Opportunities for students and postdocs

We are always interested in hearing from enthusiatic and talented students and researchers who would like to come to work with us. We are particularly keen to support those who are interested in applying for scholarship funding. Below is a list of available projects and external funding mechanisms for all career stages.

PhD projects

Several funding mechanisms are available within the University of Leeds for UK home rated students. These include EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training, the White Rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme and departmental studentships. Particular projects where we are actively looking to recruit students are usually advertised on the FindaPhD or School of Chemistry websites. We are also willing to discuss the possibility of other projects within the scope of the lab’s research interests.

Funding for international students is usually obtained through application for scholarships. Several scholarship schemes are available through the University of Leeds with deadlines through the year. You should also investigate scholarship schemes available from your home government and institutions. We are also interested in hearing from self-funded students.

To further discuss project opportunities and how to apply, please email Dr Beales directly.

Postdoc positions

Specific Postdoc jobs available in the group will be externally advertised, for example through jobs.ac.uk. Numerous schemes are available for postdocs to secure their own funding that would allow them to work in the group without a specific funded postdoc position being advertised. These fellowships also allow maximum flexibility in research topic within the group’s wider interests. These mechanisms include:

Undergraduate and MSc projects

Undergraduate and MSc research opportunities are available in our group. These usually take one of two forms:

  1. Final year assessed research projects. Students from the Nanotechnology BSc, Nanofolio MSc and Chemistry MChem courses have undertaken their final year projects with us. Contact me to discuss available projects or consult your course project booklet.
  2. Summer research projects. These are usually 6-8 week projects for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates conducted during the summer vacation. Funding is available to cover living expenses from several external sources (deadlines usually in February), including the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Institute of Physics, The Society of Biology, The Biochemical Society and The Wellcome Trust.