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PostDOCs: We are Always looking for motivated scientists with a strong track record to join us.
We will support excellent candidates to pursue personal fellowships. these are an excellent way to facilitate your  INDEPENDENT CAREER.

Individual Postdoc Fellowships opportunities: BBSRC Discovery Fellowships (March-May), Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (Apr-Sep), Newton International Fellowships, MSCA call July -Sep.  EACR Astra Zeneca, Wellcome, EMBO Fellowships,  Newton International INDIA Fellowship,  FEBS Long Term Fellowships ( September – ?), CSO.

Happy to discuss current projects, possible projects that you might be interested, are your entire own ideas and share our (hopefully) soon to be published papers. We have three research publications under review, so it is a  good time to join us! Feel free to reach out to team members to discuss how the lab works! Also please see additional information here from UoE etc…. For the right candidate, we are excited to help develop your career.

Please allow for time to discuss and develop your project before the deadline. 

These types of personal fellowships are excellent ways to transition towards independence, and we would be excited to facilitate and develop your research to obtain this goal with you.

Currently we have no funded positions available.


We will likely have an opening for a cancer project, that will open around May 2023, with an expected start date in September 2023.  Please reach out by email, if interested, and include your CV and state why you want to join us, and we will let you know when this position might open.

We usually have projects available. 

However, we advertise annually competitive awarded PhD positions. If you are motivated and and think you are competitive for PhD programs, please reach out, so we can discuss how to proceed. Internally funded PhD studentships are available for students. The application to these scholarships generally opens between Oct – Dec (sometimes also in the Spring). 

In addition, institutional shortlisting for the Carnegie Trust to take place in late Jan. Here you need to be en route for (or already have obtained) a first Class Honours from a Scottish university. Please see the Carnegie Trust for further information, as well as this competitive opening.

There are international funding such as Boehringer Ingelheim, with multiple deadlines during the year. Your country of origin, or where you reside might also have PhD Fellowship.

Projects centres likely around the Hippo pathway, caveolae, mechano transductions cancer, cell size regulation, macrophages, development and regeneration and/or zebrafish. We aim for that all PhD students, upon completion of their studies, should come out with a first authored publication. Do feel free to contact me in advance if you would like to undertake your PhD research with us. We  are also interested in supporting self-funded PhD students if your interest align with ours and we think we would be a good fit.

Please also feel free to reach out to current members to find out how it is to work in the lab. Team members email addresses can be found under “The Team“.

We are a supportive lab that want YOU to succeed!

Email Dr. Carsten for inquiries


We are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic status, or disability. We will continuously strive to attain equity in research by promoting a respectful lab environment and being transparent in our work.

We believe that open, honest communication, professionalism in science, and a diverse workforce allows us to create new ideas and excel academically.