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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 opportunites to work with National/International collaborators.

Specific projects will be listed here when they are available. Speculative enquires are welcome. Email MIG directly if you have any questions: m dot i dot gibson at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Post-Doctoral Vacancies

Excellent candidates with a background in biomaterials, polymer science, protein expression or carbohydrate chemistry should express their interest to Prof M. Gibson. We will advertise when any positions are available. If you have already secured your own funding (e.g. goverment sources, charities, research councils) or you would like to apply for your own funding (e.g. Marie Curie, EPSRC post-doctoral fellowships, Wellcome Trust Fellowships) email Matt directly. Please enclose a CV including a full publication list (including those in preparation or submitted).


We will have multiple vacancies for 2018 start. These projects cover biomaterials, polymer synthesis and glycoscience and seek to address major healthcare challenges in tissue/cell storage, point of care diagnostics and new antimicrobials. We have chemists, cell biologists and microbiologists in the group, so candidates from any science background are welcome. We expect to have 3 - 4 vacancies for 2018 start, and specific projects will be listed below.

Contact Professor Gibson, including your CV, if you want more information.

MIBTP PhD; Industrial collaboration in cell storage (link will appear mid-november)

MIBTP; New diagnostics for Tuberculosis (with Dr E. Fullam Life Sciences)

PhD joint witih Dr Nick Waterfield in Medical School. Combination of Chemistry and synthetic biology to modify natural molecular syringes!

If you have your own funding, and wish to work with us, please send a 2 page CV (MAX) including grades and research experience.

Overseas (non UK/EU) Student Opportunites.

Technical vacancies

None at moment

Masters Projects

Vacancies for MAS/Systems Biology/AS:MIT/Polymer/Chemistry MSc Projects 2016

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.

Summer Placements

Vacancies for Summer 2016. 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.