A fully-funded, 4-year PhD studentship is available to start in the Ball group in October 2020. Applicants must hold (or be on track for) a 1st class or 2:1 masters degree in chemistry; due to funding restrictions, this position is open to UK and EU applicants only. Informal inquiries and applications can be made directly to Liam.


We are keen to have talented, enthusiastic researchers join us. If you are interested in being a part of the Ball group, please contact Liam well in advance of any application or funding deadlines.


Postdoctoral applicants

Funded positions will be advertised when available. Researchers who wish to apply for independent funding should approach Liam well in advance of their anticipated start-date with a list of the fellowships for which they are eligible. Outstanding candidates will receive assistance with fellowship applications.

PhD applicants

A fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship (starting October 2019) is available to UK or EU applicants. More details can be found hereOpportunities also exist for entry via the CDT in Sustainable Chemistry. Students from outside the EU should indicate the funding schemes for which they intend to apply.

Final Year and Summer Placement Projects

Projects for final-year and summer research are available in the broad areas of organic / organometallic synthesis, catalysis and physical organic chemistry. Please contact Liam early to discuss project details and, for summer placements, to secure funding.

e-mail: liam.ball@nottingham.ac.uk

tel.: +44 (0)1157 486 232

School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, University Park,

 Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom