Contact qian.yang@manchester.ac.uk for more information on PhD positions.

Fully funded PhD positions are available at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester, to explore transport phenomena in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures. 

This includes either ionic transport through atomic-scale capillaries or quantum transport through van der Waals heterostructures, depending on the skills of the candidates. The projects are expected to lead to high-impact scientific publications, technological developments, and strong career development of the PhD students. 

Send your CV to qian.yang@manchester.ac.uk or artem.mishchenko@gmail.com  to apply.

Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarships:

Applications are now open for our 2023 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships. These scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. 

More information here.

Please contact qian.yang@manchester.ac.uk or artem.mishchenko@gmail.com  

Summer Internship: Application closed.

work with us in summer 2024 for a paid "Learning through Research" experience, more information here.

Application notes for PhD candidates:

We provide full funding (tuition fee waiver plus stipend) for outstanding candidates with proven abilities in research, English competence, and problem-solving abilities: make sure to reflect these in your CV.

Other opportunities: 

Our research involves a wide range of collaborative projects with many other academic departments and industry in the UK and overseas.  These projects are funded by the Research Councils including EPSRC, EESRC, the Royal Society, the European Research Council.  We provide access to well-equipped laboratories housed in the University of manchester Physics Department and the National Graphene Institute, and computing facilities.

Early career reseachers can also join us through the following Schemes: 

1. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 

MSCA opens €260 million call for Postdoctoral Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellowships give researchers holding a PhD a chance to gain new skills and experience whilst carrying out their own research project abroad. The deadline to apply is 13 September 2023.


2. Newton International Fellowship application is open!


3. Royal Academy of Engineering Research fellowship

https://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/support-for-research/raeng-research-fellowship/guidance-notes (Next round will open between July-September 2022)

If in doubt, reach out: artem.mishchenko@gmail.com