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Directorship of Pre-clinical Studies

Applications are invited for the office of Director of Pre-clinical Studies within the Medical School of the University of Oxford. This is an exciting and interesting opportunity to play an important leadership role in the delivery of the course to students in Years 1-3 of the standard 6-year medical programme.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin work during Trinity Term 2020 or the Long Vacation in order to be in a position to take over responsibility from the current Director, Dr Jeremy Taylor, before the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

Further Particulars for this position can be downloaded here.

Applications in the form of a curriculum vitae with a covering statement (no more than two sides of A4) detailing the applicant’s suitability and including the names of three referees should be submitted to the Assistant Registrar (MSTC), Mrs Kirstie Vreede (, by no later than noon on Friday 6 March 2020.


Secondments in MSD:  REF impact case studies

The Medical Sciences Division is seeking confident writers to join our team for a 6-8 month secondment to help complete the critical task of preparing REF impact case studies.   

You will take responsibility for developing individual REF impact case studies in medical and/or biological sciences (REF Main Panel A), assembling clear and convincing narrative, seeking supporting evidence, addressing feedback and producing near-final versions.  

The work required will include seeking sources of information both internally and externally, clarifying the critical points in the path from research to impact, editing and/or writing the narrative sections, and citing both academic research and evidence of non-academic impact.   Guidance on REF rules will be available and you will be expected to share problems and solutions with counterparts working on other cases to promote best practice.  The success of these narratives has significant financial and reputational benefit to the University and the majority of the cases will be made publicly available after the assessment has completed. 

We are looking for a secondment from a current role at Grade 7 or above, preferably at 0.5 to 1 FTE. You should have experience working with academics to present technical material that will be read by a professional, non-academic audience (e.g. teaching materials, grant applications, business cases) and of investigating what evidence will be most effective to support a case.  Previous experience of REF2014 or REF2021 is also useful but not essential.  


If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Michele Warren ( or 89520) by 27 February.