Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

Joining the lab

We are always eager for smart & motivated people to come and work with us. The Organismal Biology department at QMUL includes many other behavioral and evolutionary genomics researchers; we share a cutting edge laboratory for genomics work and a powerful computing environment. We are located in east london, with many of us living locally (Hackney, Bow) - a 15 minute walk to 20 minute bicycle ride from the office.

If you’re interested in joining us, please provide by email a CV, and a short proposal. Projects should adress major evolutionary or ecologically relevant questions, and/or major challenges in bioinformatics/genomics. We are happy for projects to include population genomics, comparative analyses, bioinformatics, molecular biology, software development, hacking, field or behavioral work.


We invite applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships. The biggest effort is usually to come up with a good project. Once a proposal is written it is often worth applying to several funding sources.

These can include:

  • many national sources of funding (e.g., Swiss NSF, Fondation Fyssen, DAAD)
  • EMBO
  • putting together a BBSRC or NERC grant with you as a named researcher co-investigator.
  • FEBS

PhD positions

PhD funding exists as part of multiple schemes. These include:

Please get in touch if you want to put in an application.


We can in some cases host interns. This is much easier if you come with your own funding. Minimal duration is 5 months.