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Job Ref  Title       Duration (& Project Details for Research Posts)  Closing Date  


Funded PhD Opportunities

PhD in Developing Photoactive DNA Targeting Transition Metal Complexes

2 x SFI-funded PhD positions to start Sept 2023 open for applications with the Quinn Group to develop & study the binding & photoactivity of DNA targeting metal complexes as part of the PhotoGene project. Closing date for applications: 15 May 2023 - 17:00 (Europe/Dublin) by email to susan.quinn@ucd.ie 

For more information see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/85713


PhD in Synthetic Chemistry

A funded PhD position starting September 2023 working collaboratively with Dr. Paul Evans (Chemistry) and Dr. Patrick Caffrey (Biomolecular and Biomedical Science), investigating the production, isolation, and structural characterisation of a new member of the skyllamycin natural product family. Closing date for applications: 31 May 2023 - 18.00 by email to paul.evans@ucd.ie.  

For more information see Synthetic Chemistry Funded PhD.


PhD in Supramolecular Organic Chemistry

A funded PhD position starting September 2023 working with Dr Aniello Palma. The project will explore the potential of bio-inspired polymers as supramolecular building blocks. The student will focus on the synthesis and characterisation of stimuli responsive chiral cavities with applications in metallo- and organo-catalysis and chemical separation. Closing date for applications: 15 June 2023, 5pm. To apply follow instructions in this link: https://www.palmaresearchgroup.com/phd_2023_ucd/


PhD in Organic Synthesis

An SFI-funded PhD position starting in September 2023 (or earlier), working with Prof Declan Gilheany on a project entitled 'Small Nitrogen Bicycles: Constrained Molecular Geometry for Aza Bioisosteres, Encouraged Lewis Pairs, and Pentavalent, Pentaco-ordinate Nitrogen'. Closing date for applications, by email to declan.gilheany@ucd.ie is 26 May 2023 at 5pm.

For more information see Gilheany Group - Organic Synthesis PhD Position or contact Prof Gilheany


PhD in Supramolecular Metallodrug Platform Synthesis

An IRC-funded PhD position is available in the Byrne group developing a modular strategy for discovery of antimicrobial agents. The project will involve both inorganic chemistry and carbohydrate chemistry, and is available to start immediately, September 2023 at the latest. Closing date for applications May 25th 2023 at 5pm. Interested applicants should complete the following f orm: https://forms.gle/npNL2rtDLfAZ5RwL8
For more information seewww.byrneresearch.com/vacancies.

Contact UCD School of Chemistry

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