About the Project
The aim of this project is to design, synthesise and evaluate a range of novel chromogenic esters with improved stability for use in healthcare, environmental monitoring and food quality control. The successful applicant will spend much of their time focusing on synthetic organic chemistry (particularly involving highly conjugated heterocyclic systems) along with associated analyses, and training will also be provided in microbiology to allow you to evaluate the substrates produced for use in industry.
Applicants for this position should be highly motivated and good at managing their own time. You will have the opportunity to attend training sessions for personal development, and opportunities for attendance and presentation at national and international conferences will be encouraged. The project supervisor is a keen developer of public science outreach, and you will also be encouraged to get involved.
Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
• Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please note: Applications should include a covering letter that includes a short summary (500 words max.) of a relevant piece of research that you have previously completed and the reasons you consider yourself suited to the project. Applications that do not include the advert reference (e.g. SF20/…) will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: 1st July for October start, or 1st December for March start
Start Date: October or March
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.
Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr Graeme Turnbull at [Email Address Removed] to arrange an informal discussion prior to application.
Cellier, M.; James, A. L.; Orenga, S.; Perry, J. D.; Turnbull, G.; Stanforth, S. P. The Synthesis of L-Alanyl and β-Alanyl Derivatives of 2-Aminoacridone and Their Application in the Detection of Clinically Important Microorganisms. PLoS One 2016, 11 (7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158378.
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