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.
2022-08-30: We have an open 18-month postdoc position (potential for extension). Topic: evolutionary genomics / pollinator health (some flexibility in details). Email us with a CV for more information. Official ad will be online soon. 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:
- many national sources of funding (e.g., Swiss NSF, Fondation Fyssen, DAAD)
- putting together a BBSRC or NERC grant with you as a named researcher co-investigator
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:
- RCUK Doctoral training programmes - application deadlines in January. The two programmes are slightly different, in that NERC is typically more for ecology & evolution type questions, while BBSRC has historically been more mechanistic. However, the boundary is very fuzzy - it can be relevant to apply to both. These programmes are accessible to UK residents and to EU citizens.
- Many national schemes exist (e.g., from your country of origin). Some of these are listed on QMUL’s page including:
- CONACYT (Mexico)
- Colfuturo (Colombia) provide 2 years of funding and we can potentially figure out the rest.
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- Newton fund (e.g., Newton-Bhabha)
- Commonwealth scholarships for high income countries (Canada, Australia, Trinidad…)
- US citizens can come with Marshall or Fullbright scholarships.
- Occasionally, we have specific funding for PhD positions.
- In some circumstances we accept self-funded PhD candidates.
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.
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.