The School of Chemistry is offering 5 x 4-year fully-funded Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentships starting in September 2022.
The Graduate Teaching Assistantship is available for full-time registration and payable as a full UK tuition fee waiver for four years subject to annual progress review. The successful applicant will also receive a combined annual stipend and salary package (currently £15,609 for 2021/2 - 2022/3 rates still to be announced).
About Graduate Teaching Assistantships:
This is a Graduate Training Assistantship (GTA), which means that you will be required to do some teaching, and particularly lab demonstrating, as part of your training. GTAs allow research students to fund their PhD through part-time teaching work with the University.
A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of School and is expected to undertake teaching or other duties within the School - not normally exceeding 8-10 contact hours per week - while undertaking research leading to a PhD.
Approximately 80% of your time will be spent on doctoral research and 20% on GTA responsibilities. Training is provided to help Graduate Teaching Assistants develop their teaching related skills and enhance their professional competencies.
We have 7 projects available to select from for the 5 PhD positions:
Dr Richard Hopkinson Modulating cellular formaldehyde using small molecule tools
Dr Richard Doveston A Bespoke Screening Platform for Discovering Protein Molecular Glues as Novel Therapeutic Agents
Dr Gregory Solan Manganese catalysis in the 21st century
Professor Andrew Hudson Fluorescence lifetime imaging with genetically encoded sensors to unravel the mechanisms controlling haem supply and demand in cells
Professor Andrew Ellis Energetic processing of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in interstellar space
Dr Fabrizio Ortu Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Rare Earth Chemistry
Professor Rob Hillman Stress, Morphology and Material Properties of Electrodeposited Aluminium in Novel High Energy Density Battery Systems
Select the project you want to apply for and follow the application advice under the How to Apply section below.