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Department of Pharmacology


PhD studentship for 2023 start

A. Rational Identification of Bioactive Natural Product lead molecules against signalling proteins

If you are a student a) from North Africa/Middle East/developing country b) currently doing undergraduate/MSc in a reputable University with good results so far and c) will be willing to pursue a PhD research in my group that will involve identifying natural products as potential modulators of some ion channels and G-protein coupled receptors, feel free to contact me with your CV and names of two referees. 

B. MPhil project in Computational Biophysics

If you are a) currently doing an undergrad/MSc in a reputed institution and b) have proven expertise in using MD simulation packages (GROMACS, AMBER or NAMD), I will be interested to hear from you as a potential MPhil student to start in October 2023. The project will involve studying conformational dynamics of some signalling proteins in silico using atomistic MD simulations. Feel free to contact me with your CV and names of two referees, should you be keen.  

For the above options (A and B), I myself won't be offering any funding but I may potentially support your application for the University funding schemes as a prospective supervisor


International Newton Fellowship (Royal Society) for 2023 (call to be open) 

if you are an early career, post doctoral researcher interested in chemical biology/biophysics of ion channels and receptors, I can potentially support you for the International Newton Fellowship grant from the Royal Society for 2022. Feel free to contact me with your CV asap. I particularly welcome those with ion channels or computational biophysics background. 

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Funded postdoctoral positions will be advertised here. However, we are always keen in hearing from talented scientists interested in our research who want to apply for their own funding. Potential funding sources are:

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

EMBO Fellowships

Human Science Frontier Programme

Faculty for the Future Fellowship