PhD applicants

We always welcome enquiries from prospective PhD and MSc students. In addition to any directly funded PhD positions, which will be advertised here when available, there are opportunities to enter the group via the Bristol TECS CDT.

Chinese applicants:

The CSC/UoB scholarship scheme provides an attractive route to funded PhD positions at Bristol. For details see: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/students/support/finances/scholarships/china-scholarship-council/

If you are interested in applying for a PhD in the Bedford group and have a strong background in either (a) the development of homogeneous catalysts and/or homogeneous catalytic transformations or (b) theoretical computational investigation of homogeneous catalysis, then please contact Robin (r.bedford@bristol.ac.uk) for further discussions.

Postdoctoral positions

These will be advertised here when they become available. In addition, highly qualified individuals with a significant publication track-record who wish to apply for independent funding should contact Robin well in advance of funding deadline for fellowships. For open fellowship programmes see:

Royal Society Newton International Fellowships


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships