University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - DPUK

United Kingdom

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - DPUK

Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant to join the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) team to work on an NIH funded linked research programme on the psychiatric health implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a multi-site project carrying out aligned collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups. The post is based in the Psychiatry Department, University of Oxford, at the Warneford Hospital.

The post is for a fixed term (funded for 12 months with the possibility of an extension) and is full-time.

Reporting to Associate Professor Sarah Bauermeister, you will provide analytical and subject matter (psychiatric health) input in multi-site group meetings, proactively providing input on the scientific workstream of the project. You will manage your own academic research, administrative activities and small-scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will prepare working longitudinal analytical theories and analyse large cohort quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate.

You will have or be close to the completion of a PhD in a relevant health or medical sciences subject. Experience and evidence of working on collaborative projects with multiple international stakeholders, including demonstrable skills and ability to communicate (verbal and written conversation) with diverse academic and scientific communities is essential. You will also possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the psychiatric health discipline to work within research programmes. A multi-disciplinary scientific background and previous postdoctoral research experience would be desirable.

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and a CV as part of your application.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday 4th June 2024.

Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 170601 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Jun-2024 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024-£44,263 per annum

Job details


Postdoctoral Research Assistant - DPUK


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 08, 2024

Application deadline

June 04, 2024

Job type



Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

About the employer

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.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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