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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.

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 14th February

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Microbiome and Barrier Function cluster

This post will form part of a multi-institute collaboration within the new MRC National Mouse Genetics Network that aims to address the role of the microbiome in monogenetic diseases affecting mucosal barrier surfaces. The Microbiome and Barrier Function cluster (, led by Professor Fiona Powrie from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Manchester, Imperial College London, and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute, and involves close collaboration with the Mary Lyon Centre, Harwell. The post holder will take a leading role in the research being led by Profs Warris and Brown at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter and will be responsible for driving collaboration with other cluster members in order to share knowledge and develop advanced immunology and gnotobiotic techniques that are in line with NC3Rs objectives. The experimental murine work will be performed at the University of Oxford and/or the Mary Lyon Centre at Harwell.

 Application closing date: 28/02/2023

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