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PhD in Chemistry: Organic synthesis and study of small, O- and S-doped polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as chromogenic materials

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

This studentship is part of the Innovative Training Network of the European Commission CHARISMA (Chemical Irreversibility to Prototype Responsive Smart Labels). The positions will all last three years and will allow all students to participate in an exciting programme comprising international schools, workshops, and secondments at academic as well as industrial partners.

CHARISMA is a ITN European Industrial Doctorate (ITN-EID) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, promotes the concept of applied chemical irreversibility to engineer displays for smart labels applications. The EIDs provide training through doctoral research to talented early stage researchers (ESRs). Through 9 ESR research projects, CHARISMA will establish an intersectoral training and research programme at the chemistry/physics/engineering interface with partners from 5 European countries.

CHARISMA ESRs will enrol on PhD degree programmes and be employed for 36 months in a beneficiary organisation. The consortium brings together a unique team of world-leading academic groups and industry, at the forefront of plastic electronics.

Through this team of experts, the ESRs will receive an intensive training in the field of organic chemistry and materials engineering, flexible smart materials/devices, photophysics and electrochemistry, solar-powered technologies and device engineering, with the final goal to shape prime industrial researchers that has been exposed to the development of an irreversible smart label technology.

Supervisor - Professor Davide Bonifazi https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/161126-Bonifazi-Davide

There are strict eligibility requirements within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks. At the time of appointment, applicants:

•MUST at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. ‘Date of Recruitment’means the first day of the employment of the researcher (i.e. contract starting date). ‘Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience’ is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctoral degree programme.

•MUST NOT have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1 are not taken into account.

•It is a requirement that network ESRs have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive full benefit from the network training.


Applicants should email a cover letter, a CV, a short summary of the research accomplishments, and names of two references to: . In the cover letter please indicate for which project you are applying and provide a brief motivation as to why you wish to become an ESR within CHARISMA. Failing to provide any of the above documents will make your application ineligible.

Please be aware that your application will be reviewed by the CHARISMA committee, and your CV will may be shared with the named beneficiaries within the consortium, as part of the application review process, to ensure an open, transparent and merit-based recruitment.

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