Opportunities

We are always interested in recruiting ambitious and talented undergraduate, summer, MSc and PhD students as well as postdoctoral associates.

PhD applicants
Named project studentships are advertised here and on the School’s postgraduate web pages throughout the year. Our group welcomes applications from students who are eligible for departmental DTA studentships and University Scholarships. Prof Wilson is also a named supervisor on the White Rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Mechanistic Biology.

We are currently recruiting to the following funded studentships: 

PhD Opportunity on Targetting Mitochondrial metabolism for brain cancer treatment

We are also recruiting to the following studentship:

Phd Opportunity on Understanding and controlling β-strand mediated PPIs using bespoke chemical modifications

MSc applicants
The School of Chemistry offers a taught MSc program in Chemistry. Prof Wilson is an eligible supervisor for the project component on this program. 

Summer students
Prof Wilson is happy to support applicants interested in summer scholarship programs run by the University of Leeds, Wellcome Trust and the RSC. Interested applicants are advised to contact him in December/ January as many of these programs have early deadlines for application. 

MChem students
If you are interested in studying for an MChem please contact Prof Wilson at the earliest opportunity to discuss potential projects. 

Postdoctoral research opportunities
If you are interested in postdoctoral research opportunities in any area of the groups’ research remit you are welcome to send your curriculum vitae and a brief proposal outlining your scientific research interest and its alignment with our ongoing research.

Prof Wilson is also very happy to support suitably qualified applicants interested in applying for independent postdoctoral positions – there are many schemes, however, and links to a number of prominent independent fellowship opportunities are given below:

British Academy, Postdoctoral Fellowships
EMBO
Human Frontier Science Program
Leverhulme Trust
Marie Curie
Newton International Fellowships
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Schmidt Science Fellows
Society in Science, Branco Weiss Fellowship
Wellcome Trust

Fellowships for applicants from specified countries: 

Säätiöiden post doc-pooli Research Abroad (Researchers who received a doctoral degree in Finland) 
Swiss National Research Foundation, Early Postdoc Mobility (Swiss nationals or resident in Switzerland and completed >2 years research in a Swiss Research Institution) 
Vetenskapsrådet International Postdoc (Researchers with a degree from a Swedish HEI) 
Croucher Foundation Fellowship (Permanent residents of Hong Kong) 
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada)