PhD/Job Opportunities

I am currently seeking grad students and post-docs to come join my lab at LJMU.


For the past few years, LJMU has offered competitive PhD funding. This has generally opened around December/January, so if you’d be interested in applying for that, I’m happy to help you develop a project. Note that this funding is highly competitive, and the future continuation of the scheme is currently uncertain. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

Alternatively, if you can secure your own funding, I would be happy to discuss taking you on. This may involve securing funding from an external source, or self-funding and undertaking your studies part-time (this is not ideal, but is an option. If you want to pursue this avenue, you will need to demonstrate you will be able to balance studies and work).

The Commonwealth scholarships are a great source of funding for students from Commonwealth countries:

The UK government now offers Doctoral loans, which are paid back directly out of salary only when earning above a certain threshold. Follow this link to find out more:


I am not currently advertising any post-doctoral positions. However, if you are interested in coming to work with me at LJMU for a post doctoral fellowship, I am happy to help you develop a proposal and apply for funding. I’ve listed some potential post-doc funding sources below.

Post-doc funding sources.

Marie Curie fellowships (I had one of these – it was excellent!)

Newton International fellowships (deadline 26th March 2020)

NERC Fellowships

Royal Society Fellowships

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

BBSRC Discovery Fellowship

BBSRC Returners to Research Fellowship (If you’ve been out of research for 2+ years for family/caring reasons)

1851 Fellowship – more engineering oriented, but can be applicable to many of the methods used in my lab.

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