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All vacancies within Department of Zoology

There are currently 4 vacancies within Department of Zoology:

Title Closes Salary
Graduate Studies Assistant Oct. 31, 2018, noon Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant Nov. 16, 2018, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Geospatial Software Developer Nov. 19, 2018, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a.
Ocean Risk Researcher Nov. 19, 2018, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a

Graduate Studies Assistant

Closes: Oct. 31, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Department of Zoology are seeking to appoint a Graduate Studies Assistant to support the work of the department&#146;s busy Graduate Office. This post will support the Graduate Administrator across a range of administrative activity.</p><br> <p>The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop existing administrative skills in an academic environment, as part of a small team and is an excellent starter or second post for someone wishing to pursue a career in university administration.</p><br> <p>You should be educated to at least A-level or equivalent, you should have excellent written and oral communication skills, proven administrative skills, and excellent IT skills. You will be able to work independently to manage your own workload and will be well-organised, pro-active, enjoy working as part of a team using your initiative to react to changing circumstances in a dynamic environment.</p><br> <p>All aplications will need to be submitted online.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 31 October 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Closes: Nov. 16, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Zoology offering the opportunity to join an international, interdisciplinary research team developing planarians as a model system for studying the evolution of multicellularity.</p><br> <p>This project applies expertise in social evolution from the Griffin group to social interactions between cells in the planarian flatworm. The project is jointly funded by the Volkswagon Foundation with cell biologists (Rink Lab, MPI Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden) and bioengineers (Wang Lab, Department of Bioengineering/Developmental Biology, Stanford University, and represents an opportunity to establish a new line of research at the intersection of these fields.</p><br> <p>Planarian biology offers unique opportunities for experimental manipulation and measurement of genetic heterogeneity within an organism. Collaborators on the project are responsible for developing cutting-edge techniques necessary to do this. The post will be responsible for establishing the planarian as a model system for testing predictions from social evolution theory in the griffin lab, and developing protocols for conducting fitness assays in planarians. Although experience working with planarians would be an advantage, full training will be provided if necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to have a good understanding of evolutionary processes underlying social interactions and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. The successful candidate must also hold a relevant PhD/DPhil ((or be very close to completion), together with relevant experience.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 3 years.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 16 November 2018.</p> </div>

Geospatial Software Developer

Closes: Nov. 19, 2018, 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.</p><br> <p>The post holder 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. The successful candidate must have a relevant PhD (or near completion).</p><br> <p>The post is full-time, fixed-term for 1 year, extendable to 2 years depending on funding.</p><br> <p>All applications must be made online by 12.00 noon on Monday 19 November 2018.</p> </div>

Ocean Risk Researcher

Closes: Nov. 19, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a

<div> <p></p><p>The Department of Zoology is looking to appoint an Ocean Risk Researcher 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>This is a full-time fixed-term post for 1 year.</p><br> <p>All applications have to be made online.</p><br> <p>The closing date or applications is 12.00 noon on 19 November 2018.</p> </div>