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 Two PhD positions available now!!

 

ESR 5 - University of Stockholm

Project: Synthesis of functionalised ketones and related compounds: Enantioselective Synthesis of a-substituted carbonyl compounds

SU is seeking to appoint an ESR / PhD for 48 months to i) optimise catalysed tandem isomerization/functionalization reactions of allylic substrates towards the selective synthesis of alpha-substituted ketones and related compounds; ii) explore enantioselective variants using chiral catalyst or substrate control; iii) study the mechanism.

Degree Secondment at USFD (9 months) to explore the reactivity of alpha-halocarbonyl compounds and derivatives for the synthesis of heterocyclic molecules. A further 3-month Industrial Secondment at Cambrex will i) perform large scale synthesis of alpha-halocarbonyls and explore the potential of the method to include pharmaceutically relevant substituents; ii) explore the transformation of selected alpha-halocarbonyls into heterocyclic building blocks by condensation with amine donors such as amidines.

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Further Information and application details can be found:

https://sites.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/catmec/recruitment/esr5-universityofstockholm

Application deadline: 8th of October. Apply here:

http://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmlang=UK&rmpage=job&rmjob=3909

 

ESR 3 - University of Stockholm

Project: Transition-metal-functionalised metal organic frameworks for tandem catalysis

SU is seeking to appoint an ESR / PhD for 48 months to i) synthesise a family of MOFs with different pore sizes that are functionalised with one or two transition metal complexes, ii) characterise the new materials by using different advanced characterization techniques, iii) evaluate the catalytic activity of the new materials in reactions involving the activation or functionalization of C-H bonds leading to C-C and C-X (X = heteroatom) bond-forming reactions and in tandem catalytic reactions, iv) study the mechanisms of the reactions including the study of the role of the MOF.

Degree Secondment at UPV/EHU (9 months): ESR will demonstrate the suitability of recently developed periodic DFT+D molecular modelling methods for the description of the experimental MOF catalysts synthesized at SU, employing different computational functionals as a way to test and confront the developing DFT+D methods. ESR will also gather important information about the effect of pore sizes and transition metals in the efficiency of the projected MOFs, and will apply these theoretical data for the synthesis of improved systems on return to SU.

A further 3-month Industrial Secondment at AZ will allow the ESR to evaluate the efficiency of these novel MOFs for conducting catalytic reactions of importance to the fine chemicals industry.

Informal Enquiries may be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Further Information and application details can be found

https://sites.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/catmec/recruitment/esr3-universityofstockholm

 

Application deadline: 8th of October. Apply here:

http://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmlang=UK&rmpage=job&rmjob=3907