Please read our student and staff community guidance on COVID-19
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Gibson Group Vacancies

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:

MIBTP PhD Vacancy:
Fungal Ice nucleation: Moulding our environment?

Closing date: 7th June 2020

Post-Doctoral Vacancies

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.

These are 2 year fellowships for ambitious non-UK scientists (from any country) to come and work with us. Funding includes salary and consumables. We have previously hosted fellows from the scheme, who have gone on to start their independent academic career.

Details here

If interest send Professor Gibson at 2 page CV (MAX) and 1 page summary of area of research interest.

Deadline for submission is 26th March, but you need to have written it well before then.

PhD Opportunities 2020

Specific Projects. Note all are fully funded opportunities.

Project 1: The Formation of Ice in Bacterial Fragments and their Biomimetics: Toward the Understanding of Biological Ice in the Atmosphere

Joint project with Dr Gabrielle Sosso (Chemistry) combining theory and experiment

Project 2: Bio-precipitation or self-cryopreservation: Why does pollen nucleate ice?

Joint project with Dr Thomas Whale and Kew Gardens.

Project 3. Engineering Immune-Cell Surfaces

Project led by Prof Gibson, using synthetic polymers to re-engineer the surface of immune-related cells.

Projects 4-7. Thanks to the award of a €2M European grant, we will be hiring up to 4 PhDs to work on cell and protein cryopreservation technology. These are not open to applicants yet, but prospective candidates should get in touch with Professor Gibson. Backgrounds in microbiology, synthetic chemistry, and cell biology are all welcome to apply!


Excellent candidates for fully funded PhDs can apply for a scholarship. We can offer projects in glyco-science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials and cell engineering. All have deadlines mid-January so GET IN TOUCH now.

EU Citizens; EU Chancellor Scholarships.

Chinese Scholarship Council

Warwick/Monash Joint PhD programs

Overseas (non UK/EU) Student Opportunities 2020

Chancellor's International Scholarship for Overseas Students is now open.

Masters Projects

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.

Summer Placements

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.