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Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry in association with Merton College

Salary: Grade 10a: Combined University and College salary: £51,306 to £68,892 per annum plus substantial additional College benefits

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking to recruit an Associate Professor, in association with Merton College, whose research uses biochemistry and biotechnology approaches to address fundamental questions in the broad area of molecular and cellular biology. Researchers applying structural biology approaches are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to their research, the appointee will contribute to teaching the next generation of Biochemists through our 4-year Masters-level degree course in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and by acting as a Tutorial Fellow at Merton College.

You will join one of the highly interactive interdisciplinary research themes applying biochemical, biophysical and computational approaches to major questions in cell and developmental biology, human health and infectious disease processes. High quality laboratory and office space will be provided in the newly completed Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building housing the Biochemistry Department and its research facilities. We have a strong commitment to career development and mentoring at all career stages, and all groups share state-of-the art research support for computation, structural, cellular and molecular biology and have access to a range of Departmental and University PhD training programmes.

You should have a higher degree (DPhil/PhD) and postdoctoral experience in a relevant biologically-related science; a strong track record of published research and commitment to attract research funding; verified experience of undergraduate teaching; proven ability to contribute to the teaching, training and supervision of graduate students; good communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and commitment to undertake a range of administrative duties within both the Department and the College; to contribute to outreach activities and widening access and have commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion, and embedding these principles among staff and students.

As detailed in the job description, an attractive financial package is offered to the successful applicant.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 12 June 2023.

It is expected that interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 12th and 13th July 2023.


Stipendiary Lectureship in Biology

Salary: £2,779 for the period of the appointment (current rate)

Merton College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Biology to teach undergraduates for an average of 3 hours per week in full term. The appointment will be for the period 1 October 2023 until 31 December 2023.

The main duties of the post will be: 

  • To share in the organisational responsibility and administration for the undergraduate degree of Biology.
  • To act as Director of Studies and College Advisor for students studying for degrees in Biology and related disciplines. 
  • To provide feedback, study skills and pastoral support to undergraduates. 
  • To take part in admissions procedures and the College’s outreach and access activities.  

The successful candidate will have completed, or be about to complete, a doctorate in Biology or a related field, and will be able to provide undergraduate teaching for students studying Biology.  

The duties and skills required, and the entitlements of the post, are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain information about how to apply.  These are available at or by emailing

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 21 June 2023. 

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 3 July 2023. 

SL in Biology - Further Particulars

SL in Biology - Application form


Web and Media Officer

Salary: £38,000 - £42,500 per annum depending on skills and experience

Contract Type: Permanent 35 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative Web and Media professional to join a vibrant and diverse community within one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. Merton College is tucked away behind the High Street with stunning views across Christ Church Meadows.

The postholder will have overall day to day management responsibility for the College’s website, intranet and social media channels, including the creation of content. The postholder will work closely with other senior colleagues and will support the College’s overall communications strategy through gathering, preparing and updating information presented both internally and to a diverse and global external audience.

This role requires experience with communications media as well CMS platforms such as Drupal. The post holder also needs to possess outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Merton College offers an excellent benefits package, including membership of the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme (OSPS) pension scheme, 38 days holiday including bank holidays, private medical cover, onsite fitness room, travel pass loan, and free car parking. Meals in College are provided free of charge when on duty.

The deadline for applications is 9am on 31st May 2023.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Web and Media Officer - Further Particulars

Web and Media Officer - Application Form 

Graduate Associate in Development

Graduate Associate in Development

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Commencing August/September 2023

£22,575 per annum

The position of Graduate Associate in Development is an exciting new opportunity for a recent (2023) graduate interested in learning more about the varied elements of a successful Development Office as well as gaining valuable skills and experience within a busy office.

The successful candidate will be exposed to a spectrum of fundraising activities, event delivery, alumni relations and stewardship as well as key administrative functions. It will provide opportunities for creativity and will require an open and flexible approach to suit the ever-changing demands and priorities of a busy office within an ancient and friendly Oxford college.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including 30 days holiday (in addition to the normal public holidays), private medical cover, lunch in hall and car parking.

The position may be discussed further with Mark Coote via email

The closing date for applications: midday on 5 June 2023

Merton College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Graduate Associate in Development - Further Particulars

Graduate Associate in Development - Application Form

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

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