Recruitment

Open Positions:

A database programmer position is available to develop a local installation of the UCSC Genome Browser.

Prospective Ph.D. students:

A general overview of Ph.D. opportunities and guidelines in the UK can be found here, and specific information on how to apply to the Faculty of Life Sciences graduate programme can be found here. General information on the University of Manchester graduate programme can be found here. Wikipedia provides more information on the University and and life in Manchester.

Currently, there are two ways to join the lab through funded PhD Studentships: (i)  you can enter through the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme, or (iii) you can enter through the the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre.

If you are a non-EU student it is unlikely that there will be public funds for you to pursue a Ph.D. (except through the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme), so unless you can find an independent source of funding there is no need to inquire further. Overseas students from select countries can apply for Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards.

The University of Manchester also offers a well-established taught M.Sc. course in bioinformatics which has several funded positions (which many students take as an entry to the Ph.D programme). After consulting these resources first, prospective students who are interested in pursuing research on these or related projects should contact me for further details.

Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers:

Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers from the EU should consult Research Council (BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC), Research charity (Wellcome Trust, Royal Society, Leverhulme, Daphne Jackson Trust) and International agency (EMBO, UNESCO, Marie Curie) web pages for fellowship eligibility and guidelines. Prospective post-doctoral researchers from non-EU countries should consult the Royal Society, Human Frontiers and UNESCO web pages for fellowship eligibility and guidelines. Several fellowships (NSF Biological Informatics, NSF IRFP, LSRF, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund) are also available for US citizens to conduct post-doctoral research in foreign countries.

Prospective Visiting Scientists:

There are a number of agencies that provide travel or exchange grants for researchers to conduct research or obtain training in another lab. PhD students or post-doctoral that are interested in visiting the lab for a short period of less than 6 months should consult the following sites for more information: ESF Functional Genomics Short Visit and Exchange Grants; EMBO Short Term Fellowships; Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grants. Researcher with permanant positions should consult the following sites for more information: Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships;
EPSRC Visiting Researchers Programme.

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