Rachel MacCoss

rachel maccoss

Dr Rachel MacCoss

Senior Research Facilitator



As Senior Research Facilitator for Chemistry, I provide support to academics submitting large, often collaborative, research grants and work with the Head of Research and Chemistry Research Committee to enable the development and implementation of research funding strategies.  The Research Facilitation Team works closely with our Finance Team and central University and Divisional teams in order to provide guidance and support across the breadth of funding applications from within Chemistry.  The Team also provides assistance regarding open access, departmental data and systems like Symplectic and Researchfish.


After obtaining a PhD in organic synthesis from the University of Cambridge, I went on to postdoc at Princeton University before becoming a medicinal chemist at Merck.  In 2012, I joined the University of Oxford as Research Facilitator for Chemical Biology and then Program Manager for the Synthesis for Biology and Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training before starting my current position as Senior Research Facilitator for Chemistry.



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