Join the GML

Interested in joining our team? If what you’ve seen on our site has inspired your interest in sustainable chemistry and you’re keen to learn more about the Green Materials Laboratory and what we do, then get in contact!

Opportunities available:


Exceptional candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in the Shaver group are encouraged to consider applying for Principal’s Career Development Scholarships or for Centres for Doctoral Training including Critical Resource Catalysis and Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces. Details are just emerging for 2018 entry – so please be patient or contact Mike to express early interest.


Our recent PDRA search has now closed. We continue to welcome candidates who wish to apply for their own funding. Excellent candidates with a background in polymer science, inorganic chemistry or catalysis should express their interest to Dr. Shaver. If you have already secured you own funding (e.g. goverment sources, charities, research councils) or you would like to apply for your own funding, email Mike directly. Please enclose a CV including a full publication list (including those in preparation or submitted). Assistance is available to build strong applications for:

Please contact Mike ( directly for more details about potential PhD and PDRA positions, support for postdoctoral funding applications and any other queries.