or Higher Education is desirable as is experience of web analytics packages and working in HTML and CSS.


Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, 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.


Please discuss secondments with your line manager in the first instance, as you must have their agreement that you can be released for a secondment before you submit an application. For further information, please see: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/recruit/secondments/


This is a full-time, fixed-term (maternity cover) position for one year.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. 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 online by 12.00 midday (BST) on Wednesday 5 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 24 April 2017.

Associate Professorship of Biochemistry

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10a: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a.

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Biochemistry based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, with effect from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College. The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department whose goal is to address a wide range of questions relating to the fundamental basis of all cellular life from complex multicellular eukaryotes to single cell microbial organisms and viruses. The main duties of this post will be to conduct an independent research programme in their chosen area of biochemistry and to contribute, in their area of expertise, to teaching courses for Honours degree students in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Biology through lectures and practical classes, and to college teaching and tutorials.


You should have a higher degree in a relevant biologically 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 molecular and cellular biochemistry; 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 St Hugh’s College and the Department of Biochemistry.


An attractive financial package is offered to the successful applicant, including a College living-out allowance (if applicable) of £9,026 p.a., computer allowance of up to £1,000 in four years, personal research allowance of £1,600 p.a. plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,655 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 Thursday 6 April 2017. It is expected that interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 19 May 2017.


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

Clinical Trials Data Entry Clerk/General Assistant

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 – £21,220 p.a.

We are seeking a reliable and enthusiastic Clinical Trials Data Entry Clerk/General Assistant to provide data collection and entry support for the Oxford Trauma group, based at the Kadoorie Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing department and provide data assistance to clinical trials and research projects.


As a Clinical Trials Data Entry Clerk/General Assistant your primary responsibilities will be to provide assistance with data entry for trials and research projects, perform follow-up data collection where needed and organise research data from various sources. Other duties will include assisting the trial management team with missing data/quality checks, supporting the activities of the trial management team in trial-related administrative activities, assisting with the development of study databases, maintaining accurate records, ensuring confidentiality and security of data at all times and dealing with trial-related telephone queries and post.


You will have a minimum of GCSE at grade C in Maths and English (or equivalent) and a demonstrable ability to use information technology systems, in particular database systems, Microsoft Office packages, email and internet. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, effective organisational skills, and data entry experience are all essential. You must have effective verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work with others to meet tight deadlines, and the ability to prioritise your own workload in the face of changing priorities. Knowledge of medical terminology, experience of working with confidential/sensitive data, and experience of working in a research environment are desirable.


This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 18 months.


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 Thursday 6 April 2017.

Examinations Officer

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Examinations Officer performs a key role in the Law Faculty by undertaking the management of the Faculty's undergraduate examinations, as well as being involved in processes associated with the Faculty's taught course examinations.


The postholder has principal responsibility (under the Direction of the Academic Administrator and the oversight of the Director of Examinations) for the practical management of all aspects of the undergraduate examinations which take place at the end of the 2nd term (Moderations (Mods)) and the end of the undergraduate course (Final Honours School (FHS). This will include organising and taking minutes at examination board meetings, timetables, finalising examination papers (in consultation with the relevant academic staff), receiving marks and inputting them to the examination databases, overseeing the provision of materials in the examination room, drafting and circulating information for candidates, and advising the Director of Examinations and Chairs of Examiners on procedural matters.


Applicants should have a meticulous eye for detail in the production and revision of written documentation, and in dealing with numerical data; experience of working at a similar level in a broadly comparable role; a good general education; excellent communication and organisational skills; a capacity to write fluently and coherently; a confident and co-operative approach, and strong IT skills, including experience of working with databases. Experience of working in or adjacent to this field is desirable.


This is a permanent, full-time post but candidates should be willing to work longer hours during the busiest times (mid-March to mid-April and mid-May to mid-July).


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


Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Thursday 6 April 2017 can be considered.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship (2 posts)

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: From: £30,215.66 p.a.

Two fellowship positions are available for a period of 36 months, 50% which is tenable at Oxford University and 50% overseas on secondment on a project entitled ‘Late Stage Fluorination and Synthesis of Fragments and Molecules for Drug Discovery’. These posts will be under the supervision of Professor Ben Davis, please see the following link for further details of the group: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/ben-davis.aspx.


The successful candidates will be employed by the University on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (FLUDD) and will enrol on a PhD training programme as a mandatory requirement of this post.


Candidates must hold a first class BSc/MSc degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related area prior to taking up the appointment.


You will be expected to conduct complex experiments and scientific analysis and also contribute to the development of new techniques and reporting of results. Good verbal and written communications skills in English are required.


The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from £30,215.66 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country). Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible. The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 1 October 2017.


The posts will be based 50% in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and 50% overseas on secondment.


Applications should include a CV, evidence that the job requirements are met, together with the names and contact details of two referees.


Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 6 April 2017 can be considered.


The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship - FLUDD (2 posts)

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: From: £30,215.66 p.a.

Two fellowship positions are available for a period of 36 months, 50% which is tenable at Oxford University and 50% overseas on secondment, on a project entitled ‘Late Stage Flourination and its application in drug discovery’. These posts will be under the supervision of Professor Veronique G please see the following ink for further information on the group: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~vgweb/Pagepublications.htm


The successful candidates will be employed by the University on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and will enrol on a PhD training programme as a mandatory requirement of this post.


Candidates must hold a first class BSc/MSc degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related area prior to taking up the appointment.


You will be expected to conduct complex experiments and scientific analysis and also contribute to the development of new techniques and reporting of results. Good verbal and written communications skills in English are required.


The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from £30,215.66 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country). Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible. The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 1 October 2017.


The posts will be based 50% in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford and 50% overseas on secondment.


Applications should include a CV, evidence that the job requirements are met together with the names and contact details of two referees.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 April 2017.


The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Marketing and Business Development Administrator

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

Are you a marketing or business development professional who thrives in a target driven environment? The Executive Degrees recruitment team at Saïd Business School is hiring. You will be joining a successful and vibrant team, working with a diverse range of senior managers and companies from across the world. This is an exciting opportunity to take the next step in your career in a fascinating industry.


The Marketing and Business Development Administrator is a key role in one of the School’s core recruitment teams. You will work closely with the recruitment team to assist in the revenue targets for the Executive Degree programme portfolio. These programmes attract top talent from around the world, and this is a great chance to work closely with talented executives.


The role will be varied and fast-paced, and everyday tasks will centre primarily on supporting the marketing effort within the team. The ideal candidate will have some marketing experience, for example e-mail marketing, direct and digital marketing as well as copywriting, proof reading and print production. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, with the ability to liaise with different levels of internal and external stakeholders and clients. You will also have strong IT skills with previous experience of CRM software.


You will be a team player with the ability to work to deadlines and use your own initiative. The successful candidate will have proven experience of working in a busy, sometimes pressured environment and the ability to work supportively in a tight knit team. You will have a flexible approach to work and willingness to travel internationally to attend events and client meetings, and will also be happy to assist the team in dealing with programme enquiries to help the effort to meet target.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 April 2017. Interviews are schedule for Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Network Operations Technician

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Networks and Data Centres Group within Oxford University IT Services is seeking a Network Operations Technician to join our busy team.


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. To support all this activity the University has a large and complex computer network serving nearly 40,000 staff and students. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly IT literate person to join a well-established Network Operations (NetOps) team in the IT Services Directorate.


You will responsible for the support of key network systems. You will be working in close-knit team on a variety of projects and maintaining current networking hardware across the city of Oxford. You will also have the opportunity of regularly working with departments’ and colleges’ IT Support staff.


A good background knowledge of networking hardware and software, combined with good interpersonal skills are essential pre-requisites for applicants to this post. The role will suit a highly motivated individual with proven flexibility and initiative as well as a keen sense of diplomacy.


Prior experience working with enterprise class network equipment and fibre optic cabling systems is highly desirable, as is the ability to provide a good service to all members of the University. For a good candidate with less relevant experience we would consider offering the post as a Grade 5 (£24,565 - £29,301 p.a.) initially, with review.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and must include the following items. Any applications received without these will not be considered:



  1. A supporting statement listing each of the essential and desirable selection criteria in the further particulars and explaining how you meet them;

  2. A detailed curriculum vitae, including any relevant previous experience of networking.


This is a permanent, full-time post.


Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Thursday 6 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place during the week commencing 24 April 2017.

Part-time Criminology Centre Administrator

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a. (pro rata)

The Centre for Criminology is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to the position of part-time Centre Administrator. This is an important role that is vital to the smooth-running of the Centre and its integration with the Law Faculty. The postholder will support the Director, Assistant Director and other teaching and research staff in the effective running of the Centre. Duties will include the management of Centre resources, communications including social media, events, the Centre's Academic Visitors programme, finance administration related to a variety of research projects in the Centre, and supporting other activities specific to the Centre.


The successful candidate will have: proven experience of managing administrative processes or customer-facing work in a similar role or environment; excellent written communication and numeracy; experience of the effective use of social media; strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and to know when to refer issues to others. Experience of working within a Higher Education institution and organising events, including budget setting and management is desirable.


The post is part-time (0.7 FTE or 25.5 hours per week) and the preference would be for the person to spread their working hours fairly evenly over the working week but a request to work evenly over four days would be considered.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 6 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator - Tanmay Bharat, you will be a member of a research group with responsibility for the provision of research support for studying macromolecules mediating bacterial biofilm formation. You will provide advice and guidance to research students where appropriate, present research at conferences and help in the preparation of research manuscripts.


Amongst other duties you will manage own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by the principle investigator Tanmay Bharat and contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects involving structural cell biology of bacterial biofilm formation. You will hold a PhD in biology or related fields or expect to complete a PhD within the next 6 months, together with relevant experience in structural biology and electron microscopy and you will have sufficient specialist knowledge in electron microscopy including either single particle electron cryomicroscopy (cryo-EM), electron cryotomography (cryo-ET), correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM) or another structural biology technique.


To apply for this position please upload a CV and cover letter below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 6 April 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroethics

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow in Neuroethics to conduct collaborative research and related activities for the interdisciplinary research project BrainCom: Neuroprosthetics for speech (funded by the European Commission). The Fellow will work under the supervision and direction of Dr Hannah Maslen (BrainCom Principal Investigator) and will conduct research on philosophical and ethical issues related to the research and clinical adoption of neuroprosthetics.


The post is fixed-term for 3 years from the date of appointment (ideally June or July 2017) and the Fellow will be located in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy.


The postholder will conduct collaborative research in applied ethics relevant to the BrainCom project, which will also include the provision of research assistance for Dr Maslen, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications, and liaising with the ethics rapporteur network. The postholder will also participate in other project activities such as grant applications, event planning, public engagement and other occasional duties.


Prior to the required start date for the position, the postholder is to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy with specialisation in practical ethics, or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and proven track record in publishing in bioethics. Interdisciplinary experience and publication output at the interface between philosophy/ethics and neuroscience or neurotechnology is desirable.


Applications must be made online.


Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday on Thursday 6 April 2017.

Programmes and Project IT Trainer

Closes: April 6, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Are you an all-round IT Training professional looking for your next challenge?


We are looking for professional all-round IT Trainer with significant experience of designing innovative training courses and learning materials, and who enjoys delivering training within a classroom environment. A recognised training qualification, such as TAP is preferred; as is current experience of creating eLearning or online simulations, using tools such as Adobe Captivate. You must have excellent communication, presentation, and team-working skills, along with a high degree of PC literacy. Experience of training on bespoke business systems, business processes or as part of a project and working to tight deadlines would be advantageous.


As part of the interview process, you will have to deliver a 20 minute training session on a topic of your choice, and will also need to supply examples of training course materials that you have produced.


Your covering letter should explain your interest in and relevant knowledge, skills and experience for this job.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 6 April 2017 can be considered. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 28 April 2017 – please advise us of your availability on this day in your covering letter.

Academic Appointments Officer (maternity cover)

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 with a discretionary range to £32,004 p.a.

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


If you are a self-motivated administrator or personnel specialist who is looking for a new challenge or to broaden your experience, this could be the opportunity for you!


We are looking for an experienced person to manage the administrative processes and record-keeping that supports academic appointments in the MPLS Division. This varied role, based in the friendly Divisional Office, covers a wide range of procedures around the recruitment, retention and development of academic staff. This is a challenging and busy role that requires diplomacy, discretion, strong organisational skills and personal initiative, as well as an eye for detail and excellent oral and written communication.


This is a fixed-term appointment for 6 months to cover maternity leave. The post is available full-time, but a part-time appointment (minimum 0.4FTE) can be considered. The post can be taken up as a secondment.


If you’d like to discuss the role informally or if you have any questions, please contact Dr Gwen Booth, Academic HR Officer using the email address below.


Applications are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, a CV and the names of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 7 April 2017.

Associate Professorship or Professorship of Materials

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: From: £45,562 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Materials to be held in the Department of Materials, with effect from 1 September 2017 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Materials and will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Corpus Christi College. The salary will be on a scale currently starting at £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits including college housing allowance of £12,144 p.a. and membership of a private health care plan. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.


We are seeking an exceptional candidate who will contribute to strengthening our research activities in any area of physical metallurgy or closely related area. The successful candidate will have a record of internationally excellent research evidenced by strong publications and other outputs, and of success in securing grant and/or industrial funding at a level commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in materials science or a closely related subject, or equivalent experience.


The successful candidate will be required to: carry out research consistent with the department’s strategy; disseminate that research; engage in knowledge transfer activities; generate and manage external funding to facilitate the formation and operation of an independent research group that produces research outputs of the highest international quality; teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate research students; and participate in the administration of the department and the college.


Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Patrick Grant (head.materials@materials.ox.ac.uk), to whom any queries about the post should also be addressed.


The closing date for applications is 7 April 2017, and we expect to be interviewing for the post in late May or June 2017.


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

Botanical Horticulturalist (Glasshouses)

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

The Botanic Garden is looking for a qualified horticulturist to join its glasshouse team. The Botanic Garden collections are used for education activities, reference, conservation and research. The postholder will contribute specifically to the cultivation and development of the glasshouse plant collections.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a level 3 horticultural qualification and experience of working in a glasshouse environment within a collections-based setting. They will be expected to have a good understanding of a wide variety of plants and their requirements. The work of the department requires that the post holder work well in a team and on their own initiative.


The postholder must have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. As part of the glasshouse team you will feel comfortable working in a public environment, answering enquiries and delivering guided tours.


This post offers a unique opportunity to join the staff in a busy and vibrant department. The post is offered as full-time (36.5 hours per week) or part-time (29 hours per week).


For more information please visit: www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk, or for an informal discussion about the role, telephone Kate on 01865 286690.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 April 2017.

Data Manager

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Manager to join the team at the Oxford Vaccine Group. We are an established clinical research group based at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. We are part of the University of Oxford Department of Paediatrics and conduct studies into new and improved vaccines for adults and children.


Working with other members of the team at the OVG, the Data Manager will work towards ensuring accuracy, completeness and consistency of data collected during the TyVAC effectiveness studies as well as providing support for other associated clinical studies. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, be experienced in the field of clinical data management and possess excellent organisational and communication skills. The post will require a team player with good attention to detail.


This is a fixed-term contract (4 years). For an informal visit or for further information, please contact: Parv Aley Operational Manager on tel: 01865 611313.


Candidates are advised to read the job description, which include the selection criteria and details on how to apply. 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 7 April 2017. Interviews are due to take place on 20 April 2017.

Digital Support Engineer

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a. A market pay supplement of up to £3,151 p.a. may also be payable and is subject to annual review.

Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services (BDLSS) design, deliver and support solutions that are integral to the library operations across Oxford. Oxford’s libraries are amongst the most celebrated libraries in the world, with their incomparable collections of books and manuscripts, historic buildings, and, of course, the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years.


As a Digital Support Engineer you will be part of a well-established team who deliver the systems that underpin core library services in over 100 libraries. The team have a wealth and breadth of experience in both operations and the technical solutions that support them, the ongoing development and support of which will be the primary focus of this role.


In this role, you will assist with management and support for the Bodleian Libraries ILS and discovery platform, involving scripting, installation and day-to-day management of the services. You will also participate in planning and delivering projects to enhance these systems, take responsibility for allocated web-based projects, take ownership of end-user queries or issues and seek opportunities for new product developments or service delivery options.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a world class organisation, often collaborating with peer institutions across the globe, who are looking to discover and implement digital solutions that will both deliver operational efficiencies and enhance customer experience in today’s libraries and in the libraries of the future.


You will have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in an IT-related environment. You will also have demonstrable systems development experience using a variety of languages and databases, excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and good communication and inter-personal skills, particularly when analysing operational requirements and presenting suggested solutions. Experience of implementing, maintaining and customising 3rd Party solutions through the fostering of strong relationships with the vendors is also essential. Previous experience of taking a lead role in development projects is desirable.


This is a full-time, fixed-term post to 7 December 2018.


Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background 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.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. 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 online by 12.00 midday on Friday 7 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place in week commencing 24 April 2017.

Digitisation Assistant

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

THIS POST MAY ALSO BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY.


The Bodleian Libraries seek a Digitisation Assistant to work within a team focused on the delivery of our digital collections and digital research projects, supporting academics, researchers and librarians across disciplines. The Bodleian Libraries provide a variety of cutting edge digital services, applications and infrastructure for students, researchers and staff of the University of Oxford, as well as digital content and services for public audiences. Recent projects have included the image platform Digital.Bodleian, large scale open access projects, research database development and IIIF software development.


As Digitisation Assistant you will work with a variety of digital materials in order to bring our world-class collections to global audiences, and will take responsibility for the ingest, metadata creation and online delivery of these materials. You will work with software developers, digital curators, Bodleian and college librarians, and project managers to help provide an efficient, reliable, varied and lively digitisation programme.


You will have experience of working with structured records such as cataloguing or metadata and an understanding of specific bibliographic and structural metadata formats (such as METS, DC, MODS, MARC21). You will be highly computer literate with advanced MS Excel skills and the ability to work with .csv files. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a wide range of people and be able to manage your own time and work independently.


Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, 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.


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


Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background 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.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. 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.


FOR SECONDMENTS: Please discuss secondments with your line manager in the first instance, as you must have their agreement that you can be released for a secondment before you submit an application.


Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Friday 7 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 24 April 2017.

Graduate Fundraising Trainee

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

Do you want to make a difference to the world? Would you like to work with world-class academics whose research changes lives? This training programme will launch your career in fundraising, giving you the core skills you need to succeed. As a fundraiser you will work with academics and donors to help secure philanthropic support for the University of Oxford’s priorities – student support, academic posts and programmes, and infrastructure, helping to address major global challenges to ensure a better future for everyone.


About to graduate or a qualified within the last 12 months, you are confident, creative, with highly effective communication and listening abilities and excellent organisational skills. Able to adapt to a variety of situations, you have the perseverance to pursue goals and solid team working skills. You must also be flexible to respond to the needs of a dynamic work environment and have excellent IT skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Previous experience of fundraising activities is desirable but not essential. You must be available to attend the CASE Annual Conference in Birmingham starting on 29 August 2017.


This is a 12 month fixed-term post.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 7 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are currently anticipated to take place on Friday 21 April 2017.

Human Resources Manager

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Human Resources Manager to the Operations team in the Department of Oncology.


You will be a key member of the operational senior management team, responsible for the implementation of Human Resource activities to support the department’s objectives. You will be required to provide, manage and deliver a professional and effective HR service to the Department of Oncology, whilst ensuring compliance with University-wide standards and employment legislation.


Reporting to the Head of Administration and Finance, you will lead a team providing a day-to-day operational service and strategic advice to senior management. Working through five direct reports, you will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of the HR service required by the Department of Oncology.


You will be fully CIPD qualified with significant experience in the field of human resource management as a generalist and of HR management involving a large and diverse workforce. Experience of managing a team is also essential, together with the ability to demonstrate that you can take the lead in dealing with HR issues to a satisfactory resolution, with experience in managing difficult cases.


Previous experience as an HR practitioner in NHS and University settings would be an advantage.


This is an open ended, externally funded post. All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 April 2017. Interviews will take place during April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Transcriptional Regulators of Mammalian Development

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a well-trained, enthusiastic and self motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Liz Robertson's Wellcome Trust funded research team. The postholder must have a PhD or equivalent experience. Candidates with experience in targeted mutagenesis, construct design, high throughput genomic analysis (e.g. Chip-seq, RNA-seq), cell imaging (e.g. super-resolution, wide field and confocal systems), flow cytometry and/or proteomic approaches would be especially welcome. Good organisational and communication skills are essential. The postholder must have proven abilities to work closely with others as part of an effective team, and a strong publication record. Our research benefits from access to excellent Core resources available within the Division of Medical Sciences including DNA sequencing, Proteomics and High Resolution Imaging.


You will be able to work independently and contribute conceptually to the overall research programme. Establish and optimise protocols. Design and accurately execute experiments. Interpretation and presentation of data for publication. Effectively communicate with the group head and group members as required on a daily basis. You should have a PhD or equivalent in developmental biology, genetics, biochemistry or cell biology; molecular cloning skills including expression and gene targeting vector construction Chromatin structure analysis (ChIP & ChIP-seq) Transcriptional profiling (RNA-seq); RNA and protein analysis (Western blotting, Q-PCR analysis).


To apply please upload a CV and cover letter below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 7 April 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State Chemistry

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

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 UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a period of 2 years in the first instance. The project is entitled “Soft chemical control to achieve new layered architectures and strongly correlated states” and involves chemical synthesis using high and low temperature techniques, structural analysis, crystal growth and correlating physical properties with composition and crystal structure. The work is a collaboration with Professors Stephen Blundell and Andrew Boothroyd in Oxford Physics.


The role will include chemical synthesis, powder and single crystal diffraction, magnetometry, transport measurements, supervision of graduate and masters students and there will be opportunities to drive the research direction and to lead experimental teams at international facilities (e.g. the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon facility).


Find out more about the Clarke research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/simon-clarke.aspx


You should have a PhD in inorganic chemistry or a cognate subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. 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.


The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks, OX1 3QR and is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 7 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Intracellular Calcium Signalling in Health and Disease

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist is required to work on a project which aims to assess how Ca2+ entry is regulated in epithelial cells and test whether this alters the patho-physiological responses.


