Joining the Group

PhD Positions

2 x PhD positions (click on the titles for further details):

Design of Biochar for Sequestration of Emergent Pollutants

Weathering of Clays under Extreme Conditions: Implications for the Biosphere and Extraterrestrial Environments

Deadline: 7th January 2021, 12 noon

To apply follow the link

Funding & Eligibility: The studentship is fully-funded for 42 month, incl. home/international fees, research costs and UKRI stipend (currently at £15,285 per annum), and is part of the E4 Doctoral Training Partnership. For further details see Entry & Eligibility Criteria.

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

and this article at

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.