A few thoughts on PhD applications (quite similar for post-docs really…).

A few tips:

  1. Please contact your potential supervisor before the application, ideally weeks before the deadline and not the Friday before the Monday deadline.
  2. Send your CV. Are you expecting to get a First or 2.1? I don’t care but the panels do!
  3. Typos and bad grammar in emails or CV are usually not a good sign. Check them!
  4. Why are you applying? Is it the group, the project, the city or what?
  5. What is your long-term goal?
  6. Look at the group’s papers. They tell you a lot about the type of research being done.
  7. Don’t just look for groups where you think you can cure cancer (because you won’t). Look at the techniques you can learn there.
  8. Is the supervisor someone you could work with? Speak to the current PhD students.
  9. Is there post-doc support?
  10. Ask what happened to previous PhD students? where did they end up will tell you about the support and mentorship they have received.
  11. And finally: if you are applying, check your emails regularly, respond on time and check your spam filter.

we are international!

One of the advantages of academia is that you can work with amazingly talented people from all over the world. With new people starting, Trost lab harboured 18 nationalities.

PI: 🇩🇪

Postdocs: 🇮🇹🇺🇸🇩🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇨🇳🇨🇿🇫🇷🇫🇷🇬🇧🇿🇦🇮🇪🇪🇨🇪🇸🇮🇳

PhDs: 🇨🇳🇭🇺🇬🇧🇬🇧

Technicians: 🇪🇸🇮🇳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧🇸🇾

Undergraduates: 🇲🇹🇸🇬🇨🇾🇬🇧🇧🇪

Perhaps you are the next one who wants to join us?

BBSRC iCASE studentship with GSK

Exciting BBSRC industrial CASE PhD studentship in collaboration with GSK with start date Sept 2019.

Using our high-throughput MALDI TOF mass spec approaches for drug discovery with protacs.

Apply here:  Link