For researchers: Introduction to the University and the Division
Introduction to the University and the Division
There is a very large range of information and support available from across the University and Division, whether you are in your first research staff position or you have had several; and whether you are new to Oxford or have studied / worked here before. While these pages aim to include as much as possible, you are encouraged to explore for yourself what else is available.
The best place to start exploring how the University is organised, and the information and support available, is the Staff Gateway. This includes links to:
See also the University HR pages
University Support for Researchers
If you a new member of research staff, the University provides a termly Welcome Event.
The University’s Support for Researchers page includes lots of information and links specifically for research staff.
The Oxford Research Staff Society represents research staff, and facilitates social and intellectual networking and communication.
The University's Careers Service offer a variety of services to help you develop your career, including information resources, one to one sessions and a range of workshops.
The MPLS Division
Each department in the Division has an HR contact who will be able to help you with matters relating to your employment.
Your rights and responsibilities
Your rights and responsibilities are set out:
1. In the national Researcher Development Concordat
3. On the Vitae website
4. Also on the Vitae website, another look at Researchers's responsibilities.
Vitae and Other Resources
Vitae is a national organisation who supports and promotes the professional development of researchers. You can explore some of their resources on their website:
For research staff
Ideas and guidance for professional development
What Every Postdoc Needs to Know is an invaluable guide on all things posdoc.