Fully funded PhD studentship in Computational Chemistry

The University of Edinburgh

Dr Fernanda Duarte, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK
http://fduartegroup.org/ fernanda.duarte@ed.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship in Computational Physical Organic Chemistry in the group of Dr Fernanda Duarte at the School of Chemistry, Edinburgh. Start date September 2018, stipend £14.5k pa

Deadline: 15th of May 2018, 17:00 UK

We look for a talented PhD candidate to join our team. In our research we use computational methods to understand fundamental problems in organic and biochemistry and to interpret exciting new experiments. We interact closely with leading experimental groups.

In this research we will implement computational methods to unravel molecular properties of catalytic and supramolecular systems, aiming to guide new designs. This involves state-of-the-art quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, and hybrids QM/MM approaches.

A suitable candidate should possess, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper-second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics or related subject. Successful candidates should have a strong interest in physical chemistry, chemical physics, modelling and computation, as well as enthusiasm for (learning) programming. Other essential attributes are: a demonstrated ability to work well in a team and good communication skills, both written and oral. In the first instance, informal enquiries (accompanied by a CV, covering letter, and contact details of two referees) should be directed to Dr Fernanda Duarte. fernanda.duarte@ed.ac.uk

For the formal application procedure see: http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate-research/applications-and-entry-requirements. Eligibility: Primarily UK residents, but outstanding EU candidates may be considered, for details see https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/. Applications will be considered until an excellent candidate has been identified.

The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and is a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment. See our University Initiatives website for further information. University Initiatives website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/help-advice/family-friendly

The School of Chemistry (www.chem.ed.ac.uk) has an extremely strong research reputation. The Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews have formed EaStCHEM, the leading Chemistry research school in Scotland, and the largest in the UK. The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK with an international reputation as a center of excellence, and is consistently ranked as top-10 in Europe and top-20 in the world according to international university rankings. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, with a handsome historic city center, stunning natural beauty and a vibrant cultural life.

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