Vacancies and Studentships

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These pages contain current vacancies within the department and available PhD studentships.

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Academic Vacancies

Current academic vacancies are listed below:

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Technical Vacancies

Technical Vacancies

Current technical vacancies are listed below:

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Support Vacancies

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Post-Doctoral Research Vacancies

Post-Doctoral Research Vacancies

Current research vacancies are listed below:

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Research Associate for UK Catalysis Hub, - Ref: 1469149

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We are seeking an exceptionally motivated and qualified catalysis scientist for a Research Associate position in catalytic science, as part of the EPSRC UK Catalysis Hub at Harwell.

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Studentships

Current PhD vacancies are listed below. See the postgraduate pages for more information on our PhD programmes.

Current Available Studentships

Computational Chemistry Studentships

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A 4-year EngD studentship in Synchrotron radiation studies of inorganic functional materials

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A 4 year Eng Doc studentship is available in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science, UCL (www.m3s.ucl.ac.uk). The studentship will commence in September 2015.

A range of nano particulate materials are widely explored in industry for a range of applications. Whilst a considerable care is taken during the preparation the systems, they may contain a range of particle sizes.  Although characterisation of these materials have been successfully carried out, they provide averaged structural information.  In this project we aim to develop an alternative method by predicting spectroscopic and structural signatures that correspond to a range of nano particulate systems and use these predicted structures as the starting point for analysing real materials using data from Synchrotron based X-ray absorption spectroscopy and diffraction techniques. 

A 4-year EngD studentship in Modelling Organic Energetic Materials

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Supervisors: Prof Sarah (Sally) Price, UCL, Dr Matthew Habgood AWEA 4 year Eng

Doc studentship is available in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science, UCL (www.m3s.ucl.ac.uk). The studentship will commence in September 2015.

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Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Studentships

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Synthesis of biocompatible catalytic nanomotors

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PhD supervisor: Dr. Tung Chun Lee

Application deadline: 31 July 2016

A 4-year EngD studentship in Synchrotron radiation studies of inorganic functional materials

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A 4 year Eng Doc studentship is available in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science, UCL (www.m3s.ucl.ac.uk). The studentship will commence in September 2015.

A range of nano particulate materials are widely explored in industry for a range of applications. Whilst a considerable care is taken during the preparation the systems, they may contain a range of particle sizes.  Although characterisation of these materials have been successfully carried out, they provide averaged structural information.  In this project we aim to develop an alternative method by predicting spectroscopic and structural signatures that correspond to a range of nano particulate systems and use these predicted structures as the starting point for analysing real materials using data from Synchrotron based X-ray absorption spectroscopy and diffraction techniques. 

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Biological and Organic Chemistry Studentships

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Physical Chemistry Studentships

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Synthesis of biocompatible catalytic nanomotors

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PhD supervisor: Dr. Tung Chun Lee

Application deadline: 31 July 2016

Transient absorption spectroscopy of novel conjugated polymers for use in organic photovoltaics

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Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, University College London. This project is based on the spectroscopy and photophysics of novel conjugated organic polymers for use in organic electronics, particularly organic solar cells, potentially creating an alternative to fossil fuels.

Real-time chemical imaging of promoted Fischer-Tropsch catalysts

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Fischer Tropsch (FT) is an important ‘synthetic’ chemical process that uses heterogeneous catalysts based on metallic cobalt or iron active sites to convert syngas to hydrocarbons for the purpose of producing fuel. Whilst it is well known that factors such as the synthesis methodology, the presence of additives or else the pre-treatment process can have a major impact on their performance, the way in which these factors influence this performance is only partially understood. This is primarily due to incomplete characterisation of the samples since the full structure of the catalyst as employed in real conditions is rarely considered when trying to extract meaningful structure activity relationships. This project will therefore investigate, using real-time imaging methods, a variety of structured catalyst samples containing a range of promoters to understand their effect on FT selectivity. For this purpose we will primarily use the recently developed technique of time-resolved X-ray Diffraction Computed Tomography (and variations thereof) so as to study these catalysts under realistic conditions (T, P, space velocity) to yield 2/3-D images with micro-nano spatial resolution allowing for a more thorough understanding of the salient components that lead to an active catalyst. This exciting venture takes advantage of the expertise of the respective groups at UCL (catalyst characterisation) and BP Plc (catalysts development) so as to result in a project in which new, fundamental knowledge can actually be used to improve on a short time-scale, the development of new catalytic materials with enhanced performance.

Probing the origins of life using anion photoelectron spectroscopy

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A fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship is available to work with Professors Helen Fielding and Stephen Price (UCL Department of Chemistry).

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