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Below is information on how to apply to become a postdoc or a graduate student in Prof. Clutton-Brock's research group. If you have specific project ideas or are interested in topics that align with the research interest of one of the members of the group, please contact them directly.

Anyone applying to come here should realise that the group has no formal secretarial support. Consequently, we cannot help with raising funds, finding accommodation and making travel arrangements. 

Professor Clutton-Brock has summarised advice for writing applications in his  Survival Strategies for Scientists

 

We currently (July 2015) are looking for two voluntary research assistants to work on the mole-rat project.


POST-DOCS
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I welcome applications to join my group from potential post-docs at any time, but cannot provide funds so post-docs visiting the group will need to make their own plans to fund their time in Cambridge. Post-doc applicants might consider applying for college research fellowships, which are advertised in the Cambridge Reporter each summer. The Department charges visiting post-docs an annual bench fee of £1200 to cover the use of Departmental facilities. More information on potential funding sources, accommodation, and additional details on coming to Cambridge can be found through the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs and the Postdocs of Cambridge Society.




PHD STUDENTS
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Prospective PhD students should apply beginning of November. I usually enter two candidates in the Department competitions for studentships, having discussed their prospective projects with them first. I seek to finalise who I am entering for the competition before the deadlines (first week of December for international students, first week of January for UK applicants). Students will not be accepted unless they can guarantee their own funding for the duration of their period as a student. I am afraid I cannot assist with this.

Prospective students should initially write, enclosing a CV, telling me where their research interests lie. I may follow this up by asking them to produce a two-page outline of a project that they would like to do for I prefer to take on students that arrange their own independent projects. I may then ask them to come into Cambridge for an initial interview since I'm seldom prepared to support applications unless I've met the people involved. Details of graduate entry and a copy of the Departmental post-graduate prospectus can be obtained on the Prospective Graduate part of the Zoology website.