A four year PhD position (€16,000 per annum, full annual tuition fees, consumable budget, and travel budget) is available at the Department of Chemistry, Maynooth University to develop the continuous flow synthesis of valuable fluorescence quencher reagents (see attached advertisement).
The successful candidate will join the research group of Prof. John Stephens (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/john-stephens). "Hot” project areas where we enjoy significant success include medicinal chemistry and synthetic methodology development, including a collaboration on continuous flow synthesis with the Jamison Group at MIT, USA (Synlett 2020, DOI:10.1055/s-0039-1690884).
This project aims is develop a new high yielding and efficient continuous flow synthesis of fluorescence quencher dyes. Such fluorescence quenchers are both important and valuable molecules (in some cases 400 times the value of gold) and are used in quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) based tests, including COVID-19 testing. Current reported synthetic strategies are low yielding batch processes, require the use of cold temperatures to control the exothermic reactions, and employ reactive species.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including contact details for two academic referees) and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience to Prof. John Stephens - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information (eligibility, closing dates etc.) see attached advertisement and/or contact Prof. John Stephens at email@example.com
PhD position in Organic Chemistry “Continuous flow synthesis of fluorescence reagents”
A four-year PhD position (9,000 EUR p.a., and full annual tuition fees) is available in the Chemistry Department, Maynooth University under the supervision of Dr Denise Rooney (recipient of the 2019 Maynooth University Doctoral Supervision Award) and Professor Frances Heaney.
This project in the area of bioinorganic medicinal chemistry will make and study the antimicrobial activity of a novel series of ligands and their metal complexes.
For further project details and application procedure please see the following document
PhD Studentship Position: Design and synthesis of novel metal-based antimicrobial agents
Informal queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Closing date for applications Friday 24th July 12 noon