Dr Ai-Lan Lee
Institute of Chemical Sciences
William Perkin Building
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
EH14 4AS, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)131 4518030
Fax: +44 (0)131 4513180
Room Number: WP 1.21
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Funded postdoctoral positions will be advertised on this site when they are available. If you have secured your own funding and are interested in joining the group, please contact me by email. If you are interested in applying for funding to come and work with us, please send us a CV and covering letter - we may be able to assist you. Some suitable funding bodies are listed below, although you should also check for relevant fellowships from your own country.
Royal Society Newton Fellowships
Marie-Curie Fellowships (International and European)
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Dr Lee via email with your CV, including qualifications and grades and a brief description of any previous research experience. Funded PhD studentships will be advertised on this page when they are available. If you have secured your own funding and are interesting in joining us, please get in touch. Overseas (non-EU) candidates should be self-funded either privately or through scholarships (e.g. from your home country or from the British Council). There should also be yearly calls for PhD studentships in catalysis, available via the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT) - a joint centre between St. Andrews, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt. For more information and applications details, please see: CRITICAT website.
Undergraduate Summer Research Bursaries
MChem Research Projects
We usually have one or two final year MChem research project students within our lab each year. Further details of the available projects will be circulated by the MChem Study Director towards the end of your fourth year. Fourth year MChem students are welcome to come and see Dr Lee in order to discuss potential research projects.
Summer Research Projects
Undergraduate students with a good academic record, keen interested in organic chemistry and a desire to experience research are welcome to contact Dr Lee about possible summer placements. There are several options available for undergraduates in their middle years (2nd, 3rd and 4th) of study, details of which will be circulated to relevant students towards the end of Semester 1. A number of scholarships (such as the RSC undergraduate bursary) are available to UK undergraduates and anyone interested in applying should get in touch with Dr Lee early in the academic year (ideally before the end of Semester 1). If you have secured your own funding for a summer project and would like to come and work with us, please get in touch via email.
If you are an ERASMUS or PhD student interested in joining our group for a short placement, please contact me by email with your CV for informal enquiries.