University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Department of Biology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RE, 11a Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ Rodney Porter Building, Sibthorp Rd, off South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Research Assistant to join the Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research (IOI) within the Mathematical, Engineering and Life Sciences Division. The IOI is a vibrant, enthusiastic, innovative and strategic enterprise in an internationally leading position to make a real difference in rapidly advancing research, education and collaboration in search of solutions to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

About you

Your primary responsibility will be providing research support for a multidisciplinary programme investigating the science behind developing new antibiotics and providing the evidence to support transformational change in the way we tackle antimicrobial resistance. You will be responsible for managing your research and administrative activities and contributing to the wider project-planning, including new research activities. We are looking for someone motivated, with a flexible approach to work and the ability to work in a team. This post will ideally suit someone with experience supporting research and there will be opportunities provided within the IOI for professional development.

It is essential that you hold, or be close to completion of, a BSc degree in biological science or have relevant experience in a research environment.

How to apply

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via our e-recruitment system, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Where Covid-19 has resulted in substantial disruption to your work or research outputs, please explain this by providing an additional paragraph in your supporting statement.

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is full time and available immediately.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 May 2024, interviews are likely to be scheduled for mid-June.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 172641 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £32,332 - £38,205

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Research Assistant


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 04, 2024

Application deadline

May 28, 2024

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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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