Joining the Group

Details of how to join the group as a post-doctoral, DPhil or Part II researcher are given below. For more information, please

Post-doctoral Positions

People interested in postdoctoral opportunities in the group should contact Gus by email. Links to possible funding bodies are as follows:

The Royal Society
The Daphne Jackson Trust
The Leverhulme Trust

The University of Oxford information about funding for post-doctoral positions is to be found here .

Advertised posts can be found on the Chemistry Department website .


The group welcomes applications from suitable candidates wishing to specialise in either gas phase or interfacial chemistry. Candidates can either bring their own source of funding, or apply for an already-funded place within the group, although only a limited number of these are available each year. Candidates wishing to find their own funding could consider other sources such as scholarships from other national bodies. Further information on graduate opportunities in chemistry can be found here and here. Information of funding for international students can be found here.

Part II

If you are a third year undergraduate student at the University of Oxford then you can apply to spend your fourth year working in the group. Information about the application process can be found here . In the Hancock group the year is relatively structured with each Part II student being directly supervised by either a DPhil or Post-doc. At the start of the year you will be given a project related in some way to that of your supervisor, enabling them to give you direct assistance as you learn the various laser based techniques required. Over the course of the year you will have opportunities to practice your communication skills such as by presenting your work to the group at the weekly group meeting. By the end of the year you will be expected to produce a thesis of approximately 60 pages to submit to the examiners to complete your degree.

Potential Part II applicants usually come round to look at the group from late Michaelmas until the application deadline. If you are an enthusiastic student interested in learning more and applying to join the group then you should