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Opportunities

The Bristol Palaeobiology Research Group offers a wide range of educational opportunities, including the undergraduate BSc Geology-Biology and MSci Palaeontology and Evolution programmes, the MSc in Palaeobiology, and individual PhD research positions.

We are also keen to encourage applications to work here from potential postdocs.

Ours is an international community, with palaeontologists from all continents (except Antarctica) working here - currently, we have colleagues from Canada, Chile, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and the United States. In recent years, we could mention other colleagues who have come to us from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, the United States, and Venezuela. There is a real international buzz in Bristol.

Masters and PhD students, and postdocs, are encouraged and helped to apply for research funding once they are here. Every year, ten or more palaeobiologists secure funding for their research trips. We also offer funding through the Bob Savage Memorial Fund for Bristol-based palaeontologists.


Join our group

We are particularly keen to encourage new PhD students and postdocs to join us. As you will see, we have a long and successful tradition as an international group, with current members from many countries throughout Europe and the world. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from potential postdoctoral fellows: we have secured funding from the EU (Marie Curie fellowships) and from the Royal Society (postdocs from Canada, China, India, United States). We are particularly keen to encourage applicants from new member states of the EU - our experience in securing EU funds, and our established training programmes are well recognised.

Send you c.v. to one of the staff here, and we'll see what we can do.


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