LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


PhD students - There are many opportunities for graduate students at the LMCB and UCL to gain experience that will help in their future careers in research or broader fields. The timeline below provides some information about the sort of courses, internships and fellowships available to students, and when they should be considering these opportunities.

Graphic representation of student careers timeline 

Postdoctoral researchers - There are a number of funding opportunities for postdoctoral researchers to help further their careers and work towards independence. Eligibility for many of these is dependent upon the amount of time spent in research (years post-PhD). The timeline below provides an idea of eligibility for many of these fellowships. Time spent away from research, such as maternity, paternity or adoption leave, is taken into account when considering eligibility.

Graphic representation of postdoc fellowship timeline

Academic Promotions Guidelines

The MRC provides an interactive career framework to explore career and funding options for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

Returning to science after a career break? Funding is available from the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society, the British Heart Foundation, and the Daphne Jackson Trust, amongst others.  

Interested in pursuing alternative careers to academic research? We provide regular training workshops for our PhD students and postdocs to explore alternative career paths. A network of LMCB alumnae pursuing alternative careers is available; for more information contact Lucy Newman, Student HR Administrator.

UCL also provides career information and guidance through UCL Careers as well as many courses though their Professional Development Programme. UCL's Teaching and Learning Portal helps develop teaching skills.