We are looking for talented, self-motivated and creative individuals with skills in synthesis, physical organic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, polymer chemistry, computational chemistry, bioinformatics and programming. There are opportunities to work on a wide range of different projects as part of a multidisciplinary team in the Hunter lab. Vacancies become available periodically, and these posts will be advertised at However, the timescale for filling these vacancies is usually very short, so if you are planning a career that involves spending time with us, the best way to guarantee a place in the lab is to secure an independent fellowship. Links to some of the organisations that sponsor fellowships are provided below, but this list is not exhaustive, so it is worth doing your own research.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the group, you should carefully consider what scientific area you would be interested in working on before contacting us. We also welcome approaches from talented scientists who have ideas for exciting new research projects that would complement existing research programmes in our lab. Applicants should email using the Subject "Hunter Lab Vacancies" and attaching the following three documents:

  • a CV
  • a one page research proposal outlining the kind of project that you would like to work on in Cambridge
  • the names and addresses of three academic referees.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

PhD Studentships

For general information on applications for PhD study in the Department of Chemistry, go to:

Undergraduate Summer Research Bursaries