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:

If you wish to apply for any of the positions below, please get in touch by email in the first instance.

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

This project is funded by the Marie Curie Training Network “HEL4CHIROLED: Helical molecules for chiral OLEDs”. The student will join our chiral materials group and work on the chemistry/materials science of chiral conjugated molecules. The applicant must be from the EU (i.e. non-UK) and selection of the successful candidate will most likely take place in early 2020.

PhD position: Azoheteroarenes: Next-generation solid-state solar thermal fuels for heat release applications

This is a project offered through the Imperial College Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership. It aims to further develop and study our photoswitches for use in solar thermal fuels. Further project details can be found here. The applicant must be from the UK or an EU student who had already been in the UK for 3 years and the deadline for the student application is early January 2020.

PhD position: Chirality-led design of organic semiconducting materials

This is a project offered by the Advanced Characterisation of Materials CDT. This project will build on our work on chiral materials/devices, studying how the helical shape and molecular structure of the helicenes impact bulk packing, and how, in turn, do such packing motifs influence materials properties (optical properties, charge transport, spin states and spin transport). The applicant must be from the UK or an EU student who had already been in the UK for 3 years and the deadline for the student application is 5th January 2020.

PhD position: Improved DNA data storage through automated optimization of synthetic histone polymers

This is a project offered by the Next Generation Synthesis & Reaction Technology CDT. Borrowing from nature, this project aims to use controlled polymerization chemistry to develop synthetic polymer particles which can mimic the natural histone-based scaffold for DNA. Such an aim will be rapidly accelerated through the use of automated instrumentation available within ROAR facility at Imperial. Once developed, these synthetic particles should allow one to significantly improve the storage density and stability of DNA data, through physical association and compaction. The applicant must be from the UK or an EU student who had already been in the UK for 3 years and the deadline for the student application is early January 2020.