Open Positions

PhD studentship (EU/UK) available

We have a 3-yrs PhD studentship open to EU and UK applicants. The ideal candidate should have a strong motivation to undertake independent research and should have a background in biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or computer science. Candidates with cross disciplinary backgrounds and experiences are particularly encouraged to apply. We have advertised to particular projects for the successful candidate to choose from, but the details of the project can be further discussed and tuned to the interests of the candidate. Details of the advertised projects can be seen here, along with further particulars and application details. For specific questions, you can also get in touch directly with Prof. Soyer.

PhD Studentships in Synthetic and Quantitative Biology

We are part of the UK's first and only doctoral training centre in synthetic biology, SynBioCDT, and one of UK's largest quantitative biology doctoral training program, MIBTP. Both SynBioCDT and MIBTP are accepting applications for a 4-year programme, comprising of 6 months of thought modules, 6 months of two mini projects, and a 3-year PhD project. To apply, please visit their respective websites.

Postdoctoral fellowships

We are actively looking for postdoctoral researchers to join the lab. We are particularly interested in projects that combine applied synthetic biology approaches with our interest in evolutionary systems biology and could support fellowship applications in these directions (see fellowships provided by various sources such as EPSRC, Royal Society, and Wellcome Trust). To discuss please get in touch with Orkun Soyer with a CV and cover letter detailing your interests: