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Fully funded PhD Scholarship: Designing Next-Generation Pharmaceuticals with Atomic-scale Precision

University of Limerick - Bernal Institute, Department of Physics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Limerick - Ireland
Funding for: EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students
Funding amount: €18,000
£16,009.22 converted salary* stipend per annum + EU level fees
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 16th January 2019
Expires: 16th April 2019
Reference: PredPharmaPhD

The opportunity: Do you want to learn how to design highly effective drug treatments from scratch, using computers to build the right molecules atom by atom? If you do, and have or expect to obtain this year a good honours degree in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline then we’d love to hear from you! We currently have a PhD position fully funded for four years starting September 2019 in computational design of novel pharmaceuticals based on controlled self-assembly of crystal and co-crystal formulations. Working in collaboration with the best experimental and industry teams in Ireland, the selected candidate will learn how to develop and apply state of the art computational chemistry and physics software to drastically reduce the amount of trial and error required in designing and refining potential drugs for a wide variety of conditions including neurodegenerative disorders, AIDS and cancers. You will join a world leading team of highly motivated, creative and expert PhD students and postdoctoral researchers all working on game-changing solutions for “bottom up” assembly of functional materials. For more information please send your CV and motivation letter to

Entry Requirements: The candidate must have or expect to obtain a first or 2.1 Hons degree in physics / chemistry or equivalent degree and have a strong interest in molecular modelling. MSc in computational physics/chemistry would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided.

Funding/Stipend: EU level fees and a stipend of €18000 EURO per annum for four years.

Closing Date: The post will be advertised until the position is filled.

Contact & How to apply: Send your CV and letter of introduction to Dr Damien Thompson: email

Additional Information: The starting date is September 2nd 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. University of Limerick is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the bases of race, colour, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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