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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.

>> Read more and Complete our Expression of Interest form


Open Rank Academic positions: Lecturer to Professor

The MRC CMM seeks to appoint two new Principal Investigators 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.

>> Read more and apply*

*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.

Four-year MRes-PhD studentships

The MRC CMM offers fully-funded four-year MRes-PhD studentships in Medical Mycology for a September 2022 start. A bespoke four-year MRes-PhD programme that will provide a broad interdisciplinary training that is not available anywhere else in the world. Read more about this programme here.

>> Call open for applications: Read more and apply by 1st Dec 2021 (for enquires contact us at

Clinical PHD Fellow - College of Medicine and Health

We are looking for an outstanding medical and or dental graduate with an interest and aptitude for developing a career in clinical academia, to join 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.

>> Read more and apply

Four-year Early Career Fellowship (Bioinformatics)

We are looking for exceptional Early Career researchers who will be awarded an independent four-year Fellowship within the MRC CMM at the University of Exeter.  This Fellowship is aimed at newly qualified postdoctoral researchers with the aim of attracting exceptional individuals to develop an early independent research career in medical mycology. The Fellowship covers salary and comes with a generous consumable budget (up to £20k per annum). This post  will focus specifically on Bioinformatics, complementing that of Dr. Rhys Farrer’s team, and we are looking for an individual with an interest in exploiting ‘omics’ approaches to address the host or the host-pathogen interface.  

>> Call for apllications opening soon (for enquires contact us at 

Four-year MRC GW4 BioMed PhD studentship

PhD in Medical Studies on Deadly fungus in the brain: Impact of infection on immunometabolic responses in glia.  22/23 Entry. Lead Supervisor Dr Carolina Coelho at the MRC CMM.

Fungi cause deadly brain infections in humans; to better combat these deadly invaders and prevent brain damage. we must understand brainspecific immune responses during infections. To achieve this, the student will use key models of infection, including mouse and zebrafish, coupled with state-of-the-art tools in live quantitative microscopy, metabolism and immunology to uncover the mchanisms which determine the outcome of this deadly disease.

>> Call open for applications: Read more and apply by 26th November 2021

Four-year PhD studentship from January 2022

PhD opportunity: 'Functional characterization of MelLec in immunity, Immunology'.  The University of Exeter’s MRC Centre for Medical Mycology is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The focus of this PhD project will be to mechanistically determine how MelLec mediates its cellular and immune functions. This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,609 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.

>> Call open for applications: Read more and apply by 30th November 2021