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Fellowship opportunities houfu leng

NDORMS and the University of Oxford have a proud tradition of helping young postdoctoral researchers with the early stages of their academic careers, and we would be delighted to welcome potential applicants.

We are very fortunate to have a number of Industrial collaborations available to us and are looking for promising candidates, particularly for the following opportunities: 

We also have a strong track record with assisting early career researchers with applications to research charities, most notably:

The following academics within the Department have project areas described in the table below; if any of the schemes are of interest to you please contact Martin Holt in the first instance with a copy of your up-to-date C.V.




Inflammation and fibrosis in diseases of orthopaedic soft tissues.

Dr Stephanie Dakin

Prof Andrew Carr

Inflammation, resolution, fibrosis, target discovery

Identification of drug targets and mechanism of action of epigenetic modulators in musculoskeletal inflammation and oncology

Prof Udo Oppermann Drug development, target validation, chemical biology, epigenetics, inflammation, bone oncology

Reprogramming immunity by targeting microenvironmental cues

Prof Kim Midwood

The extracellular matrix; inflammation; immunomodulation; autoimmune disease; fibrosis; tumor immunology; translational science

Developing best practice for post-marketing orthopaedic device surveillance: Prof Dani Prieto-Alhambra Statistical/epidemiological methods; Metabolic disease and disorders

Defining molecular mechanism associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Dr Matteo Vecellio

Prof Paul Wordsworth

Inflammation, Genetics, Epigenetics, Immunology
Modulating TH17/Treg balance in immune-mediated arthritis

Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi

Prof Paul Bowness


Rearming regulatory T cells in rheumatoid arthritis

Prof Richard Williams Immunomodulation
Tuning the cellular response to cytokine

Dr Angus Wann

Prof Mike Dustin