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A community to enrich the RDM researcher experience through social events, career development and advice.

RDM RA members

One this page you can find information about the RDM Researcher Association, a community that serves to enrich the researcher experience, through social events, career development and advice.

We liaise directly with the RDM Career Development committee to address any concerns and suggestions expressed by RDM researchers.


Contact Us
The RDM Researcher Association is led and run by researchers. Our committee represents the diversity of our department, to help support a researcher focused community. We are always keen to hear your suggestions and concerns. If you would like to get involved in activities or would like to suggest your own ideas then please get in touch.


 Upcoming Events:

  • RDM Careers Day 2023, taking place on Thursday 23 November, 9am–5pm, at Somerville College.

    This year the day will include talks from RDM and Oxford alumni who are now working across sectors, including academia, industry and management. To register, please complete this form. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Radcliffe Department of Medicine Careers Day

Thursday 23rd November 2023, Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 

09:00-09:30 Registration and Coffee/Tea

09:30-09:40 Welcome by Prof. Leanne Hodson, OCDEM, Radcliffe Department of Medicine.

09:40-11:00 Plenary Session One: Scientific careers in and beyond academia.

Moderator: Dr Arlene Glasgow

From PhD to Research Strategy: A career in research strategy and policy, Dr. Sarah Ball, Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM), University of Oxford.

From postdoc to Consulting: Climb into Consulting, Dr. Damien Downes, Blue Matter Consulting.

From PhD to Primary Investigator: How big is the sky? A story on learning and exploring its limits, Dr. Daniela Nasteska, Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM), University of Oxford.

From postdoc to Industry: A research pathway in industry, Dr. Nikolaos Nikolaou, DefiniGEN, Cambridge.

11:00-11.25 Morning Coffee/Tea 

11:25-12:30 Workshop One

12:30-13:25 Networking Lunch (Please use this opportunity to interact with other attendees and speakers)

13:25-14:40 Workshop Two

14:40-16:00 Plenary Session Two

Moderator: Miss Charlotte Frazer-Morris

From Postdoc to Government Policy: From the Lab Bench to Government Science Policy Bench, Dr. Lorna Daniels, Government Office for Science.

From postdoc to Industry: A career in biomedical sciences, from biology to bioinformatics, Dr. Adam Braithwaite, Gilead Sciences.

From postdoc to Drug Discovery: A career in industrial drug discovery, Dr. Niamh Mullooly, Novo Nordisk.

From DPhil to Academic Clinical Lecturer: A career in academic cardiology, Dr. Ioannis Akoumianakis, Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM), University of Oxford.

15:50-16.00 Closing Remarks by_____________________________.

16.00-17.00 Drinks reception Hosted by the RDM Researchers Association.

                        Sponsored by Takara Bio.

  Somerville College - Oxford University Alternative Prospectus



Next year.....


  • Scientist Speed Dating: social and informal activity to encourage RDM researchers to speak with one another, ask questions, and learn about the different areas of research in RDM divisions.


  • Science Bingo: perfect simple game to know the researchers from RDM divisions.