A PhD position is available to start in September 2020 at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the Martín-Durán Lab (www.martinduranlab.com), to work on the project “The epigenetic regulation of early annelid development”.
The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We offer a multi-disciplinary research environment and have approximately 160 PhD students working on projects in the biological, chemical and psychological sciences. Our students have access to a variety of research facilities supported by experienced staff, as well as a range of student support services.
The Martín-Durán Lab is a multidisciplinary research group studying the evolution of animal development at multiple levels of biological complexity. Currently consisting of 2 postdoctoral researchers and 3 PhD students, the Martín-Durán Lab is funded by the European Comission through a prestigious ERC Starting Grant, as well as by UK national funding bodies (Royal Society and Wellcome Trust). For more information about the lab and general projects, visit http://www.martinduranlab.com or contact Chema Martin at email@example.com.
This studentship is open to UK/EU applicants and is funded by the European Research Council. It will cover tuition fees, and provide an annual tax-free maintenance allowance for 3 years at the Research Council rate (£17,009 in 2019/20).
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with or expecting to receive a first or upper-second class honours degree or have received a MSc in an area relevant to the project (i.e. molecular biology, genetics, developmental and cell biology, bioinformatics) or are about to finish their MSc.
In a multidisciplinary project like this, candidates are unlikely to have a background in all disciplines involved. The most important qualification is motivation, enthusiasm and that the project appeals to you. However, previous computational experience would be a plus. We can envisage strong candidates coming through a variety of routes including:
Applicants from outside of the UK are required to provide evidence of their English language ability. Please see our English language requirements page for details.
Potential candidates may contact Dr Chema Martin with informal enquiries about the project (firstname.lastname@example.org). Formal applications must be submitted through our online form by the stated deadline.
The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is committed to promoting diversity in science; we have been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We positively welcome applications from underrepresented groups.