From time to time we will advertise post-doctoral positions, but if you are interested in working with us you should contact us well advance of any ideal start date. In most cases we recommend you contact us a year (or even more) in advance.

The most obvious way to obtain funding is through competitive fellowship schemes, of which their are many, each with different eligibility criteria. For example,


EMBO fellowships

HFSP fellowships

Marie Curie fellowships


and many more besides that are “country of origin” specific. You should invest some time researching the possibilities when you start thinking about your postdoctoral career.

We are always open to working with talented scientists from all related disciplines. If you are finishing your PhD or looking for another postdoctoral/research fellow position please send Aziz an email with your CV attached. In addition you may attach pdfs of one or two representative publications.

In your email it is important in just a few lines to summarise:

1) Your broad research questions and career ambitions

2) Your reasons for considering our group AND,

3) Possible routes for funding for joining our group that you are eligible to apply for (in addition to any funding we may have in the lab if you are responding to an advert).


Generally Aziz will reply and give feedback to all enquiries as soon as he can, this may be up to 2-3 weeks during busy teaching periods.