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We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and experienced administrator to develop and expand the new Oxford University Centre for Haematology (OCH) and administer the well-established National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR) funded Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Haematology Theme.
This exciting opportunity will allow you to build further a career in University administration with significant interaction with the National Health Service, biomedical and charitable funders and industry. You will be embedded in the core administration team at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) working closely with BRC Theme Lead and OCH Director Professor Paresh Vyas and BRC Deputy Theme Leads Professor Adam Mead and Dr Nicola Curry and key WIMM, University and Oxford BRC administrators.
Oxford Haematology combines one of the largest research programmes in blood and blood diseases in Europe at one the world's leading Universities with one of the larger supra-regional NHS clinical programmes in blood diseases. OCH's mission is to deliver the best expert and compassionate care for patients with blood diseases with the aim of reducing the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy.
You will hold a first degree (or equivalent) in a life science and be experienced in research funding, administration and project management. You will possess strong numeracy skills, including budgeting, reporting and the ability to understand quantitative data relating to finance. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people and organisations, regarding relatively complex science matters both orally and in writing.
This position is available on a full-time basis until 31 March 2022 in the first instance and funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
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 midday on Monday 8 June 2020.
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The University seeks to appoint a world-class experimentalist, in any area of biological physics, to the Alexander Mosley Professorship in the Department of Physics, with effect from 1 October 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Professorial Fellowship at St Peter's College.
The Alexander Mosley Professorship is a premier appointment, one of eight Statutory Professorships in the Department of Physics. You will join a lively and stimulating biological physics community which uses the tools of physics to address questions and challenges in biology and medicine. The biological physics section combines a wide range of experimental, theoretical and computational research techniques and performs at the highest international level. Oxford provides extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The University's commitment to interdisciplinary research across departmental boundaries is exemplified by investment in the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Institute, opening in early 2021 in purpose-built laboratories, which will house scientists using physical techniques to address biological problems.
You will provide outstanding intellectual leadership and play a prominent role in shaping the future research strategy of the Department. You will conduct world-leading original research and attract significant research funding. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.
If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Robert Taylor (Head of Condensed Matter Physics; email@example.com), Professor Ian Shipsey (Head of Department of Physics; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Christopher Foot (representing St. Peter's College; email@example.com). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 June 2020. We still welcome applications and informal enquiries, but please note that shortlisting and interviews will not take place until the current situation with Covid-19 is resolved.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 12PM (MIDDAY) ON FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020. WE HOPE TO INTERVIEW FOR THIS POST BY EARLY JULY.
Are you an art historian at post-doctoral level with a commitment to a curatorial career in the field of Italian drawings and a desire to learn more about collections-based museum work?
We are looking for an Ashmolean-Getty Paper Project Research Fellow to join us on our Italian drawings project funded by the Getty Foundation (The Paper Project).
The Ashmolean's Italian drawings collection is held in the Department of Western Art, together with internationally eminent collections of European fine and decorative arts from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The Western Art collections are housed in twenty-three permanent Museum galleries, in the Print Room (open to the public) and in reserve collections.
As the Ashmolean-Getty Research Fellow, you will carry out research and writing mainly on the 17th to 18th-century Italian drawings as part of a major project of cataloguing the Ashmolean's Italian drawings collection, working closely with Prof Catherine Whistler and consulting with other drawings specialists. Your duties will include activities relating to cataloguing, interpreting and documenting the Italian drawings collections; research travel; digitization; and student and public engagement. Based in the Department of Western Art, you will collaborate on the project with curators, collections staff, conservators and other colleagues across the Museum. The Research Fellows are supported by the Getty Foundation as part of The Paper Project, an initiative focused on training and professional development in prints and drawings curatorship.
You will have completed a PhD/DPhil in History of Art and have specialist knowledge of Italian drawings, along with a scholarly record of research publications in Italian art history or evidence of the potential for such publications. An understanding of research methodologies in relation to museum graphic arts collections is essential, as is an awareness around collections care and conservation. Excellent communication - with proficiency in Italian, organisational, time management and IT skills are also essential. Specialist knowledge of Italian 17th century drawings is desirable.
This role involves lifting and carrying boxes of drawings or albums of drawings, and occasionally using library ladders to access boxes of drawings on higher shelves, in accordance with manual handling training and other safety procedures.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 18 months.
You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.
Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST) on Friday 29 May 2020 can be considered. Interview date/s to be confirmed.
We are seeking a Research Technician to provide specialist technical support for research at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk) that uses animals. The postholder will be required to play a central role in the daily organisation and smooth running of the Biomedical Services Facility (BSF) of the MRC Unit. A full-time postholder will also be expected to provide laboratory technical support to MRC Unit Programmes.
Candidates should have a minimum IAT Level 2 Diploma or equivalent training/experience, have a good track record in animal technician work with small rodents and be fully conversant with all aspects of A(SP)A. Candidates are also expected to be able to work as part of a group and independently, and to have excellent communication, recording keeping and time-management skills.
The postholder will be part of the MRC Unit's BSF Core Support team, and will be based at the Unit's main site in Mansfield Road, Oxford. The Unit is a division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk).
This is a fixed-term, 36 month post in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council, to start from 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time, although part-time from 22 hours per week over 5 days will be considered. The postholder will be contractually required to undertake business critical work outside of core working days for the equivalent of up to 2 days per month, for which overtime will be paid at the appropriate rate.
Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world-renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. The Clinical Trial Service Unit is a major international research institute within NDPH, and is one of the world's leading centres for research into chronic diseases, especially heart disease, kidney disease and cancer.
We are seeking a Clinical Research Fellow to work on our ongoing and planned major international randomised trials in cardiovascular disease. Working within an established research team, you will be involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of these trials. You will gain hands-on-training in trials; specifically, your duties will include assisting with the development and operation of trial procedures, handling clinical queries and helping to maintain collaborations with investigators worldwide. Opportunities will be available to attend and present at national and international meetings.
To be considered for this role you will be medically qualified, GMC registered with a valid licence to practice and ideally a Member or Fellow, of a relevant Royal College (or equivalent). You will also need a good grounding in clinical medicine (ideally MRCP or equivalent) and excellent communication and organisational skills.
The post is full-time (although part-time will be considered) and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 June 2020.
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and hard-working nurse to join our existing Airways Nurse Team to undertake clinical research studies in asthma and COPD. The appointee will work closely with Professors Pavord and Bafadhel and Drs Tim Hinks and Richard Russell, Senior Clinical Research fellows, leading projects held primarily at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The appointed nurse will have the opportunity to learn about new techniques to assess symptoms, airway function and airway inflammation and will have the opportunity to perform these assessments in research volunteers. They will have additional responsibilities including the coordination of more detailed investigations in patients with unusual patterns of disease and recruitment into research projects. For interested applicants there will be an opportunity to develop a specific research area and, if interested, to work towards a higher degree.
To be considered for this position you should be a Registered Nurse and be educated to degree level or have evidence of equivalent academic experience. You should have thorough understanding of the current requirements of Good Research Governance and the rights of individuals participating in clinical research protocols, or willingness to undergo training in these areas.
