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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Drug Discovery Technician

We are looking for an Drug Discovery Technician to provide direct support for drug discovery projects by developing, optimising and applying low-, medium- and high-throughput screening approaches for the identification of novel antifungal agents and for defining their modes of action. The post holder will work closely with MRC CMM Principal Investigators, researchers and research students to facilitate the rapid design, optimisation and implementation of screening methodologies, and their application to a wide range of fungal pathogens and infection scenarios.

Closing date: 15/09/2021

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Cell Culture Technician

We seek to appoint a Cell Culture Technician to provide direct support for in vitro and ex-vivo tissue culture experimentation and related activities in the MRC CMM. The post holder will be expected to maintain a broad oversight of methodologies and experimentation utilised by CMM members to ensure universal access to such technologies and rapid tooling-up of new researchers. The post holder will assist CMM lab members in the planning and implementation of cell culture experimentation and histological analyses of thin tissue samples.

Application closing date: 03/10/2021

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PhD studentship on Functional characterization of MelLec in immunity

The University of Exeter’s MRC CMM is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, to join Prof Gordon Brown's laboratory to work on the pattern recognition receptor MelLec.

Application closing date: 20/09/2021

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