Join us

Cardiff is a beautiful city as the capital of Wales, UK. Cardiff University is ranked at 99th by Shanghai Jiaotong World University Ranking and 137th by Qs World University Ranking. Our School of Chemistry is ranked at 9th in the UK by GPA.

We are looking for applications from self-motivated and creative researchers with skills in Organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical chemistry and structural biology. You will have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects in the Jin Lab. 

If you are interested in joining the group, please get in touch by sending email to with your CV and your one-page personal statement attached. Please also state your means of funding.

PhD Studentships

Home Students

Candidates should have an excellent academic track record and a strong motivation to conduct research in biochemistry.

International Students

Cardiff University offers several international PhD studentships.

Overseas students could also consider the following funding opportunities:  

Chinese Students

The funding for Chinese students could be found on CSC (国家留学基金委) (all Chinese universities) and Cardiff University website.


There are also university-dependent exchange schemes which will support your study in Cardiff for up to a year, eg. students from Xiamen University (厦门大学). 

Self-funded students are also welcome! Please see the video introduction!



Undergraduate Summer Research Bursaries

Many funding bodies support enthusiastic UG students getting experience in a research lab, but you have to apply early in the year, very often before mid-February. I am happy to support your application. Please contact Dr. Jin directly.

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