This post is full-time, but part-time will be considered (minimum of 22.5 hours per week). This is a fixed-term post for up to 1 year in the first instance.
Please contact Clare Connolly (email@example.com) or Catherine Borg (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or tel: 01865 227242.
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 4 June 2020 will be considered.
The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world-renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. The Clinical Trial Service Unit is a major international research institute within the NDPH, and is one of the world's leading centres for research into chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
We are seeking a bilingual English/Japanese speaker to support the Japanese region of EMPA-KIDNEY study and the multi-disciplinary Senior Management Team with the administration of the study, with particular emphasis on ensuring agreed study milestones are met and the day-to-day operational aspects of the study run smoothly, playing a key role in troubleshooting any problems that might arise.
To be considered for this post you will have a degree (or equivalent experience) as well as a logical and analytical approach for developing processes and solving problems and a high level of attention to detail. You will also require excellent communication skills in both Japanese and English, and time management skills as well as a high level of computer proficiency.
The post is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 June 2020.
We are seeking an individual to join the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials Facility as an Administrative Assistant supporting both teams. The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials Facility accommodates a large number of trials both commercial and academic, with a growing team of both research nurses and administration. We are looking for an administrative assistant with a practical approach to managing daily clinical trial study administration and departmental administration.
The Administrative Assistant will provide support to the Gastroenterology Research Co-ordinator and the Hepatology Clinical Trials Administrator as well as the teams of Research Nurses. This postholder will work both as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and independently.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels. You will be highly organised with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. A good knowledge of IT is also essential.
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.
Applications are invited for a Clinical Trials Software Tester to join the Oxford Brain Health Clinical Trials Unit. The Centre conducts high quality patient-centric research that enables clinicians to improve patient care. The post is full-time and is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.
The post is for a fixed-term (funded for 1 year).
Working closely with the trial delivery teams, you will be involved in all testing, development and application support activities for databases, electronic case report forms (eCRF) and electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) systems for clinical trials and other research studies. This will include writing user and training manuals, and providing support and training on these systems.
You will be educated to A Level, Level 3 NVQ or equivalent with relevance to software development, along with the ability to problem solve and an interest in learning new techniques. With an awareness of the software development cycle, including unit testing frameworks, you will have experience of, or be willing to learn software development including programming and/or scripting. Knowledge and experience of database development and SQL 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 applications is 12.00 midday on 26 June 2020.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving History of Art community and gain valuable teaching and administrative experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
You will have a demonstrable aptitude for teaching the History of Art, the ability to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and augment your teaching.
Although this is primarily a teaching and administrative role, you will also engage in advanced study and conduct independent research and play an active role in the interdisciplinary Christ Church academic community.
You will have research and teaching interests in the History of Art, broadly defined. Expertise in any aspect of Early Modern art and/or experience teaching courses on the theories and methodologies of art history is desirable although we would welcome applications from applicants with expertise in any area.
This is a joint appointment in association with Christ Church College. You will be responsible for overseeing the organisation of History of Art teaching at Christ Church (including undergraduate admissions) and will have academic/pastoral responsibility for undergraduate art historians at Christ Church.
In addition, you will be asked to contribute lectures and guest classes in other departmental courses and participate in relevant tutorial teaching. In the second year, the successful candidate will also be invited to teach option courses in their area of specialization at BA and/or MSt level.
You will have a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post for a period of 2 years.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact the Head of the History of Art Department Alastair Wright: email@example.com.
Applications for this post must be made online.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 June 2020.
The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, in association with Lincoln College, are seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in 17th and 18th century French from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2021.
The post will involve advanced teaching and independent academic research in French.
The Departmental Lecturer in 17th and 18th century French will contribute to the teaching of early modern French within the Sub-Faculty of French by offering 16 hours of lectures or seminars over the course of the year.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing 8 hours a week of undergraduate tuition in French literature at Lincoln College. They will be expected to give undergraduate tutorials and classes in literature to first years preparing the Preliminary Examination Papers III and IV (essays and commentaries in literature). They will also give classes and tutorials in literature and language to second- and final-year students preparing the Final Honour School in the following papers: part of Paper II (translation into English), Paper VII (the period 1530-1800), part of Paper VIII (the 18th century), and Paper X (early modern prescribed authors). They may also be asked to supervise Final-Year dissertations as appropriate.
Applicants must possess: exceptional fluency in French and English; evidence of the ability to teach undergraduate (and graduate) students across a range of topics in French literature, especially in the period 1530 - 1800, at the highest level in the medium of English, whether through lectures, seminars or tutorials; a good undergraduate degree in French studies; a PhD or DPhil in the field of French literature and culture. The selection committee will, in exceptional cases, consider applications from those still to complete their doctorate, provided that they will have submitted it by 1 October 2020.
Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the further particulars which are available below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 June 2020.
The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) - part of the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) - and the Saïd Business School (SBS) seek to appoint a Departmental Research Lecturer in Environment and Enterprise. The aim of this joint post (split 80/20 between SSEE and SBS, respectively) is to strengthen research and teaching in one or more of environmental finance, environmental strategy, environmental accounting or environmental management, as well as fostering relationships with enterprise (public, private and NGOs).
The successful candidate will lead a programme of research characterised by distinction, as evidenced by national and international recognition. You will engage in research in fields such as environmental finance, environmental management, innovation and strategy, or environmental accounting joining with related projects in SSEE, SoGE, and SBS. You will provide leadership and supervision to the research team setting the strategic direction and standards. You will develop ideas for generating significant research income and write successful funding applications. You will regularly write research articles for prestigious journals, book chapters and reviews. A key part of the role will to contribute to teaching, assessment and University examining, and supervising DPhil students.
You must hold a PhD/DPhil with a focus on some aspect of enterprise and/or environmental sustainability or a closely related field and be a recognised leader in their field. You will have evidence of high-quality research and publications in highly rated, scholarly journals, as well as a record of raising significant research funds. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to develop and deliver impactful teaching for graduate students of high ability, to lecture at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner, and to carry out student assessment, examination and course design.
This post is a full-time, 5-year departmental appointment.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 10 June 2020, and interviews are likely to be held week commencing 29 June 2020.
The Blavatnik School of Government's mission is to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted how important the actions of governments are to the lives of citizens. How governments use evidence to inform decisions, how they communicate these to the public, how the state is organised to implement policy and the extent to which public institutions and public servants act with integrity are all critical. These questions are at the heart of our work.
We are looking for a Director of Development to build upon strong foundations. Following a £75m founding gift, the School has raised a further £20m since 2010, with a series of further major gift proposals under detailed discussion with donors. This is an exciting time to join the school. Having thrived in our first period of growth, we are now embarking on an ambitious 10-year plan to catalyse even greater change. We do this in the rapidly changing context of the Covid-19 crisis, which is presenting many opportunities for the School as our researchers, alumni, partners and supporters rise to the challenge. The Director of Development will be pivotal to this next phase.
We are one of the University's newest and most vibrant departments. We seek to educate a new kind of public leadership. We combine the academic rigour of the top-ranked university in the world with an applied, real-world focus. Our research is proudly independent, academically rigorous and directly informed by the challenges faced by governments. The work of the School is possible thanks to the support of a range of donors and funders, including our founding donor, Sir Leonard Blavatnik. We are proud that up to 85% of students receive financial assistance.