The postholder will work under the supervision of Professor Anant Parekh and will be responsible for:



  1. Isolating mast cells and epithelial cells from mouse and human material as well as cultured cell lines in preparation for genotyping, transfection, protein-protein interactions and fluorescence measurements.

  2. Designing and implementing experimental protocols for delivering and manipulating ion channel activity and gene expression in living cells. Protocols will be discussed at regular group meetings.

  3. Performing experiments to study Ca2+ handling and protein trafficking in isolated cells under superfusion using an epifluorescence microscopy set-up and FRET system. Analysing experimental data using in-house software.

  4. Investigating signalling mechanisms using inhibitors, activators and altered gene expression and by performing studies of protein expression and cell proliferation.


You will hold a DPhil/PhD in a relevant area of research (cellular physiology, electrophysiology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry), have the ability to use isolated organelles from mammalian cells; have the capacity to perform detailed numerical calculations and help develop computer simulations of the data. You will also have laboratory experience in cellular physiology and sufficient background knowledge in the field of signal transduction to work within the established research programmes. Experience in working with animal and human tissue is also required.


The post is based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT and funded by the American Asthma Foundation and Ion Transport Pilot until 31 December 2017.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Scientist in HCV Vaccine Model Development

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,138 p.a.

We seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Scientist, with experience and interest in infectious diseases/vaccinology to develop a new vaccine model for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Peter Simmonds research group. This will be used to evaluate the immunogenicity and efficacy of a range of novel vectors and immunisation strategies in advance of human trials.


As our Postdoctoral Scientist in HCV Vaccine model development, you will investigate the effectiveness of novel vaccines based on the insertion of HCV protein-coding sequences into cytomegalovirus (CMV) or adenovirus (AdV) vectors. Vaccine candidates based on these vectors will be evaluated for immunogenicity and protection from virus challenge using a novel in vitro model. You will develop CMV and AdV vectors containing genes from RHV to directly evaluate whether this approach can generate protective immunity and can clear RHV infection in rats that are chronically infected with the virus.


You will hold a PhD degree in the general area of virology/microbiology/infectious diseases, or be near to completion, and have experience with virus and cell culture at containment level 2. Standard molecular cloning techniques are also essential. An animal handling licence and previous experience with in vivo work would be advantageous.


The post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 3 years initially.


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 Thursday 6 April 2017 will be considered.

Term-Time Weekend Library Assistant

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a. (pro rata)

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


We are looking for a Library Assistant to work term-time weekends in the Radcliffe Science Library (Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sundays 11.00am - 5.00pm, 0th - 8th week).


You will undertake a range of library duties including general assistance to readers, issuing books, answering readers’ enquiries and checking ILL requests.


You should have relevant library experience, a good general education, good communication skills, the ability to work accurately and co-operatively in a small team, computer literacy and be reliable and punctual. Knowledge of SOLO and ALEPH is also essential.


Closing date for applications is by 12.00 noon on Friday 7 April 2017.

Training Manager in Endangered Archaeology

Closes: April 7, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Training Manager to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. The position is externally funded by the Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. The project director is Dr Robert Bewley and the principal investigator is Professor Andrew Wilson.


The postholder will be a member of a University of Oxford research group that is collaborating in the EAMENA project with archaeologists at the University of Leicester and University of Durham. The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for employees of the antiquities services of Jordan and the State of Palestine as well as contributing to the creation of key datasets within the EAMENA framework specific to the national archaeological services of Jordan and Palestine. This will involve compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for each country and a watch list of 250-300 sites representative of the region's heritage.


The postholder will act as a key liaison between the national archaeological services of Jordan and Palestine and the EAMENA project, working with team members and training staff to promote and facilitate the potential adoption of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database. In addition, the postholder will contribute to the general work of the EAMENA project: interpretation of satellite imagery and aerial photographs, creation of new site records, data management (using standard terminology and data input), analysis and archaeological research in support of the aims of the Endangered Archaeology project covering Jordan and Palestine. The postholder will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.


The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed-term of 30 months and is available from May 2017.


Applicants must have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with experience in or knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa. You will have experience of organising and delivering training events, teaching, workshops or conferences and be a good communicator and organiser. Applicants should also possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.


Further details are available from Dr Robert Bewley using the email address below.


Additional information about the project is available at: www//eamena.arch.ox.ac.uk


Applications are to be made online.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 7 April 2017.

Clinical Psychologist - Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Professors Daniel Freeman, David Clark, Graham Dunn and Mel Slater have been awarded a new grant by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop a virtual reality treatment for patients with psychosis. We wish to appoint a clinical psychologist to assist in the development of the treatment and to run a clinical trial. You will be based in the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis team in the Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital at the University of Oxford.


This post is for a fixed-term (funded for 3 years).


This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative treatments in a clinical psychology research team. The position would suit a clinical psychologist with strong interests in cognitive therapy, treatment communication and dissemination, and clinical trials. There will be occasional visits to Barcelona to work with the programming team. Clinically the psychologist will work in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring trusts that partner with our group.


You will have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with experience of clinical research and excellent cognitive therapy skills. Although based in Oxford you are likely to travel throughout Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the neighbouring participating NHS Trusts. This would be facilitated by having a valid driving licence, and access to own or other independent means of transport.


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


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post, and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 10 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 18 April 2017.

Communications and Media Manager (maternity cover)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

How would you promote our ground-breaking research? Our aim is to foster innovative ideas that promise to address complex global future challenges.


We are seeking a Communications and Media Manager (fixed-term, maternity cover) to play a vital role in promoting the School’s wide-ranging activities and making the latest developments in research accessible to wide audiences. A confident and fluent communicator, you will develop effective digital, print, social and media communications with the overall aim of increasing the media coverage and public profile of the School’s work. You will possess the ability to engage with academics and actively seek out new developments/research findings and the experience to write stories that make a difference.


This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual with a keen interest in global issues to apply exceptional communications, media and networking skills to raise the profile of the Oxford Martin School and enhance the impact of our research.


Applications should be received by 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017 and interviews will be held on Friday 21 April 2017.

Departmental Administrator (maternity cover)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

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


Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and our aim is to continually enhance our centuries old reputation as a world-class university. The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum is a highly visible and autonomous department, situated across two locations. We have an exciting opportunity for you to be responsible for the effective overall non-academic management and administration of the department. Reporting directly to the Director, Professor Simon Hiscock, you would manage an extensive portfolio within a defined budget, often working to tight deadlines.


You will be a graduate or equivalent with high personal integrity and display sound judgment under pressure. You will have a logical mind and be able to think creatively to solve complex problems. You will already possess some managerial or supervisory experience including control of personnel and finance. You will be an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills and the capability to encourage a team-based approach. You will also have strong organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively. Ideally you have experience within higher/further education, a public sector environment or other large, complex organisation.


Further particulars including how to apply, a detailed job description and our selection criteria are available to download below. For an informal discussion of the role, contact Simon Hiscock (email: simon.hiscock@obg.ox.ac.uk, tel: 01865 (6)10302).


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 April 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 21 April 2017.

Deputy Director of Studies

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 p.a.

The Department of Chemistry offers world class education for undergraduate and postgraduate students, consistently being rated amongst the best in the UK. We host 400 postgraduates annually, and approximately 720 undergraduate students studying for the four-year MChem degree of which the final year consists of a 38 week research project undertaken within a research group, or Part II. Further details of Chemistry Part II programme can be found at http://teaching.chem.ox.ac.uk/part-ii-year.aspx; postgraduate education can be found at http://postgraduate.chem.ox.ac.uk/.


We are looking for a Deputy Director of Studies to support the Director of Studies, particularly in managing the Part II and postgraduate programmes.


The Deputy Director of Studies will have responsibility for the Chemistry Part II and postgraduate programmes, providing academic leadership for the Faculty team in admissions, teaching, exams and final assessments. The post-holder will have academic oversight of objectives such as student number and completion rates.


The postholder will also provide support for the Director of Studies in the undergraduate programme, including arranging central provision of study skills, approval of Part II placements and in admission and examination processes.


The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in chemistry with significant experience of teaching and commensurate research profile, as well as high levels of organisational skills with clear leadership and judgement ability. Ideally, they will have experience of working in a collegiate university. This is a full-time role but allows the postholder to carry out additional teaching up to a maximum of six hours per week for which additional remuneration will be paid.


This post will normally be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.


The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017.


The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena Swan Silver Award holders. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request.

Development Assistant - Ashmolean Museum

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 with discretionary range to £26,829 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the country’s most successful higher education fundraising team, and contribute to its current campaign – the largest and most ambitious in Europe, which has a goal of £3bn.


We are looking for a highly versatile and motivated team player to join the Ashmolean Museum Development team in this key administration role. Flexible, adaptable and able to respond to changing priorities, you will provide vital administrative support to the Ashmolean’s Development team.


Your role will also encompass tasks such as drafting correspondence and arranging mailings, database entry and creating reports, helping arrange events, taking minutes at meetings, helping with travel arrangements, processing gifts and ad hoc projects.


Strong administrative and systems skills, attention to detail and an ability to multi-task and manage a varied workload are pivotal to the success of this role. You will have several years’ work experience and be used to working with a number of stakeholders: for this role this will include a wide range of internal colleagues from Finance to curatorial staff, supporters and volunteers of the University and the general public.


With excellent communication skills, a flair for organisation and capable of acting on your own initiative you will play a key role in a busy team. Experience of Microsoft Office and CRM systems is vital.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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. You will be required to upload a letter of application as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 10 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are currently anticipated to take place on Friday 21 April 2017.

Digital Learning Developer

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

We are looking for a web developer with experience of creating interactive online activities, games and quizzes in HTML5 and JavaScript.


Working in an innovative online learning unit, you will create rich online courses in a wide variety of subjects and at levels ranging from ten week courses for the general public to Master’s programmes.


You will work collaboratively with our designer, film maker, academic subject specialists, pedagogy expert, project managers and other digital creatives to design and produce new learning experiences. You will be able to think imaginatively about the ideas expressed by authors and academics to translate those ideas into a working product. You will be supported by other e-learning developers in your team (each of whom have a specialism) as well as working alone to implement whole projects yourself. Your main duties will be to hand code whole courses following existing style guides as well as to create specific interactives for new and existing courses using JavaScript libraries and tools such as Adobe Animate.


You will have significant front end web developer experience and be comfortable working alongside experienced developers and designers adding input to UI/UX design, if required, in an informal, collaborative environment.


This role would suit a junior to mid-level front-end developer who is keen to learn and join a team where they can develop their skills. The position is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.


Please see the job description for further information about the post and for details of how to apply.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 April 2017. Interviews are expected to take place on 4 May 2017.

ENI Research Fellow

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow – ENI at Saïd Business School. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out research that is of interest to the Centre for Corporate Reputation and our corporate sponsor, ENI, this could include, but is not limited to, corporate governance, marketing, communications, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, trust in business, and organisational identity. The research will be carried out under the guidance of the Research Coordinator, Director, and other senior staff based at the Centre in Oxford.


The successful candidate will undertake research within a relevant aspect of corporate reputation, under the supervision of the Research Coordinator and Director. Research output should primarily be aimed at leading peer-reviewed academic journals in related or relevant subject areas; however, all researchers in the Centre should also be prepared to contribute to policy-related and practitioner-oriented outputs. The successful candidate will also take responsibility for planning aspects of the research project(s), setting deadlines, monitoring progress against milestones and keeping the Research Coordinator and Director, informed of progress.


The successful candidate will hold or be close to completion of a PhD in a discipline relevant to the Centre. These include, but are not limited to, management, finance, marketing, international business, strategy, organisational theory, sociology, politics, economics, and history. The postholder will have the ability to undertake rigorous academic research in one or more topics related to reputation and the ability to communicate research findings effectively both in writing and in presentation form.


Applicants interested in applying for this vacancy may also be interested in applying for our other vacancies within the Centre as Postdoctoral Research Fellows, vacancy ID 127755.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 April 2017.

Head of Clinical Research

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a.

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY


An exciting opportunity as Head of Clinical Research is available in the research group Diabetes Trial Unit (DTU) part of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), an internationally recognised Academic Research Organisation. The DTU forms a key part of OCDEM within the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. Reporting to the Diabetes Trials Unit (DTU) Deputy Director, the postholder will apply best practice trial management methodologies to drive and oversee the development and successful execution of world-class clinical trials, and to play a major role in the expansion and strategic development of the Unit.


DTU, a fully registered UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit, is one of only a handful of AROs worldwide that specialises in designing and performing cardiovascular outcome mega trials. Currently we are undertaking four such trials in 40 countries, with a dedicated regional coordinating centre in Beijing, China. The DTU also has a rapidly expanding translational research group that designs and runs early phase trials of potential new therapeutic agents and devices.


We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, dynamic and self-motivated individual, with a proven track record of initiating, managing and delivering large-scale clinical trials. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong decision-making skills and be able to lead, motivate and manage the performance of a multidisciplinary team. They will be educated to postgraduate level, or hold equivalent experience. They will have a comprehensive and thorough understanding of clinical trial methodology, as well as the international regulatory environment. The postholder will be required to represent the Unit at the highest levels, both nationally and internationally, and must therefore possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills. They will be innovative, analytical, and display sound judgement under pressure.


Responsibilities include efficient management of trial operations, and day-to-day management of clinical and non-clinical staff.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 2 years in the first instance.


Please quote Reference 127924 in all correspondence.


The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 26 and 27 April 2017.

IT Technician

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic IT Technician to work in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The Dunn School has over 300 users, supported by 3 IT staff and you will lead the provision of a high-quality IT user support service.


You will work largely autonomously to manage and deliver level 1 and level 2 desktop support for both Mac and PC users. You will work closely with the IT Manager to provide continuity across the service and deputising for the manager as and when required. You will be a key member of the Departmental Computing Strategy Committee and you will help maintain and develop the department's current and future IT requirements.


You will be educated to degree level or equivalent BTEC/NVQ in a computer or IT related area. You will have excellent communication skills and excellent problem solving skills. You will have the ability to work independently, using your initiative and as part of a team. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience supporting Mac OS users, but a broad knowledge of Microsoft Windows is also important.


To apply, please upload a CV and cover letter below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 April 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Laboratory Technician - Membrane Protein Production

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

At the SGC we study proteins involved in cancer, metabolic disease and neuropsychiatric disorders, to promote the development new drugs for these severe diseases. We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to assist with production and crystallisation of human IMPs. You would assist with culturing insect and mammalian cells as starting materials for purifications. You would help with screening constructs, and identifying detergents and buffers to stabilise proteins for purification. You would perform complete protein purification and crystallisation experiments, and you would assist other staff members with their purifications. You would also be involved with equipment maintenance, stock keeping and placing orders.


You will be joining a team of 12 highly motivated and enthusiastic membrane protein scientists, who work closely together to achieve their objectives. As you would be working in a challenging area, you must be keen to acquire new technical skills. You would be working with many members of the IMP group and other scientists in the SGC, so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.


You will have demonstrable experience in academic or industrial laboratories in protein purification and/or crystallisation, including the use of purification systems and crystallisation robotics. You will have good computer skills, be organised, precise and reliable in both performance and reporting. You will have knowledge of health and safety regulations, the ability to work as part of a team and to be able to communicate/collaborate with colleagues verbally and in writing.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement.’ Please ensure that you carefully read the ‘How to Apply’ section in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 10 April 2017 will be considered.

Mail Services Assistant

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

The purpose of the University Mail Service is to centralise mail handling around the University, allowing us to specialise in a wider variety of mail services. Our team offers an enhanced level of support to our varied internal customer base with the internal delivery service operating around Oxford via bicycles and two vans.


The postholder will be responsible for coordinating all mail services within the hub at Wellington Square, liaising with customers and making and managing bookings as required. The postholder will also be responsible for covering the physical delivery element of the role on a rotational basis – this will either be by bicycle or by van. For this reason all applicants are required to have a full UK driving license (automatic only license is acceptable). Bicycle training and training on local delivery routes will be provided.


Candidates should have excellent communication skills along with experience in providing a high level of customer service. We are looking for somebody with the confidence and ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with our customers and work independently, as well as being comfortable to work as part of the team. Computer literacy is essential, and experience of mail room processes and procedures is desirable. Applicants should be aware that they will participate in a physical delivery round and the role will therefore only be part office-based.


Hours of work are 36.5 per week, usually between 8.00 am and 4.20 pm although some flexibility in start and finish times may be required between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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 before 12.00 noon on Monday 10 April 2017 can be considered.

Paper Conservator (maternity cover)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Ashmolean Museum wishes to recruit an experienced paper conservator to its specialist team in its Conservation Department to work on the conservation of works of art on paper from across the collections. These are needed for exhibition and loan, along with works being treated as part of the department’s routine collections care programme.


The Ashmolean’s collections are of world class importance so applicants must be able to demonstrate an advanced level of practical skill, be enthusiastic and highly motivated, have experience working in an extremely busy team environment, and used to meeting deadlines whilst maintaining exemplary professional standards.


The post is a fixed-term contract position for 13 months to cover maternity leave.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.


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


Please note that due to a planned closure, you will be unable to access the recruitment portal on 28 and 29 March 2017.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017. Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 19 April 2017. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Part-time Associate Professorships (Non-Tutorial Fellowships) in Fine Art (2 posts)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 36S: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a. (pro rata)

The Ruskin School of Art, together with Exeter College and Magdalen College, proposes to appoint two part-time (0.5FTE) Associate Professors in Fine Art with effect from 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

One of the two successful candidates will be elected to a Fellowship by Special Election at Exeter College; the other will be elected to a Supernumerary Fellowship at Magdalen College.


We seek artists of emerging or established international stature with a commensurate history of exhibition and publication. The area of expertise for both appointments is open. The ideal candidates will demonstrate a high level of engagement with the practical, theoretical, curatorial, and educational aspects of contemporary art, as well as an ability to work across the Ruskin School, contributing creatively to its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, its research profile, and the wider development of the department both within and beyond the University.


The Associate Professors will be expected to work with colleagues in art history and theory in the further development of undergraduate and graduate study, and to contribute to graduate supervision. The successful applicants will have extensive experience of research practice and/or a doctorate in fine art of a related field, and an established theoretical or critical dimension to applicants' practices as artists may be an advantage.


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 see below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 April 2017.

Part-time Clinical Research Coordinator

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £37,075 p.a. (pro rata)

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised individual able to take on a variety of tasks to support a programme of clinical research in conjunction with the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre and the Biomedical Research Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital.


You will work closely with a wide range of both clinical and administrative staff. The work will be part office-based and part in clinical areas, including the Coronary Care Unit, Heart Centre, Stroke Unit, Acute Vascular Imaging Centre and Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research.


You will also work closely with clinical investigators and their teams in the Department and in the AVIC. You will aid in the smooth running of a portfolio of clinical research studies and a cohort study of patients with acute vascular syndromes. The role will combine facilitation of research protocols; study allocation; procedure scheduling and data management/record keeping. Close colleagues will include consultants, research fellows, senior nurses and research administrators.


You will be educated to a degree or equivalent qualification (preferably in nursing, life sciences or medical) and have relevant clinical and or research experience. Evidence of high level organisational skills and excellent written and oral communication are key. Paying close attention to detail with proven ability to work accurately and methodically are also important in this role.


The part-time post is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance and is based at the John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford. Funding for this position is available immediately.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Robin Choudhury or Lisa Gaughran. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision. 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; you will be required to upload a supporting statement identifying how you meet the selection criteria and a copy of your CV as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place mid-April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Synthetic Biology

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Assistant in Synthetic Biology to join Professor Huang’s research group at the Department of Engineering Science (Begbroke/Central Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term to 30 September 2019.


This project will establish a new bioengineering platform for synthetic biology – the SimCell (Simple and Simulated Cell) – that performs advanced bioengineering functions in an easy-to-use, safe-to-handle, and reliable-to-build manner. A SimCell consists of a cell shell from a natural cell and a deigned and simplified chromosome. The aim is to develop SimCells as programmable chassis and establish the foundation for engineering applications of SimCells.


The main job duties of this postholder will include: 1. design circuits controlling formation of Escherichia coli and Ralstonia eutropha based SimCells; 2. constructing biosensing SimCells; 3. engineering SimCells to carry out alkane biosynthesis.


You should possess a PhD (or near completion) in molecular microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry. You should also have a good knowledge and strong background on genetic engineering, and metabolic engineering (ideally synthetic biology).


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Wei Huang (wei.huang@eng.ox.ac.uk).


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


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 10 April 2017 can be considered.


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

Postdoctoral Researcher

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. This post is funded by the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and the successful applicant will work on a project concerned with combined sonodynamic and radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer. This is a collaborative project between Professor J Callan and Professor A McHale (School of Pharmacy), Ulster University and Professor K Vallis (Oncology) and Professor E Stride (Institute for Biomedical Engineering), University of Oxford. The post becomes available on 1 July 2017 and is available for 2 years. The postholder will be based in the group of Professor Vallis but will work closely with Professors Stride, McHale and Callan and their groups.


The postholder will lead a research project, the aim of which is to investigate the efficacy of the combination of sonodynamic therapy plus radiotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.


You will hold or will be working towards a PhD or equivalent in biology, bioengineering or a related field. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience of radiation and ultrasound research. He/she will also have experience of murine models of cancer and hold a Home Office Personal License.


This is a full-time post and is offered for 2 years in the first instance.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 April 2017.

Research Assistant in Bone, Vascular and Cancer Biology

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: Salary in the range £27,629 - £29,301 p.a.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Assistant (RA) to join the new research group of Dr Anjali Kusumbe at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in Oxford looking at the role of vascular niches in the bone.


You will perform and manage cell and molecular biology experimental procedures, including flow cytometry, immunostaining, cell culture and mouse experiments. You will play a key role in ensuring the day-to-day smooth functioning of the laboratory. You will also have responsibilities in laboratory administration and safety management.


You should have a Master’s degree in biological sciences, preferably in molecular and cellular biology together with relevant research laboratory experience. Experience of working with mouse models and of molecular and cell biology techniques is essential. You should be highly organised, a good communicator and a positive and dynamic person who will support the research activity and also provide administrative support for the smooth running of the laboratory.


This is a full-time post, funded for 12 months in the first instance.


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 10 April 2017.

