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All vacancies within Department of Zoology

There are currently 5 vacancies within Department of Zoology:

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Researcher in Insect/Bee Behaviour Jan. 9, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Insect/Bee Neuroscience Jan. 9, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Genomics of Antibiotic Resistance Evolution Jan. 16, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.
Geospatial Software Developer Feb. 1, 2019, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a
Marine geospatial modeller Feb. 1, 2019, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Insect/Bee Behaviour

Closes: Jan. 9, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Oxford University Bee Laboratory in the Department of Zoology is offering a full-time 1 year postdoctoral position (with the possibility of extension for an additional 1 - 2 years) to study bee feeding behaviour. The overall goal of the project is to characterize the structure of feeding of the bee&#146;s mouthparts. This project will make high speed recordings of bee behaviour with the aim of identifying how the bee&#146;s mouthparts are driven in response to chemical components of floral nectar, including potential toxins. This post is part of an active and interdisciplinary research group &#150; the lab of Professor Geraldine Wright &#150; who work on the physiology and behaviour of bee species.</p><br> <p>This post is ideally suited to applicants with a PhD/DPhil in biology with an emphasis in neuroethology and/or behaviour where the candidate has experience working with insects to study their behaviour. The ideal candidate will have experience observing from insect chemosensory behaviour with skills in using specialist software (e.g. Noldus Observer) and high speed cameras. Candidates with strong scientific writing skills (in English) will be preferred. For questions about this position please contact the PI via email (<a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:geraldine.wright@zoo.ox.ac.uk">geraldine.wright@zoo.ox.ac.uk</a>).</p><br> <p>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 required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 December 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Researcher in Insect/Bee Neuroscience

Closes: Jan. 9, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Oxford University Bee Laboratory in the Department of Zoology is offering a 1 year full-time Postdoctoral position (with the possibility of extension for an additional 2 years) to study gustatory coding in bee species. The overall goal of the project is to characterise how populations of bee gustatory neurons respond to mixtures of sugars and potentially toxic compounds found in floral nectar. In collaboration with the lab of Dr Mark Stopfer (US National Institute of Health), this project will use multichannel extracellular recording techniques to study populations of gustatory neurons projecting from the bee&#146;s mouthparts in the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) and the honeybee (Apis mellifera). The postholder will also work with another PDRA to identify how gustatory input drives feeding behaviour. This post is part of an active and interdisciplinary research group &#150; the lab of Professor Geraldine Wright &#150; who work on the physiology and behaviour of bee species.</p><br> <p>This post is ideally suited to applicants with a PhD/DPhil in biology or neuroscience where the candidate has experience making multichannel recordings and handling data from multichannel recordings. The ideal candidate will have experience recording from insect chemosensory neurons with skills in data analysis including spike sorting. Candidates with strong scientific writing skills (in English) will be preferred. For questions about this position please contact the PI via email (<a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:geraldine.wright@zoo.ox.ac.uk">geraldine.wright@zoo.ox.ac.uk</a>).</p><br> <p>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 required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 December 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Genomics of Antibiotic Resistance Evolution

Closes: Jan. 16, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>A postdoctoral position is available in the MacLean lab until 30 May 2021 at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology to use microbial genomic approaches to study the evolutionary dynamics and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in populations of pathogenic bacteria (P.aeruginosa, S.aureus and E.coli). This will involve using next generation sequencing technologies (Illumina, Nanopore, PacBio) to investigate genomic and transcriptomic changes in pathogen populations using (i) samples collected from patients and environmental reservoirs of pathogenic bacteria and (ii) samples generated by in vitro experimental evolution under defined laboratory conditions. By integrating these genomics insights with data from high-throughput phenotypic assays we will address a range of fundamental questions that are at the interface of evolutionary biology and microbiology.</p><br> <ol><br> <li>How do pathogen populations respond to antibiotic use? Does resistance evolve by de novo acquisition of resistance or by selection on standing genetic variation?</li><br> <li>How do pathogenic bacteria co-evolve with plasmids that carry resistance genes?</li><br> <li>Can we predict which strains of pathogenic bacteria are most likely to evolve resistance to new antibiotics?</li><br> <li>How can resistance be stabilized in pathogen populations?</li><br> </ol><br> <p>This post is ideally suited to ambitious researchers who have experience in bacterial genomics, evolution and epidemiology as well as good team working and leadership skills. The postholder will work as part of a Wellcome trust funded team that brings together genomics, experimental evolution, and mathematical modelling, and the postholder will be given the opportunity to contribute to the development and direction of this project. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in a relevant subject area.</p><br> <p>Enquiries with CV <a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:craig.maclean@zoo.ox.ac.uk">craig.maclean@zoo.ox.ac.uk</a>.</p><br> <p>All applications need to made online by 12.00 noon on 16 January 2019.</p> </div>

Geospatial Software Developer

Closes: Feb. 1, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a

<div> <p></p><p>A Geospatial Software Developer is required to lead the further development of an existing interactive database and web-tool called OCTOPUS (Ocean Tool for Public Understanding and Science) aimed at collating spatial data related to marine biodiversity, ecosystem services and the changing state of the global oceans. A background in Geoinformatics, Geography, or Data Sciences is essential and skills required include: programming in Python with experience in geospatial data processing (e.g. GDAL, NetCDF) and web-development (e.g. Flask, Django);experience building geospatial web-applications with common JavaScript libraries (e.g. JQuery, OpenLayers, Leaflet), HTML and CSS; experience with relational database management systems and spatial databases preferably with PostgreSQL/PostGIS; and experience with distribution of geospatial data and metadata through the web (e.g. Geoserver, Thredds, CSW, OGC Webservices). Use of Linux operating systems will also be required. The successful candidate should also hold a relevant PhD.</p><br> <p>The postholder should be capable of working independently and also within a team and should be able to meet tight deadlines for Project Development and delivery of products for scientific analyses and preparation of papers and reports. The postholder will be expected to play a full and active role in further development of the OCTOPUS system, including the generation of new ideas, tools and contributions to the writing of proposals for funding. Excellent communication skills are an important aspect of the post.</p><br> <p>All applications need to be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 1 February 2019. Interviews will be held on either 25 or 26 February 2019.</p> </div>

Marine geospatial modeller

Closes: Feb. 1, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>An Marine Geospatial modeller is required to conduct research to study the mitigation of natural hazards by coastal ecosystems (e.g. mangroves, seagrass and coral reefs) and to assess the risk posed by human activities on this and other ecosystem services provided by the ocean. This will involve sourcing, processing, integrating and analysing large amounts of spatial and non-spatial data. The results of this research will be integrated into an existing interactive database, and web-tool on spatial data related to the changing state of the global oceans, the Ocean Tool for Public Understanding and Science (OCTOPUS). The researcher will also propose and undertake further research studies relevant to the scope of the broader OCTOPUS project, working with the project team.</p><br> <p>Applicants should have a PhD with postdoctoral experience in geography, environmental studies, or data science. Experience in geostatistics and GIS-based spatial modeling is essential. A strong track record in scientific peer-reviewed or other publications for the career stage of applicants is also required. Scientific programming with Python is also essential for this post whilst it is desirable the applicant is familiar with relational databases, geospatial data processing and shell scripting and Linus operating systems. A familiarity with the marine environment is also highly desirable for this post.</p><br> <p>All applications need to be made online by 12.00 noon on 1 February 2019. Interviews will be held on 25 or 26 February 2019.</p> </div>