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PhD in Chemistry - Autonomous Chemical Synthesis of Functional Molecular Systems

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are invited to apply for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the Miras Group at the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow (https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/staff/charalamposmoiras/ ). The vacancy is open now, to start in October 2020. The work will include aspects of self-assembly, polyoxometalate, supramolecular chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical, structural and surface characterization. Candidates should hold (or expect to hold by the start date) a 1st or upper 2nd class MSc / MChem / BSc or equivalent in a relevant discipline (chemistry, materials, etc.). Practical experience in inorganic synthesis is expected, and experience in catalysis, supramolecular chemistry and computer programming knowledge (eg. Python) will be an advantage. Above all, candidates will be highly motivated and independently-minded, and should be able to demonstrate the ability to learn new skills in an interdisciplinary research environment.

This research project will examine the potential of automated discovery of molecular systems ranging from polyoxometalates to metal organic frameworks and coordination complexes using multi-component chemical reactions driven by a combination of chemical, computational and engineering approaches. Furthermore, the project will also investigate the development of functional molecular species for catalytic and energy applications. The research project is thus highly interdisciplinary, at the interface of inorganic chemistry, materials and engineering, with the potential to have a major impact on automated discovery and development of functional materials.

Interested candidates must send a full CV and cover letter explaining why they wish to work in the Miras Group to . Please note that funding is only available for UK students or students eligible for Home/EU tuition fees that have achieved their undergraduate degree at a UK institution. Further information on research in the Miras Group can be found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/staff/charalamposmoiras/# .

How to Apply: Please refer to the following website for details on how to apply:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

As an Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder, the School of Chemistry has equality, diversity and inclusion at its heart, and actively supports applications from all sections of society.

More details of the School’s Athena SWAN activities can be found here:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/abouttheschool/athenaswan/

How to Apply: Please refer to the following website for details on how to apply:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/

Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK applicants or students eligible for Home/EU tuition fees that have achieved their undergraduate degree at a UK institution for 3.5 years, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (currently £15,245 for Session 2020-21).

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