Research Fellow (2 posts)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Saïd Business School. The successful applicants will be expected to carry out research that is of interest to the Centre for Corporate Reputation, this could include, but is not limited to, corporate governance, marketing, communications, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, trust in business, and organisational identity. The research will be carried out under the guidance of the Research Coordinator, Director, and other senior staff based at the Centre in Oxford.


The successful candidates will undertake research within a relevant aspect of corporate reputation, under the supervision of the Research Coordinator and Director. Research output should primarily be aimed at leading peer-reviewed academic journals in related or relevant subject areas; however, all researchers in the Centre should also be prepared to contribute to policy-related and practitioner-oriented outputs. The successful candidates will also take responsibility for planning aspects of the research project(s), setting deadlines, monitoring progress against milestones and keeping the Research Coordinator and Director, informed of progress.


The successful candidates will hold or be close to completion of a PhD in a discipline relevant to the Centre. These include, but are not limited to, management, finance, marketing, international business, strategy, organisational theory, sociology, politics, economics, and history. The postholders will have the ability to undertake rigorous academic research in one or more topics related to reputation and the ability to communicate research findings effectively both in writing and in presentation form.


Applicants interested in applying for this vacancy may also be interested in applying for our other vacancy within the Centre as Postdoctoral Research Fellow – ENI, vacancy ID 127863.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 April 2017.

Senior Analyst Programmer

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


IT Services is looking for an experienced senior analyst/programmer to join the Software Solutions team. The role will be working in the System Support and Maintenance team to support and enhance systems utilising MS Dynamics/.net/MS SQL Server for University clients.


You will be creative, accurate and well-organised in your approach to your work, and willing to extend your technical skills as required. You will be a good team player, and committed to the success of Software Solutions. You will be willing and able to coordinate and direct the work of others.


Previous experience of systems analysis, database design, and the full software development lifecycle is essential. Previous experience of administration systems development (student systems, financials, human resources, fund raising) would be very useful.


The starting salary will depend on skills and experience.


Applications should include the following items. Any applications received without these will not be considered: a supporting statement listing each of the essential and desirable selection criteria in the further particulars and explaining how you meet them; a detailed curriculum vitae


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are to be held the week commencing 1 May 2017.

Statistical Programming Training Fellowship (2 posts)

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £29,301 p.a.

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 Statistical Programming Training Fellowship scheme within the CTSU represents an exciting opportunity to support post-Masters statisticians in a period of early career training. The aim of the scheme is to give training in applied statistical programming, analytic and transferable skills, in preparation for the broader requirements of a career as a statistical scientist.


The very large-scale clinical and epidemiological data that are increasingly available provide the opportunity for many exciting and extensive investigations but require high-quality well-structured data manipulation and statistical analysis programming to yield their full potential. Two specialist training fellowships are offered to candidates with a Masters in Medical Statistics or a closely related field involving substantial training in statistics. Statistical programming training will be provided in SAS, R and genetics software on large datasets (including genetic and processed imaging data) to attain milestones that will facilitate the fellows’ future ‘Big Data’ research. Eligible candidates for these opportunities will demonstrate excellent potential (on a par with competitive admission to a DPhil) to proceed to a research career involving advanced statistical programming and analyses of large-scale datasets.


The posts are full-time (part-time considered), fixed-term for 1 year and tenable from October 2017 to September 2017.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 April 2017.

University Messenger

Closes: April 10, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 2: £16,289 - £18,412 p.a.

The Mail Services group are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to join their team as a University Messenger. The University Messengers are a longstanding and recognisable team; originally established in 1939 before WWII they take great pride in their work and are one of the few teams who continue to offer a service to the whole of the University of Oxford. The University Messengers have now joined the wider Mail Services team as part of the University’s Central Services Group, and are based at University Offices on Wellington Square.


The University Messengers are responsible for collecting and delivering mail to the various buildings and departments of the University of Oxford. Working with the wider Mail Services group, outgoing mail is brought back to a central point where the team also offers a franking and courier service.


The team are committed to sustainable solutions, with the majority of University mail being delivered and collected by bicycle. There is a vehicle collection route for some of the OU properties which are further afield. The role requires you to cycle on a regular basis and it is essential that you hold a full UK driving license (manual or automatic).


Please review the job description and selection criteria provided below for further details on the role. This is a permanent, full-time position. This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 10 April 2017.

Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geography and Environment. This is a fixed-term role to 31 December 2021 with a primary focus on teaching. Preference may be given to candidates whose focus is within the areas of political ecology and science-policy interaction.


Under the direction of the Head of School, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching Human Geography at undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching, marking, supervision and contributing to fieldtrips. As a secondary priority to teaching, the postholder will conduct independent research in Human Geography.


Applicants must have a doctorate (or have recently submitted) in Human Geography or a closely related field, and should have teaching experience and expertise appropriate to their career stage. They should also have a publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research within the field of Human Geography.


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 12 April 2017, and interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Office Administrator

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

Do you have excellent communication skills, and a good understanding of customer service, together with the ability to multi-task and enjoy being part of a team and contribute to the smooth running of a busy Divisional office? Are you a ‘can-do’ person with a positive outlook and a readiness to respond effectively to changing needs?


If this sounds like you we invite you to apply for our Office Administrator vacancy which plays a vital role in ensuring that the MPLS Divisional Office functions smoothly. The Office Administrator/Receptionist will act as the first point of contact for all visitors and will liaise with a wide range of departmental academic and support staff colleagues as well as the Facilities and Estates management teams. The Office Administrator will be expected to provide secretarial and clerical support across the divisional team including committee arrangements and events assistance; and finance administration including processing purchase orders and invoices.


As well as being part of the wider divisional office you will be part of and work closely with the central support team comprising the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Head of Division.


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 12 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Applied Statistics - Dementias Platform UK

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

The Department of Psychiatry hosts the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK). Directed by Professor John Gallacher, DPUK brings together 11 academic partners and six industry partners in the fight against dementia. We are looking for a full-time postdoctoral research assistant in applied statistics to join our multi-disciplinary research team. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital and is funded to 30 June 2019.


You will work with experienced academics to conduct multi-variable analyses using complex datasets drawn from DPUK and focused on dementias research. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, as well as developing ideas for further research in collaboration with DPUK Senior Scientist.


You will have or be working towards completion of a PhD in applied statistics or with a substantial statistics component. With good organisation skills you will be highly methodical, with demonstrable potential to work independently or as part of a team, and able to manage your own research and associated activities. Experience of contributing to research proposals and grant applications would be desirable, as would post-doctoral experience in statistics.


You will be required to upload a supporting statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 12 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant for Agent-based Modelling Project

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a 15 month postdoctoral research assistant for an agent-based modelling project in collaboration with Professor Doyne Farmer and the INET research team. The post is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based in the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is funded by Amlin.


The successful applicant will take a leading role in developing agent-based models in economics, including models relevant to the insurance industry. The applicant is expected to take a leading role in both the code development and in coordinating the underlying science associated with it.


The successful candidate will be expected to have a doctorate in one of the following fields: economics, physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, social science or engineering, significant prior programming experience with, or strong interest in, agent-based modelling and the ability to work independently.


Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant, quoting vacancy reference 127987.


Applicants should read the job description document 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 indicating how these fit in with the project and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Turbomachinery

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Turbomachinery to join the numerical analysis group in the thermofluids laboratory at the Department of Engineering Science (Osney Lab, Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term to June 2019.


You will be working on transpiration cooling for turbine blades. You will be responsible for the development of scale-resolving and approximate models for novel cooling systems in turbine blades.


You should possess a PhD in engineering (or near completion) and postdoctoral research experience. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a background in LES and turbo-machinery cascade design.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Luca Di Mare 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 12 April 2017 can be considered.


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

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Sleep Neurobiology

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research scientist with experience in in vivo neurophysiological techniques to work within the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the laboratory led by Dr Vladyslav Vyazovskiy and Professor Russell Foster.


The aim of this project is to address the light-signalling pathways regulating sleep, using in vivo electrophysiology, signal analysis and transgenic mouse models. The key objectives are to understand how the neurons of the hypothalamic preoptic area are stimulated by, and respond to light and to investigate how sleep state, preceding sleep-wake history and light modulate the activity of neurons in the hypothalamus and the neocortex.


Your duties will include planning and managing experiments, conducting experiments, which includes implantation of microelectrodes in subcortical and cortical brain regions and performing continuous recording of electrophysiological signals (EEG, LFP, multi- and single-unit activity) in freely-behaving mice during normal and altered sleep-wake states. You will also manage own academic research and administrative activities and participate in laboratory activities and contribute to the academic input of the lab.


You will hold a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, or a relevant research area. Substantial experience with chronic in vivo electrophysiological recordings (EEG, LFP, MUA) and signal analysis is essential. Experience in computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, optogenetics/fiber-photometry and work with transgenic mouse models is desirable


The post is full-time for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 12 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Target and Drug Discovery - Stem Cell Research Manager

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for an experienced postdoctoral biological scientist to work as a Stem Cell Research Manager to run the MRC DPUK Dementia Stem Cell Phenotypic Screening Facility undertaking target and drug discovery projects in patient stem cell-derived neuronal models of disease.


This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between academic research and pharmaceutical target and drug discovery to contribute to the development of novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative disease. The Facility uses induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines differentiated into defined neuronal populations to better understand the molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders.


Duties will include facilities management of a major new cluster of high-end equipment for drug and target discovery (Opera Phenix high-content imager; ECHO Nanodrop dispenser; automated robotic systems; high-throughput plate readers and a stem cell culture facility); manage budgetary systems; project management; staff supervision and training; develop new strategic alliances; monitor, evaluate and enhance the performance of the facility. Applicants must hold, or be near completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area of research, or have equivalent experience, and have expertise in cellular neuroscience, cell biology or imaging relevant to analysis of neuronal phenotypes.


The post is a collaborative project between the OPDC and the MRC UK Dementia Platform (DPUK) funded for up to 3 years and is available to start as soon as possible. The post will be based in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration, Le Gros Clark Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX.


Informal enquiries may be directed Professor Richard Wade-Martins (richard.wade-martins@dpag.ox.ac.uk).


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 26 April 2017.

Technician

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

The Department of Biomedical Services is seeking to appoint a technician to join our expanding team at our unit on the John Radcliffe Hospital site. This post will provide an exciting opportunity for you to advance your career in the rapidly developing field of transgenics. You will be qualified to IAT Level 2 or equivalent and have experience in animal husbandry.


Alternatively, we will consider those with no previous experience or professional qualifications onto our technicians training programme as a Trainee Technician (Grade 2: £16,289 - £18,412 p.a.). The emphasis for the trainee technician is pure animal husbandry for which no previous experience is required. You will have a caring attitude to animals, which is essential, together with a flexible approach to work and the ability to work in a small team. This trainee post will ideally suit someone looking for a job with career prospects as there will be opportunities provided within the Department of Biomedical Services for personal development. Training will be provided which will lead to recognised qualifications. When you feel confident within your role you will be required to participate in the staff rota which provides weekend/Bank Holiday cover.


This is a full-time, permanent position.


Owing to the nature of this position any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.


Applications for this vacancy must be made online. In the first instance please contact the HR Assistant on tel: 01865 618401 between 8.30am and 3.30pm who will supply you with a unique reference number (URN) which must be quoted on all applications. Applications received without this URN will not be shortlisted.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Technician

Closes: April 12, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Biomedical Services. We are seeking to appoint an experienced technician to join our new and expanding team in the germ free facility at the Kennedy Institute. It is essential that you are able to work as part of a dedicated team, pay close attention to detail and be able to follow strict SOP's and lab safety requirements.


You will provide; general husbandry and day-to-day care of germ free animals housed in isolators and IVCs, maintain breeding programmes, in consultation with the Germ Free Facility Manager and be responsible for maintaining sterilisation of all associated equipment and supplies. There is an opportunity to participate in the microbiological monitoring procedures to ensure that the sterility of the unit is maintained. You will be required to carry out regulated procedures and contribute to the routine maintenance of the GF Unit. Some supervision of trainee technicians will be required.


You will be educated to IAT Level 2 or equivalent, have relevant experience and hold a home office licence. You will also be expected to participate in the weekend rota system.


BMS is committed to continuing personal development and attendance of relevant courses and training is encouraged.


This is a full-time, permanent position.


Owing to the nature of this position any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.


Applications for this vacancy must be made online. In the first instance please contact the HR Assistant on tel: 01865 618401 between 8.30am and 3.30pm who will supply you with a unique reference number (URN) which must be quoted on all applications. Applications received without this URN will not be shortlisted.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Associate Professor of Theoretical Computer Science

Closes: April 13, 2017, noon; salary: From: £45,562 p.a. plus benefits

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Theoretical Computer Science to be held in the Department of Computer Science, with effect from October 2017 as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Jesus College. The appointment will be based at the Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD and Jesus College, Oxford, OX1 3DW.


Salary on a scale from £45,562 p.a. plus college benefits, including a housing allowance of £10,503 p.a. or single accommodation in college if available, a responsibility allowance of £1,527 p.a. and private medical insurance. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.


The appointee will join one of Europe’s leading computer science departments. The department supports a wide variety of research in theoretical computer science and continues to expand both in theory and in areas related to theory (e.g. machine learning, verification). The Associate Professor’s research will focus on Theoretical Computer Science, and they will contribute to teaching on the Department’s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes. At the same time the appointee will have many opportunities to interact with academics in other disciplines as part of Oxford’s unique collegiate system.


The Associate Professor will be a member of both the University and the College community. They will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. They will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity.


The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in computer science, or a related subject, will have the ability to teach across a range of computer science subjects, and will also have a proven research record of high quality at international level in the area of Theoretical Computer Science, and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 18 May 2017 (please allow a full day for these).

Associate Professorship of Social Demography

Closes: April 13, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10a (36S): From £45,562 p.a. plus pensionable College Allowance of £21,915 p.a.

The Department of Sociology and the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) at Oxford, which are internationally renowned centres of excellence for teaching and research, in association with Nuffield College, now seek to appoint an accomplished research scholar and an inspirational teacher to the post of Associate Professor of Social Demography. This post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent and is available from the start of the 2017/18 academic year, or as soon as possible thereafter. This joint appointment will be held in conjunction with a Non-tutorial Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.


The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced, internationally excellent research in the field of social demography and to take part in teaching of demography courses in the Undergraduate Human Sciences Degree at the School of Anthropology and in the 2-year MPhil in Sociology and Demography at the Department of Sociology, and to participate in supervision, examining, assessment and the admission of students to the Department, the School and the College.


The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area, have specific research and teaching interest in any area of social demography, with the ability to contribute to research methods training at the graduate level. They will demonstrate a strong record of research at an international level along with an exciting vision for future research and a commitment to providing outstanding class, supervision and tutorial teaching to high-achieving and challenging graduate and undergraduate students. Applications from candidates experienced in securing research funding would be particularly welcome.


Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,655 p.a.


The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which contain information on additional non-salary benefits and details of how to apply.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 13 April 2017 and interviews are planned for Tuesday 23 May 2017.


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

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Experimental Quantum Optics

Closes: April 13, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in experimental quantum optics in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.


The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 12 months.


This project will focus on the development of an experimental optical simulator for molecular vibronic spectra. The successful candidate will construct a prototype of a simulator for molecular spectra, using the proposal of Huh et al, (N. Phot. 2015). Duties of the role will include managing research and administrative activities, adapting and developing scientific techniques, analysing data from a variety of sources and representing the research group externally when required. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.


Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in quantum optics. Previous experience in the field of integrated photonics will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to carry out the experimental parts of this research, as well as work on extensions of this experiment in collaboration with theorists.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Jelmer Renema (jelmer.renema@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 Thursday 13 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immunometabolism

Closes: April 13, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £33,943 p.a.

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Professor Claudia Monaco’s Cardiovascular Inflammation group at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. The Kennedy Institute, headed by Professor Fiona Powrie, is an exciting research institute focusing on inflammatory diseases.


The project aims to investigate the signaling pathways connecting metabolism alterations to inflammation in metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and atherosclerosis. Its focus is on the discovery of new pathways/molecules that are important in sensing metabolism alterations. It is organised around 3 major work packages, which include varied aspects of the disease such as understanding immune cell activation in metabolic diseases and the development of tools to target specific pathways. You will participate in a project that will identify and characterise novel signalling pathways and investigate their role in driving inflammation in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases to employ a variety of experimental strategies, including primary cell isolation and culture, mass cytometry (CyTOF) and single cell genomics in experimental and human tissues.


You must have a PhD (or be very close to completion) in a biomedical field of laboratory-based research, with extensive experience in molecular biology and primary cell isolation and culture.

Good communication skills, with ability to clearly present results to multidisciplinary audiences and motivation to continuously learn and develop new techniques and novel approaches are essential for this post. Experience in flow cytometry and/or mass cytometry and genomic analyses including microarray, RNA-seq technologies and single cell genomics would be desirable.


This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 13 April 2017. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Structural Biologist in Metabolic and Rare Diseases

Closes: April 13, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Structural Biologist in Metabolic and Rare Diseases with experience in the field of common/inherited metabolic diseases, to join the research group led by Associate Professor Wyatt Yue.


You will be part of our metabolic research team elucidating the molecular mechanism and therapeutic potentials of causative genes for common (e.g. diabetes, obesity, endocrinology) and rare (e.g. inborn errors of metabolism) disorders. You will lead our ongoing efforts in structural and biochemical characterisation towards the target proteins/complexes, and in small molecule discovery by crystallography and biophysics with emphasis on gain-of-function (e.g. inhibitors) and loss-of-function (e.g. chaperones, substrate reduction) disorders.


You will hold a PhD in protein biochemistry or structural biology, have experience and interest in structure-based drug design, and demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills to work with team members and collaborators. You will supervise and lead a team to identify and generate, for each gene target, the key structural and biochemical data that will enable the target for drug discovery. You should have a strong publication record as lead or senior authors, and have proven potential in grant writing.


This is a full-time post offered for a fixed-term to 30 June 2020 in the first instance.


An appointment at Grade 7 (£31,076 - £38,183 p.a.) with appropriate adjustment in the duties will be considered based on the applicant’s skills and experience. Full details are provided in the attached job description.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference number 127848 on all correspondence.


Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Thursday 13 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catalysis/Organic Chemistry (2 posts)

Closes: April 14, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work under the supervision of Professor Tim Donohoe on a research project funded by EPSRC, each for a period of up to 18 months. The project involves catalysis and its application to synthetic organic chemistry.


Find out more about the Donohoe research group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/timothy-donohoe.aspx


You should have a PhD in organic chemistry or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment and have expertise in the design and execution of synthetic schemes and a strong appreciation of mechanism in organic chemistry. Duties include developing and testing new hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, and managing own academic research and administrative activities, involving small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.


The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, but no later than 30 October 2017.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 14 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders.

Fundraising Projects Officer

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

Are you an effective communicator with a flair for organisation? Do you have a keen interest in fundraising in higher education?


We are looking for a personable and pro-active individual to play a crucial role in the School’s Development Office. You will be responsible for assisting in the articulation and design of fundraising projects and aligning with potential prospects and donors. You will produce project summaries and briefs, cases for support and prospect and stewardship reports. You will also be responsible for drafting outgoing correspondence to key donors, volunteers and potential donors. You will make a critical contribution to the Development Office’s work to expand and diversify the School’s philanthropic income from Trusts and Foundations and through Individual Giving, including Alumni giving. The Fundraising Project Officer’s role is broad and underpins the success of fundraising at the Blavatnik School of Government.


In addition you will need: excellent communication skills with the ability to produce written work of a high standard; excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise work; experience of providing a high level of support to senior colleagues in a fast-paced, complex organisation, ideally in a higher education or development environment; experience of working in communication/marketing in a fundraising and/or higher education environment and experience of dealing effectively with a wide range of people, working as part of a team, and liaising with colleagues where work interests overlap.


In return we offer you an opportunity to develop your career by making significant contributions to the establishment of a brand new Development Office and helping it launch its ambitious fundraising plans, in addition to excellent benefits from the University of Oxford and from the School.


This post will involve liaising with contacts from a variety of cultural contexts so we are keen to encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 17 April 2017. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

Human Factors Research Assistant

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are looking to recruit a Human Factors Research Assistant to contribute to applied healthcare research. The role will be required to contribute to: the human factors research activities conducted by the unit and, the delivery of training and projects through the Patient Safety Academy.


This will include the design and implementation of research projects, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, contribution to outputs (such as journal articles) and dissemination of findings. The research is applied and involves working alongside healthcare staff throughout human factors/improvement projects.


Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences includes the Patient Safety Academy (PSA) which has been running since 2013 with funding from Health Education Thames Valley (HETV). The PSA delivers training in human factors, quality improvement and incident analysis to healthcare staff regionally. It also undertakes projects with senior management to improve the organisational safety of local hospitals, and links with the work of the regional Patient Safety Collaborative.


The successful candidate will hold a degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) in human factors, ergonomics or psychology and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. You will have experience in analysis and dissemination of research findings and will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team, with the ability to prioritise the research team activities. Strong IT skills, including the use of MS Office is essential for this role.


This is a full-time position, available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension dependant on further funding.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and as part of your application, you will be required to upload your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference NDSA652 on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 17 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 2 May 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research assistant to become a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research in the field of cardiovascular image analysis, and in particular 3D Image Co-registration.


This BHF project is led by Professor Robin Choudhury and Professor Vicente Grau you would be jointly supervised and have strong links to research groups in the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (Radcliffe Department of Medicine) and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. This interdisciplinary approach is a key feature of this post.


Some of your responsibilities would be the development of an automated pipeline to co-register arteriographic data with corresponding 3D volume rendering of the heart (single modality MR volumetric data set) and Incorporation of multimodal CMR data sets into the reconstructed 3D volume, such as bright-blood T2-weighted images, Late Gadolinium Enhancement (LGE) and quantitative T1-mapping, tailored to assess myocardial edema and severity of acute ischemic injury.


You should hold a PhD in engineering, physics or computer science or related discipline (PhD obtained or in process to be obtained). Have proven experience of image analysis techniques and Evidence of computer programming skills in C/C++, Matlab, or related language.


This post is available immediately and is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Oxford. This post is funded by the BHF until 28 February 2019.


