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.

Chemistry Buddies!!

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

Joliot Curie Conference 2017

The Joliot Curie Conference 2017 is an exciting development opportunity for chemistry post-docs aspiring to pursue a career in academic research. The Joliot Curie Conference is an annual event, which this year will be held at the University of Bath, 5th - 6th September. The conference aims to celebrate diversity in research and to the motivate the delegates with inspirational talks and practical help.

With input from successful academics at all career stages and from a wide variety of backgrounds, there will also be great opportunities to present research, to network, and to take part in an interactive workshop on making successful funding applications. The conference registration fees are very modest (£20 for RSC members and £25 for non-members).

For further information, please see the flyer and the programme and you can find the latest news and details of how to register here:

The conference will be valuable for all post-docs and is especially supportive for those who face particular barriers to progression. The final deadline for registration is 18th August.

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

Past postdoc event

On 21st of September Postdocs organised an Inorganic departmental poster session in the CRL Atrium. PDRAs and early career researchers from the breadth of the department presented their work, beer and pizza was provided for all to enjoy!

postdoc poster event