This leadership role will help grow the development function and further embed philanthropy into the wider school community. Working closely with the Dean, Professor Ngaire Woods, senior academic leaders, the International Advisory Board and other stakeholders, the Director of Development will provide strategic direction and leadership of the School's development and donor engagement activities.
You may be an experienced fundraiser looking for a new challenge that aligns with your desire to make a purposeful difference to the world. Or you may come to this opportunity from another sector, bringing skills in building transformative partnerships based on common purpose. What will make you stand out is your understanding of both how targeted, impactful funding can transform opportunities and how to engage and excite others behind a shared vision.
You will be passionate about the School's mission, its current and potential impact, and will be able to articulate this in compelling ways that excite potential donors. You will bring a successful track record of creating and sustaining effective, long-term, high-value relationships together with leadership skills and credibility with the school's academic and donor communities. You will hold an undergraduate degree. Your interactions with others will be characterised by energy, creativity, curiosity and self-assurance. The School is open to candidates who bring transferable or equivalent skills and experience.
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support the Blavatnik School in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.
For details of the appointment, including further information about the job description, person specification and how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/
Please quote reference 4427. For informal inquiries please contact Becca Franssen using the contact details below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 June 2020.
Oxford University aims to lead the world in research and education for the benefit of society both in the UK and globally. Our strengths lie both in empowering individuals and teams to address fundamental questions of global significance, while providing all our students and staff with a welcoming and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to develop and do their best work. Recognising that diversity is our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, we aspire to build a diverse community which both values and respects every individual's unique contribution. As well as our long tradition of scholarship, we are forward-looking, creative and cutting-edge and we are recognised as leaders in support for social enterprise.
Council is the University's executive governing body and is instrumental in supporting this unique, democratic and international community. It is responsible for the academic policy and strategic direction of the University, for its administration and for the management of its finances and property. There are up to two vacancies on Council for external members, one immediate and one anticipated later this year. One of the people appointed will also chair the University's Audit and Scrutiny Committee. The appointments are for a term of 4 years, extendable for a further 4 years.
We are keen to hear from candidates with a strong personal commitment to higher education and to the values, aims and objectives of Oxford as a collegiate University. In considering nominations for external membership of Council, personal qualities will be the primary consideration, but successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate significant levels of relevant experience in positions requiring the exercise of high levels of responsibility and in the governance of large complex organisations in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.
Further information may be obtained from Rebecca Thomas, Planning and Council Secretariat (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 01865 280317).
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon 1 June 2020. Owing to the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the fact that one of the vacancies is with immediate effect but the other is delayed until later in the year, interviews may be arranged before and after the end of the advertising period.
THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly organised Finance Assistant to join our team, providing a full range of financial management services to this busy and dynamic department.
You will provide support to the Finance Manager in all day-to-day matters to ensure the smooth running of the finance office including accounts payable, accounts receivable, journals, and other finance support responsibilities including finance support to the department's four research centres. The role is varied and interesting, and you will occasionally take the lead on small projects.
You must be educated to at least GCSE or equivalent, with experience in financial administration and a good level of numeracy. Good written and verbal communication along with the ability to organise your workload to meet deadlines are essential. You should be competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel and databases, and ideally you will have experience of Oracle Financials (training will be provided), along with experience of working in a similar environment. An AAT qualification or equivalent would be an advantage.
The post is full-time (part-time working will be considered at a minimum of 80% FTE) and a fixed-term maternity cover for 12 months.
The post is based at the Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 10 June 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter via Microsoft Teams.
We are seeking to appoint a Finance Reports Support Officer within the Financial Systems Support Centre (FSSC) as part of the Development team who are responsible for delivering improvements to the University's financial systems, including reporting. If you have relevant experience and knowledge of any of the University's systems and processes we would encourage you to apply.
Your main responsibility will be on supporting the development of new and updated reports by testing development work plus ongoing support of users with queries that come through the first-line Service Desk within FSSC, including the EiS and SplashBI reporting solutions, for stakeholders, senior managers and colleagues across the whole University. You will be responsible for managing the various team inboxes, directing queries to the appropriate member of the development team if required.
You will work in conjunction with the Financials Systems Development Manager, to ensure that the University's Change Management Process is followed. The main part of that process for which you will be responsible is to work with the developers and business on the testing the delivered solution and supporting the business with user acceptance testing through to implementation of the completed report. This requires a high level of attention to detail.
You will also be asked to assist the Technical Change Coordinator with testing on functional changes within the R12 Financials software.
Communication is a key skill and you may be asked to help communicate known issues to the wider Finance community, including site visits if required.
We are looking for a candidate who has knowledge of the financial processes at the University of Oxford. You will be a team player with an excellent eye for detail; organised, and have a flexible outlook. In addition, you should be able to use the Microsoft Office toolset and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
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 Monday 15 June 2020 will be accepted.
Applications are invited for two Early Stage Researchers as part of the Artificial Molecular Machines (ArtMoMa) Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/224720 https://artmoma-h2020.eu
These positions are suitable either for students who wish to undertake a first doctoral degree (Oxford DPhil) or as a first salaried research position for researchers currently studying for a PhD that will be awarded after recruitment.
This post is fixed-term for 36 months.
The EC funding for this position provides for a salary starting from £37,805.44 p.a. The actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate (to be notified by the EC). This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).
Artificial molecular machines (2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry) have the potential to revolutionise medical treatment, material design, and energy conversion. The ArtMoMa Innovative Training Network will explore ways in which controlled mechanical movements of molecules can be orchestrated and used in nanoscale systems. It will extend scientific boundaries and explore entirely new directions of fundamental research towards technologically relevant implementations. Oxford projects will combine molecular engineering based on DNA nanotechnology with expertise in molecular motors and fuels from partner groups.
The ArtMoMa training network is built on synergies and complementarities across Europe between leading scientists (including four Nobel Laureates), world-class institutions, different disciplines, and the incorporation of several industries as drivers - ranging from start-ups to SMEs to global companies. It will educate and mentor 15 curious and highly capable ESRs to form a critical mass of skilled professionals who will go on to develop new technologies.
Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will study the design, construction, actuation and characterization of functional synthetic nanostructures incorporating molecular motors. Responsibilities will include participation in the ArtMoMa training programme. The ESR programme may be combined with study for an Oxford DPhil (PhD).
These projects will combine physics and chemistry in the creation and study of synthetic molecular machinery and are particularly suitable for candidates with interdisciplinary interests and experience.
Applicants for DPhil study should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a Masters degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Biochemistry or other relevant science. Applications from more experienced researchers who are close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant subject are also encouraged.
Experience in physics of nanoscale systems, molecular self-assembly (DNA nanotechnology), chemistry, or single-molecule biophysics would be an advantage.
When recruited, ESRs must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the past 3 years, not have been awarded a doctorate, and be in the first 4 years (FTE) of their research careers.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Andrew Turberfield (email@example.com)
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 29 May 2020 can be considered.
