The Department of Chemistry is part of an Innovative Training Network and European Joint Doctorate funded by the European Commission through the Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Action, entitled "Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis" (CCIMC). This vacancy offers a 3 year, fully-funded double PhD award under the topic “Polar substrates asymmetric hydrogenation and associated processes: role of the base” (Ref ESR8) in collaboration with the Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry (Toulouse). The CCIMC programme involves 15 joint theses. You are encouraged to consider all of these projects, which can be found on the ITN-EJD website www.ccimc.eu.
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To be eligible for this role on 1st October 2020 you must:
The research project aims to develop a detailed understanding of metal-catalysed transfer hydrogenation reactions and to develop predictive tools for ligand design and optimisation in these systems. This will involve the synthesis of novel ligands, catalyst testing and mechanistic studies using advanced NMR spectroscopic and computational techniques.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Interview date: To be confirmed
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