We have a vacancy for a PhD student to work on the synthesis and characterisation of new oxide or fluoride ferroelectrics and magnetic materials. The work will involve synthetic solid state chemistry, crystallographic characterisation using X-ray and neutron diffraction and related techniques, and measurements of physical properties. The emphasis of our work is on understanding chemistry-structure-property relationships, leading to the design of improved materials for a variety of applications. Students interested in undertaking a PhD in this research area should register their interest as soon as possible. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Philip Lightfoot ([email protected]).