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 NDPH Fellowship programme is intended to support suitably experienced individuals to develop an independent research area which will enhance population health research in Oxford. You will carry out individual and/or collaborative research activity within a wider research programme and provide guidance to less experience members of the research group.
Clinical Fellowships are awarded for 3 years with a possible extension for a further 2 years subject to satisfactory review. Funding will be provided to support research programme costs, including a research assistant if required.
Applicants will have completed a PhD or an MD, have a track record of high impact research papers and will typically have completed several years specialist training (NTN).
The position is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 29 May 2020.
The NDPH Fellowship programme is intended to support suitably experienced individuals to develop an independent research area which will enhance population health research in Oxford. Under the guidance of senior colleagues, you will carry out individual and/or collaborative research activity within a wider research programme.
Early Career Research Fellowships are awarded for 2 years, and funding will be provided to support research programme costs. Applicants should have, or be close (6 months) to completion of a relevant PhD or equivalent relevant experience and the ability to contribute to proposals and publications.
The position is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years.
The NDPH Fellowship programme is intended to support suitably experienced individuals to develop an independent research area which will enhance population health research in Oxford. You will carry out individual and/or collaborative research activity within a wider research programme and provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group.
Intermediate Fellowships are awarded for 3 years, and funding will be provided to support research programme costs, including a research assistant if required. Applicants should have a relevant PhD, significant postdoctoral experience with high impact research papers and specialist knowledge in Population Health.
The NDPH Fellowship programme is intended to support suitably experienced individuals to develop an independent research area which will enhance population health research in Oxford. You will be responsible for your own research project within a wider research programme.
Senior Fellowships are awarded for 3 years and funding will be provided to support research programme costs, including a research assistant if required. Applicants should have a relevant PhD, significant postdoctoral experience, an established track record of research leadership, and be an author of high impact papers.
This is a varied role which is intended to provide broad spectrum administrative support for the Statutory Professor's roles as Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion (CSSC), Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA), and as PI on large research projects, as well as administrative post-award project management for all CSSC's research grants.
If you consider yourself to be an efficient and effective administrator who has experience of managing the busy office of a senior member of staff, this role could be for you. You will need to be skilled in spotting potential problems before they happen, with the ability to think of creative solutions and to work independently on a wide variety of tasks simultaneously, often with tight deadlines. You will be able to work with minimal supervision; you will have excellent interpersonal skills, you will be confident in the administration of finances and used to working with accuracy. Prior experience of managing research projects would be desirable.
This is a full-time, fixed-term role (36 months); though significant part-time working hours will be considered.
Please submit a CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet each of the essential criteria.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 8 June 2020.
We are looking for a well-rounded Clinical Trial Manager to join the PART randomised controlled trial. The Trial Manager will co-ordinate the design, implementation and running of the clinical trial across participating hospital sites in the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a pivotal role in the success of this clinical trial from start to finish.
The postholder will act as a Trial Manager within the SITU Group, initially responsible for the overall running and management of the PART clinical trial. This will involve supporting the participating clinical centres, tracking progress at each centre and taking appropriate action to ensure good recruitment, compliance with the protocol and the quality and timeliness of the data collection. The Trial Manager will also provide regular feedback on progress of the trial to the Chief Investigator and SITU Operational Lead and ensure the study is established and run in accordance with OCTRU Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a biomedical or associated subject and will have proven experience in clinical research. You must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to motivate and negotiate at a senior level. You will be confident and friendly, able to work autonomously and have proven skills of organising and managing the work of a professional team. You will be highly computer literate with expertise in the use of word processing, document layouts, spreadsheets and databases. A current knowledge of clinical trial regulations and governance is essential.
This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Please quote reference NDSA778 on all correspondence.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 15 June 2020 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 26 June 2020.
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We are looking for a competent and experienced administrator to manage the administration of undergraduate admissions and on-course student support to cover maternity leave. The post is available part-time (22 hours per week) from 13 July 2020 to 31 May 2021 in the first instance.
You will be part of a team managing all aspects of academic administration, and flexibility to support colleagues is inherent in this role. You will be expected to acquire a reasonable level of knowledge of these processes 'across the board'.
Good IT skills, excellent communication and organisational skills are essential; you will be both a team player yet be able to manage a busy and varied workload with minimum supervision.
You will have proven experience of working in a busy office environment and experience of dealing with confidential and important information.
Previous experience of working in Higher Education in a similar role would be a distinct advantage.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Chris Mitchell using the email address below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 29 May 2020. Please note the interviews will be carried out remotely.
The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint an Equality and Diversity Officer to work closely with the new Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity.
The Faculty gained a Bronze Athena SWAN award in 2017, and in 2021 we plan either to apply for a renewal of this award, or to apply for a Silver award. The Equality and Diversity Officer will be expected to manage this application process. This will entail working with the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team to gather and analyse data, using this to write reports on progress against the Action Plan; to take the lead in designing and implementing new initiatives which will contribute to the achievement of our Athena SWAN targets and broader equality and diversity goals (including the design and organisation of focus groups and workshops; to service and report to the Faculty's Equality and Diversity Committee (which is also part of the wider Self-Assessment Team); and to provide advice and support on equality and diversity matters to other members of the Faculty.
The successful candidate should have the ability to compile and manage online surveys, and the analysis of administrative data on staff and students; learn quickly and assimilate complex information; deal with issues of gender and other issues requiring sensitivity; understand, manipulate, collate, analyse and visualise data, both quantitative and qualitative; write reports at a high level and involving complex concepts; and communicate with academic and professional support staff across the Faculty and the wider University.
This post is part-time (22.5 hours per week or 0.6 FTE) and fixed-term for 3 years.
Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Thursday 18 June 2020 can be considered.
As part of Oxford's Access and Participation Plan, a strategic commitment was made to widen participation by encouraging and supporting applications from students from under-represented groups. One of the major initiatives announced by the University to meet this ambition was the establishment of a foundation year, Foundation Oxford, to provide intensive tuition and support for students with high academic potential from very disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applications are now invited for the post of Foundation Oxford Coordinator. The Foundation Oxford Coordinator will be central to delivering the University's strategic ambition for a new foundation year programme. As such, the role will require an individual with the necessary professional leadership abilities to lead on the design of this new provision, deploying effective skills in consensus building across the complex organisational structure of the University, and having the necessary insight to enable seamless implementation.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a keen understanding of widening access and outreach at a selective university. They should also be able: to contribute at strategic and operational levels to the development of a foundation year, ideally with experience of producing relevant content for such courses within a selective university setting; and to develop and sustain excellent professional working relationships with a wide range stakeholders across a complex and very devolved organisation.
This is a fixed-term contract until 31 July 2022 and is part-time (0.6 FTE/25 hours).
Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Saira Shaikh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All applications must be received by 12.00 noon on Thursday 4 June 2020. Interviews are anticipated to be held week commencing 22 June 2020.
The Law Faculty is looking to appoint a coordinator between May and September 2020 to assist Professor Andrew Higgins, Access Co-ordinator for the Law Faculty, to design, organise and implement the Bridging programme, and to provide some teaching for it.
