We are always looking for enthusiastic and talented people to come and join our research group. If you are interested in working with us, please feel free to contact Ben at any time on
Postdoctoral Fellowships/Postdoctoral Research Associates
When available for particular projects, postdoctoral funding will be advertised here, on the Nottingham University Jobs website, via Twitter, and externally. Nevertheless, strong applicants and invited to get in touch at any time.
There are several Fellowship funding agencies to which applicants may be able to apply. Ben secured multiple prestigious postdoctoral fellowships and so has extensive experience in compiling such applications. Outstanding applicants will be given full support in writing a proposal and application. Successful applications will undoubtedly be a combination of your individual ideas with the work of the group. Last minute applications are rarely successful so please get in contact in plenty of time.
If you are interested please send Ben a CV and arrange for two people to send Ben a recommendation (ideally by phone or email). Enquiries are particularly welcome from those with a background in supramolecular chemistry and/or synthetic organic chemistry, but anybody with a compelling case for joining the group is welcome to get in touch.
The group currently has no fully funded positions available for start in 2021. However, please check back here regularly as further funding may become available for September/October 2021 start later during the year.
If you would like to apply for your own funding from a scholarship or are able to self-fund study via another source please get in touch as early as possible. Ben will gladly help strong candidates prepare competitive applications.
PhD students will be given training in a broad range of organic and supramolecular chemistry techniques, in addition to wider problem-solving and analytical skills. If you are interested please send Ben a CV (including an academic transcript from your undergraduate studies) and arrange for a mentor to send Ben a recommendation (ideally by phone or email).
Nottingham MSci Students
The group will be looking to host at least two MSci students in the 2021-2022 academic year. Prospective projects will be sent round the internal mailing list to third year students with others from the Department. However, if you are interested in working in the group for your MSci project, please feel free to send Ben an email or drop into his office (B44a) for a chat!
Masters Students/Visiting Students/Summer Students
The group welcomes students who can only visit for shorter periods. The group will be able to cover the cost of chemicals for visiting students, but students will usually need to apply for funding to support themselves personally. Visits of at least three months are encouraged if possible to allow time to get fully integrated into a project and visits need to be arranged well in advance.
If you are interested please send Ben a CV (including an academic transcript from your undergraduate studies) and arrange for a mentor to send Ben a recommendation (ideally by phone or email). If you are applying from another University there are often exchange programme leaders (e.g. Erasmus) who may be able to advise you on potential funding opportunities.