Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions

Edinburgh Castle viewed from Calton Hill.

Ph.D. positions: One project is available:

Memory and nutrient-sensing
From current stimuli, microbes can anticipate future events. In this project, you will explore the advantages of memory by using time-lapse microscopy and microfluidics to quantify the responses of single cells of budding yeast to dynamically changing environments. See Crane et al., 2014.

Additional projects are also possible.

Successful applicants will work at SynthSys, the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, one of the largest groupings of synthetic and systems biologists in the U.K., in the bespoke C.H. Waddington building.

For postdoctoral candidates, please write ( to see if a position is currently available. There are also fellowships from the Human Frontier Science Program (deadline at the end of August), the Newton International fellowship (deadline in April), and various Marie Curie possibilities.