Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Are you an early career postdoctoral scientist or a PhD student in the final stages of your studies? This exciting Fellowship opportunity, based at the Department of Pharmacology in Oxford, offers full salary support along with a small budget for travel and consumables to enable you to start developing your career as an independent scientist. The fellowship is for 2 years from 1 October 2019 and is attached to Linacre College, where accommodation is provided for the Blaschko Fellow, who will have full rights and access to facilities.
You can join any one of the research groups in the Department of Pharmacology or any of the Medical Reseach Councils Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) groups that are based in Pharmacology (see the job description for a full list or visit the Research Pages on the Pharmacology website or the MRC BNDU website (Dupret, Magill and Sharott)). You will need to make contact directly with potential supervisors and clarify if you would be accepted subject to winning the competition. You must specify which group you would like to work with in your application, along with the contact details of two referees.
You should be an early career postdoctoral scientist or a graduate student who will submit their thesis by September 2019, working in any area of natural sciences related to the research of the department. In accordance with the terms of the Blaschko Trust preference will be given to students from all countries in continental Europe whether or not those countries are members of the EU.
In addition to a PhD in a relevant subject (already received or nearing completion), you should be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient specialist knowledge to work within established research programmes, the ability to manage your own research activities, previous experience of contributing to publications and presentations, and evidence of previous research achievements.
During this Fellowship, you will be expected to formulate research strategies, adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and protocols, collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and articles, represent the group at external meetings and seminars and carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups.
The Fellowship is funded by the Blaschko Trust and is offered on a two-year fixed term contract.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 March 2019.