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Undergraduate Projects

Undergraduate projects for 2017/18 are not available anymore.

MRes and MPhil projects

I offer several Masters projects each year. Both MRes and MPhil are 1 year degrees. While in the MRes you conduct two separate projects in different labs as an MPhil student you will do one large research project. Projects may be entirely computational focusing on genetic mapping and systems-genetics analysis of behavioural traits, or may involve behavioural studies in rodents or insects in the context of my research interests outlined under ‘Research’. Students are welcome to suggest their own projects.

PhD projects

PhD projects are available for self-funded applicants as well as for candidates wishing to apply for studentships (these cover your fees and pay a stipend). I will enter suitably qualified PhD candidates from the EU into the annual competition for research council studentships. You may suggest your own research ideas or you may apply for any of the below projects. Candidates should contact me by November at the latest to enter the competition for studentships commencing the following October. Self-funded students may begin at any time.

PhD projects available

Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia - click for details on FindaPhD.

Epigenetic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of adaptive responses - click for details on FindaPhD.

Postdoctoral positions

There are currently no open positions. Open postdoctoral positions will be advertised on, in Nature, Science or the New Scientist. However, if your research interests overlap and could benefit from the research and expertise in our group I am happy to discuss and support projects that will be submitted as standard research grant application with the postdoc as Named Researcher to any of the research councils (e.g. NERC, BBSRC). The faculty offers one of the best facilities in the country and is the largest in life sciences in Europe. Hence, there are great opportunities to propose projects spanning several disciplines.

Independent Fellowships

The Faculty offers an attractive new fellowship scheme for independent Research Fellows with substantive external funding to join the Faculty of Life Sciences as Principal Investigators. Your project may be linked to existing groups and I welcome expression of interests from potential candidates.

Please see: Independent research fellows call on the Faculty site for details.