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PhD Studentship on Lanthanide Complexes for New Diagnostics


   School of Chemistry

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  Prof Z Pikramenou  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

A fully funded PhD position (UK fees) is open in a project involving design and synthesis of lanthanide complexes as tags in detection assays. 

Antibodies that are commonly used in the sensitive and selective detection of pathogens and proteins (e.g. pregnancy or COVID tests) and can also be used for the detection of small molecules. In this project we will develop novel assays based on antibody transduction mechanisms for sensitive detection using lanthanide tags.

We are looking for someone with interests in synthesis and measurements to develop the lanthanide tags and examine their properties in assays. Training will include a suite of interdisciplinary techniques as part of the wider project. Communication skills are particularly important for interactions with scientists in other disciplines. 

Interested applicants should contact Prof Pikramenou in the first instance at [Email Address Removed] and apply at the link: https://sits.bham.ac.uk/lpages/EPS006.htm

Candidates should have a 1st class or high 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a closely related subject. Due to the sponsor requirements the position is only open to UK citizens. The duration of the project is 3,5 years.

The position is open to start as soon as possible. Candidates will be interviewed as applications come in until the position is filled.


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