The MRC CMM welcomes applications from postgraduate research (PGR) students, post-doctoral researchers, medical students and clinicians wishing to pursue research questions, gain invaluable experience in cutting edge technologies and experimental design, or to obtain focused training in specific research areas within medical mycology.
We welcome enquiries from excellent researchers who wish to submit a fellowship application to an external funder (for example UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society) and be hosted by the MRC Centre of Medical Mycology. We recommend that you first contact the Centre, or an individual academic to discuss your ideas. Secondly, please complete our form at the link below and attach your supporting information. We have an internal mentoring process to ensure that the applications we support are of the highest standard.
Academic positions at MRC CMM
The MRC CMM seeks to appoint two new Principal Investigators and world leaders in their fields to join our exceptional team of scientists and clinicians in order to strengthen our research in the areas of:
• Antifungal Drug Resistance; This post will be aimed at recruiting an individual with an interest in understanding the underlying mechanisms of antifungal drug resistance.
• Infectious Co-morbidities; This post will be aimed at recruiting an individual whose research focuses on understand how fungal co-morbidities (especially co-infections with viruses, bacteria or helminths) influence immunity and disease pathology.
*If you are interested in these positions we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be reviewed immediately upon application.
Epigenetic signatures in fungal host adaptation. MRC GW4 BioMed DTP PhD studentship 2024/25 Entry, PhD in Biosciences
PhD Project title: Epigenetic signatures in fungal host adaptation.
Supervisors: Dr Hans-Wilhelm Nuetzmann - Biosciences - University of Exeter | Dr Adilia Warris - MRC Centre for Medical Mycology - University of Exeter | Dr Neil Brown - Life Sciences - University of Bath.
Summary: Fungal pathogens threaten our health and kill over a million worldwide. In this project, we will deploy cutting-edge chromatin genetics and medical mycology to better understand how pathogenic fungi sense and adapt to the human host. Our goal is to open novel paths to interfere with fungal disease
Application closing date: 5.00pm on 1st November 2023.
4-year fully funded MRes-PhD studentships
Applications will be opening soon for our bespoke fully funded four-year MRes-PhD programme that provides a broad interdisciplinary training that is not available anywhere else in the world. Students recruited will spend their first year undertaking a formal MRes degree in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology. On successful completion of their MRes degree, students will then choose their PhD research project from a selection offered by MRC CMM members. These projects will be cross-disciplinary, involve at least two MRC CMM members, and will address our research themes. Students also receive additional research skills training, personal and career development opportunities, funding for travel to conferences and workshops, and support from mentors who provide independent career advice.
Submisison of Applications is reopening in October 2023
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