Ph.D. Studentships

There are currently no open funded studentship positions in the group,​ however students with their own funding are always encouraged to contact us to discuss possible projects.

We are a multinational group, and welcome applications from overseas.
Although many institutions require a proposal for Ph.D. studentship applications that is not the case for our group, so if you are interested in joining us please get in touch via email.

Additional information on Ph.D. student recruitment and opportunities, including some advice on funding sources, can be found in the University Postgraduate Prospectus or on the Chemistry Postgraduate Research webpage.

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

We currently have one funded PDRA position available.

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a physical chemistry project. The 3-year project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, involves a collaboration between Dr Beames, Dr Richards and Prof. Pope all located in the School of Chemistry.

The overall focus of the programme is develop and use time resolved electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopic techniques, along with transient absorption and emission spectroscopies to interrogate novel light upconverting materials. Experience with EPR techniques and/or laser spectroscopies are highly desirable. Experience with time resolved EPR and ab initio computational chemistry are desirable although not essential.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Physical Chemistry, or relevant industrial experience.

The links below provide details of other potential sources of funding, should you wish to join us at Cardiff but work in a different area within our group. The list is not exhaustive but provides a useful starting point. We are always happy to discuss and support applicants if a strong case can be made, and full assistance will be given in crafting high caliber applications.


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