Informal enquiries in advance of the application deadline should be directed to Informal enquires should be directed to Professor Robin Choudhury (robin.choudhury@cardiov.ox.ac.uk), Professor Vicente Grau (vicente.grau@eng.ox.ac.uk) or Sally Lacey (sally.lacey@cardiov.ox.ac.uk). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV as part of your online application. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 17 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews for this post are anticipated to take place at the end of beginning of May 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Regulation of Mitotic Progression and Chromosome Segregation

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant to join the mitotic progression group headed by Dr Ulrike Gruneberg. The Gruneberg lab studies the regulation of cell cycle progression and chromosome segregation in mammalian cells.


The position is part of an interdisciplinary, collaborative BBSRC-funded project - ‘Systems-level characterization of mammalian cell cycle transitions’. The goal of this post is to understand the dynamic characteristics of the metaphase-to-anaphase transition in untransformed human cells by combining state-of-the-art live-cell imaging and biochemical analysis with mathematical modelling. The successful candidate will analyse the biochemical mechanisms regulating spindle assembly checkpoint function in mammalian tissue culture cells. The work will involve a broad range of cell biological and biochemical methods with a focus on Western blot and immunofluorescence analysis of synchronised cell populations. Applicants are expected to be highly motivated, organised and reliable and have an excellent background in molecular and cell biology.


Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant lab based biological discipline. Experience in protein biochemistry, molecular biology and mammalian tissue culture is a requirement; experience with immunofluorescence analysis and live cell imaging would be a bonus.


This full-time post is funded by the BBSRC and is based at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.


To apply please upload a CV and cover letter below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 17 April 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Mechanisms of T Cell Activation and Differentiation

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiast and highly motivated scientist with deep knowledge in protein structure and biology and analytical biochemistry techniques, especially in MS-based proteomics to work in Professor Oreste Acuto's laboratory. The project aims to elucidate the structure and function of the recently discovered protein Themis and the appointee will report directly to Professor Acuto. A key goal of the investigation to be carried out by the successful candidate will be to unravel the hitherto unknown secondary and tertiary structure of Themis and of the complex formed by Themis with GRB2 and SHP family proteins. Most of the project will be carried out using recombinant protein of each component.


The candidate should therefore have experience in medium/large scale protein purification and characterization by chromatography, MS and some basic biophysical techniques. She/he will carry out analysis of the structure and biology of Themis, including PTM and conformational changes, complex formation using gel-filtration chromatography, MS and Biacore, and Cryo-EM at the brand new Cryo-EM SWDSP facility, set up a sensitive assay to measure of SHP phosphatase activity, binding to membranes and will carry out mutational analysis. These studies should clarify Themis specific function on SHP proteins for the attenuation of TCR signalling. It is anticipated that this project should generate data to be published in high impact journals.


Typical workflows will include recombinant protein production and/or purification, characterisation of multi-protein complexes by analytical chromatography, Biacore and MS-based inspection of protein stability, protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications (PTMs), Cryo-EM sample preparation, in-vitro PTP biochemical assays, generation of THEMIS mutants, cloning, expression in insect cells to link key residues as well as specific PTMs to structural and functional changes.


To apply, please upload a CV and cover letter below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 April 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Genomics

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Recent breakthroughs in population and single-cell genomics are transforming understanding of biological systems. In our group (led by Dr Stephen Sansom), we are using such methods to investigate immune system development and dysfunction. We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented computational biologist to join our growing team at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR).


In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain skills and experience whilst undertaking cutting-edge research projects in two areas. In the first, we are building a systems level understanding of the role of thymic epithelial cells in T-cell development as members of a national research consortium headed by Professor Georg Holländer and Professor Chris Ponting. In the second, we are collaborating with the group of Professor Fiona Powrie (also based at the KIR) to dissect the molecular pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease at the single-cell level. This research is supported by our state-of-the-art HPC and single-cell genomics facilities.


You should have a successful track record that includes computational and statistical analysis of genomic data; good problem solving abilities and an interest in immunology. To be considered you must have a PhD in a field directly related to computational genomics and/or immunology. Please read the accompanying job description carefully and ensure that you address each selection criteria in a supporting statement which must be uploaded together with your CV when applying online.


Informal enquires to Dr Stephen Sansom are welcomed (stephen.sansom@kennedy.ox.ac.uk).


This opportunity is funded on a 3-year fixed-term contract.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Researcher on Quantum Causal Structures (2 posts)

Closes: April 17, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,813 p.a.

The Department of Computer Science has an exciting new opportunity for two full-time postdoctoral researchers on Quantum Causal Structures. The project is fixed-term until 31 August 2019 and is funded by the John Templeton Foundation. You will be working within the groups of Professor Bob Coecke and Dr J Barrett. The project is a large-scale international collaboration between groups based at the Universities of Oxford, Vienna (Austria), Pavia (Italy), Hong Kong (China), Queensland (Australia), and Western Ontario (Canada), and at Perimeter Institute (Canada).


The postholder will be expected to conduct original academic research by investigating the role that causality plays in quantum theory. Topics include: quantum generalisations of classical causal models; causal inference in situations where quantum systems are involved; the description of quantum indefinite causality with application to protocols and algorithms; and the development of a categorical approach to quantum causal structures, with a corresponding diagrammatic formalism.


The postholder will require a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant area of science or related discipline, together with a documented track record of the ability to conduct and complete research projects, as witnessed by published peer-reviewed work (according to the experience of the candidate) in at least one of the areas of quantum foundations, quantum information science, or categorical quantum theory and should possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project is highly desirable.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 April 2017. Interviews are expected to be held on the week commencing 24 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Terahertz Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanowires

Closes: April 18, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a Terahertz spectroscopy of semiconductor nanowires.


The project forms part of an exciting new European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant, SILAS, which aims at the development of a silicon-based laser, that has the potential to revolutionise the electronics industry by adding intra-chip and chip-to-chip optical communication. Work on this project in Oxford will concentrate on the non-contact electronic and optoelectronic characterisation of novel semiconducting nanowires using the experimental technique of optical pump terahertz probe spectroscopy. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.


The role promises to be exciting and challenging, and we will rely on the successful applicant to significantly advance both the technology and our fundamental understanding of optoelectronic processes occurring in semiconductor nanowires. Duties of the role will include managing research and administrative activities, adapting and developing scientific techniques, analysing data from a variety of sources and representing the research group externally when required. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.


The successful candidates will possess (or be close obtaining) a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering and have excellent problem solving skills. They will have specific expertise in advanced optical spectroscopy, and experimental semiconductor physics. In addition they will also have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have a good track record of high quality publications. The role involves working with Class 4 lasers systems.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Michael Johnston (Michael.Johnston@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 Tuesday 18 April 2017 can be considered.

Research and Policy Officer - Centre for the Study of African Economies

Closes: April 18, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,762 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) is recruiting for a part-time or full-time Research and Policy Officer to work with Professor Stefan Dercon and CSAE as well as conducting independent research on a series of funded programmes. This post can be held part-time and could be suitable for DPhil-students eligible to work. In terms of time allocation, contributions to all areas of these different programmes will be required


CSAE and Stefan Dercon are working on a series of development research projects, with a strong policy focus, the postholder will work with Stefan as well as the wider CSAE team. Two programmes are specifically relevant for this post, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, although tasks may go beyond the narrow focus of these programmes. The first, extends on-going work on the links between psychology and poverty, focusing on improving goal-setting in conjunction with cash transfers in Kenya. The second, questions the future direction of global aid within a changing world.


The postholder will be expected to contribute to synthesis and literature review work in these areas, and in the preparation of policy communications and working with other researchers already involved in these programmes. Across these areas and others; the post-holder will manage requests for data collation and analysis for presentation on aid and financial flows as well as coming up with new and original way of analysing and interpreting patterns and additionally the carrying out of background research including for other planned publications (papers, blogs, briefs and more). Time will also be available for the postholder to undertake independent or collaborative research across the broad themes of the research programmes. The postholder will be expected to take part in networking and the organisation of workshops or other outreach events.


The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills and must have evidence of a masters degree in economics with an emphasis on developing countries; a proven ability to absorb and synthesise research and policy literature in economics and related social science disciplines as well as possessing strong data analysis and presentation skills. Experience in policy environments linked to developing countries is an advantage, as is knowledge of and experience in Africa.


This is an 18 month fixed-term contract, extension subject to external funding availability. The candidate will report to Professor Stefan Dercon, Director CSAE with further inputs from other members of CSAE.


For enquiries about the post please use the email address below. Please refer to the further particulars for further details about the post.


Applications close at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: not specified

The University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an outstanding and experienced academic to fill the Agnelli-Serena Professorship of Italian Studies with effect from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful applicant will provide academic leadership within the Sub-faculty of Italian and undertake teaching and research in the field of Italian studies, understood as covering the language and literature of Italy within the broader context of its history, thought and culture. She/he will have a world-leading research and publications record in Italian studies, native or near native command of spoken and written Italian and English, and excellent teaching skills at both graduate and undergraduate level. She/he will play a leading role in graduate recruitment to the sub-faculty of Italian and the teaching of graduate students, and will have the ability to promote Italian studies both within Oxford and internationally.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017.


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

Building Facilities Technician

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.


The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Building Facilities Technician, to work alone or in conjunction with others, to provide Facilities Management for the Department of Chemistry. This includes building maintenance and repair for example mechanical, electrical, pipework and air handling systems.


In addition there will be project work including laboratory de-commissioning and clearance as well as fit out and refurbishment of new Laboratory facilities.


You will have a wide range of technical experience and advanced DIY skills and will be flexible in your work approach to switch between differing priorities with ease, servicing a variety of customer needs.


You will be educated to GCSE or equivalent in math’s and English and have excellent communication skills both written and spoken.


You will have good IT skills including MS Office, and the internet and willing to learn new IT systems as and when required. You will have an organised approach to work and the ability to prioritise your own workload in a busy environment


The post will be based primarily in the Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford but will work across the department of Chemistry in other Chemistry buildings as and when required.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.


This vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017.


The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Bronze Award holders. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.

Card Office Assistant

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 3: £18,412 - £21,220 p.a.

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.


The Card Office Assistant is an administrative role within Services Facilities Management. The post is responsible for the maintenance and management of the University’s centrally held files, as well as supporting the team with placing orders, producing University cards, setting up Wi-Fi access, booking parking and maintaining our databases.


We are looking for somebody with strong admin skills. Training will be made available, however the successful applicant must be a confident IT user and be able to work on a variety of systems without supervision. The role is positioned within a busy office, particularly during the summer months and the start of the first term when the team are responsible for producing thousands of student cards. The ideal candidate will have a positive, can-do approach to work and will enjoy working as part of a small team.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Communications Assistant

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

An opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, highly-efficient and committed individual with outstanding communication skills. The postholder will join the Communications team in the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach office. This team aims to empower realistic applicants to choose Oxford, and to equip them to make competitive applications – particularly students from groups that are currently under-represented at the University.


The Communications team is responsible for the undergraduate admissions website, attracting over 14 million page views annually, for the University’s undergraduate prospectus and for the central coordination of the University open days, now the largest events in the University’s calendar. The team also provides advice and information to potential students and their advisers who contact the University.


The purpose of this role will be to contribute to the development of communications activities to help the University meet strategic recruitment and outreach objectives. This will include the development of online communications and assisting with preparations for the annual Open Days. The postholder will also promote information consistency across admissions and outreach teams through effective communication, robust systems and the provision of useful resources.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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 before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews are currently anticipated to be held on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Deputy Facilities Manager

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are looking to recruit a Deputy Facilities Manager post is to assist the Building and Facility Manager in providing first class technical facilities and working environments for the building’s occupants, and in particular, to take day-to-day responsibility for the technical services of the building. The pristine appearance of the building is to be maintained and you will need to establish a close working relationship with the University Estates Services who will be responsible for some elements of maintaining the building, but not all.


As the Deputy Facilities Manager, you are expected to obtain an understanding of how the building functions in a short space of time and be able to advise departments on the provision of all technical services and can respond to the diversity of a scientific research environment.


It is essential that you have developed and proven team leadership skills within a complex engineering or research facility, along with relevant building and technical qualifications to HNC or degree level (or near completion) in engineering, mechanical or facilities management subject.


You will have proven skills in computerised building management systems, the production of computerised technical drawings and other facilities management software. A high level of computer literacy that includes MS Office is required as is an understanding of the needs of scientific research environment.


You should also have attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills, and knowledge of current health and safety regulations. You will be highly organised and methodical with the ability to prioritise day-to-day work.


The post is offered at full-time for 3 years in the first instance.


Depending on experience, this post may be offered at Grade 6 (£27,629 - £32,958 p.a.) with reduced duties.


You will also be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statement.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 19 April 2017 will be considered.

Executive Education Manager

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 – £46,924 with a discretionary range to £51,260 p.a.

Would you like to work for an institution which has the ambition to improve government across the world? Are you excited about helping the leaders of governments and organisations make a positive impact through public policy? Are you looking for a challenging role in a young, dynamic organisation with big ideas? The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking an experienced project manager to drive the development and growth of the Executive Education programme at the School.


The School is on the cusp of expanding its offer of short courses and interventions to support senior policy-makers through Executive Education. This role is central to making that happen. The key duties will be to help determine and align the priorities of the programme to support the School’s mission and objectives, supervise the staff and resources required to successfully deliver the Executive Education programme and its outputs, develop the profile of the Executive Education programme, and to establish a sustainable funding model.


We are looking for a candidate who shows demonstrable understanding of the contribution of Executive Education to improving policymaking and government. You will be an excellent project or programme manager. You will possess an ability to work in a demanding environment subject to deadlines and exacting professional and academic standards. You will be a great communicator with exemplary written and spoken English and be educated to degree level or equivalent.


In return, we will offer you the chance to join a young programme and help to shape it. Your work will impact on leaders from around the world. You will help them to improve government in their countries and to make the lives of citizens better.


This position is fixed-term for 3 years.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 19 April 2017. Interviews for this position are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 1 May 2017.

MBRRACE-UK Maternal Programme Manager

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

Applications are invited for the full-time post of Maternal Programme Manager for the Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme run by MBRRACE-UK (part-time, minimum 80%FTE, considered). This post is funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership until 30th September 2021 and is based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, at the University of Oxford.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager to develop their experience and skills within the high-profile MBRRACE-UK national confidential enquiry and surveillance programme. In this challenging role you will be the ‘first point of contact’ for the MBRRACE-UK Programme and will ensure effective communication and liaison with a range of stakeholders. You will be responsible for coordinating and managing all the programme stages to ensure that systems for collection, management and data entry are fit for purpose for the maternal elements of the MBRRACE-UK programme. You will line manage the programme administrative staff.


We are looking for someone qualified to degree level or equivalent with strong project and personnel management skills and experience, ideally within the UK NHS or University sector. Experience of working within NHS maternity services would be helpful but not essential.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact Brenda Strohm (tel: 01865 617771; email: brenda.strohm@npeu.ox.ac.uk) or Marian Knight (tel: 01865 289727; email: marian.knight@npeu.ox.ac.uk).


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


Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Maintenance Engineer

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

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 electrical/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 electrical/mechanical maintenance, the postholder 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.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form. 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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Mechanical Workshop Technician

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

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Passionate about engineering? Enjoy prototype work and problem solving? Are you an experienced technician who enjoys working on cutting edge technology? We are looking for a permanent full-time Mechanical Workshop Technician to join the Department of Engineering Science based in Central Oxford.


This is a wide ranging role in a mechanical workshop with a focus on providing high quality CNC machining capability to the Department across a range of engineering disciplines.


The Department has recently invested in new CNC equipment and you will have, or be supported to develop advanced skills on CNC mills and lathes as well as CAD/CAM programming.


You will be required to use a range of workshop equipment including milling machines and lathes. You will provide advice to researchers on manufacturing materials and techniques as well as support the practical teaching of undergraduates. This will provide you with the opportunity to share your passion for practical engineering with students.


You should hold a BTEC or equivalent with experience of using standard mechanical workshop equipment in an engineering environment. Good IT skills with experience of or willingness and aptitude to learn CAD are also essential. You should have strong interpersonal skills, organisational skills and the ability to use your own initiative to complete tasks and work to deadlines.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Brian Eade using the email address below.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 19 April 2017 can be considered.

Novo Nordisk Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Diabetes and Metabolism

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade E64: £31,614 – £50,669 p.a.

Novo Nordisk is funding a prestigious fellowship programme at the University of Oxford for both basic science and clinical researchers, focused on diabetes research. We are looking to recruit an outstanding Clinical Research Training Fellow who can utilise the support offered by this programme to become a future leader in the field, developing scientific excellence within diabetes and ultimately improving patients’ lives.


In Oxford, world-class diabetes research is conducted across the spectrum of population, clinical and basic science. Depending on the project selected, you will be based in: (1) Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (part of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine), (2) the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (part of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine), (3) the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, (4) The Big Data Institute, (5) the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine), (6) the Department of Computer Science or (7) the Department of Engineering Science.


You will be responsible for conducting the research project selected, including the production of novel scientific data and production of a thesis of suitable quality to obtain a DPhil (PhD).


You should have prior research experience (typically a BSc), a medical degree and some specialist experience, typically having obtained MRCP or equivalent, but not CCT or consultant status. You will also have a strong CV, having published in international journals. You will be committed to a career in diabetes or metabolic medicine, clinical practice and research and have evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership.


Please note that while we will consider all applications, the funding provided for the Clinical Research Training Fellowship will only cover home/EU DPhil fees.


Further information is detailed in the job description.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Diabetes and Metabolism (2 posts)

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Novo Nordisk is funding a prestigious fellowship programme at the University of Oxford for both basic science and clinical researchers, focused on diabetes research. We are looking to recruit two outstanding postdoctoral researchers who can utilise the support offered by this programme to become future leaders in the field, developing scientific excellence within diabetes and ultimately improving patients’ lives.


In Oxford, world-class diabetes research is conducted across the spectrum of population, clinical and basic science. Depending on the project selected, you will be based in: (1) Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (part of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine), (2) the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (part of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine), (3) the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, (4) The Big Data Institute, (5) the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine), (6) the Department of Computer Science, or (7) the Department of Engineering Science.


You will be responsible for conducting the research project selected, including the production of novel scientific data and presentation at national and international meetings.


You should have a PhD, or be near to completion, in a medical/biological subject, with skills and experience relevant to biomedical research. You should be no more than three years post PhD at the start of the fellowship (Autumn 2017) and have a strong CV, having published in high impact journals and presented at international meetings. As well as an enthusiastic interest in diabetes research, you will have evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership, with the ability to communicate research ideas and results in a clear and logical way.


Further information is detailed in the job description.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Part-time Educational Development Officer (2 posts)

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

At the Oxford Learning Institute, we enable, provide and support learning and development opportunities for academic and professional services staff at the University of Oxford.


We are looking for two colleagues to deliver and support educational development for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers who are new to, or in the early stages of their teaching experience at the University of Oxford (currently the Developing Learning and Teaching programme). The responsibilities include: leading workshops and developing online resources; evaluating programmes and revising and refreshing content; participating in all aspects of the examining process; co-ordinating with others to ensure overall quality and consistency between different programmes; supporting initial inductions to teaching based in departments/faculties/divisions.


You will have experience of teaching in higher education, an understanding or the ability to develop an understanding of the specific teaching context of the University of Oxford and the ability to work independently and take a research-informed approach to running seminars and courses on learning and teaching.


We are recruiting to two central posts based at the Oxford Learning Institute, Educational Development Officer - Humanities and Social Sciences and Educational Development Officer - Sciences and you should state your preferred post in your application.


These part-time posts (0.6 FTE/22.5 hours per week) may suit applicants who wish to combine one of the roles at the Oxford Learning Institute with research, teaching or other part-time work.


The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 19 May 2017.

Part-time Research Facilitator

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

Applications are invited for the part-time (18.75 h/wk) permanent post of Research Facilitator. This is an exciting new opportunity to help drive the growth of the Department’s research grant portfolio, to relieve the administrative burden on researchers, and to contribute to the Department’s responses to external initiatives and assessments, and thus play a vital role in enabling Oxford Statistics to maintain and enhance its world-leading research.


The principal duty of the postholder will be to help drive a growth in research income to the Department. This will involve having, or acquiring, a comprehensive understanding of the Department’s research portfolio, and of the sponsored-research environments in the UK and abroad. The postholder will be proactive in supporting researchers both pre-award, by identifying the most appropriate funding opportunities and assisting with the preparation of applications and responses to reviewers’ comments; and post-award, in managing research grants. They will reduce the administrative burdens associated with initiation and continuation of research projects and will contribute to the Department’s responses to external initiatives and assessment activities such as the REF. The postholder will work closely with members of the administrative team to ensure accurate grants costings are created and submitted, deadlines are met, and there is a smooth transition from pre- to post-award when applications are successful. The postholder will have a high level of education, including a good first degree in a mathematical or scientific discipline, together with high levels of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail. The post is based at the Department of Statistics, 24–29 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LB.


Queries about this post should be addressed to Sarah Parkin, Departmental Administrator (parkin@stats.ox.ac.uk).


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Postdoctoral Cognitive Scientist (Alzheimer's Disease)

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

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


Based within the BDI building, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team and will take responsibility for the scientific design and validation of a new cognitive battery targeted at very early preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, and designed from the ground-up to be delivered remotely and at scale using smartphones.


To be considered you will have a PhD in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology or a related field, experience in the design and validation of cognitive tests and a strong knowledge of statistics. You will also have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work creativity as part of a team.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Chris Hinds (chris.hinds@ndph.ox.ac.uk).


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Investigating the Role of Intrinsic Disorder in bZIP Transcription Factors

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an MRC funded project investigating potential mechanistic roles of protein disorder within transcriptional regulation. This role provides an exciting opportunity to become a core member of a new interdisciplinary research team within a rapidly expanding field of biology. The aim of this project is to quantitatively examine the effect of protein disorder upon the functional efficiency of a particularly disordered cellular transcription factor by examining a series of designed mutants. This will involve developing and performing studies within mammalian cells using biochemical analyses and live cell confocal and single molecule fluorescence imaging to examine the downstream functional effects of designed mutations, which will also be examined using in vitro biophysical assays and structural methods. You will work closely with other members of the team, and collaborate with our structural and computational colleagues in this and other Institutions.


Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain soon, a PhD in a relevant area of biological or physical sciences (i.e. biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, or cell biology), and should have significant relevant experience in mammalian cell culture, including transformation and/or CRISPR technologies. You should also be able to demonstrate previous laboratory experience in core molecular biology techniques, PCR, SDS-PAGE and protein expression. Experience with transcriptional studies (ChIP, qPCR, FACS), or advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques and analyses (such as TIRF, FCS, FRET and FLIM, confocal, wide-field de-convolution, or single molecule fluorescence microscopy) would be advantageous. You should possess specialist knowledge to work within the research programme of the lab and have demonstrable skills in experimental design, data analysis, problem solving, planning and project organisation. You should demonstrate independent working, and have the ability to drive a project. It is also essential to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to write for publication and present research results to the wider scientific community.


This full-time fixed-term post is funded by MRC for up to 3 years.


Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Parasitology/Structural Biology

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Molecular Parasitology group of Professor Matt Higgins at the Department of Biochemistry. We are a research team of 8 - 10 members who study the structural basis for host-parasite interactions in human infective parasites, such as malaria and sleeping sickness. The Research Associate will aim to understand how critical proteins from the malaria parasites interact with their human receptors in essential processes, such as erythrocyte invasion and cytoadhesion. We collaborate with colleagues at the Oxford University Jenner Institute and the University of Copenhagen, to translate these findings to the development of immunogens for use in vaccines.


Applicants will have, or be in the process of completing a PhD in a relative subject to biochemistry or structural biology. You should have experience in protein expression and purification and the analysis of protein-protein interactions. You should also have experience of structural biology methods, in particular X-ray crystallography or electron microscopy. We expect the Research Associate to have an enthusiasm for working in a laboratory environment and a pro-active determination to drive forward an important research project.


This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust until 30 September 2020.


Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist, to work with a team working with Professor Kay Davies on a research programme on the development of an effective therapy for the neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) which is caused by the lack of the structural protein, dystrophin. Our approach is to modulate the expression of the dystrophin-related protein, utrophin, which we have shown in animal studies is able to compensate for dystrophin loss. We are using small molecules to increase the expression of utrophin and testing these in the mdx mouse model of the disease. This work is being carried out in collaboration with the Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford and the Oxford spin-out company, Summit Therapeutics (www.summitplc.com). Summit Therapeutics have taken one of these molecules into a Phase 2 trial in DMD patients. The programme is at a very exciting point in both the preclinical and clinical work.


The successful applicant will join the team validating hits in the mouse model of the disease. We are analyzing how our positive hits alter the expression of utrophin using the analysis of the utrophin promoter region using the latest technologies such as ATAC seq, CHIPseq and RNA seq. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to these studies whilst being introduced to our drug development more generally with Summit Therapeutics.


You will have, or be near completion of, a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of research biology and a demonstrable interest in muscle biology. You will have relevant experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques, excellent organisational skills and the ability to keep meticulous records. You will be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research team. Some experience working in the analysis if gene transcriptional control drug is desirable.


You will be based in the Oxford Centre for Gene Function, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QB.


The position is funded by the Summit Therapeutics, until 21 November 2019 in the first instance.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 19 April 2017. Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 3 May 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Immunology (3 posts)

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

You are invited to join the laboratory of Professor Lars Fugger, as part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford. You will lead and collaborate in multi-disciplinary research projects designed to understand genetic susceptibility pathways within the immune system, which confer risk to autoimmune disease, in particular multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a neuroinflammatory autoimmune disease, which results in devastating disablement for many patients, and whose treatments remain limited and non-curative. The aetiology of MS is incomplete and our goal is to increase our understanding of disease cause, allow for patient stratification and ultimately aim to expand treatment options.


Applicants will require a comprehensive background in cellular and/or molecular biology and have experience working with primary human cells or tissues. Our research programme includes a highly interdisciplinary team of scientists, using cutting-edge techniques and collaborating with several world-leading international scientists. We work closely with clinicians, obtain tissue from several UK biobanks and patient groups, and fully support translational research whenever possible.


You will hold a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate discipline, such as immunology, genetics or biochemistry. You will have specialist knowledge within the field in order to establish and drive your own research projects. You must be able to work independently, have excellent communication skills and have the ability to present and write about scientific data to a highly professional standard. You will be able to follow and adapt protocols and be willing to learn and develop novel techniques within the lab, as well as with our collaborators.


Three positions are available immediately, each for up to 3 years. Posts 1 and 2 are funded by the Wellcome Trust and OAK foundation and Position 3 is funded by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.


The post is full-time for a fixed-term up to 3 years in the first instance.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Software Development Lead (Digital Biomarkers)

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

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


Based within the BDI building, you will take responsibility for leading the software engineering of an initiative to design, build, validate and deliver new open source, smartphone-based, digital phenotyping methods for brain health. Leading a team of developers, you will build user experiences that draw on elements of gamification and cognitive psychology, build data management infrastructure, collaborate with cross-disciplinary design teams and write academic reports and papers.


To be considered, you will have a BSc or MSc in computer science, maths, physics, engineering, or an equivalent field, a PhD involving a software development component and significant experience of software engineering, having built and maintained projects of significant size. You will also be able to provide technical leadership and have exceptional attention to detail and problem solving skills.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Chris Hinds (chris.hinds@ndph.ox.ac.uk).


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Research Assistant in Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity of Trypanosome and Leishmania Parasites

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join an exciting research project led by Professor Keith Gull FRS based at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford and Dr Jack Sunter based at the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.


This Wellcome Trust funded project aims to understand cell morphogenesis in the kinetoplastid parasites, Trypanosoma brucei and Leishmania mexicana. The project focuses on the cytoskeleton and how microtubules and various filaments are polymerised, interact with membranes and provide shape and motility to these parasites.


The work involves approaches ranging from molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology including fluorescence light microscopy and electron microscopy. Expertise in these techniques would be an advantage, however previous experience of parasitic protozoa is not essential and full training will be provided. Furthermore, the postholder will display good teamwork skills and be able to work in close collaboration with researchers. The postholder will be required to regularly present their data to other group members at lab meetings.


Candidates should possess a good first degree in a biological sciences subject and have some previous research experience, preferably in a cell and/or molecular biology laboratory. Candidates should be able to keep detailed and accurate records, to follow protocols effectively, to meet deadlines as well as having the ability to communicate effectively, including summarizing experimental data and results concisely.


If interested in this role and would like further details please email: jack.sunter@path.ox.ac.uk.


The post is available as a fixed-term contract for 2 years. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply 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 19 April 2017. Interviews are likely to be on Monday 8 May 2017.

Research Facilitator

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Facilitator post in the Humanities Division. Humanities research facilitators act as the first point of contact for all external funding applications, working with researchers from early career researchers to senior faculty and professors. The postholder will contribute fully to the ongoing development of the Humanities Division's support for academic research, focusing on developing the highest quality external funding applications. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career in university administration and to be involved with researchers at the cutting edge of their fields of study.


You will be educated beyond first degree level, preferably with a doctorate (or equivalent experience), and have experience of research and administration in a higher education environment. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an understanding of research in the humanities, combined with excellent administrative abilities and a capacity to prioritise complex and competing demands in a busy working environment.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Research Fellow - Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow to conduct collaborative research in applied ethics, with a particular focus on health care responsibility and neuroethics.


This post is fixed-term for 2 years from the date of appointment; ideally the post will begin in June 2017. The Fellow will be located in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy.


The Fellow will conduct research under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu (Director of the Uehiro Centre). This post will focus particularly on psychiatric disorders and free will and responsibility, especially personality disorders and addiction, and will also address issues of medicalisation, authenticity, and personal identity.


Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Savulescu, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications. The Fellow will also participate in related activities, such as grant applications, event planning, some teaching, preparation of policy papers, public engagement, supporting donor relations and the development of collaborations, as well as other occasional duties.


The postholder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy with specialisation in practical ethics, or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation by the required start date of the post. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and demonstrated track record of publishing in medical/healthcare ethics, including independent publications.


Applications must be made online.


Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Researcher (EBM Data Lab)

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a researcher who will contribute to a range of new projects and tools aiming to improve the conduct and reporting of clinical trials. The postholder will join a research group carrying out research on scientific transparency, research integrity, and the application of data science to clinical problems. You will help collect data; design and run analyses; write papers; communicate results; and contribute to the development of research projects. You will work on projects such as www.COMPare-trials.org and its follow-on work, our Trials Transparency Index, our forthcoming “Retractobot” (an automated service that alerts researchers when they cite retracted papers), our Trials Trackers, OpenTrials, and more. You will also help develop new tools to improve trial conduct and reporting. There will be opportunities to teach and supervise students.


The EBM Data Lab at the University of Oxford is a new project creating innovative, live, impactful projects using academic and health data, led by Dr Ben Goldacre. We work as a broad team combining academics, software engineers, and clinical staff, across a range of research areas. Alongside publishing academic papers, we are also building a range of live data tools with direct clinical and scientific impact such as www.OpenPrescribing.net. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, innovative team, applying traditional and novel epidemiological techniques in new settings.


You will need a good understanding of common shortcomings in methods and reporting of clinical trials, and ideally other research methods; and have research experience, including contributing to publications. You will need experience of critical appraisal, and extracting structured data from free-text research documents, or be able to demonstrate that you can rapidly acquire these skills. You will also need to demonstrate good skills in evidence based medicine and epidemiology. Ability to use Stata, SQL and/or a programming language such as Python would be ideal, but not essential.


The post is available full-time, although we would consider part-time applicants; and is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance, with extensions subject to continued funding.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017 and we plan to hold interviews on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Senior Research Fellow

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 9: £45,562– £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a senior research fellow to help develop and lead the institute’s comparative research on the intersection between digital media, news, and politics. The successful applicant will progress and define a set of research projects within this wider area, and lead the research, writing, and publication of this work, while simultaneously collaborating with colleagues across the institute and beyond to strengthen the institute’s ability to understand current changes in journalism and news media.


With the RISJ Director of Research, the postholder will play a strategic role in developing of the research programme that advances the institute’s understanding of the intersection between digital media, news and politics. Further duties include generating new sources of international research funding and partnerships for the institute, including writing funding applications. The postholder will also deputise for the RISJ Director of Research when necessary.


The role will suit an internationally established academic who is eager to commit to the RISJ mission of connecting rigorous research with substantial issues and challenges faced by journalists and news media around the world as well as able to engage with and liaise with sponsors, stakeholders, professional journalists, media leaders, and policymakers.


The postholder will be expected to hold a PhD in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies or data science, with significant post-qualification research experience including a track record of independent research in journalism studies and/or communication research in high-quality peer-reviewed publications.


This is a full-time fixed-term position for 3 years in the first instance and is available to commence in the The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford, Norham Gardens, as soon as possible. Suitable candidates able to secure a sabbatical or other leave from their current employment are welcomed to apply.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Workshop Technician

Closes: April 19, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Workshop Technician to join the Thermo-Fluids Research Group at Southwell Laboratory (Osney). You will be working with some of the most sophisticated turbine and high speed flow facilities in the UK, the research group at Oxford includes internationally recognised experts in Computational Fluid Dynamics, flow and heat transfer experiments and instrumentation.


You will manufacture, modify, repair and assemble experimental equipment and rigs for use in our world class research facility on Osney Mead. Your work will support the group’s experimental activities. You will manufacture unique experimental research equipment which uses state of the art instrumentation (e.g. liquid crystals, miniature velocity probes, pressure sensitive paints and thin film instrumentation), often working with research engineers on projects from early conceptual ideas to test. You will install our complex instrumentation into wind-tunnels and turbine test facilities as well as undertaking general machine shop engineering tasks.


You should possess a formal qualification, e.g. HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds award or equivalent in an appropriate subject such as mechanical engineering apprenticeship. You should have experience in a workshop environment with standard equipment (e.g. use of milling, lathe, and drilling). Experience of CNC milling would be advantageous. You will need the ability to work as part of a team as well as good attention to detail and time management skills.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Dann using the email address below.


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


Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 19 April 2017 can be considered.

Early Career Development Fellowship in Economics in association with St Edmund Hall

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £36,001 p.a.

St Edmund Hall and the Department of Economics are recruiting for an Early Career Development Fellow in Economics. The Fellowship is intended to provide a structured development opportunity for exceptional candidates embarking on an academic career in Economics. The Fellow will receive mentoring from a senior academic staff member, and will be offered a carefully tailored package of professional development.


The successful candidate will be expected to start from 1 October 2017. The post is full-time and fixed-term for 4 years.


The Fellow will teach undergraduate students and provide administration for the College, including assessment and interviewing for the annual admissions exercise. The Fellow will also provide teaching for the department and will mark examination scripts, but will not be expected to undertake other departmental administrative duties. The Fellow will also engage in research, with the intention of publishing in international journals. To support this, one term in the final year of the appointment will be designated as paid research leave.


Candidates should normally have obtained a PhD or equivalent by 31 December 2017, and should not normally have completed a PhD or equivalent earlier than 1 October 2012 (with the exception of career breaks, e.g. for maternity/paternity leave). A high level of academic achievement, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, is essential. Candidates will also have the ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial and small group teaching. Previous experience of teaching would be an advantage.


Before applying, please read the further particulars. The Department is also recruiting for an Early Career Development Fellowship in Economics with Mansfield College, the further particulars can be found here: https://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/vacancies?search=vacancies__all&task=search


To apply for a Fellowship at either College, please apply online using the following link: https://econjobmarket.org/postings.php?posid=4338


Your application will be considered by both Colleges unless you state a preference.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 April 2017. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Interviews are scheduled to be held in early to mid-May 2017.


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

Financial Assurance Analyst

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

The Financial Assurance team is responsible for providing assurance that the University’s financial processes and controls are properly designed and operating as intended. The team is currently undergoing a transformation, and this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in establishing and implementing a programme of work for providing assurance on an ongoing basis.


Working closely with the Financial Assurance Manager, you will support the provision of assurance over the design of financial processes and controls across the University, working with senior colleagues within Finance to develop processes as relevant, and with departmental and divisional colleagues to provide support in the implementation of controls. You will be involved in establishing a routine of assurance activity to confirm that controls are operating effectively and as intended, playing a key role in undertaking activities to provide assurance evidence.


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


This post would suit a recently or partially qualified accountant with a strong understanding of financial controls and an ability to operate in a complex environment, who can take the initiative to develop and implement with new ways of obtaining assurance evidence. You should have proven experience in a relevant role, and strong technical skills together with the ability to deal sensitively with key issues and gain the confidence of senior University officers and accounting professionals.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Thursday 11 May 2017.

Head of Data Management

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

An exciting opportunity as Head of Data Management is available in an internationally recognised Academic Research Organisation that holds grants currently exceeding £280M.


The Diabetes Trials Unit forms a key part of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism within the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. The unit designs, runs and analyses both large-scale multinational interventional outcome trials and early-phase translational research studies.


Reporting to the Diabetes Trials Unit (DTU) Head of Clinical Research, the postholder will plan and implement best practice data management policies to ensure the acquisition of high quality study data.


DTU, a fully registered UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit, is one of only a handful of AROs worldwide that specialises in designing and performing cardiovascular outcome megatrials. The postholder will work closely with the Head of Clinical Research to oversee the set-up and ongoing monitoring of data management activities for all DTU research projects, ranging from early phase single site trials to international mega-trials.


We are seeking a highly skilled, self-motivated individual, with previous experience in clinical research data management, project planning and coordination, and the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of current ethical and regulatory frameworks governing the conduct of clinical trials. They will have prior experience of trial CRF management systems and have the ability to work accurately with excellent attention to detail. Prior knowledge of CDISC SDTM, ADAM, and CDASH are beneficial.


Responsibilities include management of staff, leading the development and maintenance of Unit-wide data management policies and activities, liaison with clinical trial staff to develop and implement data management plans appropriate to individual studies.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 1 year in the first instance.


The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on 20 April 2017. Interviews are due to be held on 4 May and 11 May 2017. Please quote Reference 126788 in all correspondence.

Part-time Research Assistant - Paleoanthropology/Primatology

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 p.a. (pro rata)

The Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA) has an exciting opportunity for a part-time (9 hours per week) Research Assistant on a fixed-term basis for 1 year. This post is supported by funds from The Leverhulme Trust to contribute to interdisciplinary projects in the new Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab directed by Dr Susana Carvalho. You will provide expert knowledge in data analysis, management and processing using R, GIS and be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications.


We are looking for someone with a first degree in biological anthropology, biological sciences, archaeological sciences, statistics, or a relevant area, together with some appropriate experience and specialist knowledge, and the ability to follow and adapt methodologies. You must be able to manage own activities and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published and present data at conferences.


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

Part-time Research Assistant in Paleoanthropology/Primatology

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 p.a. (pro rata)

The Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA) has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Research Assistant on a fixed-term basis for 1 year. The job requires a period of fieldwork in Africa, Mozambique, from July to September 2017 (full-time), then 9 hours per week. This post is supported by funds from The John Fell Fund to contribute to the Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa, based in the new Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab, directed by Dr Susana Carvalho. You will assist in field data collection, using both primatological and archaeological/palaeoanthropological methods/techniques.


We are looking for someone with a first degree in biological anthropology, biological sciences, archaeological sciences, statistics, or a relevant area, together with some expert knowledge in data analysis, management and processing using R, GIS, and the ability to follow and adapt methodologies. You must be able to manage own activities and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published and present data at conferences.


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

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Information Governance

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Oxford BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) Ethics group and the Clinical Informatics and Big Data Cross-cutting theme at Ethox.


You will play a leading role in developing, delivering and evaluating an ethically robust governance framework for capture, application and management of consents, information sharing and transparency within and across organisations. You will also provide support to the BRC and undertake research in ethics and governance across the Trust.


You will have, or be nearing completion of a PhD/DPhil (in ethics, law, bioethics or a related field) and have a research record appropriate to career stage and evidenced by relevant publications. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.


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


Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017. Interviews are planned to take place the during week commencing 1st May 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Circuits of Waste and Value: Making E-waste Subjects in China and Japan

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,004 p.a.

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seeks applications from candidates for a fixed-term postdoctoral position, to work on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Circuits of waste and value: making e-waste subjects in China and Japan’ for 12 months. The appointee will work as part of a small team of postdoctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright.


The postdoctoral researcher will address the aims of this research project by conducting research (including review of relevant policies, interviews and ethnographic fieldwork) on the trading and processing of electronic waste in China. They will work in collaboration with the PI to expand her existing research in China but also work independently to develop his or her own sub-project. They will present their research findings in appropriate forums including international academic conferences and workshops as well as collaborate in the preparation of research publications, and book chapters.


You will have a doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected; and research interests on waste or related topics. The successful candidate will demonstrate: fluency in Mandarin Chinese; relevant experience and ability to undertake multi-sited fieldwork in China; specialist knowledge in the relevant disciplines and themes to work within established research programmes; excellent communication skills and the ability to manage your own academic research.


The post is based at the University of Oxford China Centre, Canterbury Road, Oxford.


To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 20 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Vapour Deposition and Spectroscopy of Perovskite Heterostructures (2 posts)

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a project entitled Perovskite Heterostructures by Vapour Deposition. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration until 30 April 2020.


Over the course of the project, we will build on our early lead in the area of vapour deposited semiconducting perovskites, and recent developments in tuning the band gap of these materials, to develop highly efficient multi-junction perovskite solar cells via physical vapour deposition. We will utilise the recently funded EPSRC “National thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials” at Oxford to create advanced device architectures, and larger area cells with unprecedented control over layer thickness and large area uniformity and homogeneity. The device and materials development will be underpinned by advanced spectroscopy, analytical and modelling activities.


The two roles promise to be exciting and challenging, and we will rely on the successful applicants to significantly advance both the technology and our fundamental understanding of optoelectronic processes occurring in perovskite thin films and devices. The postholders will carry out lab work with Class 4 lasers and will work with heavy metals. Other duties will include preparation of reports and journal articles, representing the group externally and contributing research ideas. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach.


The successful candidates will possess, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering and have excellent problem solving skills. They will have specific expertise in device physics, characterisation and/or advanced optical spectroscopy. In addition they will also have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have a good track record of high quality publications.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Michael Johnston (Michael.J ohnston@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 Thursday 20 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Statistician (2 posts)

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

Professor Lars Fugger’s Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford seeks two highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral statisticians to join a Wellcome Trust and Oak Foundation-awarded research programme. Successful candidates will be developing novel approaches for the analysis of multi-dimensional, healthcare-relevant phenotypes from population-based cohorts such as the UK Biobank. The research will also be performed in close collaboration with Professor Gil McVean, Oxford Big Data Institute and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford. Postholders will therefore be working with a multidisciplinary team of basic scientists, clinicians and other statisticians.


Your duties will include planning and managing research projects with a primarily analytical focus, contributing to other statistical needs of the group and developing research questions to conduct individual research and analysis. You will contribute to the group’s plans, writing of group-funding applications for new research projects as well as regularly write research articles at a national level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews.


A PhD in statistical genetics, applied statistics or another quantitative discipline is essential. Prior research experience in the statistical analysis of large data sets, such as genome-wide association studies, genome sequencing or functional genomic data, or other large and complex data sources is required. Taking initiative in developing analytical strategies is greatly encouraged. We also have strong collaborations with several internationally recognised groups, both within the UK and abroad.


A Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award and an Oak Foundation programme grant received by Professor Lars Fugger will fund these positions.


The positions are full-time for a fixed-term period of 3 years in the first instance, and are available immediately.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 20 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Research Assistant - Cell Biology

Closes: April 20, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 with a discretionary range to £36,001 p.a.

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.


The Nuffield Department of Medicine is seeking to appoint a Cell Biologist at the level of Research Assistant, within the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute.


The successful candidate will have a degree in the life sciences or equivalent experience. You must be able to demonstrate scientific rigour, strong attention to detail, enjoy lab work and operate with sense of urgency. You will have expertise in culturing mammalian cell lines, primary rodent neurons and using them in cellular assays. Robust technical knowledge in operating plate readers e.g. PHERAstar, Envision etc., together with some assay development experience will be required.


