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Vacancies within Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health

There are currently 3 vacancies within Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health:

Title Closes Salary
Part-time Clinical Research Fellow Dec. 17, 2018, noon Grade E71: £31,931 - £46,215 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Rhinoceros Ovarian Culture (2 posts) Dec. 17, 2018, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.
Senior Epidemiologist - Environmental or Global Health Jan. 7, 2019, noon Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

Part-time Clinical Research Fellow

Closes: Dec. 17, 2018, noon; salary: Grade E71: £31,931 - £46,215 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Nuffield Department of Women&#146;s &amp; Reproductive Health is seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow. This post is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in: a) acquiring experience of clinical research in a global setting, based in a world-class academic unit and b) improving their ultrasound skills in a research active environment (see: www.wrh.ox.ac.uk).</p><br> <p>The research and ultrasound scanning is part of an MRC/GCRF-funded collaborative grant (PRECISE), a partnership of 10 universities led by King&#146;s College London. This will establish a pregnancy cohort of 12,000 women across East, West and Southern Africa. Researchers will collect biological samples and information about patients&#146; lives, contexts and stories to build a unique and comprehensive data set which can then be used to better understand placental disorders. Of particular interest are preeclampsia, stillbirth and fetal growth restriction as an estimated 23,000 women and one-and-a-quarter million babies (both before and after birth) die of these complications in Africa every year. The postholder will contribute on part of the project that aims to develop and evaluate a low cost device, which uses ultrasound, and which supports gestational age estimation by automatically measuring fetal structures. In the short term it is intended to be used as part of the PRECISE study in order to ensure accurate gestational age estimation for the biological samples; however, the evaluation and assessment will aim at providing evidence for the systems introduction more widely into clinical settings in Low Income Countries, where ultrasound provision is absent or scarce.</p><br> <p>This is an interdisciplinary collaboration led by Professor Alison Noble from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Professor Aris Papageorghiou at NDWRH. The postholder will be responsible for assisting in ethics application for the research; contributing to clinical study design; evaluating videos of research scans conducted in the field and measuring fetal structures to validate automatic algorithms; conducting research scans to support technique development; analysing findings and interpreting their clinical relevance and writing the clinical publications (abstracts and journal articles). The applicant will also have the opportunity to evaluate the device in the field and train staff, and limited travel for site visits to Kenya, Gambia and Mozambique is anticipated.</p><br> <p>You must be a medical doctor and have, or be eligible for, full GMC registration, have MBBS or equivalent qualification and have successfully completed at least full-time hospital training to ST5 (or equivalent) in obstetrics and gynaecology. Demonstrable prior experience in obstetric ultrasound, basic understanding of research methodology and the ability to travel overseas as described in the job description are also essential for this role.</p><br> <p>This position is part-time (15 hours/0.4 FTE) and fixed-term for 2 years. This post is available from January 2019. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 December 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Rhinoceros Ovarian Culture (2 posts)

Closes: Dec. 17, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Are you passionate about conservation and have strong skills in the lab? Are you looking to join a dynamic team on a brand new project?</p><br> <p>Many species of rhinoceros are critically endangered (only two females are remaining of the Northern White Rhino), therefore the development of fertility preservation techniques for rhinos is critical. This is the exciting new project launched by Dr Suzannah Williams in the Nuffield Department of Women's &amp; Reproductive Health, building on expertise developed in the field of ovarian function using mouse and sheep models. Joining a highly motivated interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinical researchers, you will be responsible for the analysis of fixed ovarian rhino tissue as well as developing techniques to grow rhino eggs in vitro and in vivo with subsequent analysis of follicle function and egg quality. This will include contributing to protocol design and optimisation, generating and analysing data and presenting the results in the form of lectures at conferences and generating papers for publication in scientific journals. Field trips to collect additional material are anticipated.</p><br> <p>You will hold a doctorate (or be near completion) in a biological subject with considerable experience in tissue culture techniques and/or mouse handling and surgery. Flexibility to learn new skills and develop novel approaches for analysis will be important in this role, as will strong self-motivation and organisational skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure. You will have experience of contributing to publications or presentations and the ability to contribute to new ideas for research projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to concentrate on precise, focused tasks with close attention to detail will also be essential.</p><br> <p>There are two positions available, both fixed-term appointments for 3 years. These are full-time roles, but applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with department needs. This may include part-time working.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 December 2018. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 7 January 2019.</p> </div>

Senior Epidemiologist - Environmental or Global Health

Closes: Jan. 7, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Are you an experienced researcher with an interest in urban health? Could you use this experience to help us create game-changing solutions for healthcare problems?</p><br> <p>The George Institute for Global Health, part of the Nuffield Department of Women&#146;s &amp; Reproductive Health, is looking for a Senior Epidemiologist to join the team as part of the Oxford Martin School&#146;s prestigious programme on Deep Medicine. The programme is focused on solving high-impact healthcare problems, with the application of modern machine learning algorithms to large multi-modal (e.g., genetics, imaging, medical records) biomedical datasets.</p><br> <p>This position is part of the RCUK funded &#145;PEAK Urban&#146; programme. You will join an international team of scholars within the PEAK Urban project, a 4-year, international, multidisciplinary GCRF programme involving Oxford researchers at Anthropology (COMPAS), the Mathematical Institute, Geography (Transport Studies Unit) and Medicine (George Institute/Deep Medicine), along with universities in China (Peking University), South Africa (University of Cape Town), India (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) and Colombia (EAFIT University). See www.peak-urban.org for more details.</p><br> <p>Your responsibilities will include: taking a leadership role in the newly initiated PEAK Urban Health programme at Oxford; developing new research projects, alongside other team members, and taking them from designing stage to publication; leading the acquisition of national, subnational or global datasets that enable the investigation of high-impact research questions, at the interface between data science, geography, public health and health services; reviewing, directing, guiding and inspiring the research of more junior scientists in the team; undertaking programme management and monitoring functions, including overseeing the organisation of stakeholder meetings; collaborating with a network of international academics, and linking with policy-makers based in both governmental and non-governmental organisations; and leading grant applications to major funding bodies.</p><br> <p>You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in epidemiology, public health, global health or a related discipline, have a recognised research reputation supported by a publication record in high-ranking journals and have demonstrable experience in international collaborative research projects relating to global health. You will also have a good understanding of various quantitative research methodologies in at least one major domain of urban or environmental health, the ability to contribute to, and take lead responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team and the ability to work independently and to show initiative. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, experience in supervising junior staff and students and success in securing competitive funding grants are also essential for this role.</p><br> <p>This position is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance. This post is available immediately. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 January 2019.</p> </div>