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Developing novel antibiotics from natural products against resistant bacteria

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, June 01, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Background: antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest challenges globally; research to identify novel chemicals that can fight against AMR is needed urgently.

Project aim: using medicinal chemistry approaches to develop novel antibacterial agents based on natural product scaffolds to tackle AMR.

You will be working within a dynamic team of medicinal chemists, pharmacologists and microbiologists from both the University and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Dr Adam Roberts is an external co-supervisor from LSTM).

Applications are encouraged from highly motivated candidates who have, or expect to have, at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Chemistry and strong background/ interested in medicinal and organic chemistry.

Applications should be made as soon as possible but no later than 1st June 2020. Informal enquiries are also encouraged and should be addressed to Dr W. David Hong ().

Some teaching duties may be required.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit: Please quote Studentship reference CCPR005 in the Funding section of the application form.

Funding Notes

The award will pay full tuition fees and a maintenance grant for 3.5 years (currently £15,009 p.a.) and it is anticipated that the successful candidate will start in October 2020. Applications from candidates meeting the eligibility requirements of the EPSRC are welcome – please refer to the EPSRC website: View Website

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