University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Postdoctorial Research Associate in Time Series Analysis

Postdoctorial Research Associate in Time Series Analysis

Wytham, with option for overseas fieldwork for 3 months

We look for an enthusiastic researcher to join the interdisciplinary team studying why elephants use seismic communication. The project, under the leadership of Dr Beth Mortimer, leverages a unique dataset: 4 months worth of multimodal data from camera traps, seismic and acoustic sensors deployed in Kenya.

This replacement postdoctoral research assistant post is available to join the Animal Vibration Lab due to the previous postholder achieving a promotion within the Department. You will have a keen and clear interest in working at the life/physical sciences interface and have experience using Python software for time series data analysis. You should be able to demonstrate how your experience and interest can be applied to this unique dataset. You will benefit from a vibrant and inclusive research community, with career development support.

Where Covid-19 has resulted in substantial disruption to your work or research outputs, please explain this by providing an additional paragraph in your supporting statement.

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is full time (although applications to work 80% of full time are welcome) and available to start from 01/06/2024.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 , interviews are likely to be scheduled for late April/early May. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via our e-recruitment system, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 171979 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 23-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £40,521 p.a.

Job details


Postdoctorial Research Associate in Time Series Analysis


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 27, 2024

Application deadline

April 23, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Mathematics,Physics

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

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