Postdoc Portal

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

 ...a hub of information and resources for postdoctoral researchers in the Oxford Chemistry Department

There is LOADS going on for postdocs and early career researchers, but it can be tricky to find! This site aims to collect all the useful information and keep it in one place. Please contact us if you think something is missing or you want to promote something of interest to postdocs in chemistry.

Postdoc Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to recap postdoc meetings, ask for postdoc opinions and to let you know what is going on in the department and further afield. If you have any questions, ideas or comments, please get in touch,

The Department of Chemistry holds annual surveys for its staff, postgraduates and undergraduates in order to obtain feedback and to implement changes based on this information.

I would like to ask you to complete the appropriate survey to ensure your views are represented. It is important that as many people as possible respond in order that we have views that are reflective of the whole DepartmentYour views really do matter to us, and the survey provides us with an opportunity to respond to your ideas about how we can improve the way we operate. Examples of our previous survey responses can be found at

Your last opportunity to complete the survey is Monday 28 May 2018. After this date the results will be collated, analysed and published. We will work with the Chemistry Departmental Committee, Chemistry Consultative Committee, Chemistry Joint Consultative Committee, and Equality and Diversity Group to respond to your views and to address any changes that are needed, developing an action plan for the coming year and beyond. This data will also form a basis for our Athena SWAN analysis, for which we will be submitting a Silver renewal application in November 2018.

To complete the survey, please click the appropriate link:

Staff -

@OxfordOMGSS Inorganic Postdoc Poster Session

Career development reviews - volunteers needed!

Chemistry Buddies!!

If you would like to sign up to be a Chemistry Buddy, or would like more information about Chemistry Buddies, please email


Early Career Funding Drop in Sessions

Thinking about applying for PostDoc or early career funding?

Not even sure where to start?

Come and chat to Research Facilitation. We will be holding drop in sessions on Monday mornings 10-11am in the Research Facilitation office (ICL, ground floor, behind reception) or get in touch:

Professional development

Here is a link to the career development review form. This is designed to give you an opportunity to reflect on your current work, and create and manage a development plan for the future.  This plan can be discussed with your supervisor and reviewed regularly.


A full list of courses offered by MPLS can be found in the training brochure.

These courses are focused on personal development and career development.

Oxford Research Staff Society events