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Undergraduates: I very occasionally offer summer projects for undergraduates, who have finished their third year (I do not provide funding). Basically I need to be in Oxford for a significant part of the summer and have a project that I think a very good 3rd year undergraduate can finish in a month or two.

DPhil students: I usually have 2-3 graduate students in my group. I will be looking for a student to start in the fall of 2014. The application deadline is in January, the procedures are described here. We invite many candidates from the UK to interview at Oxford sometime in February. If you are not from the UK, we may ask to interview you by skype or phone. British universities have limited funding for overseas students. Our intended policy is that if you are a good candidate, and we make you an offer, we will find a way to fund you. However, if you come with your own money (grants or fellowships of some sort) that often makes it easier for us to accept you.


Postdocs: We tend to consider applications during the winter (Dec-April). There are many other options for how to get funds to come here as a postdoc. For example, there is the prestigious All-Souls Postdoctoral Fellowship , the Glasstone Fellowship, the UK national Newton Fellowships , EPSRC Fellowships , and so forth. Sometimes the Oxford colleges have Junior Research Fellowships available as well (look here for announcements). NOTE: Some of these JRF positions are not enough money to live on and are meant to supplement other fellowships. There may also be fellowships available from your home country. In all cases, coming here as a postdoc must be approved by our entire group so make sure you send an official application etc.

Research Projects:

I can't be too specific as to what particularly projects I will be interested in at any given time. I do like to stay on the forefront of science, which means that a project I think up right now will probably be no longer current in six months time. In order to get an idea of the kind of things I work on, I recommend looking at my recent publications.