PhD Studentship: Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship based in the Department of Chemistry, supervised by Prof. Robert Phipps, to work on a UKRI-funded project in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. The project will develop new catalytic approaches to enantioselective radical reactions that utilise ion-pairing interactions. For recent articles from the Phipps group that provide background to this, see: Nature Chem., 2020, 12, 990 and J.Am.Chem.Soc., 2022, 144, 18195.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual capable of thinking and working independently. Applicants must have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK upper second-class Masters degree in a relevant subject such as chemistry. Ideally, the candidate will have a strong background in organic chemistry. Practical experience of synthetic organic chemistry in a research environment would be beneficial.

The studentship will commence in October 2024 and provides a maintenance grant at the UKRI national rate, and tuition fees at the UK/home rate. Non-UK applicants will be considered if they are able to fund the overseas fees differential, or if they are awarded a suitable scholarship. Full details of the University's entrance requirements and scholarships are specified on the following link: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

To apply, please submit an application through the University Applicant Portal: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/pcchpdpch for the course "PhD in Chemistry", naming Prof. Robert Phipps as potential supervisor.

For any queries about this studentship, please contact Prof. Phipps by email at rjp71@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference MA39180 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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