|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 per annum|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||16th January 2023|
|Closes:||10th February 2023|
About this project
Applications are invited for a PhD project in synthetic chemistry. Based in the University of Hull’s Chemistry Department, the appointed postgraduate researcher will utilize macrocyclic-based scaffolds as carriers for metals of relevance to cancer (for example titanium, vanadium and rhenium). These macrocycles will be able to carry the metal (radiolabel) directly to the tumour/cancerous area and will not adversely affect surrounding healthy tissue. Such a system would mean smaller dosages and less side effects for patients. All new complexes will be fully characterized by a multitude of spectroscopic and analytical techniques, and their cell biology and uptake will be evaluated.
For informal inquiries, please contact
Professor Carl Redshaw, Email: email@example.com
About the research cluster / about the research environment
The scholarship will support a major research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in collaboration with Imperial College London and King’s College London and industrial partners. The successful applicant will form an integral part of the project team, driving this exciting multidisciplinary and impactful research forward alongside colleagues from the Chemistry Department and the PET Research Centre (part of the Hull Molecular Imaging Centres development (HuMIC) at UoH). They will be able to present their work on academic platforms, co-author papers, and work closely with our project industry partners. They will also benefit from close collaboration with the UoH-Medical Research Council CiC interdisciplinary mini-PhD cluster “Immune cell markers in chronic disease” and the ”Hull University Theragnostics” PhD cluster.
Submission of thesis
Submission of your final thesis is expected within three years and three months from the start of your PhD scholarship for full-time and within five years and six months if studying part-time.
Eligibility and entry requirements
Applicants should have a minimum 2.1 class of degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject. A taught MSc or Masters by Research (MRes) in a relevant subject would be an advantage.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to apply Applications are via the University of Hull webpage
Closing date for applications
10 February 2022
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