The Group

Join us

We are always happy to hear from people that are interested in our research, and who wish to pursue a career in science. So if you are interested in joining the team why not get in contact.

There are many levels at which we can welcome people to the team.


Fellowships/Postdoctoral research

If you are interested in joining the lab at this level we occasionally have grant-funded vacancies available. These positions arise from the successful award of a large grant normally from research councils like the MRC, BBSRC or Wellcome trust. These positions will be advertised on www.jobs.ac.uk, nature or here.

We also help people apply for their own funding to come and join us. These may be long-term fellowships (MRC, Wellcome trust) that enable you to work with us for 1-3 years on a particular project, or short-term fellowships (i.e. EMBO) to enable you to come and learn techniques and develop methodologies to take back to your laboratory to aid you in your research.


Postgraduate training

We are also able to offer postgraduate training at both MSc and Ph.D. level. Typically we are able to offer a couple of MSc projects and a Ph.D. studentship each year. People who are interested in joining us at this level should initially send a C.V. and cover letter to Rebecca outlining why they are interested in our research and the area of research they would like to do their training.


Undergraduate training

Occasionally we are able to offer summer internships to undergraduate students in the summer months before they enter the final year of their degree program. These internships enable students to do a novel piece of research for up to 10 weeks and are supported by the British Mycological Society, and Society for General Microbiology. Interested individuals should contact Rebecca with a C.V. and covering letter explaining why they are interested in coming to work in our team.


A-level training

We are also able to offer opportunities to younger, enthusiastic students through 1-2 weeks laboratory experience. This typically consists of shadowing a team member in the laboratory, and learning some basic microbiology. Interested individuals should contact Rebecca with a C.V. and covering letter explaining how this experience will benefit their education and future career.