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Externally-funded Fellowship Applications - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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.

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Research and Training Visits

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.

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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.

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*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.

Laboratory Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Technical Services Team in a full-time cover post, available immediately on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2023. This post could be on a secondment basis for current staff within the University of Exeter. The role of the Laboratory Manager is to provide dedicated laboratory support to academics, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students who are members of the Centre. The Laboratory Manager will play an instrumental part in ensuring the smooth running of the research and teaching activities in the laboratory under guidance from Centre academics and Senior Technical Services staff. They will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the labs, where research in the field of Medical Mycology takes place and the post holder will help ensure that the teaching and research runs successfully.

 Application closing date: 18/09/2022

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Bignell Lab

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join Professor Elaine Bignell’s team within the MRC CMM. The team focuses on building a molecular understanding of invasive and chronic fungal diseases of the lung caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. We combine the use of functional genomics approaches with in vitro, in vivo, in silico and ex vivo models of infection. We have discovered a large number of secreted fungal gene products that are dominant drivers of invasive airway disease and will now dissect the mechanistic basis of their involvement in disease progression. Ultimately breakthroughs in this area will lead to development of novel therapeutic strategies to prevent and/or treat such diseases in the future. 

Application closing date: 18/09/2022

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

The MRC CMM is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics to support the work of Dr. Rhys Farrer. The successful applicant will have expertise in bioinformatics, and will lead the analysis of a variety of data types including DNAseq, RNAseq and ChIPseq. The applicant will also have a keen interest in understanding fungal pathogenicity and drug resistance, with a particular focus on Cryptococcus species during this project. The post will include working on the University of Exeter’s high performic computing facility.

Application closing date: 02/10/2022

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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 now open -  APPLY now by 1st Decemeber

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3-year Clinical PhD fellowship for clinical trainees

We are opening applications to a Clinical PhD fellowship to excellent clinical trainees who want to pursue a career in clinical academia and have an interest in medical mycology.  These 3-year fully funded Clinical PhD Fellowships provide talented clinicians with an exciting and unrivalled opportunity for protected time to conduct research that addresses critical knowledge and skills gaps in medical mycology. Clinical PhD fellows will develop a research programme, and gain laboratory and academic skills leading to a PhD degree in a world-class centre of excellence for studying fungal infectious diseases. Proposed topics of the research programme can be in any area of medical mycology, from molecular mycology to host-fungus interactions and fungal immunology, and from antifungal resistance to drug discovery and pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antifungals. We are particularly interested to attract a clinician with an interest in PK/PD of antifungal drugs.

Submisison of Applications is now close  -  Reopening in October 2022

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