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New Iridium-based Catalysts for Atom Economical C-O and C-N Bond Formation

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

A fully funded, industry-linked, PhD Studentship is available in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Professor William J. Kerr.

Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a strong MChem (or equivalent) degree as a requirement of the funding. Additionally, the position is well suited to students with significant experience in Synthetic Organic Chemistry obtained either through industrial placement or as part of an MChem/MSci research project.

Kerr Group research interests cover a broad range of metal-mediated synthetic organic chemistry and, in particular, in the development of new preparative techniques, the creation of asymmetric processes, and the use of these emerging methods in total synthesis programmes.

This 3.5 year studentship is available starting as soon as possible and up to October 2020, with alignment to the world-leading pharmaceutical company, GSK. This project will explore new methods of constructing C-O and C-N bonds with iridium-based catalysts. This programme aims to deliver atom economical access to a variety of pharmaceutically-relevant organic products, aided by computationally-driven methods to drive catalyst design and expansion of reaction scope.

Please submit your application by e-mail to Dr Laura C. Paterson (), which should include:

• Cover letter, detailing your experience and motivation for PhD studies
• CV with two referees details included
• Full transcripts from your undergraduate degree
• Other pertinent information (e.g., publications, awards, and other distinctions)

Funding Notes

This studentship is funded by the University of Strathclyde.

How good is research at University of Strathclyde in Chemistry?
(joint submission with University of Glasgow)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 35.40

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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