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The lab is based in the Cambridge University Department of Pharmacology on Tennis Court Road.

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Postdoctoral applications

A funded postdoctoral position is available to work on protein engineering for a new direction in cell therapy of cancer. We are

also keen to sponsor candidates, either with PhDs or coming to the end of their PhD, to apply for postdoctoral fellowship

awards. Get in contact as early as you can, because this process always takes a while. The lab and University run a range of

events to support postdoctoral fellows and promote their careers, including: Postdoc Academy, Postdocs of Cambridge

Society and Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge with social events, training sessions (idea development, leadership, grant

writing, managing scientists), and connecting to career opportunities. The lab provides support for all members to develop

their skills in novel experimental methods, entrepreneurship/biotech, and also bioinformatic skills, even for those without

previous computational experience, including the latest AI/machine learning resources for protein design.

Potential Doctoral students

We are looking to welcome new Doctoral students into the lab.

There are various 3 year or 4

year fully funded doctoral programmes for students at Cambridge, including Cambridge Bioscience Doctoral Training

Partnership and Nanoscience DTC, Gates Cambridge Scholarships for international students, and many places funded via

colleges. Deadlines are early, so get in contact with Mark asap.

Students are welcome from a range of backgrounds. Each student will be given a project suitable for their skills and fully

supported as they learn skills in new areas, via training within the lab and through short training courses in the Department

and University. The lab provides support for all members to develop their wetlab and bioinformatic expertise, even for those

without previous computational experience, including exciting new AI/machine learning resources for protein design.

When you fill in the University application, you are free to apply to any college you would like. The lab is not able to host

MPhil students.

Undergraduate students

Part II students:

We look forward to taking 2-3 Part II students for Pharmacology practical research projects. Each undergraduate has their

own project, with close day-to-day support by a member of the lab, along with scope for creativity and important findings.

Undergraduate students have been authors on several of the group’s recent papers and patents.

Summer vacation students:

We aim to take 2 students from the University of Cambridge for projects of 8-10 weeks each year. We are not able to support

students on the Amgen program.

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