PhD Studentship: Artificial Photosynthesis through Bio-inspired Chemistry:

We ask applications for a PhD studentship to work in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry in the Reisner group. The project focal point is on solar energy conversion, in particular solar hydrogen production and carbon dioxide reduction. The economical capture and storage of the energy in plentiful sunlight in the form of a renewable, alternative fuel is of major scientific and economic interest to replace fossil fuels. The PhD student will work in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary research environment ranging from synthetic molecular and materials chemistry to spectroscopy, electrochemistry and photocatalysis.

Further information about the work of the Reisner group and the Christian Doppler Laboratory is available at visit:

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline. The studentship will cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance funding for EU nationals. Non-EU nationals will only be considered if they can cover the differential for foreign tuition fees. 

Application:

The studentship is available from October 2013. Applications should include a CV, academic transcripts, contact details for two specialized, professional referees, and should be sent electronically to, Dr Erwin Reisner, Department of Chemistry, 

Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW 

Email: reisner@ch.cam.ac.uk. 

* Limit of tenure: 4 years. Quote Reference: MA21842, 

Closing Date: 1 December 2012.

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