Associate Professor of Physiological Metabolism

University of Oxford

United Kingdom


Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Physiological Metabolism based at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, with effect from as soon as possible. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship in Pre-clinical Medicine at Somerville College.

The Associate Professor will join a dynamic and collaborative department and will engage in high level original and independent research in an area complementary to the Department’s research strategy in cellular, molecular and integrative physiology. In particular, we are interested in candidates with a strong publishing history in cell biology and signalling in metabolism that has translational utility. Shortlisted candidates would have also demonstrated independence through external fellowships or peer review funding. The main duties of this post will be to undertake discovery science, secure external funding to prosecute an independent research programme and educate undergraduate and post graduate students. Specifically, they will contribute to the Department’s teaching of pre-clinical students studying for the 1st BM and FHS Medical Sciences, and of non-medical students studying the FHS course in Biomedical Sciences (Cells and Systems), as well as college teaching and tutorials.

You should have a higher degree (DPhil/PhD) in a relevant area of research; show evidence of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision and research training, and a strong demonstrable commitment to the organisation and delivery of teaching in both Department and College. You will show evidence of substantial independent research accomplishment and a strong publication record, as well as evidence of a substantial and realisable research plan which will complement the Department’s research strategy. You should also have the ability and willingness to undertake some administrative duties within the Department and the College, and to undertake teaching in the tutorial context and the pastoral care of students.

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 on the link.

The salary will be in the range £47,263 - £63,463 p.a. plus a College housing allowance of £9,050 p.a..(if applicable) plus other benefits.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27 September 2019. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are scheduled to take place on Friday 15 November 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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