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PhD studentship: Molecular Magnetism

The University of Edinburgh - School of Chemistry

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Fully funded for 36 months, covers tuition fees and an annual stipend (starting at £15,009 per annum)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th February 2019
Closes: 13th May 2019

(36 months)

A PhD studentship is available in the group of Professor Euan Brechin (School of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh; The studentship is fully funded for 36 months and covers tuition fees and an annual stipend (starting at £15,009 per annum) for a candidate satisfying EPSRC criteria:

The project will focus on the discovery and characterisation of new functional molecules containing transition metal centres, ranging from the mononuclear species to giant, molecular metal oxide cages. Such complexes have widespread applications from information storage and molecular spintronics to cryogenic refrigeration. Molecular design, innovative synthesis strategy and methods, advanced detection and characterisation techniques will be employed in our world-leading laboratories.

The successful candidate will possess, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper-second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in chemistry. Essential qualities include a strong background in synthetic chemistry and associated analytical techniques. Other essential attributes are good presentation and communication skills (written and oral).

In the first instance, informal enquiries (accompanied by a CV) should be directed to:

Professor Euan Brechin, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FJ, UK.


Formal applications are made through the University’s EUCLID system:

The position will remain open until filled.

The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and is a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment. See our University Initiatives website for further information. University Initiatives website:

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