Open Positions

We currently do not have any internally funded positions to fill within the lab. However, we are always happy to support external applications for funding to join us. In such cases, please provide a short outline of how the project fits with our current research and we can discuss options further.


Postdoctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral researchers can find support from numerous schemes.

Bristol Vice-Chancellor's Fellowships

This scheme offers an exciting opportunity for exceptional early-career researchers to advance their research careers, setup their own group at the University of Bristol. Fellowships are available across the strategic priorities of university. More details...


PhD Studentships

For students looking for PhD studentship, we recommend applying to one of the doctoral training centres based at Bristol or associated EU training networks. Any internally funded opportunities will be posted as openings above.


The EPSRC and BBSRC Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBioCDT) is a 4-year doctoral programme that offers training in the new field of Synthetic Biology, the "Engineering of Biology". This centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick. More details...

Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials

The Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN) is a leading centre for doctoral training offering 4-year PhD and 1 year MSc opportunities in Functional Nanomaterials. More details...

Internships and Placements


If you are an undergraduate interested in gaining some experience in engineering biology then several schemes can support summer placements in the lab. Please contact us before applying to ensure the project you have planned is suitable or to discuss other options (e.g. self-funding).

DAAD RISE Worldwide

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Worldwide offers summer research internships across the world to German undergraduate students with academic training in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field. RISE Worldwide is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. More details...

Biochemical Society Summer Studentships

The Biochemical Society offers grants for stipends of £200 per week for 6–8 weeks, and up to £1,600 in total, to support an undergraduate student to carry out a summer lab placement. The student does not need to be a member of the Society, but when ranking proposals preference will be given to student members. More details...