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We are a microbiology research lab, using biochemistry and structural biology to study toxin-antitoxin systems and phage-resistance systems. 


Highly-motivated individuals interested in postdoctoral research are encouraged to contact Tim by email. Please include a letter describing your reasons for applying, past research experience and future research interests, along with a CV containing contact details for three referees.

Multiple fellowship schemes are available that could support post-doctoral positions, including:

EMBO Long-Term Fellowships

Marie Curie Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships

HFSP Fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

Graduate Students

Students interested in pursuing postgraduate degrees, either PhD or MSc, should contact Tim with a letter describing their research interests and experience, and a full CV containing contact details for two referees.

PhD students usually join the lab via the fantastic Doctoral Training schemes:

BBSRC Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership

Molecular Sciences for Medicine

Durham University facilitates MSc by Research degrees, where students undertake a full year of lab research having completed their Bachelor's degree. These are arranged on an individual basis, please contact Tim for details.

Undergraduate Students

We do offer projects for 4th Year Natural Scientists but unfortunately no longer run projects for the MBiol course.

Summer studentships are available depending on space restrictions in the lab, please contact Tim with a CV containing contact details for two referees if you are interested.

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