You will provide support to a range of projects therefore you will be working closely with other members of the team. You are also likely to work closely with other principal investigators based in the TDI or University departments, and their staff. This post will report to the Head of Biology.


This post is full-time, fixed-term for 3 years with the possibility of extension (ARUK funding initially proposed to run to September 2020 subject to annual reviews).


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Associate Professor of Machine Learning

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: From: £45,562 p.a. plus benefits

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Machine Learning to be held in the Department of Computer Science with effect from 1 October 2017. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at Christ Church College.


The salary for this post is offered on a scale from £45,562 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits including free single accommodation in college, if available, or housing allowance of £13,673 p.a., access to a shared equity scheme, private health insurance and an Official Studentship Allowance of £1,000 p.a. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.


The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and growing academic department, which has a research profile across the entire spectrum of contemporary computing. The Associate Professor’s research will focus on Machine Learning, and they will contribute to teaching on the Department’s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes. Oxford has a strong tradition in Machine Learning, with multiple active faculty members in the Computer Science, Information Engineering, and Statistics departments.


The Associate Professor will be a member of both the University and the College community. They will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. They will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity.


The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in computer science, or a related subject, will have the ability to teach across a range of computer science subjects, and will also have a proven research record of high quality at international level in the area of machine learning, and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 16 May 2017, please allow a full day for these.

Associate Professor of Programming Languages

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: From: £45,562 p.a. plus benefits

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Programming Languages to be held in the Department of Computer Science, with effect from October 2017 as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College. The appointment will be based at the Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD and Worcester College, Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1.


The salary for this post is offered on a scale from £45,562 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits including housing allowance of £8,342 p.a. or single accommodation in college if available. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.


The successful candidate will join a vibrant and rapidly growing computer science department, with a long history of fundamental research in the area of programming languages. They will benefit from a rich academic environment for computer science research, with many researchers working in closely related areas. The Associate Professor’s research will focus on Programming Languages, and they will contribute to teaching on the Department’s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes. At the same time the appointee will have many opportunities to interact with academics in other disciplines as part of Oxford’s unique collegiate system.


Applications are invited from outstanding individuals whose research falls within the area of Programming Languages. Applications from researchers who would establish new research directions within the department are particularly encouraged. Applicants should hold a PhD in computer science and will have a proven track record in research of the highest international standard – e.g. as substantiated by publications in relevant leading conferences and journals.


Applicants will have the ability to attract research funding and to develop an independent research programme, as well as have experience of and excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching a wide range of topics in computer science at undergraduate and graduate levels, the ability to contribute to course development, to supervise graduate students, and to provide pastoral care, and the ability and willingness to undertake administrative duties.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 23 May 2017, please allow a full day for these.

Departmental Lecturer in Islamic Art and Architecture

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a Departmental Lecturer in Islamic Art and Architecture (c. 650 – 1200 CE), for 12 months from October 2017 to cover research leave. The Lecturer will be a member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and will be eligible to apply for Research Membership of Common Room at Wolfson College. He/she will join the Khalili Research Centre (KRC), one of the leading international centres for the study of Islamic art and architecture.


The Departmental Lecturer will give lectures, classes and for postgraduate degree students in Islamic Art and Archaeology, and may give small group or individual teaching to undergraduates. Overall teaching contact time is estimated at 10 hours per week during term. She/he will assist with admissions to the subject; supervise dissertations for undergraduates and graduates; and set and mark examinations. She/he will also assist with convening a research seminar; and contribute to the faculty's and KRC's research programme.


To be successful you must hold a relevant postgraduate qualification (preferably a doctorate) in a subject related to Islamic art and architecture, preferably with a specialisation in the central Arab lands between c. 650 and 1200 CE, and demonstrate experience of research, or the potential for advanced research, in that field, with a publication record appropriate to your stage of career. You should possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills, and demonstrate a willingness to undertake administrative tasks. Ideally you would also have prior teaching experience, including class teaching and small-group teaching, and be able to teach using Arabic primary sources; knowledge of Persian and/or Ottoman Turkish may be an advantage.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 April 2017.

Infrastructure Network Analyst

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Infrastructure Network Analyst within the MISTRAL programme, which is the second major EPSRC Programme Grant to be awarded to the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC). The ITRC is a dynamic and innovative research team, with important links with government, industry and the international academic community. The ITRC has a strong sense of identity and is widely regarded for its innovative contributions in systems modelling, risk analysis and infrastructure policy. The research is already being used by utility companies, engineering consultants, the Institution of Civil Engineers and many parts of the UK government, to analyse risks and inform billions of pounds worth of better infrastructure decisions. This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a very high profile project with the potential to have major impact, both in research terms and upon policy and practice in the UK and internationally.


The postholder will be responsible for analysis of the resilience of interdependent infrastructure networks (energy, transport, water, waste and ICT), resilience encompasses: the capacity of a system to resist (prevent and withstand) possible hazards, absorb or cope with the damaging event and recover. The Infrastructure Network Analyst will be responsible for development of new methodology for synthesising, analysing and simulating interdependent infrastructure systems. The postholder will be expected to publish their research work in the peer-reviewed literature and interact closely with ITRC partners in government and industry to disseminate the research.


We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with the capacity to make rapid progress in a challenging area of systems modelling. The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or be near to completion) or equivalent research experience of quantified systems simulation modelling, network analysis and/or risk analysis. You will be able to make theoretical advances and apply the methods being developed to challenging real-world problems. The position will suit an enquiring, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who is able to generate new research ideas and approaches and pursue them to fruition.


This is a full-time post for 24 months.


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 Friday 21 April 2017, and interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 1 May 2017.

Part-time Departmental Lecturer

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


Applications are invited for a Part-time Departmental Lecturer in Genetics position based at the Institute of Human Sciences, Banbury Road, Oxford. This permanent post is tenable, on a part-time basis (25%), from 1 September 2017.


The primary function of this post is to engage in teaching, examining and supervision for the undergraduate BA in Human Sciences. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher with both breadth and depth of knowledge of genetics and a full command of the relevant literature.


You will possess a doctorate in genetics, immunology, biochemistry or a related field; the ability to teach students of high calibre and to carry out student assessment; teaching experience in genetics, and excellent administrative skills.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. 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 with your application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 21 April 2017 will be considered.

Part-time Research Technician/Engineer

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

A fixed-term (3 year) part-time (0.2FTE) position is available to support research conducted at the Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics. The role is the assist with the maintenance and running of vacuum systems and class 4 lasers, for a team of 20 graduate students and postdoctoral research assistants. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration until 30 April 2020.


The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in running and maintaining vacuum systems. They will also possess excellent problem solving skills, be highly motivated, have a collaborative attitude and work well in a team. Previous experience in the design of vacuum and the operation and maintenance of mass spectrometers and class 4 laser systems will be an advantage.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Michael Johnston (michael.johnston@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 Friday 21 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Harvesting

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Energy and Power Group at the Department of Engineering at Science Begbroke Science Park. The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for 30 months or until 31 January 2020 (whichever comes first).


You will develop power electronic circuitry for a diamond-based radiation harvesting device. The energy accumulated will be used to power environmental sensors and to provide burst transmission of wireless data. This project presents excellent opportunities to develop energy harvesting systems for a unique device in a unique environment and see the resulting designs tested on-site at nuclear facilities in Sellafield (UK) and the Kyoto research reactor (Japan). As part of the role you will also become involved in the wider energy storage work in the Energy and Power Group, for example in the area of power electronics for grid-scale energy storage.


You should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar area. You should possess knowledge and skills in, electronics design, simulation, prototyping and testing in a research environment, included experience of embedded programming. Experience in the area of energy harvesting, power electronics and energy storage is desirable but not required.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to: dan.rogers@eng.ox.ac.uk.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 21 April 2017 can be considered.


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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in French (French Novels 1800-1810)

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

The Faculty are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to pursue an independent research programme on novels published in French between 1800 and 1810. This will involve extensive bibliographical research and work in several libraries. It will lead to the production of the necessary data for a bibliography of the French novel from 1801 onwards. The appointee will undertake research, and will be expected to participate actively in the Faculty’s research environment including the Faculty’s research seminars, and to give no more than 16 lectures on an area of French literature.


Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree and Master's degree in French; and have submitted a DPhil/PhD thesis by 1 August 2017. They should be fluent to native speaker level in French with an excellent understanding of English.


Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and duties, are available below.


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 Friday 21 April 2017.


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

Research Software Developer

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Software Developer within the MISTRAL programme, which is the second major EPSRC Programme Grant to be awarded to the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC). The ITRC is a dynamic and innovative research team, with important links with government, industry and the international academic community. The ITRC has a strong sense of identity and is widely regarded for its innovative contributions in systems modelling, risk analysis and infrastructure policy. This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the a very high profile project with the potential to have major impact, both in research terms and upon policy and practice in the UK and internationally.


We are seeking to recruit a skilled, hardworking and creative individual to help implement and integrate models for the simulation of national infrastructure systems. Simulation modelling may involve network analysis, flow simulation and/or agent-based modelling. Depending on skills and experience, the role may extend to the development of graphical user interfaces, visualisation and geospatial data analysis. The postholder will work closely with systems analysts and engineers from across the ITRC and be responsible for aspects of software design and implementation. That will involve programming to a high standard.


The successful candidate will hold a degree, or have equivalent experience, in a related discipline and demonstrate high level skills in programming and software implementation. You will be experienced in software design and implementation, including security, testing, version control and documentation. You will be a team worker with a commitment to delivering high quality software that meets the ambitious aims of the ITRC. This will require excellent organisational and communication skills.


This is a full-time post for 36 months.


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 Monday 21 April 2017, and interviews will be on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

Sustainability Project Manager (Building Systems)

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are looking for an individual to be a key member of the Environmental Sustainability team, a team which is committed to ensuring the University reduces its carbon emissions and improves its environmental performance. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and lead a targeted programme for carbon reduction in the optimisation of Building Management Systems (BMS). Working closely with a range of stakeholders, you will review and analyse current systems across the estate, identifying improvements, fixes and areas for development. The role also requires the ability to manage contractors and hold responsibility for compliance with CDM and Health and Safety.


You should have excellent communication skills with the ability to engage people through your enthusiasm for this field of work. You will have experience in the field of Building Services and mechanical engineering and a relevant degree, or equivalent extensive experience of technical systems.


Owing to the focus of this role, you will be based within the Building Services Engineering team whilst reporting directly to the Carbon Reduction Projects Manager.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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 Friday 21 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will are likely to be held on Friday 5 May 2017.

Sustainability Project Manager (Laboratory Optimisation)

Closes: April 21, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are looking for an individual to be a key member of the Environmental Sustainability team, a team which is committed to ensuring the University reduces its carbon emissions and improves its environmental performance.


You will develop a targeted programme for carbon reduction, engaging with lab managers, users, suppliers and equipment manufacturers. You will also have strong links with the Purchasing team as you review and report on the purchase of lab equipment, supporting both the living lab approach and Green Impact initiative.


You should have a scientific mind with good analytical skills and the ability to turn your analysis into clear business cases.


The role requires the development of strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders so you will have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of project management and be a confident presenter. You will hold a relevant degree (or equivalent qualifications) and have experience in a laboratory environment.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and diverse Estates Services team, allowing you to apply your own initiative guided by the Carbon Reduction Projects Manager.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. 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 Friday 21 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held on the Monday 8 May 2017.

Academic Administrator

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford is looking to appoint a new Academic Administrator to replace the current postholder who is leaving in the summer. The post will be available from August 2017.


The successful candidate will play a key role in the Faculty and will be responsible for managing all administrative procedures required for undergraduate and graduate admissions, teaching, and examination in the Faculty. S/he will lead on the development and implementation of administrative procedures and policies, within the overall academic policy and framework set by the Board of the Faculty of Music and its committees, with strategic direction being given by the Faculty Board Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chairs of Examiners.


The postholder will be a key member of the Faculty administrative team and will also manage the Administrative Assistant, and supervise the work of other ad hoc support relating to academic matters. The role will involve daily contact with academics and students, as well as administrative staff in the Faculty and across the University.


Applications are welcome from administrators with excellent communication and organisational skills and with a good understanding of academic administration in a higher education setting. Knowledge of, and interest in, music would be desirable.


Prospective applicants may contact:

Until 31 March 2017: Alec Sims, Academic Administrator, tel: 01865 286264; email: academic.admin@music.ox.ac.uk.

From 1 April 2017: Catherine Lieben, Head of Administration and Finance, tel: 01865 276134; email: catherine.lieben@music.ox.ac.uk.


Applications must be submitted online. 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 24 April 2017.

Alumni Events Officer

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a.

The Alumni Office works to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between the University of Oxford and its alumni, giving them the opportunity to be involved at a range of different levels, from attending events to volunteering.


The Alumni Events Officer supports the Senior Alumni Events Manager in designing and delivering the global events programme of the Alumni Office and provides flexible administrative support. The postholder oversees event-related enquiries, booking systems and booking data for all events, producing event materials and post-event reporting. Under the strategic direction of the Senior Alumni Events Manager the postholder focuses in particular on London-based events.


The post holder will also support the Deputy Director in the event management of the Alumni Weekends.


A flexible approach to working hours will be required as the postholder may be asked to work outside normal office hours or location on occasion in connection with events, some oversees travel will be required. Time off in lieu or overtime will apply.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 24 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews are currently anticipated to be held on Monday 5 June 2017.

Associate Professorship in the International Relations of South Asia

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor in the International Relations of South Asia, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) and the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), in association with a Non-Tutorial Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College under arrangements described in the further particulars.


The successful candidate will have a broad research interest across the region of South Asia situating the region in its global context and should be familiar with and committed to Area Studies as an intellectual enterprise. You will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate level, in particular teaching on the MSc and MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies, MSc Politics Research, the MPhil in International Relations and the MPhil in Comparative Government. As well as engaging actively in research, knowledge exchange with various stakeholders and participate in the administrative work of both departments. You should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.


You will have a doctorate in International Relations or a closely related field. An outstanding, world-class portfolio of research and publications in the international relations of contemporary South Asia or cognate fields, and an exciting future research programme which could include the empirical, historical and theoretical foundations of the international relations of contemporary South Asia. You will demonstrate experience of collaborative teaching, research and conference organisation across academic disciplines and linked to regions outside South Asia and teaching experience at the postgraduate level, including thesis supervision and assessment of post-graduate degree programmes. You will be able to show the skills and commitment to contribute effectively to teaching, supervision and academic administration in both SIAS and DPIR.


The postholder will be based at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford.


Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,655 p.a.


Further information on St Antony’s College may be found at: www.sant.ox.ac.uk.


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 24 April 2017.


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

Associate Professorship in the Politics of Africa

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor in the Politics of Africa, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) and the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), in association with a Non-Tutorial Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College under arrangements described in the further particulars.


The successful candidate will be a scholar in an appropriate field of African Politics and/or International Relations, with preference given to those with expertise to teach on thematic questions beyond Africa such as politics, sex and gender or politics and religion. You will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate level, in particular teaching on the interdisciplinary core courses on the MSc in African Studies; as well as giving lectures, classes and tutorials for the undergraduate African Politics paper (in the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), and Modern History and Politics (HP). You should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.


You will have received a doctorate in a relevant field as well as a proven track record of research of international quality, including the capacity to publish in international journals and with major presses. The successful candidate will demonstrate: the capacity to win external research funding, the ability and experience to teach both undergraduate and graduate students of high calibre, and to carry out student assessment, and contribute to the design and delivery of degree programmes; supervise MSc, MPhil and doctoral students in African Studies, African Politics, and/or International Relations; and the skills and commitment to be a fully participating member of both the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations.


The postholder will have an office in The African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford, OX2 6LH.


Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,655 p.a.


Further information on St Antony’s may be found at: www.sant.ox.ac.uk.


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 24 April 2017.


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

Barclays Career Development Fellow

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £48,327 p.a.

Applications are invited for the position of Barclays Career Development Fellow in Entrepreneurial Finance at Saïd Business School. Based in the FAME (Finance, Accounting, Management Science and Economics) academic area, the Fellow will be expected to define and execute a research agenda in entrepreneurial finance focused specifically on addressing the funding gap faced by start-ups. The appointee will work closely with Professor Thomas Hellmann, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, but it is expected that s/he will be fully integrated into the academic and scholarly life of the academic area by participating in meetings, seminars and other activities organised by the academic area. Further information about our groups, our research and its impact can be found at: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ideas-impact


The successful candidate will teach on degree or executive programmes, and help to supervise doctoral students, Master's theses and research assistants. The fellow will also be expected to produce independent academic research aimed at top peer-reviewed journals and to present this research at national and international conferences, define research projects with a high impact on practice or policy and manage research projects and joint activities with industry partners.


The successful candidate will hold or be working towards a PhD in economics or finance and will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. The postholder will also have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities and have an interest in teaching and supporting the teaching activities of the FAME group.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 24 April 2017.

Clinical Trials Operational Lead

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Trials Operational Lead to join the Rheumatology and Experimental Medicine Group within the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, to be based at the Botnar Research Centre and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford.


As Operational Lead, you will be responsible for the development and oversight of the growing portfolio of the group’s trials portfolio, ensuring that the group achieves its strategic aims. As the group grows, you will have line management responsibilities for the trial management staff working within the group’s portfolio. You will also work with Chief Investigators and statisticians to develop new research proposals for funding applications, co-ordinating application submissions and protocol development ensuring that all appropriate documentation, reviews and approvals are in place. You will also ensure that key milestones and deadlines both with funders, sponsors and goals of the group are met and that resources are allocated appropriately across the portfolio.


You must have a degree in a biomedical or associated subject and demonstrable experience of coordinating clinical trials. Experience of line-managing clinical trial staff and in-depth knowledge of UK clinical research structures, GCP and regulatory/ethical systems are essential, as are effective communication and interpersonal skills. You will be flexible with the ability to critically assess others’ work constructively and demonstrate an intelligent attention to detail with high standards of accuracy. Previous experience of early phase trials, QA systems, trial audit and monitoring applicable to clinical research, experience of developing funding/grant applications and experience of trial contracting and budget management would be desirable.


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


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


The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 24 April 2017, with interviews on Thursday 11 May 2017.

Clinical Trials Portfolio Lead

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Portfolio Lead to join the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO), working in a team of trial management professionals running a varied portfolio of clinical trials and related sub-studies.


You will be responsible for working with Chief Investigators and statisticians to develop new research proposals for funding applications, developing new clinical trial protocols, coordinating application submissions and ensuring that all appropriate documentation, reviews and approvals are in place.


You will be responsible for the line management and oversight of projects within a portfolio of trials, ensuring that key milestones and deadlines are met and that resources are allocated appropriately across the portfolio.


We are looking for a graduate in a relevant biomedical or associated subject with a demonstrable experience of coordinating clinical trials. Trials will be both CTIMPs and non-CTIMPS. You will need experience of developing and managing early phase clinical trials and/or trials involving radiotherapy and imaging techniques, and also experience of line managing and training clinical trial staff. An in-depth working knowledge of existing UK clinical research structures, GCP, regulatory and ethical systems is also essential.


The post will be based in Oxford with occasional travel to study sites, meet collaborators and attend national meetings (approximately 4 - 6 times a year).


This is a full-time post, although part-time (no less than 0.8 FTE) or condensed hours may be considered. The post is available for 2 years in the first instance.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017.

Group Leader in Infectious Disease Modelling

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10: £52,793- £61,179 with a discretionary range to £66,836 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Group Leader in Infectious Disease Modelling to work at the Oxford Big Data Institute.


We are looking for a group leader to build an independent research programme in one or more infectious diseases of relevance to public health. The panel will consider applications in any area linked to big data, whether disease surveillance, clinical and population studies, within-host dynamics, immunology, pathogen genomics, or unconventional electronic data sources. You may focus on applied studies, or fundamental methods development, including infectious disease modelling, pathogen genomics or epidemiology.


We would particularly welcome candidates with a research interest in mathematical modelling of infections, especially as relates to spatio-temporal pathogen dynamics, geographical patterns of disease, integrating epidemiological and genetic data of pathogens, and improving the predictive ability of models.


You will have a PhD or equivalent in infectious disease epidemiology, applied mathematics, statistics, microbiology, genetics, data sciences, or relevant quantitative science, together with relevant experience in infectious disease modelling. You will be a recognised international authority within the specialism and possess an understanding of how to lead a successful research programme and develop new avenues of research. You will have an outstanding publication record and a track record of attracting funding.


In addition to your salary, funds will be available to recruit a small research group to help establish your research programme.


The position is fixed-term for 5 years in the first instance and funded by the Li Ka Shing Foundation.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 127845 on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 24 April 2017 can be considered.

Laboratory Technician - Structural Biology

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to join Dr Alex Bullock’s Growth Factor Signalling Group based at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), a centre of excellence for structural biology and drug discovery within the Nuffield Department of Medicine.


You will join a dynamic and successful group that aims to catalyse early drug discovery efforts on proteins of high therapeutic interest in cancer and dementia. This involves studying the 3D crystal structures, functions and small molecule inhibitor interactions of many human proteins with genetic linkage to human disease. You will provide technical support for the group and have opportunity to train further in recombinant protein expression and purification, protein crystallisation and ligand binding screens, as well as protein analysis by mass spectrometry.


You must be educated to at least A level standard (or equivalent qualification) in science as well as having a previous experience of working in a laboratory. You will work as part of a team so excellent communication skills will be essential with the ability to present results clearly and logically. You should also have the ability to organise your own work load and to take initiative where appropriate.


You should be highly motivated, organised, and able to communicate and collaborate as part of a team. Basic computing skills are essential.


This is a full-time post and is offered for a fixed-term to 30 June 2020.


If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You are also welcome to contact us for more details. The full job description can be found below.


This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement.’ Please ensure that you carefully read the 'How to Apply' section in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 will be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Digital Health

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, in the Department of Engineering Science (Headington). The post is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and is initially for 3 years.


As part of a team developing novel technology and algorithms for objective diagnosis and follow up for patients with neurological and mental health conditions in home settings, you will be responsible for extracting personalised biomarkers of disease severity and developing integrated analytics for long-term monitoring of patients at home. This work is undertaken as part of a collaboration with the neurology and psychiatry Department of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


You will have a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant computer science, engineering, maths or technology subject and will possess expertise in information engineering, signal processing, or a cognate discipline. You will have experience of working in a highly interdisciplinary team.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Maarten De Vos 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 applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 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 Smart Sleep Monitoring

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Post Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, in the Department of Engineering Science (Headington). The post is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and is fixed-term for 3 years.


