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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Oxford - Department of Biology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: 173352

Location: Department of Biology, The John Krebs Field Station, Wytham, Oxford OX2 8QJ

About the role

The Department of Biology is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a full-time post, funded by BBSRC, working under the direction of Geraldine Wright.

This position will fund a researcher to analyse data, prepare figures and text for scientific manuscripts and train new students on pollen collection and sterol extraction from bees.

About you

The researcher will be required to provide high quality written text about the role of sterols in floral pollen, bumblebees, and solitary bee species. Expertise in the sterols in plants and bees is essential, as well as a high level of expertise in R coding and the application of statistics to multivariate datasets. The person hired will be required to travel to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew regularly to liaise with collaborators and to organize joint meetings to discuss manuscripts.

How to apply

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via our e-recruitment system, and should include the application letter, a CV, a list addressing the job criteria, and names of two academic references. 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. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is a fixed term contract, full-time position and is available until 30 June 2025. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 June 2024

Informal enquiries should be directed to Geraldine Wright at: geraldine.wright@biology.ox.ac.uk

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