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All applications for our vacancies are made online through the University of Oxford jobs website and only in very exceptional circumstances can we receive applications via other means. 

If you have a disability or other compelling reason that prevents you submitting an application online please email the divisional HR team at for advice. 

Vacancies for committees and other internal positions are listed below with information on how to apply.

REF Panel A (Medical Sciences) Unit of Assessment Leads 

We are seeking to appoint senior research-active academic staff to the roles of Unit of Assessment (UOA) Leads to prepare for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2028. These crucial roles are key to the University’s ability to showcase our research quality and offer postholders valuable opportunities for leadership and career development. The roles would be taken on alongside primary responsibilities and come with a dedicated administrative support and a responsibility allowance.

Read the advertisement for the role and how to apply (SSO required)

Medical Sciences Division Board Vacancy

A vacancy is open for an externally funded researcher to join the Medical Sciences Division Board. This position is open to all externally funded researchers regardless of grade. However, if you are not currently a member of Congregation you will need to complete that process before submitting your nomination. Any academic or research staff member is eligible to join Congregation. Complete this online form to join Congregation (SSO required) and your Head of Department or equivalent will need to approve your application.

Nominations for the board position must be received in the elections office no later than 4pm on Thursday 26 October.

Further information on how to complete the Board nomination form (SSO required)

In order to stand, you will need the support of between 4-10 of your academic or research colleagues, who are also members of congregation.

For more information on these processes, please do feel free to contact the Governance Risk & Compliance Hub, or

Medical Sciences Division Advocate for Research Staff

We are seeking to appoint a Divisional Advocate for Research Staff, to succeed Prof John Frater (NDM) who is stepping down after 3+ successful years as MSD’s first Advocate.

This is an opportunity for a senior academic staff member to play a collaborative leadership role, to promote and realise the University’s vision to provide a world-leading environment for research staff. The Divisional Advocate has a pivotal role in advancing career development for researchers and supporting positive changes in research culture. The role would be taken on alongside primary responsibilities and has administrative support.

Read out more about this role and how to apply (SSO required).  Deadline for applications, Friday 1 December 2023.

For an informal conversation about this role, you are welcome to contact Mary Muers (Research Culture Facilitator) or John Frater (current Divisional Advocate).

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