PhD/Post-Doc/Job Opportunities

I am currently seeking grad students and post-docs to come join my lab at LJMU. I don’t currently have specifically funded positions, but if you want to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship, or self-fund a PhD I’m happy to chat with you about options.


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.

Dieter Lukas has put together a comprehensive list of global post-doc fellowship sources, which you can view at this link. Below are some of the UK fellowships I’m more familiar with:

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