TORCH Research Hub Coordinator (Medical Humanities)

University of Oxford

Contract type

Variable hours fixed term (12 months) from January 2024 to December 2024


Part time – approximately 4 hours per week (up to a maximum of 6) on a zero-hours basis, mostly in term time. 

About the role

Medical Humanities is one of four TORCH Headline Research Hubs that are points of synergy for cutting-edge, boundary crossing research which are central to Humanities.

Each TORCH Hub is supported by a post-graduate coordinator who plays a key role in the administration and organisation of Hub activity.  The post offers an exciting opportunity for a graduate student to get involved in wide reaching interdisciplinary research and to contribute to the shaping of a major Research Hub.  You will be responsible for organising regular meetings, ensuring good communication with stakeholders, helping to organise and publicise events and ensuring an up to date online presence for the programme. 

For further details, please refer to the job description.

About you

You will be a current postgraduate student with a research focus that is relevant to Medical Humanities, and a good understanding of the current issues covered by the Research Hub. 

You will need good networking and people skills including working with senior academic leaders, administrative staff and other students.  You must have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage your own workload.  Accuracy, attention to detail and versatility are essential to provide effective administrative support as necessary.

Application process

For your online application, you will be required to upload your curriculum vitae and a supporting statement of interest (maximum 2 sides of A4), explaining what you may bring to the role and setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience.

As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now. Please include details of your current DPhil supervisor. 

For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description.  

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting is expected to take place that week and interviews held the following week.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview.  The position will be offered, subject to approval of the DPhil supervisor.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Sarah Clay, TORCH Operations Manager on [email protected] or Medical Humanities Academic Lead Prof Erica Charters on [email protected].

Please quote Vacancy ID 166947 on all correspondence.

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