How to join our Group
We're always interested in hearing from motivated candidates with a background in synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemistry or related fields. All our projects are multi-disciplinary, offering excellent opportunities to work with National/International collaborators.
Specific projects will be listed here when they are available.
Speculative enquires are welcome, email Prof. Matt Gibson directly if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellent candidates with a background in biomaterials, polymer science, protein expression or carbohydrate chemistry should express their interest to Prof Matt Gibson. We will advertise when any positions are available. If you have already secured your own funding (e.g. government sources, charities, research councils) or you would like to apply for your own funding (e.g. Marie Curie, EPSRC post-doctoral fellowships, Welcome Trust Fellowships) email Matt directly. Please enclose a 2 page CV including a full publication list (including those in preparation or submitted).
Newton International Fellowships
2 years funding for excellent non-UK applicants. Details can be found here
We can host projects in glycoscience, polymer/nano materials and cryobiology
2 x Leverhulme Trust Funded PhD vacancies for October 2019 Start
Joint with Professor Mike Ward we have 2 vacancies for PhDs in the Group. This project " Glycoyslated co-ordination complex for luminescent imaging of lectins" will combine aspects of supramolecular chemistry with glycobiology to make new biological probes. A student will be based in each research group [both based in the Materials and Analytical Sciences building] but will work together closely. The student based in the GibsonGroup will focus on synthetic glyco-science and also bioanalytics.
Contact Prof Gibson if you are interested!
Overseas (non UK/EU) Student Opportunities 2019
Chancellor's International Scholarship for Overseas Students is now open.
Vacancies for MAS/Systems Biology/AS:MIT/Polymer/Chemistry MSc Projects 2018
Candidates from Chemistry MSc, AS:MIT or Polymer MSc should apply directly from their respective project lists (but can email if further information is required). MAS CDT students should contact Matt early in Term 2 to allow time to prepare project proposals. We aim to have at least 2 vacancies each year.
Vacancies for Summer 2019. Excellent students (must have at least a 2:1, preferably 1st) should contact Dr Gibson explaining motivation and to discuss potential projects as soon as possible.
Each year we hope to have at least 1/2 vacancies for Warwick students (in either year 2 or year 3) to come and work in the labs for 8-10 weeks during summer. This a great opportunity to improve your CV and to get paid at the same time. There is funding available via the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme yearly, applications closing end of January.