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Director of the 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.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the post are welcome to contact Professor Roger Goodman via roger.goodman@socsci.ox.ac.uk

To apply and for the full job description, please visit: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=129188

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Social Scientist) – Livestock, Environment and People (2 posts)

Salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Closes: 12 Jul 2017


Applications are invited for two 4-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Assistants to join a Wellcome Trust funded project on the Future of Animal Sourced Food. The successful applicants will take responsibility for delivering the social science components of this large, interdisciplinary project and will work closely with Dr Jamie Lorimer and Dr Tara Garnett. Work in this package is focused on enabling change in the food system through the analysis of the social and political-economic context in which food system decisions are made to guide implementation. Research will involve close collaboration with the natural science members of the project team and a range of project stakeholders.

Applicants must have (or have recently submitted) a doctorate in the social sciences (geography, anthropology, sociology, science studies, politics or closely related fields) with a substantive focus on food, animals and agriculture. They should have research experience and expertise appropriate to their career stage and a publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research within the field of agro-food studies.

Postholders will be based in the Oxford Martin School, Oxford and will report directly to Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Tara Garnett (Food Climate Research Network).

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the post are welcome to contact Dr Jamie Lorimer via jamie.lorimer@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Applications must be made online and applicants should submit a CV and covering letter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 12 July 2017. To apply, please click here.  

Public Health Policy Adviser, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health

Salary: Grade 9: £45,562-£52,793p.a. Fixed-term for 21 months

Closes: 10 Jul 2017


The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council offers a unique opportunity for an experienced, policy-savvy public health expert to shape the growth of an entirely new field of research field: that of planetary health. Working as part of a small secretariat located at the Oxford Martin School, you will lead a programme of research on the connection between public health and the environment (engaging consultants/outside bodies as necessary), be an originator of stakeholder networks in the area, provide strategic and policy advice and guidance for Council members and the Council’s Executive Secretary, and take the lead on all matters relating to public health within the research team. A confident and credible communicator, you will hold a PhD/DPhil and possess significant post-qualification experience in health economics and policy. Along with an established (inter)national reputation, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to provide policy-relevant analysis, plan and manage research projects, and create and engage stakeholder networks.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 July 2017 at 12 noon. The post is available for an immediate start.

To apply, please visit: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=129241

Environmental Policy Adviser, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health

Salary: Grade 9: £45,562-£52,793p.a. Fixed-term for 21 months

Closes: 10 Jul 2017


The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council offers a unique opportunity for an experienced, policy-savvy expert in environmental economics to shape the growth of an entirely new field of research field: that of planetary health. Working as part of a small secretariat located at the Oxford Martin School, you will lead a programme of research on the nexus between environmental health and human health (engaging consultants/outside bodies as necessary), be an originator of stakeholder networks in the area, provide strategic and policy advice and guidance for Council members and the Council’s Executive Secretary, and take the lead on all matters relating to environmental health within the research team. A confident and credible communicator, you will hold a PhD/DPhil and possess significant post-qualification experience in environmental or ecological economics. Along with an established (inter)national reputation, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to provide policy-relevant analysis, plan and manage research projects, and create and engage stakeholder networks.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 July 2017 at 12 noon. The post is available for an immediate start.

To apply, please visit: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=129242

Environment and Communications Adviser, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health

Salary: Grade 9: £45,562-£52,793p.a. Fixed-term for 21 months

Closes: 10 Jul 2017


The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council offers a unique opportunity for an experienced, environmental policy and communications expert to shape the growth of an entirely new field of research field: that of planetary health. Working as part of a small secretariat located at the Oxford Martin School, you will lead a programme of research on the nexus between environmental health and human health (engaging consultants/outside bodies as necessary) and provide strategic and policy advice and guidance for Council members and the Council’s Executive Secretary.

You will also develop, promote, implement and evaluate consistent and compelling communications for the Council and its members and act as the internal communications expert for the Council. A confident and credible communicator, you will hold a PhD/DPhil and possess significant post-qualification experience in environmental policy or communications. Along with an established (inter)national reputation, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to provide policy-relevant analysis and manage media networks.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 July 2017 at 12 noon. The post is is available for an immediate start.

To apply, please visit: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=129413

Part-time Programme Manager

Salary: Grade 8: Salary in the range £39,325 - £40,523 p.a. (pro rata)

Closes: 03 Jul 2017


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated programme manager to support the work of the ‘Future of Animal Sourced Food’, a new consortium funded by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health Programme and led by the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. The postholder will be responsible for coordination and management of the Project’s research, reporting to the co-directors Professors Charles Godfray and Susan Jebb.

The postholder will work closely with the academic researchers and be responsible for the monitoring and reporting of progress, including the provision of high-level budget oversight. The postholder will play a key role in building links between the Project’s researchers and with research groups in and out of Oxford.

The postholder will be highly organised and possess the abilities to work to tight deadlines, manage and prioritise their own workload and develop new skills where needed. They will be able to work both independently and in a team, and effectively communicate on complex topics.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with post qualification experience in relevant research or research related activities.

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE) fixed-term position until 31 May 2021 and is based at the Oxford Martin School.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 July 2017. To apply, click here

Part-time Public Engagement Co-ordinator

Salary: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

Closes: 29 Jun 2017


Reporting to Professor Susan Jebb and with close links to Lesley Paterson, university lead for public engagement, we are seeking an enthusiastic and skilful communicator. You will take responsibility for the coordination and delivery of the Public Engagement with Research activities as part of a team working on a large programme of research to investigate the future of meat and dairy with respect to both health and environment outcomes.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with significant practical experience in public engagement with research or community engagement. The post will include developing and building excellent working relationships with the research team and other staff across the university, and working alongside key external partners to enable successful delivery of the public engagement activities such as local or national festivals.

The post is available part-time at 60%FTE until 31 May 2021.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the post are welcome to contact Lesley Paterson via email: lesley.paterson@admin.ox.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 29 June 2017 and we expect to hold interviews on 13 July 2017. To apply, please click here.