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

Postdoctoral Positions

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.

Royal Society Newton Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

PhD Studentships

Funded PhD studentships will be advertised here and at 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).

Visiting Students

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.