The coordinator will report to Professor Andrew Higgins and will be supported by the Admissions and Outreach Officer. The primary duties of role would be to design, organise and implement the programme, and to teach some parts of the online learning component and residential programme (primarily skills training and aspects of Criminal, Constitutional and/or Roman Law).
The candidate should be educated to degree level or equivalent, with an excellent educational record; experience of teaching Law in lectures and/or tutorials, preference will be given to a candidate who can teach one or more of the three Mods subjects offered by the Law Faculty; Roman Law, Constitutional Law or Criminal Law; experience in designing or delivering access and outreach activities; knowledge of pedagogical methods for legal studies and be familiar with or willing to learn and use Virtual Learning Environments, i.e. Canvas.
The role is fixed-term until 30 September 2020 and the work is offered on a 0.2 FTE basis (7.5 hours per week). The hours will need to be spread unevenly across the period of the appointment. Owing to government restrictions, the University is currently closed. We expect the postholder to work remotely from home until the restrictions are lifted. Once the University reopens, the postholder will be required to be in Oxford regularly and must be based in Oxford full-time between 5 and 19 September.
Please consult the job description and selection criteria for full details and further information.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 11 June 2020. Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 15 or 22 June 2020.
Applicants are invited for a 12 month position at the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Radcliffe Department of Medicine) University of Oxford to participate in research relating to the early cancer diagnosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and primary skin lymphomas using computational pathology and machine learning. You will join a group of researchers in the fields of pathology and machine learning/computer vision techniques who are collaborating as part of a CRUK funded Early Cancer Detection Innovation Award.
The position is ideally suited for a postdoctoral researcher who has a strong background in biomedical image analysis, machine learning and computational biology. An academic/clinical pathologist and engineer will jointly supervise this post.
The successful candidate will be developing algorithms that make use of the latest machine learning and computer vision techniques to analyse cell and tissue morphology at different scales. Central to this role will be the development of methods that facilitate the assessment of bone marrow trephines and skin biopsies in the context of haematological malignancies, enabling objective and accurate assessment of disease subtypes with the identification of clinically relevant features.
The position will be based in the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NDCLS), Radcliffe Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. You will be working with pathologists from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford; there is a particular focus on development and evaluation of next-generation technologies for use in clinical diagnostics. The postholder will spend their time between NDCLS and the BioMedIA Lab at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Big Data Institute. The postholder will familiarise themselves with quality assurance and the regulatory framework of laboratory management in the UK and internationally including CPA standards, UK GTN standards, Health and Safety policies and Clinical Governance policies.
In this role, you have the opportunity to develop exciting new technologies and contribute towards their translating into the clinical environment.
The successful candidate will be required to hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research and have previous experience of contributing to publications / presentations. Further requirements are listed in the job description below.
The position is available full-time immediately for 12 months. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their needs and preferences for work arrangements at interview.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. For further details, including a job description and person specification, please see below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 June 2020.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to execute, analyse and report on a combination of state-of-the-art electrophysiological, behavioural and anatomical experiments in rodents, as part of a research programme that is designed to elucidate the function/dysfunction of motor thalamic neurons and their connectivity with frontal cortex. This post offers exciting opportunities for innovative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work.
In addition to having a PhD (or MD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant area of biological research, this qualification can be held or submitted for examination by the time of starting the post, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise in one or more of the following: (i) In vivo or in vitro electrophysiological recording, (ii) Establishing novel experimental set-ups for simultaneous electrophysiological recording of many neurons. In addition, they will provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the development and execution of a cohesive programme of research.
The postholder will be part of the Sharott Group, based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit's (www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk) main site in Mansfield Road, Oxford. The MRC BNDU is a division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk).
This is a fixed-term post for 4 years in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 24 June 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
There is an exciting new opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join our team in partnership with Inria-Grenoble group. You will be a member of the research group with responsibility for carrying out research for General Theory on Big Bayes. This is funded by the ERC grant GTBB awarded to Professor Judith Rousseau and by the Grenoble IDEX. The goal of this project is to contribute new theory and practical techniques that lie at the interface of the deep learning and the Bayesian paradigms, by investigating how these paradigms can mutually benefit each other. You will conduct original research on the project and develop new methodologies and theories. You will publish outcome of research in high profile journals and present the results at conferences.
The successful Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be close to completion, or hold a relevant PhD/Dphil, in statistics or an affiliated discipline. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities, and will have previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. Excellent communication skills are a must. It would be highly desired that you have expertise in Deep learning and/or Bayesian statistics.
Queries about this post should be addressed to: Professor Judith Rousseau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This post is fixed-term for 2 years, in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 26 June 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 7 July 2020.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will work on a new EC H2020 funded project entitled “High-Performance Large Area Organic Perovskite devices for lighting, energy and Pervasive Communications (PeroCUBE).”
The position is available for a fixed-term duration of 30 months with the research focus being on LeDs.
The aim of the PeroCUBE project will be to advance the organic-inorganic metal halide perovskite technology, a class of low-cost but high-quality materials which exhibit strong potential to enter the large area electronics (LAE) market with the focus given on flexible, lightweight electronic devices. While these materials are extensively studied for the developments of the next generation of solar cells, PeroCUBE will focus on scalable manufacturing processes (roll-to-roll printing) and future market entry of new products. PeroCUBE develops large area lighting panels (PeLEDs) which offer distributed lighting in line with the human-centric lighting concept, such devices have the potential to surpass OLEDs in terms of performance over cost ratio and will assist the European industry to maintain industrial leadership in lighting. Moreover, PeroCUBE further advances scalable manufacturing of perovskite-based photovoltaic panels (PePVs). Developments on both PeLEDs and PePVs will be also demonstrated in a new generation of Visual Light Communication (VLC) /LiFi technologies. The PeroCUBE developments will be demonstrated in coupled energy-harvesting/light-emitting devices and wearables (bendable wristbands).
The Oxford University activity will aim to develop and supply the core materials and device technologies for both PV and LED devices, which will be used by other project partners to undertake the processing scale up. The researcher undertaking this role will focus primarily on the development of highly efficient light-emitting diodes in all three colours relevant to display applications (RGB). In particular, the work effort will concentrate on understanding and improving the stability of these LEDs under long term operating conditions.
Applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering.
Highly experienced in optoelectronic characterisation of devices and materials, device physics and nano, organic or hybrid materials. Expertise in fabrication and characterisation of organic or perovskite light emitting diodes. Previous experience with basic optical spectroscopy would be an advantage. Applicants should be highly motivated and have excellent skills in working collaboratively, as part of a team. A good track record of high quality publications is desirable. Having the ability to direct your own research and interpret your results independently is a must.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 June 2020 can be considered.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Assistant to develop and apply hyperpolarised magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy methods at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR). This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in working in a fast-moving area of science and who is able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of research clinicians, MR physicists, engineers and image analysers. Through a programme grant award from the BHF, we have been able to commission and install one of the first clinical carbon hyperpolarisers in the world within the OCMR unit in Oxford allowing us to acquire the first hyperpolarised carbon spectra from the human heart. The revolutionary new technology of hyperpolarised MRI allows amplification of the 13C-MR signal up to 100,000-fold and will allow us to assess many aspects of cardiac metabolism in ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease with high temporal and spatial resolution
As a postdoctoral researcher, you will be in control of the implementation of pulse programs for imaging 13C, especially echo planar and spiral readouts, and spectral/spatial excitation pulses. But also, other spectroscopic imaging methods and image reconstruction approaches. You will also be working with the OCMR physics group to benefit from their experience of Siemens pulse programming.
