We are constantly looking for enthusiastic and bright researchers to join the Balasubramanian research group.

Research workers within the group will be exposed to a wide range of synthetic, biophysical and analytical techniques at our laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and CRUK Cambridge Institute (CI).

If you are interested in joining the group, either as a PhD student or as a postdoctoral researcher, you should first consider what scientific project area you would be interested in working on and also give some thought to how you might be funded, before approaching Professor Balasubramanian.


General Postdoctoral Positions

Funded postdoctoral positions will be widely advertised when available, however we are always interested to hear from suitably qualified people with a strong interest in our research programmes and who have the potential to make a significant impact on the advancement of our scientific goals. We welcome approaches from talented scientists who can construct exciting research programmes allied to our interests. We fully expect that such individuals can generate support for their stay by writing for internationally competitive fellowships such as those awarded by the funding bodies below:

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Marie Curie
International Union Against Cancer
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
Ramsey Memorial Fellowships Trust


General PhD enquiries

We hold an annual advertising campaign for PhD studentships both at the Department of Chemistry and CRUK CI.  Please make sure you have carefully considered the research activities of the group and defined your specific areas of interest together with how you propose to be funded before contacting us.

Alternatively go to The University of Cambridge post-graduate applications web page



ALL enquiries should be made in the first instance to:-

Miss Jo Lockhart
Assistant to Professor Balasubramanian
email: herchel-smith-medchem-pa@ch.cam.ac.uk