Post-doctoral Researchers (PDRA)

At the moment, there is no post-doctoral position available, but Felipe might support your application to PDRA funding schemes.

If you are interested in joining the group as a post-doctoral researcher, please indicate which funding schemes you have in mind when getting in contact with Felipe.

Some available postdoctoral fellowship schemes:
UKRI EPSRC postdoctoral Fellowships
BBSRC Discovery Fellowship
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship
US-UK Fulbright Commission Scholar awards
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
Royal Society Newton International Fellowship
Human Frontier Science Program
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship (for German researchers)

SERB Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Indian researchers)

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship

CNPq Pós-Doutorado no Exterior (for Brazilian researchers)


At the moment, there is no PhD fellowship available, but Felipe might support your application to PhD fellowship funding schemes.


We welcome enquiries by email from potential PhD students from the UK and around the world who have (or are about to obtain) a good undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject. 

Previously available positions. 

01/2022: Computational Design of Main-Group and Organometallic Systems for Catalysis and Photochemical Applications. 

Ab initio and density functional theory approaches are combined with further computational tools to design and investigate electronic structure, bonding, and reactivity of novel molecular systems with applications in catalysis and excited-state chemistry. Further information can be found on our University of Kent scholarship page. Deadline: 13/03/2022.


PSCI7400 2022-2023: There are 4 positions available for the project "Forensics through the molecular looking glass: in silico methods in criminal science" (2022-2023 academic year). Contact Felipe for further details.

Undergraduate Projects

SVECR Competition 2022:

There are 2 positions available for the project "Electronic Structure and Excited-State Properties of Supramolecular Peptide Frameworks".


Apply here: Student Research Assistant (Computational Supramolecular Chemistry) X2 (Ref. 595) – School Of Physical Sciences/NATS

Application closing date: May-02-2022


The Summer Vacation Early Career Research Competition is a new initiative for 2022 which has been designed to address the lack of diversity in research, a commonly recognised problem. The aim is to encourage underrepresented undergraduates in all disciplines to consider potential postgraduate study, whilst giving ECRs the chance to run their own independent project. 

We particularly encourage applications from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnicity, or come from an underrepresented group (ie. disabled, mature, lower socio-economic, care leaver, first in family to attend higher education).