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Director, Oxford Martin School

Salary: Competitive

Closes: 11 Sep 2017

The University of Oxford is seeking a dynamic leader to become Director of the Oxford Martin School.  The Director will succeed Achim Steiner who has been appointed Head of the United Nations Development Programme. Major areas of focus include building the profile and impact of the School, working with the academic community and a global network of partners to develop high quality programmes, and ensuring the sustainability of the School’s research programmes. 

The Oxford Martin School is a world-leading centre of pioneering research that addresses global challenges and aims to improve the wellbeing of this and future generations.  The School invests in research that brings together leading academics from diverse intellectual backgrounds, cutting across disciplines to address complex, global issues which cannot be addressed by any one academic field alone. It supports research that is solutions-focused and that does not fit within conventional funding channels.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader with exceptional drive and the ability to lead and deliver on the School’s strategic vision.  S/he will have the personal credibility, communication and people skills to lead a highly diverse academic community as well as interact with leaders in public policy and the private sector. An interdisciplinary mindset, a broad understanding of key 21st century challenges, and an in-depth understanding of at least one research area of the School are essential. An excellent global network and a track record of influencing at the highest levels and amongst complex networks of stakeholders will also be required.

Candidates will share the Oxford Martin School’s vision and will be motivated by what it is trying to achieve. They will have an understanding of the School’s position within the UK and internationally.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on 11th September 2017.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Climate Effects of Meat and Dairy Production

Salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Closes: 29 Sep 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in climate effects of meat and dairy production. The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

This project will evaluate the climate impacts of various meat and dairy production strategies, as part of a comprehensive project on impacts of future human dietary choices on human health and on the environment. The successful candidate will develop databases of greenhouse gas emissions intensities of various meat and dairy production systems, and use them to analyse impacts on future climate.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physical or biological sciences or a related field and ideally a strong background in lifecycle analysis applied to greenhouse gas emissions of agricultural systems. Familiarity with basic physical aspects of the greenhouse effect and global warming is essential; ability to program in Python or Matlab will be an advantage. 
Candidate will be expected to work independently and formulate and implement strategies needed to fulfill project goals. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Raymond T Pierrehumbert

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 29 September 2017 can be considered.

Click here to apply 

Senior Research Associate in Hydrology, Agriculture and Human Health

Salary: Grade 8: £39,324 p.a.

Closes: 13 Sep 2017

The Environmental Change Institute is seeking to appoint a hydrological researcher to join a major programme of research on the interactions between the environment and human health, called LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People), which is funded as part of the Wellcome Trust’s Our Planet Our Health programme. This post is focussed upon freshwater resource modelling and the interactions between water resources, agriculture food and health. The research will take an integrated approach that incorporates climate, hydrology, water allocation, infrastructure, agriculture and human health. The project will explore the effects that hydrological variability has on agricultural production and, consequently, malnutrition; the influence that human diets (and in particularly animal-sourced foods) have on water security, and; the impacts of livestock farming on water quality.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced hydrological and/or integrated assessment modeller with a strong track record of publication in the scientific literature and a genuine motivation to address water challenges of global significance. You must hold a Doctorate or have equivalent research experience in a relevant subject. You will be expected to take initiative in design and implementation of research and publication of results.

This is a fixed-term post until 31 March 2021.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 13 September 2017, and interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Click here to apply 

Events and Venue Assistant (Part-time)

Salary: Grade 4: £ 21,220 - £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)

Closes: 08 Sep 2017

The Oxford Martin School operates a busy events programme and we are looking for a part-time Events and Venue Assistant to support us during our busiest times (full-time during weeks -1 to 9 of Oxford terms). You’ll help us plan and deliver a range of high-quality events, take room bookings and prepare rooms for events, and interact with members of the academic community and members of the public.

We are looking for someone with solid administrative experience, an ability to deal with people at all levels, proven time-management skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work outside normal office hours on occasion.

This post is fixed-term for 3 years.

It is hoped the successful applicant will start work as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 8 September 2017. Click here to apply 


Communications and Media Assistant

Salary: Grade 4: £21,220 - £24,565 p.a.

Closes: 08 Sep 2017

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Communications and Media Assistant to join the Oxford Martin School. This is a good opportunity to deepen your experience of media relations, social media and communications in a busy team that works with some of the world’s leading experts in their field.

We are looking for a self-starter who thrives when working in a team, has proven time-management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience of using social media and film, previous administrative experience and the ability to work outside normal office hours on occasion.

This post is fixed-term for 2 years.

It is hoped that the successful applicant will start work as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 8 September 2017. Click here to apply.