PhD Studentships Visualising supramolecular assembly by preparative mass spectrometry


Supervisor:  Dr Giovanni Costantini

Project description:  A PhD Studentship is available to work on the development and application of a variety of new experimental techniques to investigate the interaction of complex molecular units with surfaces and interfaces. The successful applicant will work as part of a team to design, build and test a novel type of ion soft-landing apparatus and to integrate it with state of the art scanning probe microscopy techniques. This unique instrument will allow a ground-breaking new approach to the controlled functionalisation of surfaces. In particular, the student will apply this innovative experimental setup to explore the adsorption, conformation, mutual interaction and real-time dynamics of peptides on surfaces with ultimate spatial resolution.

Tax free stipend for the student is approximately £13,500/year.  

Requirements: Applicants should have (or be about to receive) an excellent master’s (or equivalent) degree in physics, chemistry, engineering or materials science.

Applications are open to UK, EU and Overseas students.

How to apply: Applicants are required to provide:

  • an academic CV;
  • official full list of courses and grades from the university;
  • contact details of two suitable referees;
  • a covering letter outlining the applicant’s suitability for the study and his/her research experience to date.

Applications should be emailed to: The successful candidate will be required to submit a formal University of Warwick on-line application to fulfil the normal admissions process. Any enquiries relating to the project and/or suitability should be directed to Dr Costantini at the address above.

Further post details and research group information is available at

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