We are recruiting for a three-year PhD project on “Artificial Chemical Intelligence for Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development”. The position is funded by the University of Strathclyde but is closely aligned to the EPSRC Prosperity Partnership "Accelerated Discovery and Development of New Medicines" between GSK and the Universities of Strathclyde and Nottingham. Working with experimental and computational data from both pharmaceutical companies and academic collaborators, you will develop new workflows to accelerate the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals. The PhD will provide training in artificial intelligence, computational chemistry, and biomolecular simulation.
The studentship will be supervised by Dr David Palmer in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. It will be based in the Strathclyde Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Hub (SCoTCH), a centre for excellence in computational molecular science. The centre occupies modern computational laboratories with access to high-performance computing facilities including graphic processing units (GPUs).
We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience, and believe that diversity makes us stronger by bringing in new ideas and perspectives. The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry holds an Athena Swan Silver Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as 'the place of useful learning' and this remains at the forefront of our vision today for Strathclyde to be a leading international technological university that makes a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and to the world. Strathclyde was the first institute to win the coveted Times Higher Education “University of the Year” award twice, in 2012 and 2019, and has since been voted the Scottish University of the Year in 2020. The University occupies a central position in Glasgow, only short journeys from Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
This is a fully funded position covering fees, and a stipend at the UKRI standard rate.
To apply, please send your application letter, CV, and University transcripts to Dr David Palmer.