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 are here https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/
We can host projects in glycoscience, polymer/nano materials and cryobiology.
March 2019 Start
We will have a vacancy as part of the Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network 'NanoCarb'. This is a trans-european collaboration to investigate the biomedical application of glycosylated nanomaterials and will have significant travel and international collaboration opportunities with academics and industry.
Recombinant production of carbohydrate-binding proteins and investigation of their function. Biology/Biochemistry Background. The successful applicant will join an international team, studying how glyconanoparticles can be used for medical applications. This position to produce recombinant proteins and to study their interactions with glycomaterials from other partners.
There are strict Mobility Criteria for these positions; At the time of recruitment, the applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc...) in the country of the host institution (employer) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Further details on applying for these positions can be found on the following links:
Contact Professor Matt Gibson, including your CV if you want more information
October 2019 Start
We have a vacancy within the MIBTP (Midlands Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training Partnership) joint with GE Healthcare. This is a 4 year Ph.D., with 6 months training, followed by 3.5 years of Ph.D. research. The project will be to investigate new cryopreservatives with a particular focus on enabling cell-based therapies. These are the '5th pillar' of chemotherapy and emerging as the best hope for treating cancer. We will work with the industrial partner to develop new methods to store and transport key components of the cell therapy production process. This will be interdisciplinary and suitable for chemists wanting to learn biology, or biologists with an interest in more applied research
The project advert is here, along with application details.
Contact Professor Matt Gibson, including your CV if you want more information.
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 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.