We recruit from a wide range of backgrounds, including biochemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering, applied mathematics and computer science.
We are always interested in talking to self-funded students and prospective postdoctoral/visiting researchers and can tailor projects to your interests and strengths - i.e. 'dry' (theoretical/computational), 'damp' (mixed theory and experiment) and 'wet' (experimental) projects are all possible.
Funded BBSRC DTP PhD projects are advertised between October-November here.
Funded joint Manchester-Singapore A*STAR PhD projects are advertised here.
Other vacancies will be advertised on the Universtiy Jobs website and often also on naturejobs.com
Another funding mechanism is the Newton fellowhsip scheme.