Teaching opportunities

Postdocs at the Dunn School have several opportunities to get involved in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Postdocs receive payment for the teaching they do.

Demonstrating in practical classes

Postdocs, DPhil students and staff are recruited to teach in the Pathology classes. You will gain experience in supervising second-year medical and second-year biomedical sciences students in small groups during their practical classes. Students learn different laboratory techniques in bacteriology, acute inflammation and immunology. For further information, please contact the BM Principles of Pathology course organiser Professor David Greaves or Dr Rachel Exley.

Project Supervision of Medical, Biomedical Science and Biochemistry students

As part of their Finals (FHS), medical and biomedical sciences students perform lab-based research projects. Biochemistry students spend twenty weeks in their final year undertaking a research project. The Dunn School is a very popular place for students to get excellent supervision by Postdocs or DPhil students. For further details, see: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/x/qc5arw and https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/x/RM4ei2

Tutorial Teaching

Tutorial teaching for medical and biomedical sciences students is organised by the Medical Tutor(s) at their College. The Faculty of Physiological Sciences are often looking for extra tutors in Molecular Biology, Protein Structure, Cellular Pathology, and Immunology & Microbiology. Please contact Kirstie Vreede for more information.


Postdocs are usually not considered for lecturing, since only group leaders and senior staff are allowed to teach students at this level. However, you might want to contact the relevant Course Director to discuss possible opportunities.

Teaching and Learning Skills Development

The Faculty offers a variety of courses to gain confidence in teaching students. More information can be found on the WebLearn webpages.

Further information:

Teaching and Learning at Oxford Learning Institute

The Careers Service at University of Oxford

Skill Training at Medical Sciences Division