Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Ecology,University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Early Career Research Fellowships 2020 (Post-doctoral Positions) in UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Ecology: Join a dynamic research team at the University of Oxford to explore the ecological and evolutionary impacts of apex predators on diverse ecosystems. This postdoctoral position, funded by the ERC through the UKRI guarantee scheme, offers a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of evolutionary ecology.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Research Area: Ecology and Evolution of Apex Predators

Location: University of Oxford, United Kingdom, with fieldwork in Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, and the United States


  • PhD in evolutionary ecology or related field (or close to completion)
  • Experience in data collection from complex systems and fieldwork
  • Strong analytical skills for data analysis and modeling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse research team

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Ecology and Evolution of Apex Predators

As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, you will:

  • Analyze existing data and gather new experimental data
  • Parameterize models of freshwater ecosystems in Trinidad and Yellowstone National Park
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and apply innovative methods for analyzing ecological data
  • Conduct fieldwork in Trinidad and Tobago, Yellowstone National Park, and Australia
  • Contribute to computer simulations informed by collected data and analyses
  • Work primarily at the University of Oxford under the guidance of Professor Tim Coulson

How to Apply: Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents via the online application portal:

  1. Cover letter highlighting your research experience and interest in the project
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing your academic and professional background
  3. Additional paragraph in your supporting statement explaining any Covid-19 related disruptions to your work or research outputs
  4. Direct inquiries and questions to

Last Date for Apply: September 20th, 2023, 12.00 noon (GMT)

Table: Job Details

Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Assistant – Ecology and Evolution of Apex Predators
Research AreaEcology and Evolution of Apex Predators
LocationUniversity of Oxford, UK; Fieldwork in Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, and the US
Salary£36,024 to £40,521 per annum (Grade 7)
Contract TypeFixed-Term/Contract
Placed On9th August 2023
Closes20th September 2023, 12.00 noon (GMT)
Job Ref167424
DesignationPostdoctoral Research Assistant
HoursFull Time
Start DateJanuary 2024 (negotiable)

Join us in this exciting opportunity to advance the understanding of apex predator dynamics and their implications for ecological communities and evolution. The University of Oxford is committed to diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. All applications will be evaluated based on merit and selection criteria. Interview dates are likely to be scheduled for mid-October 2023.



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