The University of Oxford in the UK invites applications for the PhD Scholarship in Machine Learning for Molecules and Materials in the 2021/22 session.
Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship in Dr Alpha Lee’s group ([email protected]) on molecular design and understanding chemical reactivity by combining physics with machine learning.
Recent technological advances have made high throughput experimentation in chemistry possible. However, the analysis of voluminous and high-dimensional data demands an innovative and novel approach that integrates data into physical theories. They are looking for a PhD student interested in developing machine learning techniques based on physics to accelerate the design-make-test cycle in molecular and materials discovery. They are particularly interested in using machine learning to predict chemical reactivity and design catalysis, as well as designing and understanding electrolytes for energy storage.
This PhD project will build on physics-based machine learning technologies that they have developed, spanning the design-make-test cycle for molecules and materials.
Worth of Award
- The studentship has funding in place for a UK student, though interested non-UK students are encouraged to contact Dr Lee as there are alternative sources of funding available.
- The award covers tuition fees (for UK students) and provides a tax-free stipend.
- The PhD programme associated with this studentship would start in October 2021.
- The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
- The successful candidate should have a good first degree and a Masters pass in a quantitative field (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, statistics) that is relevant to the projects.
- The successful candidate must be highly motivated, capable of performing independent research and have excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively.
How to Apply
- Interested candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries by contacting Dr. Alpha Lee ([email protected]).
- To make an application, follow the procedure outlined on the University website, selecting the course PhD in Physics and making sure to mention the name of Dr Alpha Lee and the Theory of Condensed Matter group.
- Awards may also be made to supplement part-support from other sources, and candidates are encouraged to express their interest for other available awards in the application form in addition to this Studentship, and also apply to the Winton Scholar programme.
- It is IMPORTANT that, when submitting the application, Dr Alpha Lee is also notified through an e-mail to [email protected].
- Please quote reference KA24702 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
Deadline: Applications close Thursday, December 3, 2020