We are always on the lookout for excellent students, researchers and visitors to join the lab, and in return we can offer a supportive environment, lots of biscuits, and a lab full of scary-looking lasers.

Current vacancies

PhD Studentship: We're on the lookout for a new PhD student to join the lab! You'll be working on new ways to control neurons using optogenetics, specifically building instruments and designing algorithms to 'sculpt' light in 3D. The advert can be found here, but if you've got any questions, and you're one of today's lucky contestants who makes it through the spam filter, you can email c.rowlands@imperial.ac.uk.

Suggested funding sources

Rather than waiting for positions to become available, prospective students and postdocs are always welcome to arrange their own funding. Some potential sources are listed below:

PhD Studentships

The Imperial College President's Scholarships are extremely competitive, and usually open for applicants in August.

There is also a very helpful search tool built by the college which can help you find a scholarship.

Fellowships and Research Associates

The Wellcome Trust offers Sir Henry Wellcome fellowships that are very competitive, but as a former Wellcome Fellow (on a now-obsolete scheme) Dr Rowlands will happily vouch for Wellcome Trust as a thoroughly wonderful and supportive bunch of people.

Other opportunities have been helpfully collated by the college, and can be found here.