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A photo of the interior of the Old Road Campus Research Building looking into the labs that surround the inner atrium

The Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) is a large research and teaching department with a grant portfolio of over £700m. NDM currently employs around 1000 scientific research staff within the UK, and a further 2000 staff overseas. 

NDM's aim is to translate scientific discovery into clinical impact and is known for:

  • Integrating basic science and clinical specialities
  • Pioneering the use of molecular, structural biology and genetics to study human disease
  • World famous major tropical medicine units in Kenya, Thailand and Vietnam, with permanent units in six other countries.
  • Drug discovery programmes, clinical biomanufacturing and clinical trials
  • Big data
  • Vaccine development
  • Human immunology and the study of pathogens

NDM is structured around several scientifically autonomous Institutes, Centres and Units, which are supported by a central administrative team, NDM Strategic.

NDM is based across multiple local sites, including the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, and the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus – one of the largest centres for biomedical research in Europe. This rapidly growing campus provides a vibrant, highly interactive environment for research development.