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     New Chemistry




     A transition metal borylene

     complex stabilized by a non-

     carbonyl ligand set: formation

     by spontaneous halide loss to

     give an extremely short metal-

     -boron bond (video).

     (work by David Addy)






Opportunities in the Aldridge group


· Part 2 project students:


See dedicated page for information about Part 2 projects within the Aldridge group, including sample project plans, arrangements for supervision and papers published from previous projects.


· DPhil students:


Each year the group typically takes on one or two new DPhil students to work on our key research themes. The application process is organized centrally through the Graduate Studies Office, with a series of set deadlines at which point all applications received are then processed. Details of the application procedure can be found here with further information from the central University here. Interested students are always welcome to come to the Chemistry Research Laboratory to discuss available projects – email being the easiest way to sort out arrangements in advance. There are a number of possible avenues for funding, including scholarships applied for through the University.


· Post-doctoral co-workers:


The group currently supports three post-doctoral research associate positions through EPSRC funding. At present all these positions are filled – new vacancies are advertised as and when on the departmental jobs webpage. In addition, there are a number of possible sources of funding to which applications can be made by the researcher themselves (see links at right). A number of Oxford Colleges offer Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) which are advertised on the departmental jobs webpage, in the research section of the University’s jobs website or at Interested potential co-workers are more than welcome to contact Dr Aldridge to discuss the possibilities for projects hosted in the group.







     Further Links




     Part 2 allocation process

            Research areas


     DPhil application information

           University Scholarships

           International Student Guide

           PG funding search engine

           ‘Alternative’ guide to PG funding


     Post-doctoral opportunities

            Royal Society

            Royal Commission 1851

            Leverhulme Trust

            British Council

            Marie Curie

            Fulbright Commission

            Lloyds of London

            Humboldt Foundation


     Departmental jobs website

     University research jobs website