A funded PhD position is available to start in the group in September 2019. The position is funded by the SFI SSPC-Pharm5 programme. It is a 4-year position, with funding for stipend, EU-fees, consumables and travel. There will also be an opportunity for a placement in one of the centre’s pharmaceutical company partners during the PhD. The topic of the project concerns use of organocatalysis in the asymmetric synthesis of organophosphorus compounds.
Applications are welcome from EU students with, or expecting to gain, a first class honours BSc degree (or equivalent) or MSc. Experience in any area of modern Chemical Synthesis including organic and inorganic methodology, natural product and target molecule synthesis, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, or carbohydrate chemistry would be an advantage. The closing date for applications is June 4th 2019.
Successful candidates will be encouraged to develop their chemical knowledge, technical skills and transferable skills. They will attend courses on the Dublin Chemistry programme and those offered through SSPC, and attend group meetings, seminars and international conferences. They will develop advanced synthetic chemistry skills and gain particular expertise in the development of catalysts for organic reactions. On graduation they should be well placed to pursue a career in either the chemical industry or as an academic researcher.