Please read our student and staff community guidance on COVID-19
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Job Opportunities

PhD Available - The use of on-line electrochemical sensors for species detection and removal from synthetic processes of interest to the pharmaceutical industry

A fully funded three and half year PhD studentship has just become available within the Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group ( under the supervision of Prof. Julie Macpherson. The group hosts a significant array of state-of-the art equipment including a clean room for materials processing, AFMs, confocal microscopes, electrochemical workstations, electrochemical imaging capabilities and finite element modelling capabilities and has access to world leading electron microscopy facilities and spectroscopic equipment. The project is in collaboration with Astra Zeneca, a British-Swedish multi-national Pharmaceutical and Biologics Company and Element Six, the world’s leading supplier of synthetic diamond. The project will involve the development and application of all diamond electrochemical sensors, for the detection and removal of impurity species, in particular metal catalysts, from solution. The project will build on recent developments in the group on the fabrication of novel electrochemical sensors made entirely of diamond [1], capable of functioning for long periods of time in complex environments and combined spectroscopic – electrochemical sensor technology, capable of chemical species identification, quantification and removal from solution [2]. For further information please contact

Funding Notes:

Applicants must be from the UK/EU and hold a first degree (equivalent to 2:1 and above) in Chemistry or a related discipline. Interested applicants should contact Prof. Julie Macpherson ( in the first instance.


1. M. B. Joseph et al, Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 5238 - 5244
2. L. A. Hutton et al, Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 4566-4572

Wed 18 Jun 2014, 13:38

PhD Positions available as part of the Diamond Science and Technology (DST) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)

The Diamond Science and Technology (DST) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is one of the newest CDTs funded by EPSRC and industry, and has diamond based research at the core of all activities.

The DST involves a consortium of eight UK universities (Warwick, Aberystwyth, Bristol, Cardiff, Imperial, Newcastle, Oxford, and Strathclyde, forty academic partners) and over thirty companies, keen to exploit the vast potential of diamond, along with many international partners. Diamond research projects will span a range of different themes including electronics, measurement and sensing, photonics, quantum, nuclear, water, manufacturing and new physical sciences for healthcare. There will be an intake of twelve students per year.

Students will undertake a purpose designed MSc (Year 1) in Diamond Science and Technology based at Warwick University, but taught by academics from partner universities and industry. As part of the MSc students will undertake two, ten week mini-projects at two different universities (or industrial partner(s)), which links to the theme of their chosen PhD. The PhD takes place in Years 2-4 at one of the eight universities.

Find out more information here:


Tue 25 Mar 2014, 09:42