As part of a team developing novel technology and algorithms for monitoring sleep and circadian patterns of patients with RBD and Parkinson’s in home settings, you will be responsible for designing a system for a user-friendly behind the ear sleep sensor with integrated analytics for long-term monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythms at home. This work is undertaken as part of a collaboration with the neurology Department of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


You will have a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant computer science, engineering, maths or technology subject and will possess expertise in information engineering, signal processing, or a cognate discipline. You will have experience of working in a highly interdisciplinary team.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Maarten De Vos (maarten.devos@eng.ox.ac.uk).


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


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 can be considered.


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

Postdoctoral Research Officer (Gates)

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the University of Oxford’s newest departments: The Blavatnik School of Government (BSG). This project brings together Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) in the Economics Department – and will be based in both locations.


We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Officer to manage their own academic research and administrative activities; to be involved in small scale project management; and to co-ordinate multiple aspects of the project to meet deadlines. The postholder will also prepare contributions to policy debates on the work via policy focused publications (papers, blogs, briefs and more) and contribute to networking and the organisation of workshops or other outreach events, representing the research group.


The post will be based on fixed-term, full-time contract terms and it is available as soon as possible for 2 years.


You will need a PhD/DPhil in a substantive area of economics, political science or related social science discipline, with an emphasis on developing countries. You will also need to demonstrate experience in policy environments linked to developing countries – with a preference of experience within government, donor or multilateral organisations; you will have a proven ability to absorb and synthesise research and policy literature in economics, politics and related disciplines, including using quantitative analysis.


All applications are to be made online.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 24 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry for Dementia

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Medicinal Chemist to join the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ODDI), you will be part of a larger team carrying out research into new dementia targets. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of other chemists, biochemists and cell biologists and provide medicinal chemistry support for the project. The primary responsibility will be to design and synthesise new small molecules as potential treatments for dementia with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease.


You will have a PhD in organic synthesis or medicinal chemistry, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Along with a good publication record in chemistry, including experience of independently writing scientific reports and manuscripts. You will have good communication skills and experience of working with colleagues on a range of diverse projects.


This full-time position is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.


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


The closing date for this position will be 12.00 noon on Monday 24 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £37,075 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for the new position of Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics, at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM).


We seek a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional WIMM research environment and the recently purpose-built MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, which brings together experts in analysis of large computational datasets. Working under the supervision of Dr Ed Morrissey, you will play a key role in developing mathematical and statistical methods and conducting detailed analysis of datasets. Your work will include developing analytical tools and resources to better understand cellular dynamics within renewing tissues, such as the intestine, blood and testes.


You will have a PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g. computational biology, physics, statistics, engineering or mathematics), with experience of working in a UNIX/LINUX environment. You will be proficient in the use of at least programming language e.g. c++, python, R or MATLAB. A prior publication record with evidence of key involvement in work and a strong interest in applying modelling to biological questions are also essential.


The position, available immediately, is funded by the Medical Research Council and is fixed-term for 3 years.


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


The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on Monday 24 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Scientist – Protein Purification

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

This postdoctoral scientist position will support the preclinical development of new candidate vaccines as part of the Blood-Stage Malaria Vaccine Group and Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Groups’ on-going programme of work. The primary focus will be to work as a member of the team responsible for develop protein and virus-like-particle (VLP)-based candidate vaccines.


Owing to the recent emergence of a number of promising novel protein and VLP-based vaccine candidates, we now require a postdoctoral scientist to join the Protein/VLP core facility, newly set up by the groups to streamline the development and production of these candidates.


The postdoctoral scientist position requires experience of protein analysis, AKTA chromatography systems and recombinant protein expression in yeast, insect and mammalian systems. You will be educated to degree level in a relevant biological/engineering subject and possess good documentation and computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.


The position is available for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.


To apply, please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV and supporting statement.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 will be considered.

Postdoctoral Scientist – Transmission-blocking Malaria Vaccine Group

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Jenner Institute is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Scientist to support the Transmission-blocking Malaria Vaccine Group’s research programme at the Institute.


The position involves supporting the on-going program of vaccine development within the transmission-blocking malaria vaccine group, with a particular emphasis on molecular biology, cell culture and recombinant protein production, purification and QC analysis. The research will involve molecular biology, protein production and analysis, and sterile cell culture techniques.


You will be responsible for the production of new vaccine constructs and protein vaccines required for evaluation by the pre-clinical team. You will be highly organised, motivated, and with proven experience in protein purification and analysis.


In your role as Postdoctoral Scientist, you will be able to analyse or research complex issues and write factual reports and you will possess a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant biological subject.


You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact productively and accurately with other team members. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.


This is a new position within the group and we are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and driven Postdoctoral Scientist to carry out this programme of work.


Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: sumi.biswas@ndm.ox.ac.uk.


The position is available for 2 years in the first instance.


To apply, please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV and supporting statement.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 will be considered.

Professorship of Marketing

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: not specified

The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School seeks to appoint a scholar and educator of international distinction to the Professorship of Marketing with effect from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The School seeks to secure an outstanding educator and researcher who will be expected to undertake advanced research and provide intellectual leadership in the area of marketing that makes a fundamental contribution to knowledge in the field, this will include leading and/or contributing to research and teaching activities in various programmes for the Marketing faculty group, and helping to build academic links and connections not only within the School but across the wider University to support the Saïd Business School’s strategy. The professor is expected to engage with various stakeholders, from time to time, for purposes such as but not limited to research dissemination and impact, teaching and pedagogical development, and development of relationships that will be of use to the School’s faculty and/or students. The professor will act in a formal leadership capacity within the School and will contribute to college life.


The successful candidate will have a doctorate and a substantial reputation for scholarship and research publication in the area of marketing including an outstanding track record of academic publication in top journals (particularly those within the marketing discipline) using either quantitative and/or consumer behaviour approaches, and a strong record of research impact. The successful candidate should also have strong teaching skills and will provide instruction and teaching in Marketing especially on MBA and Executive Level and ability to supervise graduate and doctoral students. The professor will manage researchers, and to advise, train, guide and motivate research students and junior colleagues.


Finally, an ability and readiness to contribute to the development and management of the Saïd Business School and the wider University will be an essential quality for the successful applicant. Applicants must have the leadership capability required to conceive, initiate and manage a significant programme of work on contemporary marketing issues, preferably giving emphasis to matters that are important to the future of marketing as an academic and professional discipline.


It is critical that the successful candidate’s areas of focus will contribute to, and help advance, the School’s emphasis on tackling world-scale challenges related to the future of marketing.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 24 April 2017.


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

Research Assistant – Molecular Biology

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant – Molecular Biology to join the Protein/VLP core facility, newly set up by the groups to streamline the development and production of these candidates. Molecular biology approaches underpin a whole variety of these active research programmes within the group.


In your role as Research Assistant, you will interpret scientific data, analyse and research complex issues and write factual reports. You will also have experience of molecular biology and sterile cell culture techniques.


You will have a degree level qualification in a relevant biological subject. You should be motivated, with strong interpersonal, multitasking and organisational skills. The ability to plan and undertake multiple projects and to work as part of a team, as well as independently, is essential. While it is desirable to have previous experience in stable cell line development and vaccine design training would be provided.


The position is available for 2 years in the first instance.


Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: sumi.biswas@ndm.ox.ac.uk.


To apply, please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV and supporting statement.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 will be considered.

Research Officer - ‘The Global Governed?’: Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) seeks a full-time qualitative Research Officer (with background in Anthropology, Sociology, or Development Studies) to work as part of an inter-disciplinary research team. The Research Officer must have extensive qualitative fieldwork experience and be comfortable being based in East Africa for an extended period of time, with fieldwork undertaken over two 5-month periods. The post is tenable until 30 September 2018, and is to start as soon as possible.


The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Anthropology, Sociology, or Development Studies; significant experience of independent research in developing countries, with a focus on Africa (preferably East Africa); proven ability to conduct and coordinate ethnography, focus group discussions, and in-depth qualitative interviews in challenging field locations; a track record of publishing excellent research in their subject area; proven ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team and engage in collaborative research; and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Experience in oral history and documentary filmmaking and fluency/strong proficiency in Somali, Arabic, French and/or Kiswahili is highly preferred.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 24 April 2017 can be considered.

Senior Researcher in Global Psychiatric Gen-Ethics

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 with a discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Senior Researcher to develop a new project on the ethics of global psychiatric genetics research within the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) Team. Lead by Professor Ilina Singh, the team is uniquely situated within Oxford Psychiatry and Neuroscience and has an international reputation for its work in neuroscience and psychiatric ethics. The post is funded by the Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research and is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital (fixed-term for 2 years).


The Stanley Centre has begun a major global project in the collection of genomic data. Its purpose is to develop better understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions, and, eventually, to develop more effective and more precise treatments. Working with the Stanley Centre, NEUROSEC is leading the strategic development of a major ethics initiative to accompany and intersect with the global scientific work. You will be expected to take a leadership role in the strategic development and coordination of the Oxford Initiative in Global Psychiatric Gen-Ethics, and contribute to the development of an inspiring long-term vision for this global programme.


You will have PhD or equivalent with significant post-qualification research experience and a growing, internationally recognised reputation for research on bioethics and genomics or other relevant area of bioethics. You will have a strong publication record and an emerging impact of research on policy or practice along with experience of working in the context of international mental health.


You should upload a covering letter and CV as part of your application.


The closing day for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 24 April 2017.

Web Developer

Closes: April 24, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

A skilled and highly motivated full stack Web Developer is needed to play a critical role in the continuous development of the SGC’s Oxford, Global and ULTRA-DD websites.


Reporting to the Bioinformatics Developer within the Research Informatics team at SGC Oxford, this position will be responsible for managing and developing our web sites and working with SGC scientists located at SGC sites around the world to develop novel, cutting-edge data capture, dissemination and visualisation tools. Day-to-day interaction with key external informatics collaborators will also occur with an opportunity to drive the development of new software technologies in this context.


You will hold a higher scientific or computing degree (or near completion) or equivalent, experience in developing, delivering and maintaining websites using Drupal, Django, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 and Python. As part of this role you will be able to gain experience in cutting edge technologies such as Haxe.


You will be able to work both as part of a team and independently. The role requires strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, and re-prioritise work in order to meet changing deadlines. You will also have excellent communication skills, written and oral, communicating with all levels of users (internal and external).


If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You are also welcome to contact us for more details. The full job description can be found below.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017 will be considered.

GMP Production and QC Analyst PET Radiopharmacy/Radiochemistry

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a GMP Production and QC Analyst to join the PET Radiopharmacy Oxford (PROx) facility. Reporting to the Radiochemistry Core Leader, you will help to set up the facility’s GMP production and quality control instrumentation, to be used for the production of both established GMP grade PET radiotracers and novel radiotracers for clinical studies. As part of the role, you will perform method development, implementation and validation.


In addition, you will take a key role in providing technical advice and training in radioanalytical techniques to other team members. The facility will operate as a multi-skilled team to ensure continued development of all staff and you will participate in an active rota of routine GMP tracer production and quality control.


This post provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the set-up of a new unit that will deliver PET tracers for clinical research and develop novel tracer production for first in man studies.


You will have an MSc/BSc degree in chemistry, pharmacy or related scientific discipline and also excellent analytical instrumentation skills (GC, HPLC, TLC, LC-MS) including method development and validation. Previous experience with providing specialist technical support for production and quality control equipment is also an essential requirement of this role. Knowledge of automated radiochemistry production equipment and experience of working with radioactive materials and the ability to adhere to statutory health and safety and radiation safety guidelines pertaining to a radiochemistry laboratory will be advantageous.


This is a full-time post and there may also be the requirement to participate in an out-of-hours/weekend rota. The post is available for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 26 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Immunologist - HIV Vaccine Group

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated scientist with experience in recombinant DNA and immunology with an ability to work to a high standard.


This is an exciting opportunity for you to join Professor Tomáš Hanke’s group that aims to develop a HIV vaccine, which will induce protective CD8 T-cell responses against diverse global HIV isolates.


In addition to general lab duties, you will be performing in vivo experiments to assess immunogenicity and efficacy of vaccine candidates. You need to be able to perform recombinant DNA construction of new plasmids, poxviruses and adenoviruses and performing antibody characterisation techniques carried out with pre-clinical samples including ELISPOTs, immunofluorescence and sterile cell culture.


PhD in immunology, together with experience with recombinant DNA, bacteriology and virology under category II conditions are essential. You should be experienced with rodent immunology and vaccine development and hold a valid UK PIL. We will expect you to demonstrate an active interest in undertaking scientific research. You should also be able to contribute ideas for new research projects and generating research funding.


Excellent communication skills, including proven ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the group at meetings, are necessary. You should organise your work effectively, work independently and be able to deliver results to high quality within set timeline.


Experience in ELISA, pre-clinical vaccine evaluation and ability to learn and to apply new techniques to high standard would be desirable.


If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You are also welcome to contact us for more details. The full job description can be found below.


Depending on experience, skills, and competence, this post may be offered at Grade 6 (£27,629 - £32,958 p.a.) with reduced duties.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 26 April 2017 will be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Transgenic Technologies

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Transgenic Technologies to help in the day-to-day management of the centre’s transgenic core research group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.


You will contribute to the all areas of the core and the research activities of the group by providing project management and scientific support in the areas of molecular biology, cell culture, mouse embryo microinjection, assisted husbandry techniques and cryopreservation. We seek an individual with proven expertise in transgenic technologies and experience in project management who will contribute to the success of the core through supervision of core staff, troubleshooting, hands-on laboratory work and management of projects.


You should have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, a related discipline or expectation that your thesis will be submitted before June 2017. You should also have expertise in, and detailed knowledge of at least two of the following key transgenic techniques: mammalian embryo microinjection; gene targeting/genome editing; assisted Reproduction e.g. IVF, embryo transfer as well as proven experience in scientific project management. We anticipate the role to be exceptionally diverse and would suit an individual with a proven track record in work with transgenic models who is enthusiastic and motivated to move to a service oriented role within a core facility. Although service would be the predominant task, there remains considerable flexibility and scope for independent research into genome engineering methodologies.


The position is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance and funded by the Department.


Please quote reference 128069 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 Wednesday 26 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunopeptidomics

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunopeptidomics to join a CRUK Centers Network Accelerator Award that has been established between the University of Oxford, the University of Southampton and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, US. The programme aims to understand the processes of tumour recognition by analysing the mutanome, transcriptome and immunopeptidome of lung cancer, oesophageal cancer and melanoma.


You will join a research programme that aims to decipher the molecular architecture of immune responses directly in tumour tissue. Your specific project will characterise the immunopeptidomes of individual patients by LC-MS/MS and analyse tumour-specific antigens in larger patient cohorts. Bench science, chromatographic and mass spectrometry workflows and advanced bio informatics data analysis will be an integral part of the project.


You will have the ability to work as an independent researcher. You will join the immunopeptidomics team of Dr Nicola Ternette at the Jenner Institute and will work in close collaboration with the TDI Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. Applicants will hold a relevant PhD in quantitative biology, biochemistry or a related subject. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of proteomics, advanced bioinformatics skills and a strong understanding of predictive modelling. A research background in cancer research and/or immunology are a desirable prerequisite for this position.


This full-time position is fixed-term until 31 August 2018 in the first instance


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


The closing date for this position will be 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurodegeneration

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurodegeneration in the Oxford Motor Neuron Disease Centre based in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Working with Professor Kevin Talbot your research will focus on the validation of drugs of potential benefit in ALS, based on targets identified by artificial intelligence approaches. The overarching aims are to use primary cell culture from the TDP-43M337V BAC mouse model to validate drugable pathways in conjunction with industry collaborators and local researchers.


Your responsibilities and duties will include phenotyping cells in culture, including using immunofluorescence and developing skills in electrophysiology, using an established mouse model of ALS based on TDP-43 mutations to validate candidate drugs and adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols. Your role will also involve you managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.


You will have a PhD/DPhil in a relevant discipline or be near to completion with experience of primary neuronal cell culture and a degree in neuroscience or a related subject. You will need to manage your own workload to strict deadlines and work independently as well as contributing to the research activities of the group. Experience of working with induced pluripotent stem cells and mouse models would be advantageous.


For informal inquiries please contact kevin.talbot@ndcn.ox.ac.uk .


For further information about the project please visit: www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/research/the-oxford-motor-neuron-disease-centre


The post is full-time for a fixed-term of 1 year in the first instance. There is a potential to renew for a further year, dependent on funding


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 26 April 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Single-Cell Transcriptomics

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Researcher in Single-Cell Transcriptomics as part of a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society-funded research programme led by Dr Calli Dendrou at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.


You will be involved in a unique research programme investigating molecular circuits implicated across multiple autoimmune diseases, and in assessing how these circuits may be perturbed by both genetic and environmental factors. You will perform single-cell RNA-seq experiments using primary human immune cells but may also have the opportunity to use other genomics methods and/or carry out protein level analyses as well, including mass cytometry.


You will have a PhD in molecular immunology, molecular biology, biotechnology or related discipline with prior wet lab experience performing single-cell RNA-seq (e.g. RNA-seq library preparation and next generation sequencing). You will have prior experience analysing single-cell RNA-seq data; experience in basic molecular biology and/or cell culture techniques; research experience investigating immunological or genetic pathophysiological mechanisms underlying immune-mediated diseases and experience working with human samples. You will also have excellent communication skills as demonstrated by both oral presentation skills and a strong publication record (one or more first author publications in peer-reviewed journals)


The position is fixed-term for 3 years and funded by Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.


Please quote ref. 128115 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 Wednesday 26 April 2017 can be considered.

Research Assistant in Ecological Databases

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

A Research assistant position based at the Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford is available to work on collating a diverse collection of biological and environmental datasets. The position is funded by the University of Oxford John Fell Fund.


The post is a fixed-term contract for 2 years. The role will involve (a) communicating with Wytham researchers to obtain and collate Wytham Woods datasets and metadata (entering data where necessary), (b) producing a GIS assembly of all the various spatial data available for Wytham, (c), creating a website with descriptions of all the datasets where access permission can be requested. The datasets to be compiled include animal and plant studies, maps and remote sensing data, and historical and environmental data. This post may also involve some fieldwork in Wytham Woods (e.g. collecting GPS data for sampling locations).


The successful candidate must have a degree in a relevant discipline, would be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for biological research and data management, as well as have experience with GIS and statistical software (e.g. ArcGIS, R), experience managing large quantities of data stored in databases and Excel files and excellent communication and organisational skills. Ecological or environmental fieldwork experience is advantageous. Informal inquiries about the positions should be emailed to Dr Ella Cole (eleanor.cole@zoo.ox.ac.uk).


The post is based in a dynamic and research-active institute, of c. 30 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology and will have close links to colleagues in the Departments of Zoology and Plant Sciences and the School of Geography and the Environment, and other Wytham research groups in and around Oxford. Further details at: www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/.


Applicants must apply online before the closing deadline at 12.00 midday on 26 April 2017. Please upload a CV and supporting statement.

Research Assistant in Educational Assessment

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

The Department of Education wishes to appoint a Research Assistant in the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA). The successful candidate will support research projects as part of the Department’s international research profile and will benefit from career development opportunities through the Centre.


The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the ESRC-DfID funded research grant Assessment for Learning in Africa (AFLA) and to another project that involves collaboration with the Norwegian research centre SLATE.


The duties of the Research Assistant will include supporting the development of research instruments, conducting literature reviews; drafting materials for teacher workshops, data analysis, drafting reports, project administration, supporting project dissemination and impact, and proof reading. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the AFLA team on publications.


This is a fixed-term appointment for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months.


You will hold a higher degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and demonstrate an understanding of research methods and research management. You will have experience of working on research projects and experience of working with databases and statistical analysis along with the ability to write clearly and concisely. You will be able to organise your own workload flexibly and work well in a team. Ideally you will have experience in educational assessment and/or early years’ numeracy.


The post is based at the Department of Education in Oxford.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 26 April 2017. Interviews will take place during early May 2017.

Senior Academic Administrator - Graduate-entry Medicine

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are looking for a Senior Academic Administrator (Graduate-entry Medicine) to have lead responsibility for administering Years 1 and 2 of the University’s Accelerated Graduate-entry Medicine course (a 4 year programme leading to the award of the degrees BM.BCh.) as well as administering the selection procedures for the course.


Applicants should have recent and direct experience of academic administrative work in Higher Education, preferably including experience of undergraduate course administration. You must have excellent organisational and analytical skills and the ability to manage a broad workload in an efficient manner. You must be able to work systematically and to a high level of accuracy, with excellent attention to detail. You must also have the ability to provide strategic advice on course and examination matters, and to understand and interpret complex regulations and conventions.


Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills and a high level of personal discretion and judgement. Although the postholder will be a member of a small team of course administrators, (s)he will need to have the ability to work with minimal supervision, within a culture of academic leadership.


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


This is a permanent, full-time post, based at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26 April 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 8 May 2017.

Senior Health Economist

Closes: April 26, 2017, noon; salary: RSIV Grade: From £54,979 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) is a thriving group of health economists/analysts, with a varied research programme and a well-established reputation as a centre of excellence.


We are seeking to recruit a Senior Health Economist to play a key role in shaping the research strategy and vision of HERC. You will lead the development of pioneering approaches/methodologies in response to research challenges and establish university-wide and external collaborations, and contribute high level academic leadership to the running and management of the unit.


Applicants should have an established international reputation in the field of health economics with a track record of innovation, and an outstanding publication record in leading international journals. Significant experience of developing research strategies, delivering successful research projects, providing academic leadership, and an excellent reputation regarding teaching and academic supervision and management are also essential.


The position is open-ended and full-time (although part-time considered).


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Applied Statistics (2 posts)

Closes: April 27, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

We are looking for two full-time postdoctoral research assistants in applied statistics to join Professor John Gallacher’s multi-disciplinary research team working on the ROADMAP project. The aim of ROADMAP is to provide the foundation for a Europe-wide RWE (real world evidence) platform on Alzheimer’s disease. The posts are based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford and are for a fixed-term (funded to 31 October 2018).


