Funded Postdoctoral Positions
There are currently no project specific postdoctoral positions available in Chemistry.
Postdoctoral Funding Routes
If you are interested in applying for any of the following funding routes, or others not listed, please contact the Academic Head of Chemistry.
- Royal Society Newton International Fellowship
- EPSRC Fellowships
- Leverhulme Trust
- Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
- Marie Curie Fellowships
- Royal Society of Edinburgh
James Watt PhD Studentships
New fully funded (fees and maintenance) PhD studentships are available for an autumn 2013 start. These James Watt studentships are fully funded for 36 months, with an annual tax-exempt maintenance of £15,000 (UK/EU) or £10,000 (Overseas), and include fees at the appropriate level.
Candidates are strongly advised to contact the appropriate supervisor for further information before application.
Specific projects are in the following areas:
JWS2013/3 Metallosupramolecular Chemistry
Dr Scott Dalgarno (http://www.che.hw.ac.uk/sjd)
The assembly of new frameworks and polyhedral assemblies through advanced design of molecular building blocks; exploration of guest (e.g., gas) uptake and selectivity by these novel supramolecular materials will also be studied.
JWS2013/4 Computational Organometallic Chemistry
Prof. Stuart Macgregor (http://www.che.hw.ac.uk/cic/)
The use of density functional theory to model organometallic reactivity, including understanding novel and challenging bond activation processes and their integration into homogeneous catalysis and metal-mediated organic synthesis.
JWS2013/5 Molecular Collision Dynamics
Dr Matt Costen (http://www.che.hw.ac.uk/laser)
The measurement of the dynamics of inelastic and reactive collisions of atoms, radicals and small molecules. In both the gas phase, and at gas-surface interfaces, using state-of-the-art experimental methods & in collaboration with theory.
JWS2013/6 Heteroborane Chemistry
Prof. Alan Welch (http://www.eps.hw.ac.uk/staff-directory/ajw.htm)
The synthesis and characterisation of novel carboranes, other main group heteroboranes and their transition metal derivatives, with particular emphasis on supraicosahedral species and linked heteroboranes.
How to Apply
1. Important Information before you Apply
When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:
(a) in "Planned Programme of Study" (Checklist Item 6):
Planned Programme of Study presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD.
Supervisor provides a free text box. Enter supervisor's name.
(b) in "Background Information" (Checklist Item 9):
Proposed Area of Research provides a free text box. Enter Title and Reference number (JWS2013/x) or (DTA2014/x) of the Scholarship for which you are applying.
This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.
Applications must be made through the Heriot-Watt on-line application system, please see instructions on how to apply for a James Watt or DTA scholarship.
3. Closing Date
All applications must be received by 30th April 2013.