Department of Biochemistry,
University of Oxford,
South Parks Road,
t: 01865 613200
2019 Mark Howarth. All rights reserved.
We are based in the "New Biochemistry" building on the second floor.
We are keen to sponsor candidates, either with PhDs or coming to the end of their PhD, to apply for postdoctoral fellowship
awards. Get in contact as early as you can, because this process always takes a while.
The lab and Department run a range of events to support postdocs and promote their careers, including:
Oxford Biochemistry Postdoc Association
helps to bridge different labs in Biochemistry and other Departments, run training
sessions, and connect to career opportunities.
Oxford Biotech Society
brings many companies into the Department, as well as promoting entrepreneurship.
Medical Sciences Division Training Courses
in e.g. leadership, grant writing, managing scientists.
Potential Doctoral students
We are looking to welcome new Doctoral students into the lab. There are various 3 year or 4 year doctoral programmes for
students at Oxford (please find details
, including Doctoral Training Centres (e.g.
Biomedical Imaging) and the
Wellcome Trust Programme in Infection Immunology and Translational Medicine
For non-UK residents, scholarships for a 3 year DPhil are the most common funding scheme (a PhD is called a DPhil in
Oxford): deadlines are in January, so get in contact with Mark well before then. One can also be funded from the
Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Students are welcome from a range of backgrounds. Each student will be given a project suitable for their skills and fully
supported as they learn skills in new areas, via training within the lab and through short training courses in the Department
and University. When you fill in the University application, you are free to apply to any college you would like.
Part II students
We look forward to taking 2-3 Part II students from Oxford University Department of Biochemistry or Department of
Chemistry from Sept. 2020. Each undergraduate has their own project, with scope for creativity and important findings.
Undergraduate students have been authors on several of the group’s papers, including in PNAS and Nature Communications,
as well as patents.