Enquiries are welcome from appropriately qualified individuals. The group works at the interface between Chemistry, Materials Science and Life Sciences, and members gain experience in a wide variety of synthetic, analytical and characterisation techniques. If you are interested in joining the group, please send Gemma-Louise ( a 2-page CV.

PhD Opportunities

Please check the twitter handle @gemmaloudavies for the most recent vacancies.

Current vacancy: We have a vacancy for an EngD studentship (equivalent to PhD) partnered with DSTL, designing imaging agents capable of detection of nerve agents. Take a look and apply here.

Masters and MSc Projects

Each year the group takes on Final Year Undergraduates to complete their Research Projects. Please contact Gemma-Louise by email ( if you are interested.

Summer Undergraduate Projects

If you are interested in carrying out a short 6-10 week Summer project, fully funded, in a Nanotech lab, there are bursary schemes available through the Royal Society of Chemistry and many others. Contact Gemma-Louise as soon as possible to discuss projects and assistance with writing the application form.

Postdoctoral Positions

Interested candidates should contact Gemma-Louise directly to discuss funding opportunities (see links below) and projects.

Talented early career researchers who want to join the lab to work on ambitious projects at the interface between materials and medical sciences can apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships. Deadline: September 2017, so contact Gemma-Louise soon to discuss potential projects!

USA-ESU Lindemann Fellowships

The Ramsey Trust

The Royal Society

Newton International Fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome PDRA Fellowships (final yr PhD or 1st yr PDRA)

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships (PDRA)

The Leverhulme Trust

The Royal Commission of 1851

The Sanger Institute

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships

Human Frontier Science Program

Marie Curie Fellowships

Max Planck Society

NATO Science for Peace Program

Pasteur Foundation

Ford Fellowships

JCC Memorial Fund