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General enquiries

The Language and Genetics Department includes researchers and technical staff from diverse scientific backgrounds, nationalities, and at all levels of career progression ranging from student interns to senior academics. We are always interested in receiving enquiries, applications or expressions of interest in joining our department from suitably qualified people at all levels, even when we are not advertising for specific posts.

However, due to the high number of messages that we receive, we ask all interested people to send us a minimum amount of key information together with their initial enquiry/application:

  1. A concise message that specifically describes your interest in our research and your motivation for wanting to join the department. Generic application letters that are not specific to our research programme will not be considered.
  2. An up-to-date CV (junior applicants should include grades obtained in examinations).
  3. The names and email addresses of at least two referees.

These requirements apply equally at all levels, including students interested in doing internships. All enquiries/applications that include these details will be welcomed and considered.

Please note that we will usually only reply if we feel there might be a suitable position/project and we want to discuss it further with you. If you do not receive a reply (normally within two weeks) you can assume that we did not judge there to be a suitable opening in the department.

Please send your full application to the department secretary:

Last checked 2017-07-11 by Martina Bernhard
Language and Genetics


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