To whom it concerns,
I am seeking suitable candidates to apply for an Irish Research Council (IRC) Enterprise Partnership PhD scholarship, http://research.ie/funding/eps-postgrad/, in order to work on a Pfizer co-funded PhD project.
Pfizer and the Stephens Research Group at Maynooth University (just outside Dublin, Ireland) have teamed up to work on the synthesis of fluorescence quencher small molecules using continuous flow.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. Should the candidate be successful in securing the IRC funding then the PhD student can expect to work on an exciting and impactful synthetic chemistry project. This will include work placements at the Pfizer plant (Cork, Ireland) during their PhD studies and will allow them to establish excellent industry networks/contacts.
This project aims to develop a new high yielding and efficient synthesis of fluorescence quencher dyes using continuous flow. Such fluorescence quenchers are both important and valuable molecules and are used in quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) based tests, including COVID-19 testing.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter as soon as possible (this week) to Prof. John Stephens via email: email@example.com. Apologies for the short notice, but is due to circumstances beyond our control. The IRC deadline is soon, the 2nd December 2020, and hence you need to move quickly to take advantage of this opportunity.
For further information contact Prof. John Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org