PhD Opportunities

We currently have a 3-year funded PhD available, which covers tuition fees for UK/EU students. Applicants from outside of the UK/EU are still encourage to apply, however, they will be required to fund the difference in tuition fees.

The project is entitled “Vanadium N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Towards New Metal-based Anti-cancer Agents” and the application deadline is 30th January 2020.

Applicants can apply through the following websites, and any informal queries can be sent directly to r.lord@uea.ac.uk



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  for more information.

PhD Positions

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 and Biosciences webpage.

To cover the costs of a self-funded PhD, from 2018/19 students can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan or studentships through the Research Councils.

If you are interested in postdoctoral studies in synthetic chemistry, biological chemistry or cancer therapeutics, we are in a position to accept students with PhD funding. Please contact Rianne with any queries, and provide a 2-page curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter and two academic references.

We also welcome students wishing to undertake a PhD placement in our research group and are currently working with Indian students through the Newton Bhabha PhD placement program. Please contact Rianne for more information and/or to discuss the application process.

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.

PDRA Funding

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