PhD Scholarship: Designing Next-Generation Pharmaceuticals with Atomic-scale Precision

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Do you want to learn how to design highly effective drug treatments from scratch, using computers to build the right molecules' atom by atom? If you do and have or expect to obtain this year a good honours degree in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline then we’d want to hear from you! We currently have several PhD positions fully funded for four years starting September 2019 in computational design of novel pharmaceuticals based on controlled self-assembly of crystal and co-crystal formulations. Working in collaboration with the best experimental and industry teams in Ireland, the selected candidates will learn how to develop and apply state of the art computational chemistry and physics software to drastically reduce the amount of trial and error required in designing and refining potential drugs for a wide variety of conditions including neurodegenerative disorders, AIDS and cancers. You will join a world-leading team of highly motivated, creative and expert PhD students and postdoctoral researchers all working on game-changing solutions for “bottom up” assembly of functional materials

The candidate must have or expect to obtain a first or 2.1 Hons degree in physics/chemistry or equivalent degree and have a strong interest in molecular modelling.

Stipend of €18,000 tax-free per annum, EU tuition fees covered up to €5,500 p.a. Non-EU students may have to pay balance of full fees.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

For more information please send your CV and motivation letter to damien.thompson@ul.ie.

The starting date is September 2nd 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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