Associate Professorship of Biochemistry

University of Oxford - Department of Biochemistry

South Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Biochemistry based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, with effect from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College. The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department whose goal is to address a wide range of questions relating to the fundamental basis of all cellular life from complex multicellular eukaryotes to single cell microbial organisms and viruses. We are especially interested in appointing an Associate Professor undertaking research and able to teach in the areas of bacterial biochemistry and/or metabolism, but applications from candidates with expertise in other areas are also most welcome. The main duties of this post will be to conduct an independent research programme in their chosen area of biochemistry and to contribute, in their area of expertise, to teaching courses for Honours degree students in Molecular and cellular biochemistry, biomedical sciences and biology through lectures and practical classes, and to college teaching and tutorials.

You should have a higher degree in a relevant biologically related science; an ability to contribute to teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students; a strong and developing track record of research in any area of molecular and cellular biochemistry; current research funding or an independent research track record likely to attract competitive research grant funding. You will also be expected to participate in the administration of St Hugh’s College and the Department of Biochemistry.

An attractive financial package is offered to the successful applicant, including a College living-out allowance (if applicable) of £9,206 p.a., computer allowance of up to £1,020 in 4 years, personal research allowance of £1,632 p.a. plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 19 January 2018. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 27 February 2018.

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

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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