Alexander Mosley Professorship of Biophysics

University of Oxford
Department of Physics in association with St Peter’s College

Closing Date
WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK


Alexander Mosley Professorship of Biophysics


The University seeks to appoint a world-class experimentalist, in any area of biological physics, to the Alexander Mosley Professorship in the Department of Physics, with effect from 1 October 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Professorial Fellowship at St Peter’s College.

The Alexander Mosley Professorship is a premier appointment, one of eight Statutory Professorships in the Department of Physics. You will join a lively and stimulating biological physics community which uses the tools of physics to address questions and challenges in biology and medicine. The biological physics section combines a wide range of experimental, theoretical and computational research techniques and performs at the highest international level. Oxford provides extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The University’s commitment to interdisciplinary research across departmental boundaries is exemplified by investment in the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Institute, opening in early 2021 in purpose-built laboratories, which will house scientists using physical techniques to address biological problems.

You will provide outstanding intellectual leadership and play a prominent role in shaping the future research strategy of the Department. You will conduct world-leading original research and attract significant research funding. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Robert Taylor (Head of Condensed Matter Physics; robert.taylor [at] physics[.]ox[.] ), Professor Ian Shipsey (Head of Department of Physics; ian.shipsey [at] physics[.]ox[.] ) or Professor Christopher Foot (representing St. Peter’s College; christopher.foot [at] physics[.]ox[.] ). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 June 2020. We still welcome applications and informal enquiries, but please note that shortlisting and interviews will not take place until the current situation with Covid-19 is resolved.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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Alexander Mosley Professorship of Biophysics


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 182556.

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