PhD student position now open - deadline 4 November 2022

One PhD position on seasonal adaptation in Amazonian butterflies

This 3 year PhD position aims to understand patterns and mechanisms of a butterfly migration in the Amazon, combining natural history, ecology and genomics with field work and exciting collaborations in Peru.

Sadly due to funding only available for UK residents.

More information and how to apply here:

Note that starting date will most likely be April, not January, 2023

If you have your own funding or have a realistic scholarship opportunity in mind (to cover the high UK university fees, your living expenses, and research costs) then please get in touch with your project ideas, and I’m happy to help in any way I can.


postdoctoral fellowship applications

Please get in touch if you’d like to write a post-doctoral fellowships with your own project. Drop me an email with your ideas, and we can develop the project together. Fellowships include EU’s Marie Skłodowska Curie, the Royal Society’s Newton Fellowships (UK), EMBO Fellowships, Human Frontiers Science Program, Rubicon Fellowships (the Netherlands), Academy of Finland Fellowships (Finland), Exhibition fo 1851 (UK), and many others.

BSc and MSC students

We have several student projects available in the lab, ranging from 2 to 12 months, at both undergraduate and graduate level. Have a look at the research projects  and drop me an email if any of those interest you, and we can discuss this along with your own ideas.

Most projects involve a fair dosis of statistics, genomics and bioinformatics, so acquaintance with programming in R, Python or bash would be helpful, though you can also learn it here. There are also projects where the focus is more on lab experiments, including butterfly rearing and approaches from life history and evo-devo research (e.g. molecular biology, dissections, injections, hormone measurements, CRISPR-Cas9, in situ hybridisations). There may also be potential for doing field-based projects, so do get in touch if this interests you.