Dr Graeme Barker
Institute of Chemical Sciences
William Perkin Building, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
United Kingdom, EH14 4AS
Tel: +44 (0131) 451 8204
Room Number: G.02
Funded postdoctoral positions will be advertised on this site and elsewhere when they are available. If you have secured your own funding and are interested in joining the group, please contact Graeme by email. If you are interested in applying for funding to come and work in the group, please send a CV and cover letter – we may be able to assist you. Some funding sources are listed below, though you should also check for relevant funding sources from your own country if you are a non-UK citizen.
Funded PhD studentships will be advertised here and at findaphd.com when they are available. There will also be yearly calls for applications to the EPRSC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT) – a joint effort between Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews. If you are interested in joining our group, please email Graeme with your CV including qualifications and grades, and a brief description of your previous research experience.
MChem Research Projects
We usually have one or two final year MChem research projects available in the lab each year. Further details of the available projects will be circulated by the MChem Study Director towards the end of your fourth year. Fourth year MChem students are welcome to come and see Graeme in order to discuss potential research projects.
Summer Research Projects
Undergraduate students with a good academic record and an interest in organic synthesis should contact Graeme about possible summer placements. A number of funding sources are available for undergraduates in their middle years (2md, 3rd and Scottish 4th) of study, and anyone interested should contact Graeme before the end of semester one (31st December).
If you are an ERASMUS or PhD student interested in joining the group for a short placement, please contact Graeme by email with your CV for informal inquires.