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CDT in Sustainable Chemistry: fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of Sustainable Chemistry

EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry
Atoms-2-Products: An Integrated Approach

Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships

The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemistry: Atoms-2-Products would like to invite suitably qualified and highly motivated applicants interested in working in one of four multi-disciplinary thematic areas:

  • Spectroscopy for Process Intensification and Optimisation
  • Batteries for a Sustainable Future
  • Chemical and Biological Recycling of Plastics
  • Dial-A-Catalyst

Further information on our Research Themes is available here.

CDT Training Programme

Students will undertake a 4-year PhD programme, where the first year allows them to build strong background knowledge in their chosen Research Theme as well as to benefit from multi-disciplinary Core training activities including Introduction to Sustainability, Introduction to Chemical Engineering, Entrepreneurial Skills and Responsible Research and Innovation. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, group activities and lab sessions. Over the remaining three years, students will continue to be exposed to cross-disciplinary training and research, and can access a range of professional skills and career development opportunities.

Benefits of studying with us:

  • An extensive training and development programme
  • Collaboration in smaller multidisciplinary Theme-specific groups
  • Being part of a Cohort of students and peer support
  • Opportunity of an external internship as an integral part of the programme
  • A consumables and conference attendance budget
  • A stipend of £15,009pa (2019/20 value)

Application criteria

Candidates should hold one of the following:

  • A minimum of an upper second-class honours degree from a 4-year undergraduate course, or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Biosciences, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Computer Science or a closely related subjects.
  • A 3-year undergraduate course in one of the above disciplines plus a Masters degree and/or at least one year’s experience in industry.

For general application queries, please contact CDT Manager Peri Williams on [email protected].

Further information about our Centre, training programme and Research Themes for 2020/21 and how to apply can be found here.

Application deadline: 13 December 2019. Due to funding restrictions, studentships are available to Home and EU applicants only.


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