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Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships in a range of STEM disciplines available at the EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry

Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships in a range of STEM disciplines available at the EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry

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 from all STEM disciplines to apply for 48-month PhD studentships to work in one of four Research Thematic areas:

  1. DISRUPT: Disruptive processes for late-stage functionalisation in chemical synthesis
  2. LIFE: Lithium-Free electrochemical Energy
  3. MiSynth: Clean Chemical Synthesis Without Organic Solvents
  4. Sustainable biocatalytic solutions for key chemical transformations

CDT Training Programme

Our students will undertake a 4-year PhD programme, where the first year offers the opportunity to access a balanced combination of core and research theme training activities. Our core training is designed to equip students with knowledge and tools related to the broader aspects of their research such as sustainability, entrepreneurial skills, and responsible research and innovation, and will include a wide range of workshops focusing on professional skills, career development and wellbeing. Research theme training will focus on topics specific to each of the three themes. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, group activities and lab sessions.

The first year of this PhD opportunity involves a student-focused and individually tailored programme of technical and laboratory training courses and workshops, designed to provide the students with the skills and confidence required for a successful PhD project. With the support of their academic mentors, the students are also provided with a unique opportunity to design and develop their research projects.

Over the remaining three years, whilst working on their research projects, students will continue to receive cross-disciplinary training and research and will be presented with a wide range of additional training opportunities tailored to support them at the different stages of their PhD cycle.

Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships in a range of STEM disciplines available at the EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry

Benefits of joining our CDT

  • An excellent research environment, with world class facilities
  • Access to an extensive cross-disciplinary training programme
  • Purposefully tailored research theme-specific technical/lab training
  • Cohort approach to training with emphasis on collaborative work in smaller teams
  • Access to training activities facilitated by BiOrbic, University College Dublin
  • Access to external training, workshops and conferences
  • Excellent professional skills training package
  • Opportunity of fully funded external internships with national/international companies or academic/other institutions
  • An annual stipend of £17,668

Application criteria

Ideally, candidates will 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, Physics, Material Science, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Pharmacy, Synthetic Biology, Computational Biology/Chemistry or a related subject
  • A 3-year undergraduate course in one of the above disciplines plus a Master’s degree and/or at least one year’s experience in industry

The Centre would particularly welcome enthusiastic and highly motivated applicants with a strong academic curiosity and strong aptitude for research. Applicants should be committed to working in cross-disciplinary teams and be passionate about working towards a more sustainable future.

If English is not your first language

If English isn't your first language, you will also need to meet the relevant English language requirements. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) is required, although we also accept alternative qualifications.

Eligibility information

Fully funded scholarships at the EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry are open to home and international students. In line with UKRI funding guidance, we are able to recruit a limited number of international postgraduate students, however due to funding restrictions we are unable to guarantee places to all international applicants.

For further details please read the UKRI guidance on EU and international eligibility for UKRI funded studentships.

CLOSING DATE 6 JANUARY 2023


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