PhD studentship in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cardiff

Deadline: 30 November 2014
Open to: master graduates in chemistry from UK and EU
Funding: UK £13,863


University of Cardiff  is seeking a highly motivated recent graduate to join Dr Rebecca Melen research group as she establishes a dynamic program of research in Main Group catalysis to investigate the use of main group p-block metals and non-metals as catalysts for a range of important catalytic processes and synthesis of novel compounds. Such main group catalysts offer potential to provide alternatives to conventional transition metal catalysts whilst sometimes also offering differing reactivity such as product selectivity. It  is a new and emerging field and offers rich opportunities for strongly motivated graduate students.

The start date of the program is set to be January 2015. One position is available.


If you wish to join the research team you need to:

  • Be UK or EU National;
  • Have a good first degree (the equivalent of a 2.i or higher) and a Masters in Chemistry;
  • First-hand experience in a relevant area of chemistry such as Synthetic chemistry, Main Group chemistry or Catalysis.


This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,863  for 2014/15, updated each year). The studentship will be in a duration of 3 years.


In the first instance, you should submit a CV & Covering Letter outlining your motivation and experience for the position to Dr. Rebecca Melen by emailing The successful candidate will then be invited to submit a standard application for Postgraduate Study via the Online Application Service.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2014. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible.

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