Supervisor: Dr. Barry Blight
Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are invited to apply for a funded PhD Studentship in the Blight Group at the School of Physical Sciences, at the University of Kent. The intended start date is January 2014, however later start dates may be considered. The work will include aspects of organic synthesis, metal ligand coordination chemistry, and organocatalysis; all relating to new metal-organic framework materials. Candidates should have experience with 1H NMR, and chromatography, with some (though not essential) single crystal diffraction knowledge. The research will be carried out in the School of Physical Sciences, at the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent (http://www.kent.ac.uk/physical-sciences/), a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment.
Entry Requirements and Funding: Candidates will need to hold (or expect to hold by the start date) a 1st or upper 2nd class MSc / MChem / BSc or equivalent in a relevant discipline (chemistry, materials, etc.). This is an EPSRC funded Scholarship offered at the UK Research Councilâs standard rate (currently Â£13,590) and will additionally cover tuition fees at the Home/ EU rate. For funding reasons, this Studentship is open to EU Nationals only.
Contact: For further information or informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Barry Blight ([email protected]).
How to Apply: To apply for this Studentship, please go to the link below, or refer to our website for more details click the apply button below.
Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae, Two Academic References, a Transcript of Results and a Cover Letter, explaining why they wish to work in the Blight Group.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31st October 2013