The Oxford Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT) is a new £10.4m EPSRC-funded centre that will train the next generation of scientists in the synthesis of inorganic molecules and materials.
Applications are sought from outstanding post-graduate candidates for twelve fully-funded four-year studentships available commencing in October 2019. Prospective students are sought with an interest in inorganic synthesis across the breadth of molecular and materials chemistry. Applications from female and minority candidates are encouraged.
OxICFM is centred in the University of Oxford’s Department of Chemistry, and integrates faculty from the Departments of Materials, Physics and Engineering, both in its training programme and collaborative projects. The CDT brings together over forty academics, ten industrial partners, and seventeen international centres of excellence in synthetic inorganic chemistry.
OxICFM offers a four-year programme providing a broad training across inorganic synthesis at different length scales (molecular, nano-scale and extended solids), together with in-depth research-based training in one area. The involvement of ten diverse industrial partners allows for training that is relevant to a range of different business sectors and sizes.
Key components of the course include:
We are anticipating a large number of applicants for our course - a first degree (at 2i level) in the chemical sciences is the minimum entry requirement. Applications are via the University of Oxford’s online graduate admissions portal.
You will be required to submit:
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Oxford, which will involve two 30-minute discussions – a broad technical interview focusing on your research experience to date and an interview with projective project supervisors. Applicants for entry in October 2019 should submit their online applications by 1 March 2019; interviews are expected to be held on or around 1 April 2019.