We are always pleased to hear from candidates interested in joining the lab.
A variety of funds are available to support summer placements in the laboratory, usually for periods of 8-10 weeks. Please contact us early in the year if you are considering applying to a summer placement. It is not usually practicable to consider short-term placements for undergraduates at other times of the year.
We are happy to consider applications from suitably qualified applicants from the UK or abroad for research studentships. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) as early as possible in the academic year for which you hope to secure admission.
Many research studentships (BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, BHF) now include a first year during which you gain research experience in 2-3 different laboratories ('research rotations') before deciding on the lab in which to begin studies for a PhD. Summaries of the projects currently offered for research rotations in my lab can be found here: BBSRC, Wellcome Trust/MRC and BHF.
Consult the department's web pages (http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/) for further details of graduate admissions procedures.
Postdoctoral research fellows
Enquiries from candidates within the UK or abroad who are interested in joining the lab as postdoctoral fellows are invited to contact Professor Taylor (email@example.com) well in advance of the preferred starting date. Early enquires allow time to arrange visits or meetings, to prepare applications for funding, and to catch funding deadlines, some of which occur only once each year. We are happy to consider enquiries from applicants at every level of experience, from graduate students close to finishing a PhD to experienced researchers seeking to establish an independent research group by applying for competitive research fellowships. We welcome applications from the UK and abroad. When we have specific posts available within the lab, details will be posted here.
☼ Current vacancies ☼
Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral research associates
Signalling to and from IP3 receptors
Applications are invited for three postdoctoral posts funded by the Wellcome Trust and BBSRC for initial periods of up to 3 years. The lab combines diverse approaches to examine the structural basis of intracellular Ca2+ signalling (Nature 458, 655-, Nature 483, 108-, J Cell Biol 202, 699-) and it enjoys collaborations with labs in other disciplines. Candidates must have, or soon expect to have, a PhD. The appointees will contribute to work addressing the roles of IP3 receptors in cell migration, signalling from the plasma membrane to IP3 receptors, and the roles of dynamic organelles in generating intracellular Ca2+ signals. Experience with gene-editing, cell migration, and/or advanced optical imaging methods, and an interest in cell signalling are essential. Starting salary, depending on experience, will be in the range £27,854-£36,298. A more senior appointment may be available for an exceptionally experienced candidate.
Informal enquiries to Prof. Colin W Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates should submit a C.V., a coversheet CHRIS 6 (from http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/department/vacancies) including the email addresses of two academic referees, and a description of your experience as it relates to the job specifications to Ms J Dunne at: email@example.com. The reference CWT/RA2013 should be included in the subject heading. The closing date is 31 October 2013. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place soon afterwards.
Further information available at: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/taylor
Please address enquires to Colin Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).