You will be required to hold (or be near completion of) a PhD or equivalent in physics, chemistry, engineering or a similar subject and show proven experience of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and/or magnetic resonance imaging. Experience of pulse programming (ideally Siemens but training can be provided) would be desirable.
This is a full-time appointment on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2022 and is funded by the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). You will be based at (OCMR), Level 0, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will 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 midday on 3 June 2020 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place in June.
We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Professor Dustin's Group at the Kennedy Institute, to work within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. You will be a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research related to the presence of absence of proteins involved in the formation of the immunological synapse and their role in cancer immunotherapy using advanced microscopy techniques.
You will manage own academic research and administrative activities, involving small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques, as well as teach and supervise undergraduate, master students and scientific visitors.
You must hold a PhD/DPhil in biomedicine or related field together with relevant laboratory experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. You must have experience in confocal and TIRF microscopy and experience in lymphocyte isolation culture and transfection. Significant technical expertise in molecular and cell biology is essential. Experience in membrane protein biology will be particularly useful, including purification, characterisation and reconstitution is desirable.
This is a fixed-term, full-time position for 2 years.
Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.
You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 4 June 2020.
We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral research assistant with expertise in computational statistics and statistical machine learning to join our team (Professor Chris Holmes and Professor Arnaud Doucet) to work on the development of new Bayesian theory and scalable methods for causal analysis of large observational (longitudinal) data sets arising from medical and health related studies. This includes work in Bayesian nonparametric learning and Monte Carlo methods for inference. As the postdoctoral research assistant, you will conduct original research and develop and implement novel scalable schemes for causal inference and learning. You will develop theoretical and empirical frameworks for analysing the developed methodologies and manage your own academic research. The post is funded by the Bayes4Health EPSRC programme grant and the postholder will have the opportunity to interact with other researchers on this programme as well as member of the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning group in the Department of Statistics in Oxford.
You must hold a PhD/DPhil, or be close to the completion of, in applied probability, computer science, statistics or an affiliated discipline. You must have significant relevant experience in the development and study of inference and learning schemes and be able to collaborate effectively with PIs and project partners. You will have the ability to supervise the research of DPhil students or junior researchers. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: causal inference/causal machine learning, latent variable models, learning theory, PAC-Bayes, statistical machine learning, variational methods.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 June 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 6 July 2020.
Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral research assistant in computational statistics and statistical machine learning to work on the development and theoretical analysis of novel scalable methods for inference and learning.
For challenging high-dimensional problems, standard inference techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo methods are too computational intensive. Techniques such as variational methods have become prominent but are much less well-understood theoretically. The objective of this project is to develop novel scalable methods for inference and learning in high-dimensional scenarios and to analyze theoretically the resulting algorithms: consistency, non-asymptotic generalisation bounds etc.The main duties and responsibilities of the postholder will include conducting original research in the project area, developing novel scalable methods for Bayesian inference, developing theoretical and empirical frameworks for analysing the developed methodologies, publishing outcomes of research and disseminate research findings in talks at suitable seminars, workshops and conferences.
Applicants are sought who already have, or are close to the completion of, a doctorate in applied probability, statistics or affiliated discipline. The successful candidate will have significant relevant experience in the development and study of inference and learning schemes and the ability to conduct and complete high-quality research independently, collaborate effectively with PIs and project partners. They will be able to communicate results effectively and supervise the research of DPhil students or junior researchers attached to the project.
Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Arnaud Doucet (email@example.com) or Professor Judith Rousseau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 26 June 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 6 July 2020.
We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision to join Professor Torr's research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). This post is fixed term for 12 months with funding provided by an industrial partner.
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 developing new approaches for automatic hand parsing on monochrome images of one or two hands, including challenging cases such as hand-hand interaction (and possibly hand-object interaction). Solving these hand parsing problems will provide topological and structural information that can be used in conjunction with other methods for automatic hand segmentation, hand pose estimation and gesture recognition.
You should possess a doctorate, or be near completion of doctorate, in computer vision, machine learning or a relevant subject, together with a strong publication record at principal computer vision or machine learning conferences (NIPS, ICLR, ICML, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV), with a background in machine learning.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Philip Torr 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 midday on 18 June 2020 can be considered.
The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Exoplanet Atmosphere Modelling.
The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years. Candidates should be able to start no later than 1 October 2020.
We seek a curiosity driven researcher with a passion for modelling exoplanet atmospheres, and for exploring and proposing new theoretical avenues for exoplanet atmosphere follow-up. The researcher will join Prof Jayne Birkby's new group in Oxford as part of her ERC-funded project “exoZoo: High definition and time-resolved studies of exoplanet atmospheres”.
The successful candidate will initially focus on high spectral resolution theoretical modelling of exoplanet atmospheres to enable the interpretation of such observations embedded as part of the exoZoo. The exoZoo aims to deliver detailed comparative exoplanetology to understand the incredible diversity of exoplanets and their formation pathways. It covers a wide range of planet mass and temperature for the successful candidate to explore in emission, reflection, or transmission across multiple resolutions. The successful candidate will also aid in simulations of exoplanet atmospheres designed to help prepare the ELTs for the remote exploration of rocky worlds. They will further be encouraged to form collaborations within the Oxford Network for Planets to support this.
Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in astronomy, planetary science, geoscience, or a closely related discipline.
Previous experience in radiative transfer, chemistry, or dynamics as applied to exoplanet atmospheres or at high spectral resolution will be an advantage.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to carry out specific research projects independently, while working constructively within a larger team. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who have been traditionally under-represented in academic posts.
The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Jayne Birkby email@example.com
We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research assistant to join the Dynamic Optics and Photonics research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is fully funded by the EPSRC and is fixed-term for 24 months.
The role is to develop novel optical fibre sensors, using the group's world-leading femtosecond laser micro-fabrication technology, which incorporates adaptive-optics aberration correction. The role will require further enhancement of the laser fabrication system. It will also involve design, fabrication and characterisation of optical fibre sensors. There will be collaboration with industrial partners in the aerospace, space and energy sectors.
You should demonstrate the ability to work effectively and independently, but also possess good interpersonal skills. You should possess a PhD (or near completion), have excellent communication skills and a publication record commensurate with career stage.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Julian Fells using the email address below.
Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 19 June 2020 can be considered.
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We are seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the Processing of Advanced Materials group on understanding how impurities and/or additions to liquid metal alloys can be used to control the final microstructure. The successful candidate will work on the design and undertaking of real-time in-situ X-ray radiography solidification experiments to investigate the dynamics of crystal formation and growth using both laboratory and synchrotron sources. The work will initially focus on the analysis of existing X-ray imaging data of the solidification of aluminium alloys and develop techniques for the automatic analysis of the sequences. Post-solidification measurement of key microstructural features using various microscopy and other techniques will also be performed. The postholder will closely collaborate with the group's scientists and technicians and with other project partners. The post will be for up to 24 months and is based in the Department of Materials' Begbroke Science Park site, 5 miles north of Oxford.
