Opportunities are available to join the UK's only Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to computational and theoretical chemistry. You will receive integrated, in-depth training in the core areas of:
TMCS is formed as a consortium of leading research groups from the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Southampton. Our students take a year-one training programme of unparalleled depth and breadth right across the subject, and benefit from our strong links with prospective employers across a range of sectors.
Research interests in TMCS include:
We are seeking applicants for approximately 12 vacancies on our cohort-centred programme. All TMCS students undertake year-one study together in Oxford, followed by doctoral research in one of the three TMCS universities, or an external university.
You can apply to join TMCS in one of three ways:
|Understanding The Temperature Variation of Biological and other Catalysed Reactions||Details|
|Predicting Reactivity and Stability with Computational Chemistry: What are the Limits of Chemical Space?||Details|
|Increasing the impact of protein-ligand binding free energy calculations||Details|
|Quantum chemistry free energy methods for drug optimisation||Details|
|Stabilisation of bio-active ligand conformers using high-level free energy calculations||Details|
Funding will be subject to normal EPSRC rules. UK and EU students will be eligible for full-fee studentships. In addition, UK students will be eligible for an annual stipend at or above £14,296 each year. A number of overseas (non-UK or EU) students may be admitted to the programme, but will be required to pay full overseas fees and costs if accepted (although some non-EPSRC funding may also be available to provide stipends for EU students).
Applicants would typically be expected to have a first class degree (or overseas equivalent) in chemistry or a closely related discipline. Applications should be made as soon as possible, but will be considered throughout the year until the programme is full. Deadlines for upcoming recruitment rounds and much further information can be found at our website: