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Stipendiary Lectureship (4 hours) in Biochemistry

Oriel College seeks to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Biochemistry for one year from 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024.  Candidates should hold or be close to completing a doctorate in a relevant field of biochemistry, and should be able to demonstrate relevant teaching experience and be equipped to undertake tutorial teaching and associated duties.

The person appointed will be expected to undertake teaching for an average of 4 contact hours per week during term time to undergraduates at Oriel College. The Lecturer must be able to teach Prelims (1st year) Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry, and Information Transfer (IT) teaching Blocks as well as other aspects of the course, particularly genetics 2nd and 3rd year students, as well as providing support and advice to Oriel Part II MBiochem students in preparation for their Part II examinations.

The Lecturer will assist with general administration, the pastoral care of undergraduates, and admissions in weeks 9 and 10 of Michaelmas Term (usually early December).

The basic stipend will be according to the Senior Tutors’ Committee recommended scale for full-time stipendiary lecturers with a teaching stint of 4 hours per week (calculated on a pro rata basis – currently £9,921 to £11,116   per annum, depending on experience). Contributory membership of USS (the Universities Superannuation Scheme) is also offered. The Lecturer will be entitled to free lunch and dinner in the Senior Common Room.

The full job description and information about benefits can be found below.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application via email attachment to the Appointment Committee, c/o Sheila Moore, Head of HR, Oriel College, OX1 4EW (, no later than 12th June 2023.

It is essential that all applicants currently have the right to work in the UK, enabling them to fulfil all aspects of the role without restriction.

Each application should include: a CV giving a brief summary of the applicant’s career with details of their education and teaching experience; a covering letter; and names and contact details of two referees able to comment on their teaching and research.

Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees send their references, again via email attachment, direct to before the closing date. As this appointment is to take effect from Michaelmas term 2023, candidates should be available for interview the following week (anticipated interview date, week commencing 19th June 2023).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dom Alonzi (