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EGI Researcher and Research Coordinator (maternity cover)

Salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 – £34,956 p.a.

A 6 month post is available, as maternity leave cover, reporting to Professor Ben Sheldon, Luc Hoffman Professor of Field Ornithology, Director of the Edward Grey Institute for Ornithology and Head of Department. The postholder will provide support for Professor Sheldon in running the research activity in his research group, duties will include:

Assisting with the supervision of graduate students in Professor Sheldon’s research group; assisting with analysis of data and writing of papers for publication. Conducting your own research, under direction of Professor Sheldon, into evolutionary quantitative genetics in great tits; managing aspects of Professor Sheldon’s research group, including organising meetings of both internal and external research workers, assisting with the preparation of grant applications; and assisting with the continued data collection, and management for, the long-term studies of tits in Wytham.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant subject and in depth knowledge of quantitative genetic analysis in wild populations; have an excellent publication record and have previous experience of population biology of wild birds, with experience of field work, including UK ringing licence.

Applications are to be made online and the closing date is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford’s retirement policy is changing. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 30 August 2017)

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Ecology

Salary: From: £45,562 p.a.

The Department of Zoology proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Evolutionary Ecology with effect from 1 September 2018. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship by St Anne’s College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The salary scale will be from £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits including college housing allowance of £8,932 p.a. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Other allowances are detailed in the further particulars.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with a strong background of using field systems and/or computational methods to address questions in evolutionary ecology, although applicants with interests in other areas of evolutionary ecology are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in the field of biology or another science subject appropriate to research in this field.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a research programme and research group, to give undergraduate lectures and tutorials, to supervise graduate students and to carry out examining and administrative duties in the Department and the College.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained from below or by contacting the Head of Department Professor Ben Sheldon (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 12 October 2017.

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

  • Apply now (Closing date: Noon, 12 October 2017)

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Gender & Diversity

We are dedicated to gender equality. In 2010, Zoology was the first department in Oxford to be given an Athena Swan Silver Award in recognition of its success at promoting the careers of women.