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Computational Chemistry: Prediction of solubility from molecular simulation

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    Prof J Anwar
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
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Project Description

This studentship is supported by Syngenta and Lancaster University. The project aims to predict solubility from molecular simulation. Accurate prediction of solubility remains an outstanding fundamental problem, which if resolved will deliver substantial and far reaching impact. Syngenta is a world leading Swiss-British multinational agribusiness that markets seeds and agrochemicals, with sales of approximately US$ 14.7 billion in 2013. It has research and development facilities in both the UK and Switzerland. The student will have an opportunity to spend one or more short placements at Syngenta.

Lancaster University is consistently highly ranked (~top 10) in the UK university league tables and is in the top 1% of universities globally. It is located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England, a few miles away from the stunning Lake District National Park.

You should have, or expect to have, a first-class degree or a good Masters degree (or equivalent) in chemical, biochemical or physical sciences. You should have a strong mathematical ability, an aptitude for computer programming, and excellent communications skills, both written and oral.

Informal e-mail enquiries prior to making an application are welcome, in which case contact Prof. Jamshed Anwar ([email protected]). Applications should be made via Lancaster University’s online application system (see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply-for-postgraduate-study/ for details).

The project is available immediately and applications will be considered in the order that they are received.

The Chemistry Department particularly welcomes applications from women. We are committed to flexible working on an individual basis, welcome and embrace diversity, and are committed to the Athena SWAN principles.

Funding Notes

The studentship cover fees at the UK/EU rate plus the standard maintenance stipend (£14,057for 2015/16). Overseas applications are welcome but would have to cover the difference in UK and overseas student fee.

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 12.00

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