Prospective Members

The Cobb Lab aims to provide a diverse skill-set spanning fundamental physical/materials chemistry, device fabrication, electrochemical and computational techniques.

As  a lab we aim to make a  significant contribution that truly impacts and changes the state-of-the-art in  climate and energy technologies. This is a major challenge and only possible with the best people. We are looking for highly motivated members who strive to be exceptional — and succeed as the future leaders in their chosen area of chemistry. This requires dedication, focus, hard work, resourcefulness, and the willingness to constantly seek to improve one’s scientific, technical, and communication abilities in a supporting and nurturing environment. Following their time in the Cobb lab we expect members of the Cobb lab to be experts in their field, have developed partnerships and collaborations with other research groups around the world, and be fully equipped to progress to the next stage of their career.

Group members also recognise the challenges inherent in achieving the above goals and strive to create a supportive, collaborative environment, where the contributions of each researcher are valued and respected. You can read our group philosophy document, to get a sense of what our team cares about.

PhD Students

Students should in the first instance contact Sam to discuss their interests. Open positions are regularly advertised here. Exceptional candidates can be supported for scholarships or applications to other funding mechanisms such as doctoral training centres. As such even if no positions are being advertised please get in touch. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research fellows should in the first instance contact Sam with a motivation letter and their CV to discuss their interests and motivations. Open positions are advertised here. Strong candidates can be supported for applications to one of several external funding schemes including: Marie Curie-Sklodowska Actions, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, Ramsay Memorial Fellowships, 1851 Fellowships, EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. Support can also be provided for international applicants applying to schemes in their home country.