How to apply

Post-doctoral Researchers and PhD Students

Applications are welcome at any time from prospective PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers. You should typically apply at least 6-12 months in advance of when you would ideally like to start. Although internal funding may be available to support positions, all applicants are strongly encouraged to seek external sources of funding.

Please send - as a single PDF file - a cover letter describing why you are interested in joining our group, a CV (potential PhD students should include their Bachelors/Masters grades; post-docs should list their scientific publications) and contact details for 2 or more referees to Richard Benton.

Masters Students

The Benton lab offers projects annually to students in all three Masters programmes at UNIL: Molecular Life Sciences, Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation, and Medical Biology.

Undergraduate Students

The Benton lab participates in the UNIL Summer Undergraduate Research Programme. At other times of year, there may be opportunities for undergraduates to work and/or train in the lab. Contact Richard Benton for details.


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