The appointed person will be an experimental materials scientist or process engineer with experience in X-ray imaging of solidification or related analytical approach and will hold a doctorate (or be near completion) in materials science or a relevant engineering or physical sciences discipline. Hands-on experience in developing and building bespoke experimental rigs and carrying out experiments in a synchrotron environment is preferred. The appointed person will require programming skills in Matlab or Python for the development of semi and fully automatic data analysis algorithms.
The post is funded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant “The Future Liquid Metal Engineering (LiME) Hub”. The vision of the Future LiME Hub is full metal circulation, in which the global demand for metallic materials is met by a full circulation of secondary metals through reduced usage, reuse, re-manufacture, closed-loop recycling and effective recovery and refining of secondary metals. This represents a paradigm shift for metallurgical science, manufacturing technology and the industrial landscape. This vision is shared by both our academic spokes and our industrial collaborators. The Future LiME Hub is led by Brunel University, and involves the universities of Oxford, Leeds, Manchester and Imperial College London, together with a group of industry partners. For further information about LiME please visit: www.lime.ac.uk.
All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 17 June 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 26 June 2020 and you must be available on this date via Microsoft Teams.
We are seeking to appoint a 2-year theory postdoc to work on the theoretical description of the interplay between quantum states and vibrations in carbon nanotube devices, and establish how to utilize this interplay to monitor quantum thermodynamic processes.
The successful candidate will have a background in quantum thermodynamics/condensed matter theory with a PhD completed or near completion. They will be knowledgeable in their field, highly self-motivated and show evidence of having actively driven research forward and completed projects on time. They will have experience engaging with experiments, and be able to work independently as well as contributing actively to the project's multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend a significant amount of their time in the group of Professor Janet Anders at the University of Exeter.
The project involves designing experimental protocols for a nanoelectromechanical platform, with the aim of measuring signatures of work extracted from quantum coherence. We are a team combining experimentalist and theorists, and the specific aim of this project is to model the experimental platform and lead the design of an experimental realisation of a work-from-coherence extraction protocol for the nanomechanical platform.
All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 25 June 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place the week commencing 6 July 2020 and you must be available this week.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Satellite Imager Measurement of Volcanic and Meteorological Clouds. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.
This principal aim of the post is to investigate atmospheric processes surrounding volcanic ash clouds. The successful candidate will use the Optimal Retrieval of Aerosol and Cloud (ORAC) algorithm (https://github.com/ORAC-CC/orac/wiki) to estimate ash cloud properties using observations from satellite imagers (e.g. MODIS, SEVIRI, HIMAWARI, SLSTR). The work involves deriving uncertainty-bounded estimates of ash type, ash cloud-top height, effective particle radius and optical depth at pixel-level spatial resolution and using that data to investigate the evolution of ash over the course of an eruption. A smaller part of the project involves contributing to ESA's Climate Change Initiative by extending the long-term record of meteorological cloud properties with new measurements from the SLSTR instrument.
The successful candidate will conduct original research focusing on satellite measurements of volcanic ash. The project forms part of Oxford's work for Radar-supported Next-Generation Forecasting of Volcanic Ash Hazard (R4AsH) consortium. A secondary responsibility is to apply ORAC to derive cloud properties from SLSTR measurements.
Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, computer science, mathematics, volcanology or a related field and ideally have a strong background in scientific computing. Practical experience with radiative transfer (e.g. DISORT) and/or remote sensing will be preferred. Candidates should demonstrate excellent scientific computing skills, including knowledge of UNIX/Linux and the manipulation of satellite data.
The postholder will have the opportunity, if desired, to teach undergraduates and supervise research projects.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Don Grainger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 24 June 2020 can be considered.
This 2-year research post will focus on exploring the quantum transport properties of single molecules. Your efforts will concentrate on the creation of nanodevices where a molecular magnetic system is included into a graphene junction. You will create and help characterise these materials, with the aim of establishing novel synthetic routes to magnetic systems with exotic electronic properties. This will address the following research challenges:
The postholder will be responsible for managing the group research into molecular spintronic device, including the electronic and magnetic characterisation of single-molecule electronic devices, and ultra-low-temperature measurements.
The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or be near completion) in physics or a related field, and have demonstrable knowledge of single molecule devices or electronic nanodevice characterisation, and at least some of: nanofabrication for electronics, carbon nanotube/graphene electronics, single point contacts, SQUIDS, quantum dots, molecular electronics or spintronics. Expertise in molecular magnetic materials is an advantage, together with experience in magnetic measurements; coordination chemistry; compounds characterisation methods. You will be in an extremely stimulating environment, with the chance to manage your own academic research. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and results are an important asset.
All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 July 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 5 August 2020 and you must be available on this date.
Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant posts in Particle Physics. The posts are available for a fixed-term duration of 3 years for post 1, and until 31 May 2023 for post 2.
Both positions are on the LHCb experiment at CERN, of which Oxford is a founding institute. The research will be focused on the study of beauty and charm hadrons, through data analysis and the commissioning of the upgraded experiment. Opportunities may also exist for analysis of data from the BESIII experiment in Beijing, and the development of novel detector technologies for a future LHCb upgrade.
The successful candidates will take a lead in LHCb data analysis in one or more of the group's areas of interest (e.g. CP violation measurements or studies of semi-leptonic or rare decay modes of b-mesons), exploiting already collected data from Run I and II, and future data from Run III. They will benefit from the significant physics expertise that exists within the group, and the knowledge of the RICH and VELO detectors, which have a vital role in these analyses. One postholder will also play a key role in the commissioning of the upgraded VELO or RICH detector, and the other will have significant involvement in the Real Time Analysis project. If appropriate, one or both postholders will also contribute to BESIII analysis, and/or become involved in the development of novel detector technologies for a future LHCb upgrade.
Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in data analysis and/or detector or software development. They should be confident programming in C++ and python. The candidate will have excellent communication skills, and will have the ability to motivate and guide the work of others, in particular of graduate students. Previous experience in the field of heavy-flavour physics will be an advantage.
Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Malcolm John (email@example.com), Sneha Malde (firstname.lastname@example.org), Guy Wilkinson (email@example.com).
Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vita, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.
Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 15 June 2020 can be considered.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral (or equivalent) Research Assistant with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit on the Brain Story project. The project aims to see if the Brain Story could provide a universally accessible programme of resources to disrupt the intergenerational transmission of psychological problems and the consequences for human capital, and build resilience in families and communities at different stages of the life course, in a UK setting. The project will explore and evaluate different models of implementation for the Brain Story, with the aim of maximising its reach and impact within communities. The project will aim to pilot a number of different strategies in order to assess the feasibility for the Brain Story programme delivery and adoption in different settings.
The post is full-time, consideration would be given to candidates looking to work part-time (minimum of 80% FTE on a pro rata basis) and is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.
The post is for a fixed-term (funded to 31 October 2021).
