Joining the Group

PhD Positions

We have no PhD positions available in the group at the moment. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch, as there may still be opportunities for scholarships (see below).

We are part of E4 Doctoral Training Partnership and SOFI Centre for Doctoral Training, please see their pages for the information on the applications and deadlines – some positions may become available through the year.

Postgraduate Scholarships

If you are interested in applying for a PhD scholarship, please email Valentina describing your research interests and attaching your CV. 

For outstanding students of any nationality, the School of Chemistry offers a highly competitive Prize Scholarship.

Furthermore, to attract high-quality overseas students, the University offers Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship and Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships.

A highly competitive Carnegie Trust Scholarship to retain students (of any nationality) that are on track for the First Class Honours degree from a Scottish university.

Scholarships for International Students available for citizens/residents of a specific country:

Please also use the University of Edinburgh Scholarship Search


PostDoctoral Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship to work in the group, please contact Valentina with a brief description of your research interests and your CV.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applicant country-specific International Fellowships to carry out postdoctoral work in the UK:




We are happy to host a small number of undergraduate internships over summer. If you are interested, please get in touch!

There is a very small number of funding sources for the vacation internships:


Travel bursaries – Edinburgh’s resources for the travel funding.

Further internal resources for the University of Edinburgh (via MyEd login).

Please also use the University of Edinburgh Scholarship Search.