You will work with experienced academics to conduct multi-variable analyses using complex datasets drawn from Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) and focused on dementias research. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, as well as developing ideas for further research in collaboration with DPUK Director.


You will have or be working towards completion of a PhD in applied statistics or with a substantial statistics component. With good organisation skills you will be highly methodical, with demonstrable potential to work independently or as part of a team, and able to manage your own research and associated activities. Experience in analysing clinical databases would be desirable, as would postdoctoral experience in statistics.


You will be required to upload a supporting statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 27 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Cognitive Neuroscience

Closes: April 27, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant for the Brain and Cognition Laboratory (Experimental Psychology) and Oxford Centre for Human Brain Imaging (OHBA; Psychiatry). You will be working on a project investigating Brain Rhythms in Cognition, led by Professor Kia Nobre. You will be based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.


The post is for a fixed-term (funded for 2 years).


You will be responsible for developing and carrying out state-of the art experimental tasks to measure the role of oscillations in flexible human cognition, and for acquiring and analysing behavioural and eye-tracking data. At all times you will ensure that studies are carried out according to good clinical practice and ethical requirements. You will supervise and coordinate the work of research assistants and students completing related research projects.


You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, experimental psychology or a relevant area with proven experience in cognitive neuroscience. With a research background in human neurophysiology, you will have a track record of research publications commensurate with career stage, and the ability to articulate experimental and theoretical ideas clearly. Experience in computational modelling of perception, attention and/or memory would be desirable.


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and a CV as part of your application


The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 27 April 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis

Closes: April 27, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis to join research group of Professor Jens Rittscher at the Department of Engineering Science (Headington). The post is funded by NIHR and is fixed-term for 3 years.


Endoscopy plays a vital role in the detection of gastrointestinal cancers and in the surveillance of premalignant conditions. We aim to develop a computer guided endoscopy image recognition system that will support endoscopists through a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the mucosal microstructure. You will be responsible for developing algorithms that advance the state of the art in computer assisted endoscopy.


You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near completion), together with relevant experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. You will need proven programming experience in Python and/or C/C++and have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings are also required.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jens Rittscher: jens.rittscher@eng.ox.ac.uk.


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


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 27 April 2017 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 Plasma Physics

Closes: April 27, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in Experimental Plasma Physics in the Atomic and Laser Physics Department, University of Oxford.


The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration until 31 May 2021.


The title of the project is “Investigating electron dynamics and radiation transport in solid-density plasmas using X-ray free-electron lasers”, and combines theoretical and experimental investigations of solid-density plasmas created by the latest generation X-ray light sources such as the Linac Coherent Light Source facility at SLAC, California, and the European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany. The postholder will be involved in preparing and conducting experiments at large-scale laser and free-electron laser facilities, including designing and fielding spectroscopy and X-ray scattering diagnostics, and developing and improving experimental data acquisition systems. The postholder will work closely with theoretical and computational physicist in the Oxford group. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach.


Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, engineering or a related field, and ideally have a strong background in experimental plasma physics and/or X-ray spectroscopy. Experience in running optical laser systems, and in conducting experiments at large-scale facilities will be an advantage. Experience in (or willingness to learn) the use of CAD software for the design of experiments and diagnostics is essential.


Candidates are expected to be willing and able to travel internationally in Europe and the USA for extended periods of several weeks, and to work in close collaboration with national and international research teams.


The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Sam Vinko (sam.vinko@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 27 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Plasma Physics

Closes: April 27, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in Theoretical and/or Computational Plasma Physics in the Atomic and Laser Physics Department, University of Oxford.


The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration until 31 May 2021.


The title of the project is “Investigating electron dynamics and radiation transport in solid-density plasmas using X-ray free-electron lasers”, and combines theoretical and experimental investigations of solid-density plasmas created by the latest generation X-ray light sources such as the Linac Coherent Light Source facility at SLAC, California, and the European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany. The postholder will be involved in modelling hot-dense plasma dynamics on femtosecond timescales using a variety of codes, and will work on developing new computational capabilities treating non-thermal electron dynamics. The project will also involve work on radiation transport, X-ray spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations, and will employ efficient parallel computing and machine learning techniques applied to data modelling and experimental data analysis. The postholder will work closely with the experimentalists in the Oxford group. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.


Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, engineering, computer science or a related field, and ideally have a strong background in computational physics or dense plasma modelling (e.g., in atomic kinetics, hydrodynamics, molecular dynamics, density functional theory etc.). Demonstrated expertise in at least one programing language is essential (C/C++/Cuda, Fortran, Python, Matlab, etc.). Previous experience in developing atomic kinetics simulations, implementation of parallel computing, and/or application of machine learning techniques to data processing will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to be willing and able to travel internationally in Europe and the USA, and to work in close collaboration with national and international research teams.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Sam Vinko (sam.vinko@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 27 April 2017 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Closes: April 27, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Radiopharmacy and Molecular Imaging Group, led by Dr Bart Cornelissen. The aim of the Group is the development of novel preclinical imaging agents for oncology. For more information please visit: www.rob.ox.ac.uk/research/bart-cornelissen. The project will be performed in collaboration with Professor Marion De Jong and Dr Julie Nonnekens at MC Erasmus Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Dr Samantha Terry at King’s College London, and Professor Katherine Vallis and Dr Nadia Falzone at the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology. The research will be mainly based in Oxford, but will involve work in Rotterdam and London.


As part of the role, you will undertake research into the imaging of DNA damage in vitro and in vivo using SPECT and PET imaging after Peptide Radionuclide Radiotherapy (PRRT). The project involves the application and combination of imaging and radionuclide therapy agents developed in our groups, to improve the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours, especially those in the pancreas.


You will hold, or will be working towards, a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related science, with a strong interest in cancer biology, imaging and/or radionuclide therapy. You will be have strong experimental skills and will be able to demonstrate ability to design and carry out laboratory studies using a range of biomedical (imaging) techniques. Experience in immunohistochemistry or holding a Home Office personal licence (PIL) will be advantageous.


This is a full-time post is available for 3 years in the first instance.


All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement. To apply for this role, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button in the link below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 27 April 2017.

Oxford Biodesign Healthcare Innovation Research Assistant (6 posts)

Closes: April 28, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.

We are seeking up to six full-time Oxford Biodesign Healthcare Innovation Research Fellows to join the Oxford Biodesign Programme at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in Oxford. These posts are fixed-term for 9 months, with the possibility of a 3 month extension.


The Oxford Biodesign Programme is a joint initiative between the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Division of Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences (through the IBME). This exciting programme will train biomedical entrepreneurs in Oxford who can turn healthcare needs into impactful enterprises. More information is available at: http://oxfordbiodesign.org/#


You will be embedded through the programme in a clinical environment and will work with mentors from business and industry. Working as a team, you will be responsible for developing a prototyped digital healthcare concept which can be taken forward for clinical translation. At the end of the programme seed funding may be available for viable business proposals.


Candidates will be selected to form two teams with complementary skills. You should possess a first class or upper second class honours degree in engineering or science, or a primary medical degree, or a Masters in business administration, or equivalent digital or biomedical industry experience. It is likely that two candidates will be selected from each category. You should also possess experience of, or a significant demonstrated interest in, healthcare entrepreneurship, plus excellent presentation skills.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Alison Noble (alison.noble@eng.ox.ac.uk).


You will be required to upload a supporting statement, including why you are an ideal candidate for these prestigious Fellowships (describing how past experience and skills would support to a career in biomedical innovation), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 28 April 2017 can be considered.


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

Group Leader - Research Radiation Therapy Physics

Closes: April 30, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10: from £52,793 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Full-time Group Leader in Research Radiation Therapy Physics at the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology, University of Oxford. The holder of this post will be an outstanding academic leader and will establish in Oxford an independent, innovative research programme concerning the application of physics concepts in radiation oncology.


In addition to the existing fleet of six Varian linacs, plans are underway to install an MR-Linac in 2018 within the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust Radiotherapy Department, and a proton beam facility shortly thereafter in the context of a Precision Cancer Medicine Initiative. Imaging capability includes state of the art clinical and pre-clinical CT, MRI and PET with a recently opened radiochemistry and radiopharmacy laboratory on site. Research support will include a 5 or 7-year (depending on seniority), potentially renewable, CR-UK programme, including appropriate salary, laboratory space, office space and equipment, funding for personnel (research fellows, graduate students and technical support) and consumables. A Professorial title in the University may be sought for suitably qualified applicants.


The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Physics or related subject and significant postdoctoral experience, as well as proven clinical experience in Radiotherapy Physics, an outstanding publication record and demonstrable aptitude and experience as an outstanding academic leader.


Informal enquiries can be made to Professor W. Gillies McKenna, Director (01865 617332), Professor Tim Maughan, Clinical Director (01865 617415), Professor Maria Hawkins (01865- 857042 or Professor Frank Van den Heuvel (01865-225834).


The closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.


Please ensure that you quote the reference 126991 in all correspondence.

Robertson Fellow in Biomedical Data Science

Closes: May 1, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a.

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


Supported by the Robertson Foundation, the fellowship will support an outstanding investigator to develop their own research programme focussed on advanced analytical methods to measure biological and clinical phenotype at scale and to use such information to further understand biological pathways underlying disease, routes to intervention and potential future outcomes. Applications are welcome from researchers across disciplines including, but not limited to, clinical informatics, digital phenotyping, genomics, imaging, and epidemiology of both non-communicable and communicable disease. It is intended that fellows will become globally significant research leaders.


The Fellowships will be held for a period of 7 years, subject to satisfactory completion of a formal mid-term review. Funding of up to £350,000 will be provided to support programme costs, including research staff.


Applicants should be a recognised international authority within the area of data science for large-scale biomedical research and have a proven track record of leading research programmes, applications for the Fellowships are welcome from senior scientists, clinicians and those from non-academic backgrounds. Fellowships are also available at grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 p.a. and grade E66: £54,741 - £71,676 p.a. For more information please visit https://www.bdi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies


An application should include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page research plan, and details of two referees.


Informal enquires should be addressed to Professor Gil McVean (gil.mcvean@bdi.ox.ac.uk) or Professor Martin Landray (martin.landray@bdi.ox.ac.uk).


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 1 May 2017.

Robertson Fellowship in Biomedical Data Science

Closes: May 1, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 p.a.

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


Supported by the Robertson Foundation, the fellowship will support an outstanding investigator to develop their own research programme focussed on advanced analytical methods to measure biological and clinical phenotype at scale and to use such information to further understand biological pathways underlying disease, routes to intervention and potential future outcomes. Applications are welcome from researchers across disciplines including, but not limited to, clinical informatics, digital phenotyping, genomics, imaging, and epidemiology of both non-communicable and communicable disease. It is intended that fellows will become globally significant research leaders.


The Fellowships will be held for a period of 7 years, subject to satisfactory completion of a formal mid-term review. Funding of up to £350,000 will be provided to support programme costs, including research staff.


Applicants should be a recognised international authority within the area of data science for large-scale biomedical research and have a proven track record of leading research programmes, applications for the Fellowships are welcome from senior scientists, clinicians and those from non-academic backgrounds. Fellowships are also available at grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a. and grade E66: £54,741 - £71,676 p.a. For more information please visit https://www.bdi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies


An application should include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page research plan, and details of two referees.


Informal enquires should be addressed to Professor Gil McVean (gil.mcvean@bdi.ox.ac.uk) or Professor Martin Landray (martin.landray@bdi.ox.ac.uk).


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 1 May 2017.

Robertson Fellowship in Biomedical Data Science

Closes: May 1, 2017, noon; salary: E66: £54,741 - £71,676 p.a.

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


Supported by the Robertson Foundation, the fellowship will support an outstanding investigator to develop their own research programme focussed on advanced analytical methods to measure biological and clinical phenotype at scale and to use such information to further understand biological pathways underlying disease, routes to intervention and potential future outcomes. Applications are welcome from researchers across disciplines including, but not limited to, clinical informatics, digital phenotyping, genomics, imaging, and epidemiology of both non-communicable and communicable disease. It is intended that fellows will become globally significant research leaders.


The Fellowships will be held for a period of 7 years, subject to satisfactory completion of a formal mid-term review. Funding of up to £350,000 will be provided to support programme costs, including research staff.


Applicants should be a recognised international authority within the area of data science for large-scale biomedical research and have a proven track record of leading research programmes, applications for the Fellowships are welcome from senior scientists, clinicians and those from non-academic backgrounds. Fellowships are also available at grade 9: £45,562 - £52,793 p.a. and grade 10: £52,793 - £61,179 p.a. For more information please visit https://www.bdi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies.


Informal enquires should be addressed to Professor Gil McVean (gil.mcvean@bdi.ox.ac.uk) or Professor Martin Landray (martin.landray@bdi.ox.ac.uk).


An application should include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page research plan, and details of two referees.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 1 May 2017.

SSNAP Fellowship in Paediatric Neuroscience

Closes: May 1, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

Supported by the SSNAP ‘Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents’ Charity


Applications are invited for the prestigious University of Oxford SSNAP Fellowship in Paediatric Neuroscience. The fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral scientist who is looking to establish their own independent research career. The Fellowship will be offered in conjunction with collegiate affiliation provided by St Edmund Hall College.


The applicant will work alongside Professor Rebeccah Slater, who will support the candidate in establishing an independent academic career and will provide mentorship for the Fellow. As part of the application, you should outline a research proposal in an area of work that is aligned with the strategic focus of the Department of Paediatric PiPA research group and falls within the SSNAP charity remit. Candidates are strongly advised to contact Professor Slater before submitting their application.


To discuss the position or arrange an informal visit please contact Professor Rebeccah Slater using the email address below. Candidates are advised to read the job description, which include the selection criteria and details on how to apply. Applications should include: covering letter (indicating fellowship applications planned or pending); CV (including 2 referees); outline of the proposed research programme (maximum 4 pages).


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 Monday 1st May at midday. Interviews are due to take place on Monday 8th May.

InSIS Institute Manager

Closes: May 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 6: £27, 629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society seeks to employee an Institute Manager on a full-time basis (part-time hours and flexible hours will be considered). We offer a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2020.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective administrative and financial management of the Institute working closely with the School’s Deputy Administrator (Finance and Research). Financial management includes, finance processing, reporting, and preparation of budgets for applications for research funding. The postholder is accountable to the Head of Administration for all aspects of the finances and administration of the Institute and will provide administrative support to the Institute Director, to whom the postholder will also report. The postholder is expected to have/to develop expertise in research funding in order to assist, advise and support Institute academic staff.


To be considered for this role you will have a good level of education as well as experience in higher education administration, or similar, and experience of finance administration. You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to act as an independent self-starter, an organised approach with attention to detail and IT competence.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 May 2017.

John G Winant Associate Professor in US Foreign Policy

Closes: May 3, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a. (plus pensionable College Allowance of £21,915 p.a.)

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


The Department, in association with Nuffield College, now seeks to appoint an inspirational teacher and an accomplished research scholar to the John G Winant Associate Professorship in US Foreign Policy. This post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent and is available from the start of the 2017/2018 academic year, or on a mutually agreed date soon after. This joint appointment will be held in conjunction with a Non-Tutorial Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.


The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced, internationally excellent research in the field of International Relations and US Foreign Policy, to take part in graduate teaching in International Relations including a graduate course in US Foreign Policy, and to participate in supervision, examining, assessment and the admission of students to the Department and College. Applications are welcomed from outstanding candidates with research and teaching expertise in any major aspect of American foreign policy and of the role of the United States in world politics.


The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in International Relations and/or Political Science or an associated field and will have a strong record of research at an international level along with an exciting vision for future research. Demonstrable ability and commitment to providing outstanding class, supervision and tutorial teaching to high-achieving MPhil and DPhil students in International Relations are essential. Applications from candidates experienced in securing research funding would be particularly welcome.


Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,655 p.a.


The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which contain information on additional salary and non-salary benefits, and details of how to apply.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made on-line. To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 3 May 2017.


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

Associate Professor of Algorithms and Complexity Theory

Closes: May 5, 2017, noon; salary: From: £45,562 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Algorithms and Complexity Theory to be held in the Department of Computer Science with effect from 1 October 2017. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at Hertford College.


The salary for this position is offered on a scale from £45,562 p.a., plus substantial additional benefits, including single accommodation at college, if available, or a living-out allowance of £8,437 p.a. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.


The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and growing academic department, which has a research profile across the entire spectrum of contemporary computing. The Associate Professor will be expected to engage in independent and original research in the field of Algorithms and Complexity Theory, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences and seminars. They will also will contribute to teaching on the Department’s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes. Oxford has a strong tradition in Algorithms and Complexity Theory, with multiple active faculty members in the Computer Science, Information Engineering, and Statistics departments.


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


The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in computer science, or a related subject, will have the ability to teach across a range of computer science subjects, and will also have a proven research record of high quality at international level in the area of algorithms and complexity theory, and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 May 2017. Interviews will be held on 5 June 2017 – please allow a full day for these.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Engineering Nitrogen-fixation in Plant Associated Bacteria and Transfer to Cereals

Closes: May 5, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. This is an 18 month contract funded by the BBSRC. The work will be conducted in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB.


The aim within the project is to control nif gene expression in the robust plant growth promoting bacteria Azospirillum brasilense and Herbaspirrilum seropedica. The nif genes will be placed under the control of synthetic regulatory circuits we have engineered into plants as well as using compounds naturally secreted by roots. This will enable plants to grow without addition of nitrogen fertiliser. Further details can be found at: https://rhizosphere.org/.


The postholder should have or be expected to obtain a PhD or equivalent and publication record in a relevant area. Experience of: molecular biology; bacterial genetics; microbiology and or plant biology, biochemistry. High motivation with intellectual curiosity and rigour. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Ability to assimilate and evaluate the relevant literature and its implications. Ability to write well-crafted scientific papers. Willingness and ability to communicate with colleagues and to assist their work. Social responsibility in the laboratory. Statistical and data analysis skills. Ability to present data to colleagues and non-specialist audiences.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Poole: philip.poole@plants.ox.ac.uk.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 5 May 2017.

Professorship of Education

Closes: May 5, 2017, noon; salary: not specified

The University of Oxford wishes to appoint a Professor of Education from early 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The Oxford Department of Education, uniquely in the UK, sustains the strongest of standards in both its teacher education and its research. As well as consistently achieving the highest grades in Ofsted inspections, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation placed the department as the clear leader for education research in the United Kingdom. These high standards are achieved through strong intellectual leadership which values the importance of research to all aspects of the department’s teaching. The department’s research grants are a significant element of its income.


The University is seeking to appoint a scholar with an outstanding record of contributing to the intellectual research leadership of the department through their own programme of publications and research funding.


The successful applicant will have an outstanding international reputation for research in the teacher professional practice, educational policy, sociology and/or economics of education or learning analytics. They will contribute to programmes of research and teaching currently underway within the department and will be expected to play a part in the intellectual research leadership of the department as a whole. As well as teaching and supervision of graduate students they will lead a programme of research at national and international level and generate significant research income. They will also contribute to the research-related activities of one of the department’s research themes.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 5 May 2017.


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

Part-time Researcher in Migration

Closes: May 8, 2017, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a. (pro rata)

The Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) seeks a part-time researcher for the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity programme. We offer a part-time (50%) 18 month fixed-term contract, with the possibility of extension, based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford.


You will be working principally on two projects; the City Initiative on Irregular Migrants in Europe, and the annual Autumn Academy, which in September 2017 will focus on irregular migrants. We are looking for a Researcher with sufficient specialist knowledge in Migration Studies to develop further projects and related funding proposals.


You will be responsible for research and writing papers and guidance material related to irregular migrants in Europe while contributing to the development of the broader research and knowledge-exchange agenda of the group, collaborating where necessary, and preparing material for publication. The post involves some travel for short periods in Europe.


You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with post-qualification research experience, or a Masters qualification with significant post-qualification research and/or learning exchange experience. You must also have a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing migration literature and research, in particular in the field of irregular migration in Europe.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 May 2017.

Professorship of Mathematical Finance

Closes: May 22, 2017, noon; salary: not specified

Applications are invited for the Professorship of Mathematical Finance to be held in the Mathematical Institute with effect from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. A non-stipendiary Fellowship at St Hugh’s College is attached to this Professorship.


The Professorship of Mathematical Finance is one of the most senior positions in the Institute and is a cornerstone of Oxford's commitment to research across the whole range of mathematics and its applications. In this context the scope of Mathematical Finance is interpreted broadly to include the mathematical foundations of the subject and work in the emerging data-facing and computational aspects. Applications for the Professorship from these latter areas will be especially welcome.


The successful candidate will be a researcher of the highest international calibre in Mathematical Sciences and will lead the department’s research group in Mathematical and Computational Finance, which has an outstanding record and attracts extremely strong graduate students and postdocs. They will contribute to teaching on the department’s renowned Master’s level courses in Mathematical and Computational Finance, as well as to teaching at undergraduate level.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 22 May 2017.


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

Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship of Business and Development

Closes: May 22, 2017, noon; salary: Salary: A stipend of £35,000 for one Trinity Term is payable

Following a generous gift from the Sanjaya Lall Memorial Fund, the University invites applications for the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship of Business and Development. The appointment of the Visiting Professor is intended to be made for Trinity Term 2018 (16 April 2018 to 16 June 2018).


The Visiting Professor will be resident in Oxford for Trinity Term of the academic year and will be hosted by a department in the Social Sciences Division.


The Visiting Professorship will be in the area of Business and Development, broadly defined. The successful candidate will have an outstanding international reputation in scholarship and research and will be intellectually eminent in the field of Development Economics and business in emerging markets. In the spirit of Sanjaya Lall, the successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to adapt theory to understand novel research questions and methodologies. In addition to focusing on the problems of economic development and technology transfer in developing countries, the candidate should also show a strong flair for formulating strategic policy responses. The candidate will be willing to contribute to the growth of his or her subject area in Oxford. The Visiting Professor will also be expected to deliver at least one public lecture and to participate in seminars, workshops and conferences.


A stipend of £35,000 for one Trinity Term is payable. This stipend is intended to be a supplement to the postholder’s current salary. No additional research or travel expenses will be provided.


Applications are to be made online: for further details please see the further particulars document below.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 22 May 2017.


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