Post-graduate opportunities

The Grainger Lab seeks to select bright young scientists from a multitude of disciplines. Students interested in our research projects will need to consider the most appropriate source of funding for their PhD. You can read about different funding options, and how to apply for them, below.

UK and EU students

For UK and EU based students funding is available through one of two programmes; the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) or the Training Centre in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance (AAMR). MIBTP is a BBSRC funded PhD programme jointly coordinated by the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick and Leicester. The AAMR programme is funded by the Wellcome Trust and jointly coordinated by the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. PhD programmes for UK and EU students are four years in length and normally offer the chance to receive advanced training during the first year of the PhD before beginning the chosen research project in year two.

EU and international students

Students from the EU, as well as all other international students, are eligible to obtain funding from the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh.

Application process

For the BBSRC funded MIBTP programme, and Darwin Trust scheme,  you can apply here. For the Wellcome Trust funded AAMR training center you can apply here. You are strongly advised to contact Dr. Grainger before submitting your application since he will be able to provide advice on the application and interview process.


Post-doctoral opportunities

Post-doctoral researchers looking for a position in our group are advised to contact Dr. Grainger directly to discuss current vacancies. The best and most ambitious young researchers are encouraged to seek our support in applications for independent research fellowships. These fellowships will allow you to develop your own research programmes with our laboratory.