PhD Studentship: Investigating a novel catalysis-based approach to access functionalised heterocycl
Heterocyclic motifs form the basis of many active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and new hit/lead molecules against disease targets. More effective methods for their preparation are needed, in order to expedite access desirable molecular characteristics and also to make efficient use of limited natural resources.
This project will explore new modes of reactivity based on metal-catalysed activation to access highly efficient new annulations that are applicable to different heterocyclic classes. This project will involve discovery and develop of new transformations, their optimisation and application as well as mechanistic probes.
Please contact Dr Paul Davies for more information (direct email or using the findaphd message box below)
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Applicants should either hold, or be on course to achieve, a 1st class or high 2.1 degree in Chemistry (or an equivalent degree where Chemistry is the major component). We are looking for candidates with a deep interest in the practice and theory of synthetic chemistry and catalysis.
Applications will be assessed as they come in until the position is filled.