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PhD in Chemistry: Total Synthesis of Bioactive Marine Natural Products

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Suitably qualified and highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship (EPSRC DTA) which will commence on 1st October 2019 under the direction of Professor Stephen Clark in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow.

The PhD research project will concern the development of new synthetic methodology for the rapid construction of fused polycyclic systems and its application to the efficient total synthesis of bioactive, structurally complex marine natural products.

The ideal candidate will hold (or expect to be awarded) a 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class MSci, MChem or BSc degree and will have significant experience in practical synthetic organic chemistry. The student will be required to undertake complex synthetic sequences involving air- and / or moisture-sensitive reagents and unstable synthetic intermediates, and will be expected to possess excellent laboratory skills, good problem-solving abilities and the ability to interpret spectroscopic data.

Further information about ongoing research projects in the Clark research group can be found on the following web page:

How to Apply

Prospective candidates for the studentship should contact Professor Clark directly by email () as soon as possible and supply a CV and covering letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Please refer to the ’Apply Online’ link below for details on how to submit a formal application for PhD study.

Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK / EU applicants, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (estimated £14,999 for Session 2019-20).

Full funding (including payment of tuition fees) is only available to candidates from within the EU. Self-funded or government-funded students from outside the EU are encouraged to contact Professor Clark directly.

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