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Postgraduate Scholarship in Carbohydrate Chemical Biology

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - School of Physical and Chemical Sciences/Biomolecular Interaction Centre

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Christchurch - New Zealand
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: NZ$21,000
£11,134.20 converted salary* per annum, plus coverage of all fees.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 17th May 2019
Closes: 14th July 2019

Value: NZ$21,000 per annum, plus coverage of all fees

Tenure: 3 years

Available immediately. Closing date 14 July 2019. 

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship in Carbohydrate Chemical Biology to work under the supervision of Professor Antony Fairbanks (UC supervisor) and Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor (Callaghan Innovation Supervisor). This exciting interdisciplinary research opportunity, which will combine aspects of synthetic organic chemistry and modern chemical biology, has potentially wide reaching implications throughout biology and medicine. 

Candidates will have an NZ BSc Honours degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, (minimum classification 2.1), or an MSc / MChem or an equivalent postgraduate research qualification. Applicants will have a particular interest in Organic Chemistry and its applications to problems in biochemistry and medicine. Relevant research experience in synthetic organic chemistry and / or biochemistry / molecular biology will be particularly advantageous. 

Applications must be made online at: 

The closing date for applications is 14 July 2019

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