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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

Are you passionate about Plant Biotechnology, Sustainable Ag and the Future of Food? Do you want to use your scientific expertise to make profound real-world impact? We have four immediate openings: 1) R&D scientist in Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering REF JD24004 2) Two support...

PhD position in synthetic biology at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. Students will become experts in synthetic genomics with a focus on de novo genome design to advance the field of biotherapeutics. The...

The BioNano Engineering group, headed by Dr. Ljiljana Fruk (fruk-lab.com), is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral research associate for a project focused on development of strategies to enable improved binding of natural plant-based pigments to cellulosic fibres. This position is funded by...

St John’s College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from 1 September 2024. Candidates must be of postdoctoral standing and may be graduates of any University. Preference will be given to those without a prior Oxbridge affiliation. There are no conditions of subject

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Looking for projects that could provide a better understanding of a disease mechanism or discover and validate new therapeutic targets and can range from reagent sharing and 6-month pilots to 2-year postdoctoral funded collaborations. They are expected to lead to joint publications with the...

This initiative aims to foster the growth of groundbreaking science and company formation in areas such as T2D, obesity and CVD. Importantly, the program is also suitable for projects that are still in the research phase and have not incorporated into a company yet. But there is an intention to...

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...

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is undertaking a global search to find a Head of our infectious disease genomics programme, which is one of the six faculty-led Science Programmes at Sanger. I am writing to ask for your help in disseminating this unique opportunity...

Funding for International Impact and Knowledge Exchange projects within BBSRC remit 

The University’s BBSRC...

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge, UK. The successful applicant will work to support the research activities in the laboratory of Professor Pellegrini. (...

The Wellcome - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in...

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on a collaborative project between the labs of Guillaume Hennequin and Máté Lengyel at the Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (...

The progress in fundamental science and technology has allowed researchers to explore intriguing, but often elusive, quantum effects in atoms, ions and semiconductor nanostructures. Cryogenic temperatures and complex trapping techniques are often required to be able to access these fragile...

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, supervised by Prof. Robert Phipps, to work on a UKRI-funded project in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. The project will develop new catalytic approaches to enantioselective radical reactions...

Applications are invited for a University Assistant Professor in Machine Intelligence. The successful candidate will join the Department of Engineering's Information Engineering Division at its central Cambridge site to add to its broad expertise in Machine Intelligence, including vision-related...

Applications are invited for Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) or Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and...

The BMA Foundation awards research grants each year (totalling approximately £910,000) to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. One of these grants is the J Moulton grant to assist research into...

The West Hub hosts an exciting series of programming, including events and activities, to promote the building and the Cambridge West Innovation District to both University and external audiences.

These events and activities are centred around key themes for the Hub...

UK Parliament is currently recruiting for eight UKRI-funded Thematic Research Leads.

Thematic Research Leads (TRLs) are mid career researchers embedded three days a week in UK Parliament. ...

The research team of Professor Laura Machesky is seeking to recruit a 50% FTE (18.5 hours/week) part time Research Assistant with experience in mammalian cell work or molecular biology and an interest in cancer cell biology. This post is funded by Cancer Research UK as a part of a programme...

The ABSW Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians, and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Science Unit or the Londonist. The Fellowships:...

We are pleased to announce that Round 2 of the Royal Society’s 2023-24 Wolfson Fellowships scheme is now open (as per the pre-announcement circulated last month, copy attached for reference) and the University’s internal selection process can now commence....

A postdoctoral position is available for 12 months (in the first instance, extension possible) from 1 March 2024 to work with Florian Hollfelder at the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University (https://hollfelder.bioc.cam.ac.uk/). The...

The CSAR PhD Student Awards of £1,000 each, are intended to recognise outstanding research with real world application and to assist students to pursue their research or careers. The awards are open to students in any discipline at the University of Cambridge, currently studying for their...

About

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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