Associate Professor of Plant Sciences

University of Oxford

United Kingdom


The Department of Plant Sciences and The Queen’s College are recruiting to an Associate Professorship of Plant Sciences, to be held in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB, together with a Tutorial Fellowship at The Queen’s College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN. The successful candidate will start on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment is in the field of bioinformatics/plant genomics. We are seeking candidates with a proven track record of combining computational and experimental approaches to answer significant questions in plant biology. The successful candidate will be required to carry out research that will contribute to the department’s research reputation; to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate research students; and to contribute to and participate in the administration of the Department. In the College they will have joint responsibility for admission, teaching, and pastoral care of students reading degrees in biology. They will play a role in the running of the college as a charity trustee and a member of its governing body.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following: a doctorate in a relevant field; a proven research record of high quality at international level in bioinformatics/plant genomics; a compelling proposal for a sustainable research programme in bioinformatics/plant genomics; a record of attracting research funding, or in the case of new investigators evidence of the potential to do so; experience and ability to teach and supervise effectively at both undergraduate and graduate level in the general area of plant biology, and as set out in the ‘duties of the post’; ability and willingness to undertake the full range of academic and administrative duties expected within the department and the college; excellent communication, interpersonal, time management and organisational skills necessary for undertaking tutorial teaching and the pastoral care of students in the college, and for working constructively with colleagues at all levels; demonstrable independence in research, with a primary focus on bioinformatics/plant genomics; experience of research collaborations at national and international level; experience of small-group teaching.

If you wish to discuss the post and to find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact the Head of Department, Professor R George Ratcliffe ( and/or the Senior Tutor at The Queen’s College, Dr Nicholas Owen ( For enquiries about the application process, please contact the Departmental Administrator, Dr Roni McGowan (

Combined University and College salary from £47,263 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits including a College housing allowance of £13,920 p.a., a College research allowance of £3.070 p.a. and a College allowance for additional guidance and welfare responsibilities to students of £3,120 p.a. after the first year in post. An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Applications should be made online and include a full CV, a full statement of future research goals, and the names and contact details of three referees.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 June 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in July 2019.


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