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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2022
Closes: 15th July 2022
Job Ref: 158192

The Department of Zoology is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant using across species comparative studies to study the evolution of cooperation and eusociality.

This project will use across species comparative studies to examine the evolution of cooperation and eusociality. The main project will involve testing the roles of ecology / haplodiploidy / monogamy in the evolution of eusociality. The work can be expanded in several directions, within the social insects, or in other taxa.

The post holder will collect data from the literature and carry out phylogeny based across species analyses.

The post holder will report to the Stuart West, Ashleigh Griffin & Gijsbert Werner (Netherlands). The post holder will join a research group working on social evolution more broadly.

The post holder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, especially PhD and project students.

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD (or near to completion), with relevant experience. In particular, experience carrying out across species comparative analyses and / or working in the area of social evolution. If you have any questions, contact Stuart West.

Where Covid-19 has resulted in substantial disruption to your work or research outputs, please explain this by providing an additional paragraph in your supporting statement.

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity.

This post is full time and available immediately. This post is fixed term till 30th June 2025.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 15th July, interviews are likely to be scheduled 2-4 weeks later at the start of August.

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