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.

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.

The group have a funded summer internship available on Understanding the abilities of vanadium compounds to target different forms of DNA – deadline for applications is the 5th March 2023.

UEA School of Chemistry also have three paid summer internships available, and interested applicants should contact Rianne to discuss a project for their application – these can be found on UEA’s Career Centre website

Students in stages 2 (of their BSc/MChem) and 3 (MChem only) of study are also eligible for bursaries from external funders, 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. Here are some of the funder bodies which support PDRA applications.

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