PhD in Chemistry, supported by the Mayflower Scholarship


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  Dr Matthias Baud  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Supervisory Team:   Matt Baud

Project description

The School of Chemistry in Southampton is looking to support a candidate to undertake PhD studies under the prestigious Mayflower Scholarship. We are seeking talented and motivated individuals, with a true interest in both academic research and education. The successful appointee will have the opportunity to develop a cutting-edge research program under the guidance of their university research supervisor, while developing their teaching skills and strategy design through a combination of educational theory and in-class undergraduate teaching activities. It is expected that this training will lead to Associate Fellow of the Higher Education academy in the first instance. This combined research and teaching PhD is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to pursue a future career in academia, and gives a balanced overview of the academic career.

In research, you will train in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern chemical research, through exposure to cutting-edge concepts and techniques in one of our internationally leading groups, under the guidance of your supervisor. Read more about the diverse ongoing research currently being carried out in the School of Chemistry: School of Chemistry | University of Southampton.

In teaching, you will support the teaching activities in the School of Chemistry under the guidance of an academic mentor. Responsibilities will go beyond just laboratory teaching, and there are opportunities to get involved with small group teaching, lecture courses and educational development activities aligned to your scientific background. We are currently looking to support teaching activities in one or several of the following areas: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering.

Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, an upper second or first-class honours degree in Chemistry, or equivalent. Successful applicants will engage in research in one of our internationally leading groups and to assist in the School's teaching programmes, acquiring a combination of research and teaching skills that are highly valued by both the academic research and education professional economies.

The position is fully funded (stipend + tuition) for 4.5 years. Mayflower scholarships are available only to applicants eligible for the ‘Home/UK’ tuition fee (for details see information on tuition fee status).

If you wish to discuss any details informally, please contact Dr Matthias Baud, Head of Chemistry Postgraduate Admissions, Email: [Email Address Removed].

Entry Requirements

A very good undergraduate degree in Chemistry, or related area (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).

Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 July 2023 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.

Funding: For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend of £18,622 tax-free per annum for up to 4.5 years.

How To Apply

Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study ( Select programme type (Research), 2023/24, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, next page select “PhD Chemistry (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Mayflower

Applications should include:

Curriculum Vitae

Two reference letters

Degree Transcripts/Certificates to date

For further information please contact: [Email Address Removed]

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