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.


Apply by 2022-11-27: We have an open 18-month postdoc position (potential for extension). Topic: evolutionary genomics / pollinator health (some flexibility in details). Official ad here. Partial remote work possible if its in the UK. Part time possible. Pay 34,000 - 46,000 per year pro rata depending on experience.

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

2022-08-30: We have an open “UK-fees” PhD position. Apply by 2022-09-15 with a CV and cover letter. This covers UK stipend and “UK home fees” to the university. It does not cover international fees.

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.