PhD Opportunities

Rianne has a self-funded PhD project, which focuses on the “Design, Synthesis and Biological Applications of Bimetallic Vanadium Complexes”. The deadline for submission is the April 30, 2023.

Please direct any informal enquiries to Dr Rianne Lord- r.lord@uea.ac.uk


The group does not currently have any funded PhD studentships available, however, students wishing to either apply for their own funding or can self-fund should send an email directly Rianne to discuss help with their application.

To cover the costs of a self-funded PhD, students can apply for a UK Gov Postgraduate Doctoral Loan or through some research council opportunities:

Animal Free Research UK


Wellcome Trust

Please contact Rianne for more information and/or to discuss the application process, or to raise a query regarding other funding opportunities.

Information regarding research degrees and our university open days can be found on the universities webpage. We advertise both funded and self-funded PhD projects, and these are listed on the School of Chemistry.

Summer Undergraduate Projects

If you are interested in carrying out a short, fully funded research project our research group, please contact Rianne for more information and/or any queries regarding the projects and application process. Students in stages 2 and 3 of study are eligible for bursaries and should visit the Royal Society of Chemistry, Biochemical Society or Animal Free Research UK for more information.

Post-doctoral Positions

If you are interested in discussing a PDRA in our research group, please contact Rianne regarding eligibility, potential projects and the application process.

Animal Free Research UK

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships (The Royal Society)

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome PDRA Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trust

The Ramsey Trust

The Royal Commission of 1851