Applications are invited for the second cohort of the EPSRC CDT in Integrated Catalysis (iCAT CDT) at The University of Manchester, starting in October 2020. We are looking to recruit students interested in multidisciplinary PhD projects in areas such as chemocatalysis, biocatalysis, catalyst modelling, process engineering, organic synthesis and new chemical technologies. Up to 15 fully-funded studentships are available; candidates should hold a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree (or equivalent) standard from a relevant STEM discipline, and meet the UKRI eligibility criteria. To find out how to apply, please visit www.icat.manchester.ac.uk; you will need to complete the application form, and submit your CV, two reference letters and a 500-word personal statement. The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 January 2020; shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in February 2020. Please send any informal enquiries to [email protected].
The UK has one of the world's top-performing chemical industries, achieving outstanding levels of growth, exports, productivity and international investment; iCAT will deliver a new generation of chemistry and engineering leaders with the requisite skills to lead the industry across its various sectors. iCAT is a unique postgraduate training centre featuring expertise in chemical catalysis, biological catalysis and process engineering – connecting these disciplines in a transformative way compared to current practice. The merging of biocatalytic and chemocatalytic regimes will change the way molecules are made, shaping a new future for the UK chemical industry. You will also be taught professional skills in a context of responsible research and innovation, working towards a portfolio of innovative, interdisciplinary projects that address key scientific themes for sustainable synthesis.
Alongside their PhD project, iCAT students will have the opportunity to complete a placement with one of our industrial sponsors. Additionally, the programme include Transferable Skills Training in areas such as time management, public engagement, intellectual properties, innovation and commercialisation of research, to name a few. Don’t miss the opportunity to join one of the most innovative CDTs!