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We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities for keen, enthusiastic scientists at all career stages interested in diverse aspects of plant science. These opportunities span our interdisciplinary expertise, ranging from cell biology, protein biochemistry, computational biology and statistical and mathematical approaches.

hypercube-350x350Within our range of research groups, we have postdoctoral fellows, PhD and Master students, technicians and undergraduate research students. Cutting edge facilities provide excellent opportunities for the development of technical training and world class bioscience.

Posts may be acquired following a diversity of options, ranging from university funded positions including the MIBTP PhD programme , to fellowships and scholarships. We strongly encourage initial informal approaches to explore the options. Visit our research pages to identify suitable labs. For informal discussions, contact the relevant Principal Investigators.

If you are aiming to establish your line of research as a young group leader, we offer Birmingham Fellowships, and you can also seek funding from Career Development Fellowships. At post-doctoral level, we have an excellent track record in attracting fellowships from external agencies, and grant-funded posts are regularly advertised. If you are interested in carrying out a PhD, we have a very international and lively community of PhD students. PhD degrees  can be funded from a variety of studentships, depending on your nationality. We also have a wide variety of Masters programmes  on offer. And if you don’t yet have a degree, but are interested in undergraduate study in cell biology, we offer a range of BSc degrees  that might be for you. Contact us also for undergraduate lab summer projects, which can also be funded from several agencies.