St Hilda's College

Associate Professor (Tutorial Fellow) of Neuroscience

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) (central Oxford). The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hilda’s College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification. The postholder will be expected to commence employment as soon as possible and the position is permanent upon completion of a successful review. The review is conducted during the first 5 years.

The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £52,815 - £70,918 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits, including a college housing allowance (currently £10,420 p.a.) and a research allowance of £1,800. A further allowance of £3,078 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

The department is seeking to recruit in the field of Neuroscience with a particular focus on the neurobiology of degeneration to complement existing research in the Department and across the University in the fields of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and motor neuron disease. The research interests of the successful candidate will complement existing research underway at the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery (

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant area of research and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication at an internationally excellent standard, along with the ability, or potential, to attract external funding to maintain an active research program.

The postholder will be required to engage in original research within the stated field which enhances and extends the current activity in the department; to collaborate with existing staff; to secure research funding, and to carry out teaching and administration at undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will also teach medical undergraduates at St Hilda’s College, as well as participate in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the College.

The post will be based in DPAG, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT and St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Head of DPAG, Professor David Paterson,, to Professor Richard Wade-Martins,, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration in the Kavli Institute, or to Dr Sarah Norman, Senior Tutor at St Hilda’s College, All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

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 go to the University website.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 29 April 2024 can be considered. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are likely to take place on 13 and 14 June 2024.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Full time
Length of contract
£52,815 - £70,918 p.a. plus allowances
Application deadline
Monday 29 April 2024 / 12pm