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Current Postgraduate Students


There are numerous opportunities that arise for our graduate students and we are aware that they can become lost in the large volume of e-mails that you receive.  We have therefore elected to collect them here on our 'Current Opportunities' page and a weekly reminder of available opportunities will be sent to all graduates.


Internship Opportunities with SensorHut and Kalium


Member of the Elliott research group and Henslow Research Fellow Dr Tanya Hutter has set up a company called SensorHut to commercialise her work in miniature sensor technology. SensorHut are now seeking a Sensor Surface Chemistry R & D Intern who will play an important role in the development of a new nano-chemical sensor technology for detection and monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  The position is mainly lab-based and is located in central Cambridge.  Find out more.



In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Tanya has formed a second start-up called Kalium Diagnostics. (Kalium is the Latin for potassium), which aims to develop miniature sensor technology that will lead to a test kit for patients whose potassium levels can be either particularly high or low.  Kalium is offering a lab-based paid Research internship in chemical sensing and sensor manufacturing.  The internship starts 1 October 2018 and will last 15 weeks, athough there may be opportunities to continue working with Kalium after its termination.  The position is based at Babraham Research Campus.  Further details.

Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for Postgraduates

Department of Chemistry Friday 7 December 2018

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry will be holding its 12th postgraduate symposium for PhD students and postdoctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas here in the department on Friday 7 December 2018.  The day will consist of 11 oral presentations (8 student and 3 keynote) plus a Flash Poster section. 

The BMCS judges will be awarding prizes to participants of £300 for the best oral presentation and £150 for the best poster.

The deadline has passed to apply to present your relevant PhD or postdoctoral work, but you can still attend by registering online (registration is free). You will be notified by 27 October if you have been chosen to give a presentation. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to speakers.

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Departmental Talks - everyone welcome