Join the Team ...

A number of opportunities exist to join our research team at Durham University.

.... as a Research Student

We accept a number of research students into the team each year either for doctoral (PhD, 3-4 year duration) or masters (MRes, 1-1.5 years duration) study.

Applicants looking to join the team should hold (or be expecting) a good undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or any related field. Prior taught masters level study is of benefit and a strong mathematical ability is essential. Previous experience with programming, software development or work in a research environment is also an advantage.

Students work on a range of varying research projects spanning current research themes within the team and beyond.

.... as a Postdoctoral Researcher

We have infrequent opportunities for post-doctoral researchers to join the team to work on both funded research projects and long-range research topics that align both our current research themes of the team and beyond. The majority of these opportunities require working with industrial and government collaborators both within the UK and internationally.

All such posts are advertised on jobs.ac.uk when they become available.

We are also happy to support applications to external fellowships (e.g. Newton, UKRI, Royal Commission 1851, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society) and fellowships available within Durham by suitably qualified candidates both internal and external to the university.

.... as Research Intern

We take on a limited number of research interns, normally over the summer months, to work on both research projects within the team and supporting tasks.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financial support for research interns joining us externally and only have limited funding opportunities for Durham University students (primarily through the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme).

We are happy to consider applicants who are able to externally fund their time with the team via a 3rd party scholarship or otherwise.

.... as a Visiting Researcher

We are happy to welcome a range of academic visitors from all career stages (student to professor) for both short-duration and longer collaborative visits.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financial support for visits and rely on visiting researchers to be able to fund their own travel, accommodation and subsistence during their time in Durham.

However, we are able to provide working space for visitors, well-equipped labs as needed and a vibrant research environment for collaboration.