Two postdoctoral positions available: Darwin Tree of Life Project
Closing date: 21st February 2020 We are seeking to recruit TWO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS for the Darwin Tree of Life project, funded by the Wellcome Trust. Our primary focus is the genomes of arthropods and other invertebrates from the University of Oxford’s Wytham Estate. We are looking to recruit people with expertise in some or all of the following: identification and taxonomy of insects or other invertebrates, genome analysis and bioinformatics. Further information is available by following the links: Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Invertebrate Field Biologist Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Evolutionary Genomics Informal enquiries can be made to peter.holland@zoo.ox.ac.uk or owen.lewis@zoo.ox.ac.uk


PhD applicants

In Oxford, the PhD qualification is known as a ‘DPhil’. Current CERO students are funded through the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership (previously NERC studentships), the Interdisciplinary Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme, prestigious independent studentships (e.g. the Christopher Welch Scholarship) and, for overseas students, scholarships funded by their home countries (see the Department of Zoology website). Applications for the Doctoral Training Programmes are due in January (see here for details on how to apply). If you’re interested in studying for a DPhil please contact Owen well in advance of the university deadlines, preferably attaching a CV, research interests and your ideas about your proposed research topics. Becky Morris and Sofia Gripenberg have moved and will now recruit PhD students through the Universities of Southampton and Reading, respectively – please contact them for details.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Fellowships


We encourage motivated postdoctoral researchers to contact us. If you wish to apply for an independent research fellowship in topics related to research within the group we may be able to support and assist with your application – please see the Department of Zoology website for more details and contact Owen if you are interested in this possibility.