You will be responsible for piloting strategies to assess feasibility for the Brain Story programme delivery and adoption in the UK across different sectors. You will select and employ appropriate outcome measures for this research and identify facilitators and barriers to implementation.
You will have or be close to the completion of a PhD or equivalent experience in psychology, public health, education, academic research, market research, healthcare or related industry. You will have experience of research outcome implementation and disseminating research to varied audiences.
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and a CV aspart of your application.
The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 15 June 2020.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Single Molecule Biophysics/Biochemistry to work under the supervision of Professor Madhavi Krishnan on a research project funded by the ERC for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension.
The project is entitled “Biomolecular Measurements in the Solution Phase” and focuses on the exciting emerging area of microscopy based measurements of the electrostatic properties of single biomolecules in solution.
Find out more about the Krishnan research group at http://krishnan.chem.ox.ac.uk
You should have a PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Biochemistry or a related area (or be close to completion) prior to taking up this appointment). You should have expertise in single molecule fluorescence experiments: specifically in building or modifying experimental set-ups for optical imaging and spectroscopy, and experience with data analysis.
You will also have experience and/or ability to perform basic biochemical work with proteins and DNA, e.g. fluorescence labelling, enzymatic reactions. Candidates with a strong experimental background in related areas of optical microscopy are also strongly encouraged to apply.
The duties will include performing experiments to test research hypotheses and analysing experimental data, working collaboratively with other members of the group and being actively involved in publication and proposal preparation processes. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities which may involve small scale project management, and co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.
The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available from 1 September 2020.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 July 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder.
We are seeking a well organised and self-motivated researcher to work on the development of solid state batteries for electric vehicles. The work will be carried out in the group of Professor Mauro Pasta, as part of a collaborative project between the University of Oxford and LG-Chem in Korea.
Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion, in a relevant subject and have significant expertise in one or more of the following areas:
You should have significant experience in managing your own academic research and administrative activities along with excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. You will also have a strong publication record in the areas mentioned in the overview of the role and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. You will have the ability to identify research objectives and to carry out appropriate research activities within a given timescale, demonstrating the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues in an extremely fast-paced and intellectually stimulating environment.
This full-time fixed-term post, funded by LG-Chem Ltd, is available from 1 July for 1 year initially, and is based at the Department of Materials, Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford.
All applications are to be made online, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application, which should be no more than five pages long. 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 19 June 2020, with interviews for shortlisted candidates planned for 3 July 2020.
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the lab of Professor Simon Newstead to undertake cutting edge structural biology research on human proton coupled transporters. Proton coupled transporters play important roles in human health, being responsible for the uptake and distribution of nutrients into the body and regulating metabolism. They also play important roles in human diseases, impacting the pharmacokinetic profiles of orally administered drug molecules and as the targets in treating inflammatory disorders and cancer. This project aims to understand the molecular basis for ligand recognition, transport dynamics and cell trafficking in several families of proton coupled transporters important for human health and drug transport.
You should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, in Biochemistry or a related area and be able to provide evidence of experience of working with recombinant protein expression and purification techniques for structural and biophysical studies. You will have experience of working with challenging protein systems for either protein X-ray crystallography or single particle cryo-EM analysis, as well as experience of biophysical analysis of ligand-protein interactions. We would also be interested in applicants with relevant cell biology experience including, but not limited to cellular imaging and or cellular tomography of prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells. The ability to independently analyse data and experimental design is essential as is having excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 3 years in the first instance and is based in the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.
The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.
To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 May 2020, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.
The Programme Grant 'New Directions in Molecular Scattering: Multiple Pathways and Products', held jointly by University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University, seeks three new Postdoctoral Research Associates under the supervision of Professor Mark Brouard, Professor Stuart Mackenzie, and Professor Claire Vallance.
Although based in Oxford, the posts will involve close collaboration, including research visits, with Professor Ken McKendrick, Professor Matt Costen, and Dr Stuart Greaves at Heriot-Watt University. The Programme is a new initiative supported by £5.9 M funding from EPSRC. It aims to dramatically advance the field of molecular collisions, progressing from a core of fundamental, benchmark studies to previously intractable problems that are relevant to real-world applications in the atmosphere, combustion and plasma science, and catalysis.
Find out more about the Programme Grant at: https://molecularscattering.hw.ac.uk
and about the Oxford research groups involved at: http://brouard.chem.ox.ac.uk, http://mackenzie.chem.ox.ac.uk and http://vallance.chem.ox.ac.uk
Applicants must hold or be close to completion of a PhD in chemistry or a relevant subject area, prior to taking up the appointment.
The research requires experience in high vacuum systems, lasers, molecular beams, charged particle beams and optics, velocity-map imaging detection, and the associated data processing and analysis.
The three posts in Oxford will span; Post 1: Scattering to benchmark fundamental theory, Post 2: Reactive scattering for catalysis, Post 3: Electron-molecule scattering.
The duties will include performing experiments to test research hypotheses and analysing experimental data, working collaboratively with other members of the group and being actively involved in publication and proposal preparation processes. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, demonstrating the ability to coordinate multiple aspects of work in order to meet deadlines.
The posts will be based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA and are available from 1 September 2020.
A delayed start date would be considered for a suitably qualified candidate. Each post is available for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal up to 5 years.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1 July 2020. Interviews will be held remotely as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.
We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professors Francis Brown and Lionel Mason on an exciting project to develop the mathematics of scattering amplitudes and connections with algebraic geometry, in particular the Galois theory of periods. This is a fixed-term position funded by ERC and is available for 1 year in the first instance, with the potential for extension until 28 February 2022. The postholder will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.
The purpose of this project is to develop the theory on both sides, with the aim to provide better control of such scattering amplitudes and a deeper understanding of their underpinning mathematics. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out research as part of this project, as a member of the associated research group. They will also provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.
Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, together with the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities. Previous experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project is desirable.
Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Co-ordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 146340.
Applicants will be selected for interview based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in the job description document below. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 12 June 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 22 June 2020.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Spectroscopy of Metalloproteins under Electrochemical Control to work under the supervision of Professor Kylie Vincent on a research project entitled 'Biocatalysis for Sustainable Chemistry - Understanding Oxidation/Reduction of Small Molecules by Redox Metalloenzymes' funded by the European Research Council for a period of 24 months. The project has links with the UK's synchrotron radiation facility, Diamond Light Source, and with a variety of academic collaborators both locally and internationally.
Find out more about the Vincent research and group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/kylie-vincent.aspx
Applicants must hold a PhD in chemistry or a related area, (or be close to completion) prior to taking up your appointment. You should have substantial expertise in infrared spectroscopy and spectroelectrochemistry, including experience of a range of approaches for sample handling and processing of challenging spectral data, and experience with a range of different catalytic systems. You should also have experience in electrocatalysis and in mechanistic studies of small molecule activation, and be willing to learn and develop new techniques in these areas. You should have some experience in X-ray spectroscopy. Experience in biocatalysis would be valuable.
The post will involve periods of experimental work at Diamond Light Source and the Research Complex at Harwell, which are well-connected to Oxford via a regular shuttle bus service.
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, OX1 3QR and is available immediately.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 29 May 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
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