Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution @ Queen Mary University London

Joining the lab

We are always eager for smart & motivated people to come and work with us. The Organismal Biology department at QMUL includes many other behavioral and evolutionary genomics researchers; we share a cutting edge laboratory for genomics work and a powerful computing environment. We are located in East London, with many of us living locally (Hackney, Bow) - a 15 minute walk to 20 minute bicycle ride from the office.

If you’re interested in joining us, please provide by email a CV, and a short proposal. Projects should address major evolutionary or ecologically relevant questions, and/or major challenges in bioinformatics/genomics. We are happy for projects to include population genomics, comparative analyses, bioinformatics, molecular biology, software development, hacking, field or behavioral work.


We invite applications for fellowships (Marie Skłodowska-Curie & Royal Society). The biggest effort is usually to come up with a good project. Once a proposal is written it is often worth applying to several funding sources.

These can include:

PhD positions

We are currently recruiting PhD students using the following schemes:

PhD funding normally exists as part of multiple schemes. These include:

Please get in touch if you want to apply for a PhD position.


We can in some cases host interns (for French students: par exemple pour les stages de M2 ou équivalent). This is much easier if you come with your own funding. Minimal duration is 5 months.

MSc students

Our department hosts at least 3 MSc progams that are relevant to our research - these programs typically last one year for full-time students, include taught courses and a 6-9 month research project.