Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term) (2 posts)

Closing Date
Friday, 30th November 2018
Job Type
Life Sciences
£27025 to £39609 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited to the above roles to work in the research group of Principal Investigator (Dr Mary J. O'Connell) conducting research in the area of Computational and Molecular Evolution. The post holders will be expected to undertake their specific research project as well as working as part of a dynamic team. The roles involve assessing and applying appropriate approaches, methodologies and techniques to the research projects, as well as developing software and new methods. The role holders will be responsible for writing up their work in order to contribute to publications and future grant proposals.

The role holders will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

Candidates must hold a PhD or be near to the completion of a PhD or studying towards a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area. Candidates must be proficient in at least one programming language e.g. Python, C, Java.

Candidates must have excellent skills and knowledge of Molecular Evolution and Phylogenomics. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of developing research skills with the ability to creatively apply relevant research approaches, models, techniques and methods.

The ability to contribute to method improvement and facilitate conceptual thinking, innovation and creativity is key to this role.

These full-time positions will be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 2 years. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

Informal enquiries may be addresses to Dr Mary O'Connell: mary.o' Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.