Positions currently available

I welcome applications from prospective MSc by Research (MScRes) students who are interested in genetic, genomics, developmental biology, or evo-devo. Various projects are available working with snakes, sharks and gerbils.


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Fellowships
Strengthening International Research Capacity in Wales (SIRCIW)
Call deadline 12 September 2018
Funding for postdoctoral fellowships (max 24 months)
Fellows must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the COFUND deadline

Future Leaders Fellowships
This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential. The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international applicants and individuals should use the person specification to assess and justify their suitability for the scheme.

It is mandatory for the first round of this call that host organisations submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for each of the applicants they intend to submit to the first round, by 7 June 2018.

The objectives of the scheme are:
• to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK
• to foster new research and innovation career paths including those at the academic/business and interdisciplinary boundaries, and facilitate movement of people between sectors
• to provide sustained funding and resources for the best early career researchers and innovators
• to provide long-term, flexible funding to tackle difficult and novel challenges, and support adventurous, ambitious programmes.

These Fellowships support applicants from diverse career paths, including those returning from a career break or following time in other roles. We also encourage applications from those wishing to work part-time in order to combine the fellowship with personal responsibilities. Review panels will take into account time spent outside an active research or innovation environment, whether through career breaks, flexible working or as a consequence of working in other roles.


Sêr Cymru II Fellowships
Increasing research capacity in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) related subjects.
Fourth call deadline 16 October 2017
Funding for postdoctoral fellowships (max 36 months)
Fellows can have any nationality and apply from anywhere, including locally.


Postgraduate study
I welcome enquiries from prospective self-funded PhD students projects related to gene and genome duplication in vertebrate evolution or the origin and evolution of snake venom ( FindaPhD.com advert).

Prospective students from Commonwealth countries may wish to investigate the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission as a possible source of support for postgraduate study.

Students from the USA should investigate the Fulbright Commission and the Marshall Scholarships.

Postdoctoral positions
I also welcome enquiries from prospective post-doctoral researchers, especially those interested in applying for independent fellowships such as:

BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships

NERC Independent Research Fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships