The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford is one of the leading UK university departments dedicated to research and teaching in plant biology.
We have active research programmes in three interlinked areas under the theme Genes, Genetics and Genomics:
In conjunction with the Department of Zoology, an integrated undergraduate programme in biology is provided. The course provides a broad education covering topics from molecules to populations.
Herbaria and Botanic Garden
The department has 28 academic staff and independent research fellows* and approximately 60 postdoctoral researchers and DPhil students supported by some 40 technicians and administrative staff.
Independent Research Fellowships in Plant Sciences
The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford is keen to hear from early career researchers who feel they have what it takes to secure an independent research fellowship from a UK or international research sponsor. We welcome applications from excellent candidates in all areas of plant biology, including those at interdisciplinary boundaries with the physical or medical sciences that may draw on the outstanding breadth of Oxford’s research environment.