PhD Scholarship in Photosynthesis at Imperial College

Imperial College London is seeking a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in physics/chemistry. This funding is available for all students around the world. Applications are invited up to April 15, 2015.

Imperial College London in the group of Jasper van Thor, jointly supervised by James Barber. The topic is time resolved infrared vibrational spectroscopy of photosystem II of oxygenic photosynthesis. The research will involve primarily photoinduced spectroscopy measurements of photosynthesis using ultrafast laser systems and spectrometers. A significant aspect of the work will additionally involve structure based calculation and modelling using quantum chemistry, but will also involve biochemistry and sample manipulation.

The PhD position is funded at the UK-European level, providing fees and a 15 K p.a. stipend for a period of three years starting at, or before, 1 October 2015. Overseas applicants should be aware that the overseas fees are not covered by the studentship, and would need to be self funded. The fees and stipend cover UK and European applicants only.

Application Requirements
The successful applicant will have a MRes degree, or equivalent, in either:
- Chemistry.
- Biochemistry.
- Physics

Biochemistry applicants will need to demonstrate knowledge and background in molecular spectroscopy and structural biology as a requirement. Applicants will need to demonstrate affinity for biological and biochemical research, preferably with background in spectroscopy.

How to apply?
Applications should be emailed to Jasper van Thor by 30 April 2015 Please include in your application:
- Your cv.
- Your grades.
- A cover letter.
- Arrange for three references to send a letter of recommendation

Incomplete applications lacking any of the above can not be considered. Full applications made before the April '15 deadline will be considered at any time.

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