We are always willing to consider suitably qualified people as candidates for PhDs in the diamond group. If you have a first-class or upper-second-class degree in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Physics, Materials, or even some branches of Engineering, and are interested in working in this field, please contact us. Funding could be available from grant awarding bodies, such as the EPSRC, and Departmental bursaries may also be available. There are also occasional vacancies for postdoctoral researchers, but these will be advertised below when they are available.
Suitably qualified overseas students wishing to study for a PhD here with their own source of funding (such as a government scholarship, Commonwealth scholarship, or personal funds) are particularly welcome. We have taken students from China, India, Brazil, Taiwan and elsewhere in the world under thse arrangements. If you have suitable funding for up to 3 years, please contact me to enquire about possible PhD projects. Please note, that we cannot host 'summer internships' for overseas PhD students unless these are fully funded by an overseas body, which needs to include reasonable bench fees / consumables costs.
Similarly, we are happy to host overseas postdocs and lecturers for periods of 6 months, 1 year or 2 years, provided they have their own source of funding, which would need to include their travel and UK living expenses, plus a small contribution (£5k p.a.) towards bench fees and access charges.
- There are no specific vacancies at present, however we obtain grants throughout the year so it's worth checking here regularly to see if any new positions have appeared.
- The university hosts a Doctoral Training Centre in Functional Nanomaterials, which is very relevant to CVD diamond technology. Some diamond-themed projects leading to a PhD are advertised on their website, so if you check out those you may find a project you like. These will be based partly in the diamond group here and partly in Physics.