Museum Research Fellow

University of Oxford - Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,225 p.a.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History is seeking to appoint a Museum Research Fellow for a fixed-term of 3 years. The post holder will be expected to undertake collections-based research in an area of systematic biology or palaeobiology. Applicants must have a PhD at the time they apply. Successful candidates will have an excellent research and publication record for their career stage, and an ambitious, viable research plan. The Museum Research Fellow will undertake original research, enhance the collections through field collection and/or documentation and digitisation, disseminate the research findings through conference presentations and publication, contribute to the public engagement work of the museum, and undertake some university teaching.

The Research Fellow is expected to integrate fully with the activities of the museum, acting as an advocate for collections-based research. It is anticipated that the post will be 95% research focussed.

The post holder will be expected to continue publishing material of the highest quality and to seek additional sources of independent research funding.

It is hoped that a non-stipendiary association with a college will supplement this research fellowship, and the post will be supported by a research allowance of £15,000 over the 3 years.

You will be required to upload a full CV and a research proposal as part of your online application.

For further details see the website ( or contact the Director of the Museum, Professor Paul Smith (tel: 01865 272956; email: or the Head of Research, Dr Sammy De Grave (tel: 01865 272962; email:

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 7 November 2016 can be considered. Interviews are planned for Friday 18 November 2016.

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