Research opportunities

We are looking to recruit talented and dedicated scientists. If you are interested in working in the Fuchter group then please get in touch via email.

Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral positions within the Fuchter group will be advertised when funding is available. However, for self-funding applicants, please get in touch via email.

PhD positions

PhD positions are available in the group each year, usually starting in October. If you are interested in a PhD in the Fuchter group then please get in touch via email. Imperial College requirements will need to be met and applicants will also need to apply via the normal college application route.

*Current open PhD positions:

PhD position: The synthesis and study of chiral materials and devices for circularly polarised OLEDs

Two PhD positions are available at Imperial College, one based in the Department of Chemistry and one based in the Department of Physics, as part of the European H2020-MSCA-ITN programme HEL4CHIROLED. The successful candidates will join a Europe-wide cohort of 11 students, housed in world leading groups for chiral materials research.

Successful candidates at Imperial College will carry out collaborative research between the Fuchter and Campbell groups that extents our successful and exciting work on chiral organic materials (Nature Rev. Chem. 2017, DOI: 10.1038/s41570-017-0045), and their ability to introduce unique functionality into organic electronic devices. These include circularly polarised organic light-emitting diodes (Adv. Mater. 2013, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201204961; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b02463; ACS Nano 2019, DOI 10.1021/acsnano.9b02940) and circularly polarised light detecting transistors (Nature Photon. 2013, DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2013.176), where semiconducting properties can be controlled through chiral composition (ACS Nano 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03540).

The Chemistry post (lead supervisor Fuchter) will focus on innovative design, synthesis and characterisation of novel chiral conjugated materials with an emphasis on enhancing their chiroptical properties or spin-polarised electron transport using both chemical structure and solid-state conformation/assembly. The Physics post (lead supervisor Campbell) will be devoted to the advancement of chiral optoelectronic devices and their materials. Together these two positions will realise novel applications, that may include but are not limited to circularly polarised (CP) organic light-emitting devices, CP light detection, enantioselective sensing and spintronics.

The official application materials and details of how to apply can be found below and the application deadline is 3rd May.

These positions are open to students of any nationality (including non-EU). The specific requirements are that the applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years. This means that students who are currently undertaking a 1 year Master’s in the UK are eligible.