Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellow in Engineering, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences University of Oxford, Department of Engineering, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences United Kingdom

Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellow in Engineering, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences




Salary: From £31,076 p.a. (Grade 7.1 on the University pay scale, point 29 of the national pay spine)


Location: Based at Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD.


Somerville College wishes to appoint the Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellow in Engineering, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences for a fixed-term of three years and not renewable thereafter.


Duties: The fellow elected shall be required to:


  • Design novel experiments, models or observations as appropriate for the appointee’s field of research;

  • Analyse data and interpret results according to the standards of the discipline;

  • Disseminate his or her research through activities like attending and presenting at conferences, publishing findings in high-quality journals, giving research seminars or engaging in science communication and outreach;

  • The postholder may be asked to teach if the need arises;

  • Present an annual report on his or her work to the Governing Body;

  • Reside in Oxford during Full Term unless the circumstances of his or her work require otherwise. Permission to reside outside Oxford for any part of the tenure of the fellowship must be sought from the Governing Body and will be granted only where there are good academic reasons.


Skills and experience required:

  • Candidates for the fellowship will be expected to have completed or be close to completing a doctorate.

  • The proposed research must fall in the field of Engineering, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. Candidates will be assessed on the quality of their scholarship as appropriate to the stage in their research career; in particular:

  • Evidence of emerging leadership in their respective field, as demonstrated by research achievements and future plans;

  • Extensive experience of analytical methods appropriate to the candidate’s discipline; ability to apply these methods to produce robust results;

  • Experience of software commonly used for presentation and for scientific papers.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by publication record and other research communication;

  • Ability to work without close supervision, prioritise work, manage time effectively and make independent decisions.

  • Consideration will also be given to the degree of fit of the proposed topic of research with the college’s research and teaching interests.


Closing date: 12.00 noon on Monday 14 August 2017.

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