We are always looking to recruit talented and committed scientists. If you are interested in working in the Nitschke group then please get in touch.
Funding for specific projects, when available, is advertised on the University jobs page. Exceptionally qualified applicants are nonetheless invited to get in touch at any time. Such enquiries should include a CV and cover letter mentioning fellowship funding agencies to whom you might apply to underwrite your stay in the group. Also please have two or three letters of reference sent by academic mentors who know your work.
Enquiries are particularly encouraged from applicants with experience in the synthesis and characterisation of metal-containing or supramolecular polymers, the synthesis of challenging abiological structures (such as porphyrins or complex ligands for metal-containing assemblies), or expertise in dealing with complex systems of interacting molecules. Your accomplishments in another area of chemistry may also allow you to contribute to our work, however - all applicants with strong publication records in high-impact journals, and who are able to make a convincing case as to how their backgrounds will allow them to contribute to the group's research programme, are invited to get in touch.
PhD positions are available in our group each year, usually starting in October. If you are interested in doctoral studies in the group then please get in touch as early as possible. An application should consist of your CV, a cover letter, and two reference letters sent by academic mentors who know your work. Information about graduate studies at Cambridge is available on the University website.
Part III Projects
Part III (final-year Cambridge undergraduate) projects are available every year starting in October. Prospective Part III students are advised to get in touch as far in advance as possible.
Undergraduate / MSc / Visiting PhD Students
We can sometimes accommodate talented and motivated students at various times of the year for stays of at least four months. Work is carried out under the guidance of an experienced doctoral or postdoctoral group member in the context of an ongoing project. Please be aware that such stays need to be arranged well in advance. Students must have strong basic training in experimental chemistry; substantial laboratory work must have been carried out before arriving here. To apply, please send a CV and have a reference letter sent by an academic mentor who has worked with you in the laboratory or the classroom before. Funds to support such stays are very rarely available in Cambridge, so students will need to apply for scholarship funding themselves. The person at your university who is in charge of Erasmus or international programmes may be able to advise you.
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Thank you for your interest in the Nitschke Group.
To contact us please reach us via:
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB2 1EW
Prof. Jonathan Nitschke
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 336324
Lingtao Kong (Secretary to Prof. Nitschke)