Prospective students and postdocs


Post-doctoral positions

Post-doc positions are advertised on the Department of Biochemistry homepage and on If you would like to apply for your own funding/fellowship, contact the group directly.

PhD student positions

PhD applicants should first identify which group(s) they are interested in joining.

Most PhDs in the UK commence on the 1st of October, although it is sometimes possible to start at other times. As a general rule, you should start the application process about a year before your intended start date.

The application process starts by potential students contacting their chosen supervisor directly and then filling out the application form which is located on the Department of Biochemistry homepage. There is more information there about fees and funding and the application procedure.
UK/EU Students: For home students, there are a number of research council funded studentships available. The deadline for applications for these studentships is usually at the beginning of February and formal interviews are held during February. Students are encouraged to get in touch with potential supervisors well before the deadline and come for a visit to discuss projects.
Overseas Students: For overseas applicants the deadline for competitive scholarships administered through the University of Cambridge is December the year before the starting date. See the Board of Graduate Studies Graduate Financial Aid page for information about the different scholarships available and the application procedures.