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Engineering Biology in Cambridge

 

Funding, job and studentship opportunities in synthetic and engineering biology both within Cambridge and externally.

Opportunities by Category

Funding Opportunities: internal and external grant funding opportunities and other sources of funding.

Job Opportunities: a list of current and past postdoc, lecturer and senior academic roles as well as roles in Cambridge-based companies and wider opportunitites across synthetic and engineering biology.

Internships: placements outside of academia in industry, policy organisations and other environments. 

Postgraduate studentships: PhD studentships, Masters courses and other postgraduate placement opportunities.

Undergraduate placement opportunities: if you are looking for a summer placement or Part II or Part III project, we can signpost to relevant synthetic and/or engineering biology labs based on your interests. Please email coordinator@engbio.cam.ac.uk.

 

All Opportunities

The Rowland Fellows program is open to early-career researchers from a wide range of experimental fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and neuroscience. We are looking for individuals who have already...

The Accelerate Programme in collaboration with the Cambridge Centre for Data Driven Discovery (C2D3) is offering small grants for University of Cambridge researchers pursuing innovative applications of AI, in research or real-world contexts. Funding can...

The University of Cambridge and Department of Medicine invites applications for the position of Professorship of Medicine (Honorary Consultant) and Head of Department of Medicine.

The Department of Medicine is part of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge and currently...

A creative postdoctoral researcher with experimental or computational expertise is sought to work in Mark Howarth's group on a project funded by MRC at Cambridge University Department of Pharmacology. The Howarth group have broad interests, including synthetic biology, biotechnology and...

We are seeking to recruit an energetic and well organised person to manage a busy Wellcome Trust funded laboratory and facilitate ongoing research projects within the group. The research group is part of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The...

We are seeking an ambitious and talented postdoctoral research associate to join our team at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (part of the University of Cambridge) to use comparative genomics to study the role of codon usage bias in gene regulation. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to...

We are looking for a full-time Research Associate to work closely with Dr Sanne van Neerven in Ben Simon's lab at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The Simons lab is co-located in the Gurdon Institute, a centre of developmental biology and cancer research in Cambridge, and the...

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on computational modelling of prosthetic heart valves with Dr Shelly Singh-Gryzbon in the department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. Funding is available for a 1 year fixed-...

The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a purpose-built research institute at the University of Cambridge. The overarching vision of the MTI is to convert pioneering science into therapies. The newly established Functional Genomics Screening Laboratory (FGSL) at the MTI applies arrayed CRISPR...

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research. CSAR exists to encourage an appreciation of the application of research through lectures and online webinars, visits, the CSAR PhD student awards and outreach to schools. ...

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an internationally renowned research Unit and a team carrying out high profile work at the cutting edge of development and application of Bayesian methods to infectious disease epidemiology.

The post-holder will be part...

Innovate UK, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), has announced...

The ESRC have announced their New Investigator Grant scheme. This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent...

Restricted Call: Royal Society Wolfson Fellowships 2023-24, Round 3 (internal deadline: 24th June 2024)

We are pleased to announce that Round 3 of the Royal Society’s 2023-24 Wolfson...

The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is once again open for both Small (up to £5,000) and Large (between £5,001 and £10,000) applications to support chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. For information on the...

As a Technical Specialist, you will have the rare chance to catalyse breakthroughs that could change the world and that would not otherwise be created. You'll get to sit alongside Programme Director Angie Burnett on ARIA's plant synthetic biology programme, helping to direct teams across...

CSaP's Policy Innovation Fund aims to help researchers, particularly early career researchers, to develop, test and carry out innovative policy engagement activities.The Policy Innovation Fund (PIF) offers awards of up to £10,000 to enable Cambridge researchers to work...

We are currently advertising one UKRI/MRC PhD studentship for entry in October 2024, which will be awarded on a competitive basis. The studentship pays for Cambridge University and College fees, and the student receives a generous full stipend of £21,122 per year (as at 2023), payable for up to...

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to work in the group of Prof. Robert Phipps in the Department of Chemistry on a project funded by UKRI through the Horizon Europe Guarantee Scheme. The project concerns the development of new catalytic approaches to enantioselective...

We have a postdoctoral position available to study host-pathogen interactions and innate immune recognition in the group of Prof. Yorgo Modis in the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine. The Modis group is part of the Molecular Immunity Unit within the MRC Laboratory of Molecular...

A postdoctoral position is available for 3 months (in the first instance, extension possible) from 1 June 2024 to work with Florian Hollfelder at the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University (https://hollfelder.bioc.cam.ac.uk/). The project...

The MRC Biostatistics Unit, one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer Internship Programme for 2024. Under this programme, successful applicants will be employed by the Unit to undertake work which contributes to the Unit's...

We welcome excellent candidates who can teach and perform research in Plant Ecology. In particular, we are interested in applications from those with a focus on fieldwork in areas such as molecular ecology, evolutionary ecology, microbial ecology in the context of plant biology, plant and...

The aim of this programme is to fund 4-year Non-Clinical PhD studentships at the University of Cambridge (UoC) for talented graduates in research areas which align with the strategic interests of AstraZeneca (AZ). The three broad areas of research interests are  

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Development i-Teams is open to everyone! Under-graduates, post-graduates (Masters, MBAs and PhDs), PostDocs and university staff, from any background and department. Have you ever wondered how new ideas can help people in the developing world and contribute to sustainable...

Samastar Ltd is a biotech company developing innovative automation devices to monitor cell cultures remotely and in real time. We are seeking highly motivated students to join our team and get experience in industry.

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C2D3 will be awarding £15,000 of Seed Funding to Early Career Researchers,up to £5,000 per project. C2D3 would like to invite University of Cambridge Early Career Researchers to apply for a seed fund...

Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity to join the Sormanni Lab at the Chemistry of Health, to assist in multidisciplinary projects related to computational design and laboratory characterization of antibodies and corresponding targets

We seek to recruit a highly enthusiastic and motivated full-time Research Assistant to work with Dr.Lay Ping Ong (https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-lay-ping-ong) on a jointly funded MRC/Astra Zeneca project,...

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The Engineering Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre EngBio IRC is a centralised hub for Engineering Biology research in Cambridge. It brings together researchers, commercial partners and external collaborators. It supports researchers working across disciplines - at the intersections of biology, engineering, computer sciences, design and bioethics.

We promote interdisciplinary exchange through a regular event series, researcher-led initiatives and seed-funding for projects. Find out more about EngBio IRC events and opportunities below.

The EngBio IRC is based in the Department of Biochemistry and serves staff and students across the University's six schools and affiliated institutes.

 

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